General Services Technician 1
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas

Posted in Education and Training

$18.15 per hour

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Job Info


Hourly Range:

$18.15 per hour

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University's entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world - and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

This is manual work in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks of a physically demanding nature. Work involves, but is not limited to the performance of duties, which are of a routine nature and are performed with some degree of independence. Tasks include but are not limited to: general requests for service with a special emphasis on event support set up and tear downs, refuse/recycling collection, snow/ice removal, and routine pickups and delivery tasks.

Required to drive a truck and some light construction equipment like backhoes, forklifts, bobcats, etc.

Works under general supervision. Explicit instructions need be only given on new, non-routine, or unfamiliar procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Drives trucks, up to 3-tons, for hauling recycle/refuse, trash, personnel, equipment and materials.
  • Performs table and chair set-ups for scheduled events as well as general laboring tasks such as traffic barricade placements and office moves assistance.
  • Operates tractors, forklifts, and other light equipment.
  • Unloads and moves materials, supplies, furniture, and equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Inspect, schedule and perform Pressure-washing as needed.
  • Perform CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) or IWMS duties.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

A minimum of one to two (1-2) years of work experience is required. Work experience in related field/trade is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate ability to use a variety of small power tools and lighting equipment. Ability to operate trucks, up to, 3-tons. Candidate ,must demonstrate knowledge of the materials, supplies, equipment and practices used in the trade. Candidate must have the ability to recognize minor maintenance needs including with those for needed for vehicles and other equipment and perform variety of tasks. Basic knowledge of Word and Excel, Ability to manage CMMS is preferred.

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University. Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills. Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Must posses TX Class B Commercial Driver's License and have a clean driving history (MVR). Also, candidate must have training/license to operate a light to medium-heavy trucks, forklifts and moving equipment.

Must be able & willing to work longer hours for emergencies & to meet deadlines. Evening & weekend work for scheduled work & emergency response is required. Shift flex is required for evenings & weekends. Schedules may be adjusted to accommodate coverage.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Bend, crawl, squat and climb
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Carry/lift 25 lbs.
  • Kneel and stand
  • Walk for long distances
  • Push/Pull
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Carry/lift over 50lbs.
Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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