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Summer Maintenance Assistant


  • Application Opens: Feb. 26, 2024
  • Deadline: Mar. 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Candidates will be contacted to schedule individual virtual or phone interviews

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The Department of Housing and Residence Life employs students as Maintenance Assistants during the summer to support its building maintenance and renovations. Maintenance Assistants provide support for building maintenance and renovations. Skills learned include: general repair, painting, plumbing, locksmithing and carpentry. Prior experience is welcomed but not required. Summer Maintenance Assistants will work under the direction of full-time maintenance mechanics.

Student Maintenance Assistants are hired as either part-time if taking classes, or full-time (40 hours a week) if not enrolled in summer classes. The work day is from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday unless directed otherwise by a full-time supervisor.

The summer work schedule begins May 10 and ends on August 10. 


  • $12.00/hour. Students must sign up for direct deposit.


  • Be in good academic standing (2.0 cumulative GPA).
  • Be in good judicial standing: must not be on conduct probation.
  • Must be a current UNC Charlotte student or recent graduate.
  • Must be able to work the first three weeks and the last three weeks of the summer work schedule. Exceptions to this can only be made by special request to the supervisor.
  • The Maintenance Assistant position is to be the principal non-academic activity. Additional social/community and/or extracurricular activities must be approved in advance.
  • Some positions require driving a utility cart or truck. If so, a valid, U.S. driver's license and insurance is required.


  • Inspect residential spaces to evaluate and record housekeeping and maintenance issues.
  • Paint and patch drywall.
  • Assist with furniture and small carpentry repairs as needed.
  • Move University furniture and mattresses in and out of buildings.
  • Monitor rooms and hallways for signs of fire if a fire alarm is not working.
  • Distributing operational supplies across campus.
  • Change light bulbs.
  • Display positive customer service skills at all times.
  • Act as a positive ambassador for the University and the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Provide support for Housing Operations and hall staff in preparation for Fall Opening.
  • Other duties as assigned.