Facilities Maintenance Specialist

River Falls , WI
Aug 11, 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Outstanding benefits, a beautiful campus environment, and a friendly work setting make UW-River Falls a great place to start or advance your career.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu.

Job Duties: This is a responsible mechanical maintenance and repair worker position requiring individual initiative, good mechanical skills and independent judgment. This person is responsible for the repair of a wide range of mechanical equipment necessary for heating, air conditioning and ventilating of campus buildings and also repairs of other mechanical building systems, including electrical and plumbing. This position has the responsibility of performing the preventative maintenance in assigned university buildings and other university buildings as needed.

Special Notes: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see http://www.uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm or call the University Police Department at 715-425-3133 for a paper copy.

UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3221.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Visual acuity necessary to read parts books and equipment manuals.
*Ability to read requisitions and receive information; ability to read English language sufficiently to read and understand construction documents (i.e., blueprints). Ability to read work orders, printed history pages and schedules from the energy Management System, hazardous substance warnings, installation and repair manuals, and equipment operating instructions.
*Ability to orally communicate effectively with others using the English language, in person or over the telephone, with or without the use of auxiliary aids, in order to convey information.
*Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with the public and other University employees.
*Analytical skills necessary to diagnose and correct mechanical failures in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.
*Sufficient manual dexterity with one hand to operate hand and power tools, manually complete paperwork such as recording items on work orders and receiving documents, and operate computer terminal for EMS.
*Must have sufficient physical flexibility to stoop, crawl under HVAC equipment (i.e., air handling units) and other low spaces in order to perform preventive maintenance tasks.
*Perform tasks requiring standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus in order to attend to various maintenance tasks across campus.
*Ability to enter, exit, and perform duties in confined spaces in order to correct problems and maintain heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.
*Ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and work at heights above 30 feet in order to reach HVAC equipment.
*Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise move HVAC equipment or components (i.e., motors) weighing a maximum of 50 pounds.
*Must be physically able to lift your arms above your head in order to reach remote HVAC equipment installations.
*Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges so as to do necessary outdoor maintenance in the summer and winter.
*This job requires a valid driver's license with an excellent driver's record which would permit Wisconsin certification in order to drive University vehicles.
*Ability to work with and cooperate with supervisory staff at all levels in order to maintain a smoothly functioning work unit.
*Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately and safely with minimal direct supervision.
*Ability to understand and apply information presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature in order to keep abreast of changes in the job/do your job safely/etc.
*Basic mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction and multiplication, necessary to complete work orders.
*Successful completion of a pre-employment screen.
*Thorough knowledge of basic mechanical systems, the ability to diagnose failures, and perform necessary repairs.
*Experience with kitchen and lab equipment preferred.
*Five years construction, welding, building maintenance or HVAC experience preferred.
*Universal refrigeration license is preferred.
*Ability to work independently, developing priorities and schedules to maximize productivity.
*Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations, the ability to recognize potential safety issues, and the proper use of PPE to minimize risks.

How to Apply: Click Apply by August 24, 2017. Applicants must provide a resume; contact information for three professional references; and a one-page cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in the job posting. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. The selected candidate must be able to pass a post-offer pre-employment screen and hold a valid driver's license to obtain Wisconsin certification to drive University vehicles. A six-month probationary period is required. The pay rate for this position is $16.00 per hour. Inquiries should be addressed to Mark Gillis, Recruitment & Selection Panel Lead, at mark.gillis@uwrf.edu.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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