Support Staff Positions

Support staff are employees of the University who are paid on an hourly basis, eligible for overtime pay, and whose duties are primarily non-managerial in nature.

Augustana welcomes applications for the following Support Staff positions:


Title: Custodian

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is currently recruiting a Custodian to work the day shift.

Position specifications include: Assure that daily cleaning schedules and procedures are followed closely, assure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times; vacuum, dust, and clean glass surfaces; clean public restrooms; clean laundries; clean theme houses; and pick up and deliver supplies and materials.

Additional areas of responsibility: Follow all established safety procedures and precautions; maintain Augustana in good repair, ensuring a safe, clean and orderly environment; keep work areas free of hazardous conditions (i.e., grease/oil spills, sawdust, excess supplies, etc.); assure that established Infection Control and Universal Precautions practices are followed when performing housekeeping procedures; use and handle chemicals, compounds, solvents, etc. According to OSHA established guidelines; follow established disaster safety policies and procedures; must possess the ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism; must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, students, family members, visitors, government agencies/ personnel and the general public; must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of the housekeepers work areas; must have the ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.; must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices; must be able to effectively communicate in the English language; Housekeeping Department has several different shifts as Augustana University is a 24/7 campus.

The individual must possess, as minimum, a High School Diploma or GED Certificate. No previous experience required but prior background in related fields helpful, with proven history.
Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are to complete an employment application and send it electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Job Title: HVAC Specialist
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds Department

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time HVAC Specialist in our Buildings and Grounds Department.

Position Overview:

Facilities Services supports Augustana’s (AU) mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds.  Facility Services is seeking an experienced commercial HVAC (Technician/Specialist) who is responsible for the installation and maintenance of air-conditioning, electrical, and electronic control equipment; and the installation and maintenance of pneumatic, electronic, or mechanical devices.  The incumbent will be required to work from diagrams, job specifications and blueprints.  Work is performed on 1 ton to 550 ton air-cooled, refrigeration systems, all related air handling equipment, and the campus Building Automated Control Systems.

Job Duties:

Maintenance and repair: installs and maintains heating and air-conditioning systems, electrical and electronic control equipment such as distribution panels, circuit panels, motor starters, HVAC equipment, sensing devices, computer monitored control systems, motors, conduit of up to six inches and cables rated up to 600 volts. Lays-out, installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment. Plans new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future maintenance and avoid hazardous and unreliable wiring consistent with specifications. Works from diagrams, job specifications or blueprints. Program, monitor, and operate campus building automated systems (BACS), components and digital logic on a daily basis. This includes programming the systems control sequences, set points and schedules. Performs start-up, daily operation and troubleshooting of refrigeration equipment, pumps and all other associated air handling equipment. Maintain boiler systems.

Equipment: installs, repairs, remodels or replaces pneumatic, electronic, or mechanical devices. Checks pressure and other readings at the air handling unit to compare and confirm them with control center information. Checks, adjusts, repairs or replaces spring tensions and pilot positioners. Checks log distance air flow and other temperature transmission and pressure signals. Tests circuits through the use of oscilloscopes, test gauges, volt and ohmmeters. Calibrates thermostats. Adjusts and aligns pneumatic transmitters.

Related: maintains inventory and orders from supervisor or otherwise obtains necessary tools, equipment and materials to complete work. Completes necessary paperwork associated with jobs and reports work status to supervisor. Answers trouble calls during and after work hours. Cleans work sites, tools and equipment. Trains, instructs and on-site supervises others as assigned.  Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

Required Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  2. Three (3) years of HVAC experience in a commercial or industrial setting. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. EPA CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) Certification for refrigerants required. (Refrigerant transition and recovery certification program)
  4. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Five (5) years of HVAC experience in a commercial or industrial setting
  2. Ability to perform electronics related work on computer driven building control systems.
  3. Demonstrated experience in leading others in performing refrigeration/air-conditioning installation, repair and maintenance work.
  4. Experience working in a college or university setting.
  5. Experience working with HVAC systems in large multi-storied institutional or residential buildings.

