University Staff, Permanent - Facilities Repair Worker, Advanced (Public May Apply)

University Staff, Permanent - Facilities Repair Worker, Advanced (Public May Apply)

Code: 12499 Posted: 10/21/2016


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside currently has a vacancy for a Facilities Repair Worker Advanced in the Facilities Management Department.

This position is a university staff, full-time, non-exempt, non-represented position. A six month permissive probation period may be required. Scheduled hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7 am – 3:30 pm.

This position is an integral part to maintaining the interior and exterior of the building facilities and structures of the university.

The position requires work to be done under adverse conditions; working below grade, and from elevated or uneven surfaces. Perform interior and exterior building repairs, including roofing, masonry, painting, patching and window glazing. Knowledge and ability to operate hand and power tools, make and install signs on campus, maintain records. Aptitude and inclination to recognize and work with mechanical, physical, and spatial relationships and concepts. Knowledge of the proper uses of and techniques for using the tools and materials of building repair and construction. Knowledge of the properties and characteristics of various types of wood and other materials used in building and grounds facilities. Willingness to accept direction and supervision, to do things in the prescribed manner.


35% A. Maintenance of buildings facilities and structures.
A1. Re-lamping light fixtures and coordinating with the supervisor for the replacement of defective lamp ends, ballasts, and other noted electrical problems
A2. Installation, repair, and replacement of miscellaneous furnishings, i.e. Blackboards, pencil sharpeners, projection screens, mini-blinds, coat racks, paintings, fire extinguishers, etc.
A3. Repair/maintain restroom furnishings, i.e., wall partitions, trash, towel, soap, and napkin dispenser, mirrors, metal access doors, toilet tissue rollers, etc.
A4. Install vision lights and ventilation grills in metal and wooden doors.

25% B. Maintenance of buildings interior
B1. Repair floor materials including vinyl tile, carpet, ceramic tile brick pavers, etc.
B2. Install or remove walls, partitions (including drywall taping and finishing, doors and

15% C. Maintenance of minor building alterations or projects
C1. Erect metal studs for drywall construction, partitions, ceilings, etc.
C2. Pour and finish concrete floors, walkways, ramps and parking areas
C3. Masonry brick and block work including foundations, walls, etc.

10% D. Maintenance of buildings
D1. Repairs to building foundations including; concrete, masonry, footing repair, sealing leaks, etc.
D2. Maintenance of exterior walls including; repair of masonry, windows, doors, metal and wood siding, etc.
D3. Repair of roof systems, including skylights, roof membranes, flashings, etc.

10% E: Operation of hand and power tools necessary to achieve aforementioned tasks
E1. Operate all hand and power tools as required of the project, in a skilled and safe manner.
E2. Perform operator checks and maintenance on such tools.
E3. Clean and secure tools and equipment

5% F. Performance of other duties
F1. Maintain records and reports as required
F2. Maintain shop and work areas in a clean, organized, and safe order
F3. Provide instruction to other employees as necessary
F4. Snowplowing of grounds, as needed.
F5. Set-up for Commencement and other special events.

Ergonomic Requirements:
  • Climb ladders
  • Traverse planks or walkways
  • Extensive standing for long periods of time
  • Extensive walking to and from various areas of the campus
  • Reaching required for higher work
  • Squatting, twisting, bending, and kneeling
  • Frequent lifting of heavy objects (75-100lbs)
  • Adequate balance and stability to accomplish noted tasks
Equipment to be used on the job:
(By each piece of equipment, "F" for frequent use, "O" for occasional use, or "R" for rare use.)

1. Tools: (power or manual tools)
Drill-F, Hammer-F, Circular Saw-O, Table Saw-O, Hammer Drill-O, Router-O, Screw Gun-F, Chisel(s)-R, Wrenches-R, Jack Hammers-R, Radial Arm Saw-O, Air Compressors and Related Air Tools-O, Sign Making Equipment-F

2. Large Machinery: (includes vehicles)
Lathes-R, Metal Brake and Shear-R, Drill Press-O, Band Saw-O, High Lift Truck-R, Welder-R, Road Marking Equipment-R, Wood Shaper, Planer, Jointer-O, Generators-R

3. Electrical Equipment: (i.e.: floor buffer, includes office equipment)
Fax-R, Lamp Tester-O

4. Chemicals: (includes cleaning supplies, lab chemicals, hazardous waste)
Paints, stains, solvents, lubricants, varnishes, epoxies, and basic cleaning materials


  • 3 years' experience in construction or building maintenance or equivalent educational experience
  • At least one year of the experience must have involved a variety of complex and difficult repair or construction work on a variety of areas in the remodeling or repair of buildings structures and structural components 


Starting hourly rate of $15.33 depending on qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.


Applications received by Friday, November 4, are ensured full consideration.


All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal.

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: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

  • "Advanced Search", Job Opening ID: "12499"
  • Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime" click "Search"
  • Select "Facilities Repair Worker", click "Apply Now"
You must log in before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: 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. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining qualifications for the position 
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
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.


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.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-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.

Contact Name: Jennifer Wagner

Contact Phone: 262-595-2576

Contact Email:

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