University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy ID: 102866
Posted Title(s): FAC REPAIR WORKER(76125)

Working Title:Facilities Repair Worker
Schedule - Range:03-10
Pay Rate:Minimum $15.00

Title Specifications

Job Summary:The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Residence Hall Facilities is a part of the Division of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Housing Residence Halls provide quality living/learning environments and programs to approximately 7400 undergraduate student residents during the academic year and 15,000 guests in the summer months. Residence Hall Facilities is a subsection of the University Housing that focuses on housekeeping, mechanical maintenance and long-term infrastructure projects and planning.

University Residence Halls consists of 30 buildings containing approximately 2 million square feet and 37 acres of surrounding grounds. In addition to residential living spaces, the residence hall infrastructure supports many functions and programs requiring many types of spaces such as classrooms, office space, dining and culinary space, including commercial kitchens and market place areas, mechanical support spaces and large meeting rooms.

Under the general supervision and specific direction of the Building Supervisor and/or Assistant Building Supervisor provide general maintenance, repair work, and cleaning in various assigned Residence Hall and Dining facilities. This involves using established cleaning products, equipment, methods and procedures within time allocations to provide and maintain a clean and safe living environment. This position is expected to utilize effective communication and follow instructions to complete tasks accurately. This position is expected to meet customer service standards by working courteously and cooperatively with residents, conference guests and staff. This position is expected to respond to routine and non-routine calls, be an active problem solver, provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the event of an emergency. Work may involve serving as crew leader for small groups of full-time staff and non-permanent employees. University Housing owns and maintains several different properties/locations on campus. At times, based on operational need, this position may be temporarily re-assigned to a different property/location on campus. Notice of temporary location reassignment will be given whenever possible.

University Residence Halls is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Requirements:A Criminal Background Check Will Be Conducted
A Probationary Period will be Required
Driver's License
English Proficiency Required - This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English

Special Requirements:
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalist(s).

This position requires the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and understand verbal instructions in English. English Proficiency is required.

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

6 months of continuous employment required.

3 months of previous cleaning, custodial, hospitality, or related experience within an academic, commercial or residential environment preferred.

6 months of previous mechanical and repair experience within an academic, commercial, or residential environment preferred.

Additional Requirements:
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.

Primary schedule for 3rd shift positions are between the hours of 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.
Contact Name:Caleb Georgeson
Contact Phone:608-262-2766
Contact TTY Phone:711- -
How To Apply:To apply online, applicants must submit a resume, work history, and references within the online application system. Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your
performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires
that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors.
When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
-Title of their position and relationship to you
-Phone number
-E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline date listed. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The rate for this position will be $15.00 per hour. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.
September 27, 2017
Address:JONES HOUSE     Room:
 655 ELM DR
 MADISON, WI 53706-1188

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:

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.