University Staff - Open to UWParkside Employees Only -Facilities Repair Worker Advanced

Code: 117 Posted: 07/17/2015

Facilities Repair Worker Advanced
Facilities Management Department
University of Wisconsin-Parkside


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside currently has a vacancy for a Facilities Repair Worker Advanced in the Facilities Management Department.

At this time, only current University of Wisconsin-Parkside employees with expected continuous employment (formerly known as Permanent), Project employees and Limited Term Employees may apply.

This position is a university staff, full-time, non-exempt, non-represented position.  A six month permissive probation period may be required. Scheduled hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7 am – 3:30 pm.

This position is an integral part to maintaining the interior and exterior of the building facilities and structures of the university.

The position requires work to be done under adverse conditions; working below grade, and from elevated or uneven surfaces. Perform interior and exterior building repairs, including roofing, masonry, painting, patching and window glazing. Knowledge and ability to operate hand and power tools, make and install signs on campus, maintain records. Aptitude and inclination to recognize and work with mechanical, physical, and spatial relationships and concepts. Knowledge of the proper uses of and techniques for using the tools and materials of building repair and construction. Knowledge of the properties and characteristics of various types of wood and other materials used in building and grounds facilities. Willingness to accept direction and supervision, to do things in the prescribed manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

35% A: Maintenance of buildings facilities and structures.
A1. Re-lamping light fixtures and coordinating with the supervisor for the replacement of defective lamp ends, ballasts, and other noted electrical problems
A2. Installation, repair, and replacement of miscellaneous furnishings, i.e. Blackboards, pencil sharpeners, projection screens, mini-blinds, coat racks, paintings, fire extinguishers, etc.
A3. Repair/maintain restroom furnishings, i.e., wall partitions, trash, towel, soap, and napkin dispenser, mirrors, metal access doors, toilet tissue rollers, etc.
A4. Install vision lights and ventilation grills in metal and wooden doors.

25% B. Maintenance of buildings interior
B1. Repair floor materials including vinyl tile, carpet, ceramic tile brick pavers, etc.
B2. Install or remove walls, partitions (including drywall taping and finishing, doors and windows.

15% C. Maintenance of minor building alterations or projects
C1. Erect metal studs for drywall construction, partitions, ceilings, etc.
C2. Pour and finish concrete floors, walkways, ramps and parking areas
C3. Masonry brick and block work including foundations, walls, etc.

10% D. Maintenance of buildings envelope
D1. Repairs to building foundations including; concrete, masonry, footing repair, sealing leaks, etc.

D2. Maintenance of exterior walls including; repair of masonry, windows, doors, metal and wood siding, etc.

D3. Repair of roof systems, including skylights, roof membranes, flashings, etc.

10% E: Operation of hand and power tools necessary to achieve aforementioned tasks
E1. Operate all hand and power tools as required of the project, in a skilled and safe manner.
E2. Perform operator checks and maintenance on such tools.
E3. Clean and secure tools and equipment

5% F. Performance of other duties
F1. Maintain records and reports as required
F2. Maintain shop and work areas in a clean, organized, and safe order
F3. Provide instruction to other employees as necessary
F4. Snowplowing of grounds, as needed.
F5. Set-up for Commencement and other special events.

Ergonomic Requirements:
Climb ladders
Traverse planks or walkways
Extensive standing for long periods of time
Extensive walking to and from various areas of the campus
Reaching required for higher work
Squatting, twisting, bending, and kneeling
Frequent lifting of heavy objects (75-100lbs)
Adequate balance and stability to accomplish noted tasks

Equipment to be used on the job:
(By each piece of equipment, "F" for frequent use, "O" for occasional use, or "R" for rare use.)
1. Tools: (power or manual tools) Drill-F, Hammer-F, Circular Saw-O, Table Saw-O, Hammer Drill-O, Router-O, Screw Gun-F, Chisel(s)-R, Wrenches-R, Jack Hammers-R, Radial Arm Saw-O, Air Compressors and Related Air Tools-O, Sign Making Equipment-F
2. Large Machinery: (includes vehicles) Lathes-R, Metal Brake and Shear-R, Drill Press-O, Band Saw-O, High Lift Truck-R, Welder-R, Road Marking Equipment-R, Wood Shaper, Planer, Jointer-O, Generators-R
3. Electrical Equipment: (i.e.: floor buffer, includes office equipment) Fax-R, Lamp Tester-O
4. Chemicals: (includes cleaning supplies, lab chemicals, hazardous waste) Paints, stains, solvents, lubricants, varnishes, epoxies, and basic cleaning materials



3 years' experience in construction or building maintenance or equivalent educational experience


At least one year of the experience must have involved a variety of complex and difficult repair or construction work on a variety of areas in the remodeling or repair of buildings structures and structural components


Salary and Benefits

Hourly rate of $15.324 - $16.82 depending on qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.


Review of Applications

Applications received by Friday, July 24, 2015, are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

Application Process

All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal:

Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can submit your application. If you have not registered, click on the Click Here to Register link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input you User Name and Password and select "Login." If you have questions about how to apply from the employment portal, go to

Interested candidates should attach the following:

  Cover Letter outlining qualifications for the position
  Names and Contact information for 3 professional references

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Incomplete applications may not receive further consideration.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

Contact Information

If you have application questions call or email:

Jennifer Wagner
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Facilities Management Department
Office (262) 595-2576

Contact Name: Jennifer Wagner

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2576

Contact Email:

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