Position Requirements: 

  1. Reach, grasp, hold, lift and manipulate a variety of hand and power tools.
  2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures.
  3. Lift and carry heavy loads (up to 50 lbs) occasionally with or without accommodation.
  4. Operate vehicles in transporting self and materials to job sites.
  5. Work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  6. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no farther than the Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an employment application provide a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Job Title: Plumber

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds Department

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Plumber in our Buildings and Grounds Department.

Position Overview:

Facility Services supports Augustana’s (AU) mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds.  Facility Services is seeking an experienced plumber with a broad base of knowledge in all aspects of commercial plumbing and maintenance, along with the ability to maintain and repair the buildings owned by the University.

Job Duties:

Will install and maintain all plumbing equipment, along with sanitary sewer lines, in accordance with local and state codes and requirements.  In some cases, may obtain building permits and schedule all inspections. Will maintain all tools in good working order.  Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks as directed.  Must have knowledge of hand tools to accomplish assigned tasks. Must have the ability to prioritize work; that covers a multitude of responsibilities.  Must have excellent time management and decision making skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to qualify as journeyman-level knowledge equivalent to four years’ completion of education and work experience, with approximately three years of actual plumbing work experience. This may include time spent in apprenticeship or vocational training.
  • Working knowledge of many different systems is essential.
  • Three years of experience in residential, commercial or municipal plumbing.
  • Willingness to continue education as directed.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, manufacturer instructions/guidelines and interpret technical material.
  • Good oral and written communications.
  • Must adhere to AU safety procedures and training.
  • South Dakota driver’s license and good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with interfacing with a Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Experience balancing multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines, and exercising adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Experience in mechanical plumbing.
  • Experience working with steam would be a plus.

Position Requirements: 

  • Required to wear maintenance uniform shirt for normal activities.
  • Utilize safety equipment as needed including eye protection, gloves, hearing protection, hazard suits, respirators, safety harnesses, etc.
  • Available to work overtime, occasional weekends and evenings as required.
  • Required to be on-call through rotations.
  • This position works under all weather conditions, with medium voltages.
  • This position may transport up to 65 pounds while ascending/descending stairs; perform overhead work; safely and effectively operate a wide variety of tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform regular investigations of facilities systems and equipment which involve accessing confined areas, vaults, tunnels, ascending/descending roofs, catwalks, and ladders; and exposure to temperature extremes, noise, heights, energized/pressurized systems, and research-related activities.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no farther than the Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University.  Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Job Title: Electrician
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds Department

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Electrician in our Buildings and Grounds Department.

Position Overview:

Facility Services supports Augustana’s (AU) mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds.  Facility Services is seeking an experienced electrician with a broad base of knowledge in all aspects of commercial electrical systems. Maintain, repair, replace and install electrically powered systems using accepted procedures and techniques of the electrical trade.

Job Duties:

Maintain and repair electrical circuits on campus.  Renew circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring, or by splicing ends of broken wires.  Examine and test elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes.

Maintain inventory of supplies and order and pick up necessary items.  Inspect and test electrical signal, communication and power circuits and equipment. Perform skilled journeyman work as an electrician in maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings, equipment and utilities for all university departments.  Execute preventative maintenance program as per Facilities standards.  Respond to and take appropriate action to resolve emergency calls during scheduled and non-scheduled working hours; including holidays.

