Facilities Repair Worker

Facilities Repair Worker (UW Parkside Employees only)

Code: 111611203 Posted: 12/03/2015

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside currently has a vacancy for a Facilities Repair Worker in the Facilities Management Department. This position is a university staff, full-time, non-exempt, non-represented position. A six month permissive probation period will be required. Hours of work are 6:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

At this time, the position is only open to current UW Parkside employees, including Project and Temporary staff.


This positionis an integral part of the facilities department for: maintaining grounds equipment; interior and exterior university buildings facilities and grounds, including parking and roadways, building exterior structures; performing snow removal; and maintenance of campus lawns and athletic turf. This position requires the ability to operate motor vehicles and specialized grounds equipment.

20% A. Maintenance of campus lawns and athletic turf

A1. Operate mechanical equipment, such as all riding lawn mowers, tractors, tractor implements (spreaders, posthole diggers and graders), 4 wheel drive dump trucks line trimmers, and irrigation equipment, as required to maintain healthy turf on campus and athletic fields.

20% B. Snow removal

B1. Perform snow removal of campus parking, roadways and sidewalks.

20% C. Maintenance of grounds equipment

C1. Maintain Grounds equipment including mowing, snow removal, tree trimming and pruning by performing routine regular servicing (oil changes, blade sharpening, repairing and changing tires, replacement of snowblades etc.) and repairs (worn and damaged parts replacement, welding, fabricating parts etc.)

10% D. Maintenance of parking and roadways

D1. Re-lamping exterior roadway, parking lot and walkway light fixtures
D2. Repair asphalt or concrete surfaces
D3. Stripe parking lots with paint sprayer

10% E. Maintenance of buildings and exteriors structures

E1. Repairs to building foundations including; concrete, masonry, footing repair, sealing leaks, etc.
E2. Maintenance of exterior walls including; repair of masonry, windows, doors, metal and wood siding, etc.
E3. Maintain storm water and sanitary sewer systems structures
E4. Fabricate, repair and install Signage on campus grounds
E5. Repair and maintain athletic irrigation system.

10% F. Moving of furnishings

F1. Disassemble, reassemble and move interior furnishings

5% G. Performance of other duties

G1. Maintain records and reports as required.
G2. Maintain shop and work areas in a clean, organized and safe manner.
G3. Provide instruction to other employees as necessary.

5% H. Miscellaneous duties as assigned

H1. Perform other duties as assigned.
H2. Campus clean up of all grounds buildings and set up of special events.


Ability to safely operate equipment used on the job
Knowledge of construction equipment, such as skid steer loaders, backhoes, post-hole augers, pay loaders, power brooms, pressure washers and scaffolding
Knowledge of the proper and safe use of wood working equipment, saws, drill press, router, planer and joiner
Knowledge of the proper and safe use of metal working equipment, power shear, band saw, brake, welder.
Knowledge of hand and power tools used in the maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment.
Knowledge of lawn and grounds care equipment such as tractors, tractor implements, riding and walk behind mowers, chainsaws, line trimmers, off-road utility vehicles, dump trucks.
Knowledge of snow removal equipment and techniques, such as highway plow trucks, snowblowers, salting equipment.

Ergonomic Requirements:

Frequent lifting up to 70lbs.
Squatting, bending, kneeling, twisting and lifting
Climbing ladders
Balance and coordination
Extended reaching
Work performed above 30 feet
Work occurs under adverse weather conditions
Traverse planks and walkways
Extensive standing for long periods of time
Extensive walking

Equipment to be used on the job:

(By each piece of equipment, "F" for frequent use, "O" foroccasional use, or "R" for rare use.)
1. Tools: (power or manual tools)

F - Drill, hammer, screw gun, sign making equipment.
O - Circular saw, table saw, hammer drill, router, radial arm saw, air compressors and related air tools
R -Wrench, jack hammer

2. Chemicals: (includes cleaning supplies, lab chemicals, hazardous waste)

Paints, stains, solvents, lubricants, varnishes, epoxies and basic cleaning materials.
Fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning and automotive supplies.

3. Large Machinery: (includes vehicles)

O - Bobcat, front end loader, international dump truck, case loader, tractor and attachments, riding lawn mowers and aerial bucket truck

Additional information:

A valid Wisconsin driver license required


 ·        1 years' experience in construction or building or grounds maintenance or equivalent educational experience
·        Must have prior experience with repair of typical grounds equipment and vehicles, such as snow plow trucks, mowers, pay loaders or tractors.

·        Prior experience with maintaining concrete surfaces, such as sidewalks and parking lots.


Minimum hourly pay of $13.152 based upon qualifications and experience. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

* Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/Univ-staff.pdf
* Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/


To Apply: http://my.wisconsin.edu
Click the "Apply Now" button. If you have questions about how to apply from the Self Service Careers site,please go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
- Cover letter that specifically addresses the required and preferred qualifications
- Resume
- Names and contact information for three references


Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 11, 2105.


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

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.

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).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call theUW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email: 

Contact Name: Jennifer Wagner

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2576

Contact Email: wagnerj@uwp.edu 

Scroll to top