Maintenance Specialist

This position will be responsible for maintenance of University campuses and buildings including Northeast Philadelphia and Newtown. Employees must understand the mission of Catholic higher education and be committed to the core values, mission, goals and objectives of Holy Family University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Skilled in basic HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, fire detection and suppression systems, electrical, painting, masonry, landscape, office renovations and equipment repair.
  • Maintain grounds and common areas, including servicing trash/recycling receptacles and picking up debris on and around the direct vicinity of campus. 
  • Perform regular visual inspections of buildings and grounds and document/communicate findings to Supervisor.
  • Implement corrective action for work orders/service requests and maintenance projects.  Prepare and communicate a list of materials to Supervisor needed to complete work assignments if not immediately available.
  • Comfortable and able to work on ladders, roofs, and other elevated structures.
  • Routine maintenance work related to interior painting of offices, classrooms, hallways, and some minor exterior painting of railings, fences, signs, poles, etc.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance including lock-out tag-out and other safety procedures/protocols.
  • Basic remodeling work to demo/install walls, ceilings, floors, in accordance with specifications; including cleaning of area.   
  • Must be willing to work a rotating schedule, including days and evenings (shifts include: 7 am – 3 pm and 12 pm – 8 pm).
  • Ability to commit to a 24 hour on-call rotation schedule and promptly respond to emergency situations when notified.
  • Coordinate/complete requested furniture/office moves as needed.  Work with Supervisor to coordinate student workers assigned. 
  • Assist with snow/ice removal as required per the notice policy. 
  • Work with outsourced vendors and contractors as needed.
  • Monitor inventory of supplies/spare parts needed for maintenance, repair, or proper function of facilities and all assigned equipment

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills applying proper attention to detail.
  • Professional and respectful demeanor.
  • Must utilize own hand tools during the course of the work day.


  • High School diploma or equivalency degree required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a college/university/commercial maintenance environment. 
  • Intermediate experience in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
  • Ability to successfully pass background screening requirements

Qualified candidates must email a cover letter and resume to   Review of cover letter and resume will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.