University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy ID: 102467
Posted Title(s): FAC MAINT SPEC ADV(76102)

Working Title:Facilities Maint. Spec. Advanc
Schedule - Range:03-13
Pay Rate:Minimum $16.55

Title Specifications

Job Summary:The Arlington Agricultural Research Station (AARS) is the largest of 11 UW-Madison research stations. It supports a wide cross section of research and programs for 10 different departments in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). It is estimated that ARS supports over $3 million in research grants. The station consists of approximately 2100 acres of cropland and 14 different crop and livestock units. The AARS staff provide services to CALS researchers which include growing feed for animals, preparing feed rations, performing field operations for crop researchers, removing animal wastes, mowing lawns and research alleyways, trucking, and providing maintenance and repair of facilities and field and research equipment.

This position is primarily responsible for providing complex mechanical maintenance and repair work to manure handling systems and building equipment while working under general supervision. This position works independently to troubleshoot problems by diagnosing the problem, determining alternatives to remedy the problem, making a recommendation on the best method to solve the problem and making the repair. Other responsibilities include heavy equipment and complex farm equipment operation. This position also assists in preventive maintenance and repair of equipment and machines.

Requirements:A Criminal Background Check Will Be Conducted
A Probationary Period will be Required
Driver's License

A Criminal Background Check (CBC) will be conducted.
Hold a valid Wisconsin Driver's License that meets UW Risk Management Standards
Obtain within 6 months a valid Commercial Driver's License, Class A
Will be required to lift up to 60 lbs
Climb to heights of 60 feet, ladders on silos and grain elevators
Must be able to work in dusty and moldy conditions
Must be able to work in barns around animals to complete repairs
Maintain certification with UW Occupation Health Program
Maintain and update the Animal Contact Risk Questionnaire

Monday through Friday 8:00AM- 4:30PM.
Occasional extra hours during week, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Will have to work overtime or irregular hours during certain times of the year.
Contact Name:Mike Bertram
Contact Phone:608-846-3761
Contact TTY Phone:711- -
How To Apply:Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply, you will be asked to submit a resume. If you would like, you may also submit a cover letter. Your resume or cover letter should include the following: state if you have a valid driver's license and/or CDL, or if you will be able to obtain a Class A CDL within 6 months of hire. Also, explicitly state in your resume or cover letter the amount of experience you have in working on manure pumps and pumping systems.

In addition, you will be asked to provide three references within the application process.
July 30, 2017
 ARLINGTON, WI 53911-9719

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