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Maintenance Worker II

Department: Dining Services
Position: Full-time, 12 month position, full benefits package / 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday – Friday (occasional call outs)
Wage: $13.03-$16.29 per hour, commensurate with experience
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: September 2021


Dining Services invites applications for a Professional Maintenance Worker II/Custodian who is responsible for all general maintenance and repair of departmental equipment and facilities including the main dining hall and the Youth Challenge dining facility. Job assignments include inside & outside painting, special construction projects, assisting Facilities Services Plumber, Boiler Engineers, and Electricians, equipment repairs and preventative maintenance and selected custodial duties. The Maintenance/Custodian position reports to the Director of Dining Services.


This position will be responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of the facilities and custodial tasks under the direction of the Dining Director which includes the cafeteria, the Youth Challenge dining facility, Campus Convenience Store and other Auxiliary areas. Duties also include unloading of goods from delivery trucks, stocking items into the store room; performing custodial duties and managing student custodial staff. This position is also responsible for assisting the purchaser by unloading all trucks of food and equipment orders and stocking the store room.


  • High school diploma/equivalent with 3+ years in semi-skilled building maintenance, repair and custodial experience.
  • Ability to perform administrative and supervisory duties in maintenance activities and remodeling construction for the Dining Facilities including carpentry and painting work.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage the different skilled crafts in house assigned both daily work requests plus preventative maintenance programs.
  • Must have considerable knowledge of appropriate maintenance techniques, standard practices, methods and process in the use of materials, tools, and equipment of the skilled craft trades.
  • Must have considerable knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques for all types of mechanical equipment; knowledge of contract and specification writing; knowledge in manpower and material utilization; knowledge in safety standards and building code procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with outside agencies, members of the facilities service staff, architects and contractors.
  • Coordinate work within the different union contractual agreements.
  • Must also possess good verbal and written communication skills to be able to follow and give instructions.
  • Must have superior attention to detail and strong customer service orientation with excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally with a variety of students, guests, staff, and others.
  • Must have the ability to read, understand directions and cleaning procedures with knowledge of safety and health practices relating to custodial work, or ability to be trained in such areas.
  • Must be able to physically perform duties regularly required to stand, walk, bend, knell, crouch, crawl, and climb.
  • Required to use fingers and hands to handle materials and tools or equipment, and reach with hands and/or arms. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds with or without assistance.  Must be able to perform duties when frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles or blood borne pathogens and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • A Serve Safe certificate is required within 6 months of employment to allow this person to understand food and equipment safety. The training for this certificate is available on the job.


To apply, submit a letter of application, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references and a completed State of Montana Application.  Submit application materials to:

Patti Lake, Personnel Officer
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT  59725

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Mike Piazzola via email @ or by calling 406-683-7565.  Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area

 The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 full-time faculty and 1,300 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for any position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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