Student Employment

Program Staff

Building Maintenance

Job #: 900113
Location: Pierpont Commons
Department:University Unions
Rate: $9.50
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

Pierpont Commons is the heart of North Campus. Here we see students from wildly divergent schools and departments, from the performing arts to architecture to engineering, come together to study, relax, eat, and find a place they can simply be. We also play host to groups from all over and outside campus in our conference spaces and use the opportunity to show them a side of University of Michigan they may have never seen before. It’s the job of our Set Up Staff to ensure that these guests not only have all their needs taken care of, but to also act as the first response when issues crop up for any guests and business partners in our building.

-Monitor building and alert the proper authorities to any issues, whether DPS, maintenance, or Facility Coordinator
-Be able to move furniture and other equipment from room to room as necessary
-Work with Building Manager to ensure rooms are set up for events both on the day of and the next
-Be available for any requests made by patrons and business partners
-Tour facilities and identify potential problems
-Make time to assist in set ups that may take place outside of standard shift hours
-Be prepared to offer assistance in other duties related to the operation of Pierpont Commons

Student setups should always provide prompt and courteous customer service to guests and clients. They must be able to consistently lift 30lbs and push/pull 50lbs. Setups are required to wear protective safety equipment, including (at a minimum) closed-toed shoes and belted pants.

This position will develop critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills. You will improve your knowledge of event planning, facilities, and AV equipment while gaining appreciation and insight into the care and maintenance of historical buildings. There is potential for moving to a leadership role with continued employment at the Union.

Applicant must be able to consistently lift 30lbs and push/pull 50lbs. Punctuality is vital in the position. Customer service and/or Audio Visual experience is a plus though not required as all equipment will be trained on site.

This position is available Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer.

Hours per week: 10-20

Housing Service Worker

Building Maintenance

Job #: 200078
Location: Multiple Locations
Department:Housing Facilities
Rate: $11.00
Resume Required? No
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

This position consists of working independently as well as with others cleaning, painting, and working with Skilled Trades within the University of Michigan student housing. We are looking for organized, motivated individuals, and training will be provided for those who want to learn a new skill.

Applicant must be able to work quickly and neatly to keep up with paint schedules and maintain quality standards. Must be able to regularly climb, kneel, and bend. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and legally operate a university vehicle.

Cleaning duties and responsibilities include:
• Prep student rooms and office areas for summer conferences and student move-in
• Clean furniture, mirrors, blinds, restrooms, showers, fixtures, radiators and fan coil units
• Vacuum, sweep, dust, and mop floors
• Move furniture such as desks, cabinets, stoves, refrigerators, and beds
• Transport stock, supplies, and equipment
• Make beds and change linens
• Collect and transport waste materials and maintain around buildings
• Other duties as necessary

Painting duties and responsibilities include:
• Patching walls with spackling compound, and sanding to a smooth paintable surface.
• Taping of windows, doors, and cove base to protect from paint overrun
• Remove shades and drapes, remove outlets and light switch covers, remove door hardware as needed to avoid paint overrun
• Must move furniture and spread tarps to protect surfaces
• Occasional use of power equipment such as vacuums, drills, power washers, buffers, and sanders
• Occasional operation of a UM vehicle
• Competent use of hand tools such as: putty knife, caulk gun, screw drivers, razor knife or wrenches
• Carry, set-up, and climb ladders up to 8-feet high
• Other duties as necessary

Skilled Trades duties and responsibilities include:
• Assisting the boiler crew with inspections, cleaning, and prep of equipment for the next heating season
• Assisting painters by refinishing prep work such as cleaning and sanding cabinets, rails, and doors
• Other duties as necessary

**Please note that this is a full-time summer position (40 hours/week) starting at the end of April through the end of August.**