Facilities Technician III
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20589 Posted: 02/16/2024

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Facilities Technician III

Employment Type: Full-time, University Staff, Hourly

Reports To: The Facilities Technician III will report to the Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life

Full Time Pay Range: $16.63 - $22.50 per hour, commensurate based on experience

Facilities Technician III position is dedicated to Housing & Residence Life. This position also provides support to the Student Center and Dining facilities. This is an advanced level mechanical, facilities and repair position that requires the employee to serve as a maintenance generalist. This is a first shift position with hours from 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. This is an essential personnel position and may be required to work when the University is closed; emergency maintenance response, occasional evening, night, weekend and holiday hours are required. Work on move-in weekend is required.

This position performs general interior and exterior maintenance and upkeep work primarily within the residence halls and apartment communities. This position functions as a lead maintenance worker for Housing & Residence Life. Employees in this classification operate, maintain, and make repairs on minor electrical, plumbing, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, and other mechanical systems and apparatus commonly used in office, institutional and residential buildings. General carpentry work is initiated and completed within the scope of this position.

Housing and Residence Life is comprised of three residence halls for first-year through graduate students. Approximately, up to 1,000 students can live in university housing. The department has eight professional staff members and various student staff positions. 

Essential Job Functions
  • Utilizes specialized equipment to repair and maintain complex machinery, equipment, and facility property to prevent further damage and ensure optimal operation
  • Performs routine and non-routine facility inspections and monitors cleanliness
  • Troubleshoots, escalates, and documents issues according to established policies and procedures
  • Receives, inspects, inventories, and distributes deliveries independently to appropriate entities
  • Assists trades, crafts, vendors, and technical staff with construction, design, and operational maintenance as needed
  • H.S. Diploma - Preferred Minimum
  • Four years of experience in construction or general maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and mechanical maintenance

The ideal candidate will possess and has:

  • Experience with complex maintenance in structural, plumbing, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, and other mechanical systems. 
  • Two years of experiences in increasingly difficult repair and maintenance of buildings and grounds facilities in positions that require ongoing, continual use of techniques and tools used in repairing and maintaining wooden structures and structural components. An equivalent combination of training experience may also be necessary.
  • Currently possess or obtain and maintain ASOPE Third Class Facility Operating Engineer License.
  • Currently possess or obtain low pressure boiler licensing.
  • EPA certified for refrigerant recovery, reclaiming, and recycling.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection blueprints both in paper and electronic formats. Sensitivity to, or experience in, working with a diverse, multicultural population. This position manages multiple priorities and must have the ability to perform work in the student living areas. 
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. 

Benefits: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/

Health and Retirement Contributions Calculator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/benefits-estimator/

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:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 3/15/2024 are ensured full consideration. Position 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.


Amber Marzette

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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