LTE Facilities Maintenance Specialist Advanced

Code: 15371 Posted: 03/15/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of LTE Facilities Maintenance Specialist Advanced.

This is a Limited Appointment Employee position (LTE) in advanced level mechanical maintenance and repair work. This person may work up to 1039 hours/year. Employees in this class operate, maintain and make repairs on electrical, plumbing, heating and refrigeration, air conditioning and other mechanical systems and apparatus commonly used in office and institutional buildings and building complexes. In addition, employees perform preventative maintenance, make repairs and perform minor installations to HVAC equipment.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs maintenance, inspection and repair of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and associated equipment.

  • Perform necessary repairs to air handling drive systems, traps, strainers, valves, water pumps, heating and chilling coils, filters, belt, and pneumatic and electric control systems including upgrades, replacement and retrofits.
  • Adjust and set Pneumatic and DDC controls for proper operation of temperature, humidity and air flow.
  • Perform minor electrical repairs to motors, switches, starters and piping.
  • Set, calibrate and repair thermostats to maintain required temperatures.
  • Identify and report on building systems malfunctions and deficiencies found during daily inspection rounds.

Repairs and rebuilds steam and hot water heating systems components. Performance of miscellaneous mechanical, system repairs and other duties as directed by supervisor.

  • Perform necessary plumbing repairs and emphasis on regular preventative maintenance.
  • Check elevator systems and controls as required. Monitor and report elevator operational status.
  • Maintain repairs and operation of air compressors and associated equipment.
  • Fabricate or repair metal parts, guards, rails and small metal structural projects.
  • Perform maintenance and chemical analysis of swimming pool, small boilers, chilled water systems and associated equipment. 
  • Perform housekeeping requirements to keep mechanical rooms and equipment in clean, orderly condition.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs to Food Service equipment as required.
  • Maintain shop and hand tools, keeping work areas neat and orderly.
  • Maintain records and reports as requested.
  • Assist in ordering and maintaining inventory of tools and spare parts.

Perform inspection, cleaning and adjustment of equipment in conjunction with the preventative maintenance program.

  • Perform preventative maintenance inspection (monthly, semi-annually, and annually) on all mechanical equipment and distribution systems, air handling units, fan coil units, cabinet unit heaters, humidifiers, pneumatic controls, pumps, pressure reducing stations, pre-heat coils, air compressors, vari-drives, and roof exhaust fans.
  • Create inspection and data forms and report pertinent items to supervisor’s attention.

Tool Utilization and skills application

  • Apply knowledge and skills to select proper tools for efficient use. Selects power tools necessary for efficient job performance.

Equipment to be used on the job: (F - Frequently, O – Occasionally, R – Rarely)

a. Tools:

F – Wrenches, sockets, pliers, hammers, drills, ladders, propane torch, tape measure

O – Sewer drain cleaner, Sawzall, power saw, oxygen/acet torch, soldering iron,

  bench grinder

R – Micrometers        

b. Large Machinery:

              F – Operate vehicles

              O – Portable generator, drill press, port air comp

              R – Pressure washer, lathe, electric welder, building scaffold, large sewer machine

c. Electrical Equipment:

              O – Pipe threading machine, lathe, drill press, power shear

d. Chemicals:

              R – Diatomaceous earth, Ph Plus, sodium bicarbonate, muriatic acid, sodium hypochlorite, drain cleaner

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess skills necessary to perform proper arrangement for heating and cooling system devices. [SB1] 
  • Possess knowledge and trouble-shooting skills necessary to identify repair requirements for standard machinery, equipment, and facility property.
  • Ability to work independently, with little supervision.
  • Experience working with DDC[SB2] [TJL3] and pneumatic controls.
  • Familiar with HVAC and Building codes.
  • Responsible for Money, University Funds or Accounts which hold financial information?




  • High school diploma or GED
  • Four years work experience in the maintenance field
  • Experience working on heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older


  • Experience working with DDC and pneumatic controls
  • Experience working with HVAC and Building codes.
  • Associates degree or apprenticeship in HVAC technical trade
  • Acquire and maintain a valid Driver’s License within 3 months of hire date.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding and rooftop access stairs. Required to carry tools and parts often weighing 50 pounds or more. Uses ropes and pulleys to hoist tools and parts to installation elevations. Service work involves crawling on, under and inside of air handling ducts which are often dirty and dusty. Worker must be able to utilize hand tools, power tools and equipment while maintaining a safe environment for himself and others in the area. Proper and safe tool utilization requires dexterity and mobility of hands and arms.

Applicant Special Instructions:

The Departments of Facilities Management and Student Affairs conducts Post-Offer, Pre-Employment screenings on selected candidates for Custodial, Maintenance, and Grounds positions.  Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening.

This is a limited term (LTE) position. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, but this position does offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and the State of Wisconsin. LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours within a twelve-month period.

Salary and Benefits

Starting hourly rate of $17.00 depending on qualifications and experience.

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

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation 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 addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references including email

Review of Applications

Applications received by Monday April 15th, 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 Criag

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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