Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 234075-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for our approximately 450 career staff members and over 1,500 student staff. We provide an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

We operate nineteen residence halls and three apartment communities across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,800 undergraduate students, and serving over 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide housing for conference groups and youth camps throughout the summer months.

This position is responsible for the operation of mechanical, HVAC, plumbing maintenance and refrigeration systems in a group of buildings. Responsibilities include: diagnosing building mechanical problems and ensuring satisfactory operation of building systems; identifying, correcting, reporting and communicating building operational and maintenance needs; performing repairs on equipment; performing scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance actions on equipment; set priorities for repairs and maintenance to meet deadlines.

All duties should be performed in accordance with the Division of Housing's customer care model.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

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:

A minimum of 2 years relevant maintenance experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is required. 3 years of relevant maintenance experience is preferred.

Additional Information:

English proficiency required with one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalist(s).

This position requires long periods of standing, walking and frequent lifting of objects weighing approximately 50 ? 60 pounds.

Some HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist positions have requirements in addition to the physical requirements. This additional requirement may include a driver's license, which meets UW Risk Management standards.

Candidates and the hiring manager will talk further about specific requirements of current openings during the interview stage.

The primary hours for this position are between 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Multiple HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist vacancies may be available. Some positions require on-call or weekend rotations. Schedule will be determined upon hire.



Work Schedule:

Hours are between Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, with weekend rotation and on-call as required by department.

Schedule alterations as operations demand.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $21.54 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume within the online application system.
Candidates who apply for this position may be considered for other or future vacancies within this title, including those which may have a different work schedule from this vacancy.

University Housing may communicate with you about your application status using a text messaging service. To opt-out please reply "STOP" to text messages received or contact University Housing HR at hr@housing.wisc.edu or 608-262-2766. Message and data rates may apply.


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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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 25 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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