Maintenance Assistant | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:         All Recreational Services Facilities and Fields

Supervisor:      Facilities Mechanics

Rate of pay:     $8.20/hour (starting wage)


To assist in the day to day maintenance of all Recreational Services facilities, equipment and grounds for the benefit of the members and the university community. 


  • Assist with preventative maintenance and general repair of fitness equipment including prescribed routine cleaning and inspection of equipment.
  • Assist with event set-up and tear down.
  • Assist with outdoor field and grounds maintenance responsibilities.
  • Assist with locker maintenance.
  • Keep facilities in excellent condition while also providing great customer service to our members.
  • Works cooperatively with other area of the department to achieve established goals.
  • Knowledge of all policies and procedures of the facilities.
  • Promotes a safe, clean, and functional environment.
  • Mandatory attendance at training meetings.
  • Performs other work as assigned.


  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Ability to use independent judgment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to work holidays and breaks preferred.

Training/Certification Requirements

Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Services requirements, preferred.