Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 236314-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Other

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, responsible for the operation and repair of mechanical and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) equipment in a group of buildings with a high level of independence and self-initiation. This position is responsible for reexamining our HVAC standards, practices and usages on Campus, trouble shooting of building mechanical problems, identifying, correcting, reporting and communicating building operational and maintenance needs to other trades and units, performing repairs on equipment, performing scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance on equipment, and ensuring satisfactory operation of building systems to meet the programmatic and energy conservation needs and objectives of the building. Due to the complexity of the research and resources on Campus, METASYS and mechanical controls are used to balance the strict tolerances including temperature, humidity, and air quality of the environment effectively and efficiently inside the buildings.

The University of Wisconsin Madison Physical Plant is committed to the highest standards of customer relations principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

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:

No minimum years required

Additional Information:

- Knowledge of pneumatic and electric control devices on building environmental systems
- Knowledge of the design, operation and functions of building utilities.
- Knowledge of mechanical maintenance practices and occupational safety associated with the operation, treatment and repairs of same.
- Knowledge of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
- Knowledge of blueprint reading and skill in interpreting pneumatic controls and diagrams.
- Knowledge of mechanical maintenance practices and associated occupational safety.
- Knowledge of pneumatic controls and ability to interpret diagrams.
- Knowledge of the physical laws of fluids.
- Knowledge of commercial ventilation systems, their components, and operational designs.
- Knowledge of commercial HVAC equipment and controls.
- Knowledge of proper handling of chemical cleaning agents.
- Skill in operation of a personal computer, including use of Microsoft Office and computerized database records systems.
- Skill and ability in organizational, scheduling, and record keeping skills to develop, present, and direct training and work activities.
- Skill in communication and team-building, and ability to communicate with difficult people.
- High level of mechanical aptitude.
- Ability to perform tasks equivalent to high school level algebra and geometry (e.g. calculating ratios, unknown quantities, and square and cubic volumes.)
- Ability to learn lock out/tag out procedures.
- Ability to maintain professional and service oriented relationships with customers and co-workers.
- Ability to be creative, flexible, self-motivated, and quality oriented.
- Ability to exercise a strong sense of priority and time management
- Ability to present a neat, clean appearance at all times.
- Ability to work under unpleasant (confined, dirty spaces and extreme hot and cold) conditions and perform heavy manual labor.
- Ability to climb, bend, crawl, and stoop.
- Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to push or pull heavy objects (i.e. full 55 Gallon Barrel on Barrel cart, pallets with various items (salt, filters, etc.) on pallet jack.)
- Ability to work hours in excess of the normal work shift, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.



Work Schedule:

7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday -Friday, 30 min unpaid lunch.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $20.80 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter.

We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to this position including your work experience with HVAC, customer service, and diagnosis/troubleshooting.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.


Dawn Bierman
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:

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: .

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 17 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 2 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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