Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235326-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Summary:

University Housing Facilities Repair Workers provide general maintenance, repair work, and cleaning in University Housing Residence Halls and Dining facilities.

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.

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.

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:

- 6 months of previous mechanical and repair experience within an academic, commercial, or residential environment preferred.
- 3 months of previous cleaning, custodial, hospitality, or related experience within an academic, commercial or residential environment preferred.
- 6 months of previous continuous employment preferred.
- English proficiency required with the ability to speak, read, write, and understand verbal instructions.

License or Certificate:

A driver's license that meets UW Risk Management standards is required.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalist(s)
The worker must be able to perform the following physical job demands throughout the workday with or without a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that permits the employee to perform his or her job duties successfully, without causing significant difficulty or disruption in the workplace, or posing a health or safety threat.

CONTINUOUSLY (>67%): Maintain postural balance while standing, walking, and performing job duties; possess ability to see with or without corrective glasses.

FREQUENTLY (34-66%): lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist level; lift up to 50 lbs. from waist to shoulder level; push/pull and carry less than 50 lbs.; reach greater than 18 inches horizontally; reach below knee level and reach to shoulder level; ability to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, squat and climb ladders or stairs; possess ability to use hands for power grip and pinch with forearms in various positions.

OCCASIONALLY (6-33%): lift up to 20 lbs. above shoulder level; reach above shoulder level; kneel; hear at close and far distances, and communicate with others.

RARELY (0-5%): lift up to 100 lbs. from floor to waist level; lift up to 50 lbs. above shoulder level; push/pull and carry less up to 100 lbs.; sit or crawl.



Work Schedule:

Primary schedule for 3rd shift positions is 8:30pm-7:00am, consisting of 10 hour shifts on a rotational basis.

All 10 hour shifts include holidays and weekends on a rotating basis as a part of their normal schedule. Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $16.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit either a resume or a University Housing work history document within the online application system.

The University Housing work history document is available to download at https://www.housing.wisc.edu/jobs/career .


This recruitment may be used to fill other or future vacancies within University Housing, including those which may have a schedule differing from this vacancy.

By applying to this position you are authorizing University Housing to 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.


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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: Jun 2 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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