Facilities Maintenance Specialist Falcon Center

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: Position provides comprehensive maintenance of the indoor and outdoor facilities that make up the Falcon Center Complex and other areas as specified (i.e., Intramural Athletic Complex, Amphitheater, David Smith Stadium and Ramer Field, as well as the softball, soccer, tennis and track and field facilities). This is a full-time position that requires a flexible schedule due to the nature of maintaining a multi-purpose facility with many stakeholders, events, and activities. Evening, weekend, and on-call scheduling is required due to the nature of the constituents being served. The Facilities Maintenance Specialist will be exposed to a wide array of responsibilities as a result of the dynamic environment of the Health and Human Performance, Campus Recreation, Athletic Department, and community activities. This position will require complex custodial and maintenance of state of the art facility equipment; be directly involved with the leadership of other employees; may require specialized licensing and certifications; and often be responsible for coordinating the facilities and grounds maintenance shop.

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:
*Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) and the interpersonal skills necessary to interact with coworkers, supervisors, other staff and the public.
*Mechanical skills to use, safely operate and maintain grounds equipment and vehicles and all hand and power tools in performance of assigned duties.
*Possess a general knowledge of, and ability to perform, preventative maintenance duties.
*Safe practices of moving of equipment and supplies.
*Knowledge of regulations pertaining to the proper application of fertilizers and pesticides.
*Mathematical skills necessary to calculate percentages, ratios, distance, area, volume and cost estimates.
*Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately and safely with minimal direct supervision.
*Eligible to be certified to operate state vehicles.
*Possess or be willing to obtain fork lift certification.
*Ability to work outside of regular schedule for emergencies and special events; provide UWRF with contact information to be used in the event of an emergency and be willing to respond in a timely manner.
*Ability to perform seasonal outdoor maintenance in all types of weather.
*Visual acuity necessary to read parts books and equipment manuals; manual dexterity with to operate hand and power tools, maintain records and complete paperwork, operate computer terminal.
*Physical ability to perform tasks including stoop, bend, crawl to service equipment as well as standing, bending, kneeling, climbing stairs and ladders and walking significant distances.
*Ability to operate hand and power tools in performance of assigned duties.
*Ability required for sustained and/or repetitive lifting of up to 50 lbs.
*Ability to supervise student staff and assist in cleaning a large multi-building complex.
*Ability to complete and successfully pass pre-employment screen.
*Ability to operate a computer, perform routine tasks, maintain records of equipment and PM's completed as scheduled.
*Effective interpersonal skills fostering communication between staff members, community, and student populations.
*Ability to work flexible schedule due to special events, athletic contests, and/or emergencies.
*Ability to organize work tasks logically and efficiently.
*Knowledge of proper handling and storage of all chemicals in and around the facility.
*Have or be able to learn general working knowledge, repair, and operation of ice refrigeration equipment.

How to Apply: Click Apply by Thursday, August 31, 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 Charlie Sowa, Recruitment & Selection Panel Lead, at charles.sowa@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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