Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232419-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: REC SP/GYM2-NAT
Location: Madison
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Building/Grounds Superintendent, this position provides services in support of the Division of Recreation & Wellbeing's facilities, grounds, fields and related maintenance equipment. This position participates in and leads maintenance staff personnel involved with all outdoor operations. This position encompasses lead work responsibility for vehicle diagnostics and skilled repairs for all outdoor equipment which includes but not limited to: a pick-up truck, Bobcat toolcat, Kubota utility vehicles, diesel riding lawn mowers, gas line painters, various small engines, other grounds maintenance equipment, as well as maintains records and parts inventory. This position will be required to work Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm. Work hours are subject to change to meet the needs of the Division of Rec Well. This position may be required to work at other Rec Well facilities as needed.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Employee supervision and management experience including conflict resolutions, performance evaluations and disciplinary recommendations. Exceptional interpersonal skills required to lead and coordinate required tasks.

2. Knowledge of techniques and terminology used in the operation and maintenance of athletic and sports fields including repair of facilities, grounds and recreational equipment.

3. Knowledge of mechanical operating of internal combustion engines and accessories, power train and chassis components of vehicles and other motor driven equipment.

4. In-depth knowledge and skills with mechanic tools and equipment used in the repair of motorized equipment.

5. Knowledge and safe use of hand and power tools (drills, saws, grinders, sanders, table saw, miter saw, hammer drill, impact drivers etc.)

6. Knowledge with grounds maintenance including but not limited to mowing, trimming, fertilizing, seeding and turf maintenance including the operation related grounds equipment required to perform these tasks.

7. Knowledge of safety precautions and procedures applicable to maintenance shops and mechanical equipment.

8. Computers skills required for e-mail and to research repair solutions/parts, and to use the work order/preventative maintenance system.

Additional Information:

Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver's license.
Ability to lift to 50 pounds.
Criminal background check will be conducted.



Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm. Work hours are subject to change to meet the needs of the Division of Recreation & Wellbeing.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $23.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and a resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional references.


Whitney McMonigle
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Mar 18 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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