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Student Union Mechanical Services Supervisor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

Student Union Mechanical Services Supervisor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 01415264

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
The UWM Student Union Mechanical Services Supervisor will oversee a comprehensive building maintenance program for major systems in the Student Union, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, fire suppression, and elevators. This position oversees Mechanical Services staff, coordinates maintenance and repairs, and schedules facility projects. The UWM Student Union encompasses five floors and 330,000 square feet, which includes ten dining units, two conference centers, several retail spaces, a recreation center, and an art gallery.

This position primarily works first shift Monday through Friday, with flexible or extended hours as determined by department needs. The Mechanical Services Supervisor recruits, trains, and supervises two full-time HVAC Mechanics, ten student employees, and other temporary staff.

Student Affairs is required to conduct Post-Offer Pre-Employment (POPE) physical screening on all selected candidates for the following position. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in facilities maintenance, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated high degree of mechanical aptitude and hands-on experience making repairs and adjustments to mechanical equipment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of inspection, operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems, HVAC systems, environmental controls, and apparatus commonly used in institutional buildings
  • Proficient computer skills related to email communications, online messaging, work order system maintenance and entries. There is increased use of computers and electronic equipment, i.e. fire alarm system, climate control, and security systems in facilities maintenance
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, advanced plans, specifications, operating manuals, diagrams, and charts of a complex technical nature
  • Prior work experience in a higher education environment
  • Evidence of excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

Application Instructions
Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide a cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills.

Student Affairs is required to conduct Post-Offer Pre-Employment (POPE) physical screening on all selected candidates for the following position. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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