Building / Grounds Supervisor *New Opening*

Code: 15151 Posted: 01/04/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Building/Grounds Supervisor.

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for directing and supervising the building and system maintenance for all buildings at the University. The position has direct supervision of Facilities Specialists, Facility Repair Workers, Electricians, Locksmith, Inventory Control Coordinator, and student and limited-term employees working in building maintenance. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Facilities Management.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direction and training to staff to satisfactorily execute all activities associated with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, mechanical equipment and system controls maintenance program.
  • Maintain and improve technical skills in heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), system controls, mechanical equipment and supervisory fields.
  • Provide direction and training to electricians, facility repair workers, locksmith, limited-term employees (LTE) and student workers such that they satisfactorily execute all activities associated with the building maintenance program.
  • Performance of administrative and associated functions.
  • Management of stockroom.
  • Management of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) procedure, equipment storage and tracking.
  • Compliance with workplace health and safety.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Supervisory and training skills necessary to direct the work of others, effectively resolve performance concerns and evaluate performance standards.
  • Ability to develop appropriate work plans, set priorities, coordinate multiple tasks and assign work effectively to accomplish desired outcomes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations governing the use and handling and disposal of hazardous and universal waste.
  • Ability to source and procure the necessary supplies, tools and specialized power equipment necessary to effectively support all work activities.
  • Understanding of the maintenance and repair procedures necessary to ensure the proper and safe operation of all mechanical and power equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures related to use of shop tools and all power equipment, and ability to provide training for employees.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting methods to track operating expense for labor, supplies and equipment for specific tasks and activities.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, vendors, and the general public.
  • Computer skills utilizing MS Office Suite, databases, internet, email, CMMS and web-based software programs.
  • Responsible for Money, University funds or accounts which hold financial information.

Ergonomic Requirements

  • Must have the physical strength and stamina to perform required work.
  • Lifting of up to 50 lbs. is sometimes necessary.
  • Ability to squat, kneel and twist.
  • Ability to climb ladders and traverse planks and/or walkways.
  • Ability to reach above your head, walk stairs and climb ladders.
  • Ability to perform duties above 30 feet.
  • Ability to work below grade, from elevation or uneven surface.
  • Ability to perform duties under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to drive automobiles, small vehicles and light trucks.
  • Frequent keyboarding.

Equipment Used on the Job

  • Tools: small power tools, large power tools, miscellaneous hand tools.
  • Vehicles: automobiles, light trucks, utility vehicles.
  • Office equipment: copier, computer, printer.
  • Electronic monitoring equipment and data collection devices.
  • Chemicals: general cleaning supplies, degreaser.


  • Associate’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field OR Successful completion of a Union Apprenticeship OR related experience.
  • 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Computer experience, including CMMS.
  • Acquire and maintain a valid Driver’s License within 3 months of hire date.


Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by Friday January 11th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Sherry Craig
Available Until: 01/12/2019

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