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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Job no: 238249-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Summary:

This is a position at the Charter Street and Walnut Street Heating Plants. The UW Heating Plants are tasked with providing stream, chilled water, compressed air, and some electricity to the UW Madison Campus, UW Hospital, and VA Hospital, among others. Main Duties for this position include the operation and maintenance of Dry Ice Blasting equipment, floor scrubbers, buffing equipment, scissors lifts and other various equipment. Other duties are to include minor plant maintenance, assisting Trades workers, cleaning of various plant areas, other minor projects requested by Plant Management. Type of work will vary slightly depending on what duties need to be accomplished. This work is performed under the general direction of the Maintenance Superintendent. Facilities Repair Workers maintain a familiarity with and perform all work in accordance with UW safety rules and practices to provide a safe work environment.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Plant, is committed to the highest standard of customer relation's 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:

Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver's license, a motor vehicle record which meets UW Risk Management Standards, and maintain ability to drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles.

May be required to pass a pulmonary function assessment to be able to use a respirator.
Employment requires a criminal background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Basic knowledge of institutional or commercial facilities repairs and maintenance procedures, methods, techniques, and equipment used in a maintenance operation.
2. Basic knowledge of tools and equipment.
3. Basic knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions related to maintenance and custodial operations and the ability to train others in these areas.
4. Basic knowledge of institutional or commercial custodial procedures, methods, techniques, and equipment used in a maintenance and custodial operations.
5. Ability to work independently and use sound judgment.
6. Ability to perform duties promptly and efficiently under pressure of deadlines and with interruptions.
7. Basic knowledge and skill in inventory practices and procedures.
8. Skilled in providing positive customer service.
9. Basic computer skills preferred or ability and willingness to learn.
10. Basic math skills.
11. Ability to work with various staff on a project-by-project basis.
12. Excellent attention to detail.
13. Ability to communicate effectively in English.
14. Skill in driving vehicles in a campus setting with a high volume of pedestrian, bicycle moped and vehicular traffic and in evening hours with possible adverse weather conditions.



Work Schedule:

6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 30 minute unpaid meal break

This position may occasionally be asked to work hours in excess of the normal work shift, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $17.50 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter please describe the following:
1. Your experience working in a team environment.
2. Your experience with automotive, factory, or farm/agricultural work.
3. Your experience working in a mechanical or electrical environment.
4. Your experience with computer programs.


Lisa Raetzman
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: Jul 29 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 12 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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