Maintenance Repair Worker  


Building Maintenance & Facilities Management  

In this role you will:

Under direction of the Supervisor of Building Craftsmen, this position assists in performing a variety of non-technical and semi-skilled manual tasks, some of which may be mechanical or building tasks, but requiring knowledge below the journeyman level. 

To be successful in this role, qualified applicants will have:



  • two years of mechanical and/or electrical experience

Departmental Preferences:

  • One-year experience in maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds.

  • Perform carpentry and masonry tasks below the journeyman level.

  • Skilled with equipment, tools, material and methods to properly perform assigned duties.

  • Fundamental computer literacy, to include the ability to access e-mail and to input basic data into departmental Work Request software.

  • Ability to perform duties in public places with a minimum of disturbance.

  • Ability to think and act quickly in an emergency.

  • Possess a valid State of Illinois driver's license. 

 (This position requires a background check.)


  • Assist journeymen in completing service requests and work assignments that require a helper. Assist in the upkeep and repair of all buildings and grounds. Assist in the maintenance of electrical, such as portable tools and appliances, mechanical and plumbing. Assist other personnel as directed by supervisor. 

  • Complete individual maintenance and repair work assignments in accordance with the service request and work order procedures. Work assignments will consist of interior and exterior general building construction maintenance, repairs and alterations. Work requires handling lumber, metals, tools, equipment, and other materials. Work consists of performing carpentry, masonry, painting, glazing, roofing, plastering, plumbing, signage installation, acetylene and electrical welding. Assist in the maintenance and construction of roads, walks, and other work of general maintenance character.

  • Perform and assist in preparation and execution of specific Preventive Maintenance Programs for interior and exterior general building construction and furnishings as directed.

  • Maintain trade shop and storage areas, maintain adequate supply of appropriate tools, materials, fasteners, and other items generally used on a regular basis in the course of performing work assignments. Maintain inventory control system to provide continuous accountability for maintaining adequate stock of materials. 




Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on departmental needs)



To apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must submit the following:

  • Employment Application (Original initials and signatures are required for each position applied. Electronic initials and signatures are not acceptable.)

  • Affirmative Action Form

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

If you have any questions, please email us at CS-Employment@neiu.edu 

Please visit the State of Illinois University Civil Service website at http://www.sucss.illinois.gov/updates.aspx for general information. NEIU Employment Services reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information/documents, delay in submission, and disqualifications under the rules of State Universities Civil Service System. Employment Services, however, assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the classification(s) in which you qualify and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.

Application Deadline:

A current application, affirmative action form, statement of annuitant status form, resume and cover letter must be submitted by the close of business 4/11/2022.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.