Maintenance Mechanic
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18810 Posted: 09/14/2022

UW Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career and is part of the UW Systems. 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 good benefits and an opportunity to get involved in community projects and employee engagement activities. We are certainly proud of its diverse student body in the UW System. We work together to help our students, staff and faculty thrive. Find out why Parkside is where you belong.

Position Title: Maintenance Mechanic

Employment Type: Full Time, University Staff, Hourly

Reports To: The Maintenance Mechanic will report to the Facilities Manager.

Pay: Starting at $20/hour

Our Maintenance Mechanics perform advanced level mechanical maintenance and repair work, maintain and make repairs on plumbing, heating and refrigeration, air conditioning and other mechanical systems and apparatus commonly used in office and institutional building and building complexes. In addition, employees perform preventative maintenance, make repairs and perform minor installations to HVAC equipment. The ability to work with DDC and pneumatic controls is also necessary.

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. Use 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 yourself and others in the area. Proper and safe tool utilization requires dexterity and mobility of hands and arms. Long periods of standing, sitting, kneeling, walking and computer work are possible.

Essential Job Functions
  • Receives, responds, and prioritizes service requests
  • Monitors, diagnoses, and communicates buildings’ maintenance operational needs according to established policies and procedures from start to completion
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance on building systems and equipment
  • Documents activity on equipment and systems to ensure optimal and safe operation
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 4 years work experience in the maintenance field
  • Experience working on heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems
  • Familiar with HVAC and Building codes
  • Experience working with DDC and pneumatic controls
  • Acquire and maintain a valid driver’s license within 3 months of hire date
  • Basic computer skills (i.e., email and punch clock)
  • Experience interacting/working with a diverse, multicultural population

The Facilities Management Department is a key part of the University that ensures the campus roads are clean, that utilities like water and electricity are operating effectively and efficiently, and that our campus is clean and beautiful. The work environment for this position is predominantly indoors. Exposure to dust, odors, moving mechanical parts and noise is common.

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:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • The names and email addresses for three References

Review of Applications

Applications received by Monday, Ocrober 16th, 2022 are ensured full consideration.

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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 11/03/2022

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