Must possess knowledge of state and local electrical codes and regulations.  Have knowledge of electrical circuits, equipment and appliances.  Will possess computer and mathematical skills.  Must have the ability to read and understand blueprints and schematic drawings, charts and technical instructions.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an electrical apprenticeship program.
  • Must have a valid Journeyman or Master Electrician’s License.
  • Three-years’ experience as an electrician in a commercial setting. 
  • Be familiar with commercial electrical circuiting including medium voltage (4160 volts) power supplies, transformers, etc.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the principles, measures, standards, symbols, materials, tools and safety practices of the electrical trade.
  • Demonstrated competence installing, operating, maintaining and repairing wiring systems, motor controls, equipment and related apparatus with medium voltage systems.
  • Demonstrated competence accurately reading blueprints and wiring diagrams and sketching circuits.
  • A demonstrated understanding of basic computer programs similar to Microsoft Office Suite and e-mail.
  • Generator knowledge.
  • South Dakota driver’s license and good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) journeyman-level maintenance electrical experience with inside wiring is highly preferred.
  • Experience in buried and overhead medium voltage maintenance, switching, and terminating.
  • Experience trouble shooting and general knowledge of areas such as fire alarm systems, motor controls, commercial kitchen equipment, etc.
  • Experience balancing multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines, and exercising adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Experience with interfacing with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.

Position Requirements: 

  • Required to wear maintenance uniform shirt for normal activities.
  • Utilize safety equipment as needed including eye protection, gloves, hearing protection, hazard suits, respirators, safety harnesses, etc.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, standing, walking, lifting, periodic pushing, pulling, climbing.
  • May transport up to 65 pounds while ascending/descending stairs; perform overhead work; safely and effectively operate a wide variety of tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Repetitive motions with wrists, hands and fingers.
  • Available to work overtime, occasional weekends and evenings as required.
  • Required to be on-call through rotations.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no farther than the Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University.  Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Assistant Technical/Logistics Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Conferences and Scheduling

Augustana University is currently recruiting for an Assistant Technical/Logistics Coordinator.  Responsibilities include set-up and executing technical needs of campus meetings and conference facility rental requirements, including music ensemble performances. The position requires flexibility, creativity, critical thinking and an ability to represent the University in a professional manner. It is expected that this individual will build and maintain positive relationships with the campus community and the general public that results in optimum image and reputation of the University.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Work with Logistics Coordinator in all event-related activities.
  2. Provide for the physical arrangements of all events, conference & meeting activities, including the physical arrangement of tables and chairs throughout campus.
  3. Provide logistical and technical advice and support for major events when off-campus contractors are involved.
  4. Possess requisite knowledge to utilize campus scheduling software.
  5. Direct setups for recitals and concerts on campus in Hamre Hall and the Elmen Center including the recording of the performances.
  6. Be responsible for off campus setups in the community including the recording of the performances.
  7. Coordinate music-specific logistics with ensemble directors and musicians for festivals competitions and camps.
  8. Have working knowledge/familiarity with handling and moving musical instruments.
  9. Coordinate activities with Augustana Dining Services.
  10. Assist with office duties of the Office of Conferences and Scheduling as time allows.
  11. Help maintain an inventory of college-owned equipment.
  12. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  1. College degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Knowledge of software programs such as Excel, MS Word, Google Suite.
  3. Strong understanding of and demonstrated ability to use audio visual equipment.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  5. Proven ability in written and oral communication commensurate with education and/or experience.
  6. Be a self-starter, totally committed to teamwork within the office and among the various constituents on and off campus.
  7. Ability to lift 60 pounds.
  8. Possess a sense of humor.
  9. Hold a class 1 operator driver’s license and able to drive a cube truck.
  10. Willing to accommodate a flexible schedule which includes frequent nights and weekends.

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

Application Procedure:

Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and completed Augustana University employment application  to humanresources@augie.edu


Title: Substitute Teacher

Department: Campus Learning Center

The Augustana University Campus Learning Center is currently recruiting for Substitute Head Teachers. These positions could occur in classrooms for children 1- to 3-year olds or in classrooms for 3- to 6-year-olds.

The Campus Learning Center is open from 7:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A teaching position could be for a five-hour or eight-hour shift, and could be for one day or several days in a row.

A Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or Special Education.

Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until qualified candidates are identified. Interested applicants should complete an employment application and send it electronically to humanresources@augie.edu .


Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

email: humanresources@augie.edu
Email submissions are preferred.

~OR~
Human Resources
Augustana University

2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547


Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.