Maintenance Mechanic

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Maintenance Mechanic
Deadline for Applications is 10/01/2020

Code: 16651 Posted: 09/17/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Maintenance Mechanic.

Our Facilities Maintenance Specialist Advanced workers perform advanced level mechanical maintenance and repair work, maintain and make repairs on electrical, 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.

Essential Job Functions


  • Accomplish maintenance, inspection and repair of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning and associated equipment.
  • Performance of miscellaneous mechanical, system repairs and other duties as directed by supervisor.
  • Perform inspection, cleaning and adjustment of equipment in conjunction with the preventative maintenance program.
  • Performance of other maintenance operations as assigned

Working Conditions

  • Duties are primarily carried out inside university buildings
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures, including extreme weather conditions, when working outside, traveling between buildings, or during snow and ice removal
  • Exposure to dust, odors, moving mechanical parts and noise commonly encountered on job
  • Exposure to and use of chemical compounds which may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, application and use are not properly followed.
  • Duties occasionally require the manipulation of heavy objects to considerable heights with the use of pulleys which may be hazardous if not performed to safety standards.
  • Duties are occasionally carried out at heights to a maximum of 80’ or in confined spaces as small as 4’ by 4’.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals must possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to read and follow written materials.
  • Ability to schedule and prioritize work duties.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and skills in selection of proper tools for efficient job performance.
  • Possess skills necessary to perform proper arrangement for heating and cooling system devices.
  • Possess skills necessary to perform design and layout for piping systems.
  • Possess knowledge and trouble-shooting skills necessary to identify repair requirements.
  • Ability to work with DDC and pneumatic controls.
  • Possess knowledge and have ability to work with HVAC and Building codes.

Ergonomic Requirements:

Incidental < once/hour Frequent 16 to 30/hour
Occasional 30/hour

  • Incidental carrying of equipment or components weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Incidental climbing of ladders or stairways, occasionally working from heights > 30 feet.
  • Incidental lifting of equipment, components or snow up to a maximum weight of 92 lbs. Occasional lifting of equipment, tools or components of up to 30 lbs. During winter season, constant lifting of tools loaded with snow of up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasional hand activity requiring manipulation
  • Incidental pushing and pulling of average sustained force of 10 lbs and up to a maximum force of 80 lbs.
  • Occasional reaching when assessing equipment or making repairs.
  • Frequent walking at estimated 50% of overall job on a daily basis.
  • Functional vision and acuity to assess equipment, distinguish between colors, function in poorly lit conditions. Peripheral vision to safely operate university vehicles.
  • Functional hearing to verbally communicate with co-workers, determine potential operational issues with equipment and hear safety alarms
  • Functional tactile sensitivity to handle small parts, tools and to detect sources of high temperatures.
  • Functional sense of smell to detect harmful chemicals, coolants and identify burnt or overheated components
  • Ability to work weekends and non-standard hours, be on-call, in addition to standard weekly schedule


Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Technical degree and/or apprenticeship in HVAC technical trade
  • At least four 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., e-mail and punch clock)
  • Experience interacting/working with a diverse, multicultural population

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.

Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate 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:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and emails of three professional references upon hire

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Thursday October 1, 2020 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.

Legal Notices and Important Information

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)

Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 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 here . Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Transcripts will be required upon hire.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 10/02/2020

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