General Maintenance Supervisor

Goshen College is seeking a full-time General Maintenance Supervisor whose work will include hands-on carpentry tasks related to the overall repair and upkeep of the interior and exterior of buildings on campus and several off campus properties. The work also includes supervision of smaller renovation projects and management of subcontractors and vendors doing specialty work. This person will help to uphold and advise on safety standards in the department.

Candidates must be committed to the community standardsmission and core values of Goshen College.

This position is eligible for full benefits.

Hourly Pay:  $20.00

Essential Functions:

  •  Plan, schedule and supervise all general maintenance and construction renovations of college owned buildings, and off campus houses, (this includes carpentry, drywall, plastering, painting and staining, windows, doors and hardware replacement and installation, and maintaining roofing.)
    • Estimate project costs and submit for approval
    • Schedule with appropriate departments as jobs require
    • Provide budget estimates for projects
  • Assist in design and planning for remodeling and minor construction needs on campus.
    • Estimate costs and submit for approval
    • Schedule with appropriate departments, as jobs require
    • Obtain and verify outside bids as directed by Director of Facilities; schedule
      contractors and follow up on implementation of proposals and job completion
  • Maintain and organize inventory and tools for maintenance department;
    • Work with vendors in ordering
    • Keep work area organized
  • Supervise, train and manage all employees in maintenance department;
    • Train in skill as well as safety issues
  • Supervise the summer paint crew with the assistance of a crew leader.
  • Responsible for campus key system, locks and hardware.
    • Re-core and repair lock cores and cut keys as needed.

Other Duties:

  • Commencement stage set up and tear down.
  • Responsible for maintenance and service of all lifts and fall protection.
  • Maintain office and dorm furniture.

Special Requirements for Physical Plant Employees:
Due to the nature of Physical Plant work, employees are often called on to be available for activities outside of business hours. Trades people are expected to be available in an emergency 24 hours/day by phone unless otherwise arranged with your supervisor. All Physical Plant employees are expected to be available for overtime work for various special events including, Commencement, Orientation Weekend, and Alumni Weekend. Depending on work requirements, holidays may be designated “floating holidays” with approval from supervisor and Human Resources. Employees who work over the holidays may reschedule their holidays for a later time in the same way that they would schedule vacation days.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Two temp (summer) staff, and 4-6 students.

Education and Experience:

Required: High school diploma or equivalency, some tech training and computer experience required. 3-5 years experience with carpentry and construction. Ability to read and understand blueprints.
Preferred: Associates or bachelors degree. 10 years experience with carpentry and construction. 3 years experience in project managing and supervising.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: N/A

Skills Required:
Ability to operate small equipment including tractor, forklift, hand tools, basic mechanical aptitude. Basic understanding of construction codes, OSHA and ADA regulations. General knowledge of painting trade.

Physical Demands:
Climbing, crouching, grasping, twisting, and lifting up to 50 lbs., walking. Medium work. Heavy visual acuity.

Work Environment/Environmental Conditions:
Both inside and outside environment hazards.

All of the essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head). Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

How to Apply:

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Professional Staff and Staff Application Form or sent electronically to


  • Complete and submit the online Staff Information Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • List of three professional references with contact information
  • Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.
  • Human Resources
    Goshen College
    1700 S. Main Street
    Goshen, IN 46526-4795E-mail:
    Telephone: (574) 535-7111

    About Goshen College:

    Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

    The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at