General Maintenance at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Category:: Education


Department:: Facilities/Maintenance

Locations:: Newport, RI

Posted:: Mar 8, 2024

Closes:: Open Until Filled

Type:: Full-time

Position ID:: 173452

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:


To work in all areas of the Facilities Department performing routine and emergency tasks that do not require a specialized technician.


  • To become familiar with campus locations and establish a knowledge base of all University buildings and their related interior and exterior building systems.

  • Assist in the maintenance, repair and installation of electrical systems and other building systems including plumbing, HVAC and small carpentry tasks as needed.

  • Perform minor repairs, replacement of equipment parts, filters, belts, lubrication, to maintain and extend the life of mechanical equipment.

  • Perform general maintenance required to enhance the operation of building systems including the replacement of shades, cleaning gutters, general painting, and pest control.

  • Exercise emergency generators.

  • Follow the established procedures for maintaining equipment and record progress.

  • Perform duties related to preventive, routine, and emergency maintenance.

  • Assist other trades during building renovations.

  • This position is considered "essential personnel", and employee may be assigned work in other areas during emergency situations.


  • Work with other Facilities team members in a professional, supportive, and courteous manner in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.

  • Must be able to work overtime when and if required.

  • May be required to perform duties such as custodial, demolition, distribution, grounds, or snow removal during emergency or critical situations as may be directed by Management.


  • Valid driver's license required.

  • Must have reliable telephone service that allows Management or Security the ability to contact you.

  • Must have a working knowledge to safely operate hand and power tools.


This position is subject to outside work where extreme cold and hot temperatures may be encountered. The potential exists where noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions might also be encountered. Use of protective equipment is required. The General Maintenance person must be especially aware of appropriate safety and security measures.



  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Must have a minimum of one year of full-time maintenance experience or equivalent combination of technical education and experience.

  • Must have working knowledge of building construction and repair.

  • Must be able to do assigned work without constant supervision.

  • Must be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisor, fellow workers, and students.

  • Must be neat in work appearance.

  • Must have good communications skills to interact with students, faculty and staff members. Have the ability to work independently.


1+ years of full-time maintenance experience.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):

  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire

  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services

  • long-term disability coverage

  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance

  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents

  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center

Other available benefits include:

  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents

  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac

  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time

  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA

  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)

  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP

  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts

  • health savings accounts

  • 529 collegebound saver program

For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. (Spanish)


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