This position is responsible for the repair of a wide range of mechanical equipment necessary for heating, air conditioning and ventilation for the campus buildings and the repair of other mechanical building systems including commercial kitchen equipment. A thorough knowledge of pneumatic, electric and electronic systems is required as well as refrigeration repairs and preventive maintenance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.Visual acuity necessary to read parts books and equipment manuals. 2.Ability to read requisitions and receive information; ability to read English language sufficiently to read and understand construction documents (i.e., blueprints). Ability to read work orders, printed history pages and schedules from the energy Management System, hazardous substance warnings, installation and repair manuals, and equipment operating instructions. 3.Ability to orally communicate effectively with others using the English language, in person or over the telephone, with or without the use of auxiliary aids, in order to convey information. 4.Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with the public and other University employees. 5.Analytical skills necessary to diagnose and correct mechanical failures in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. 6.Sufficient manual dexterity with one hand to operate hand and power tools, manually complete paperwork such as recording items on work orders and receiving documents, and operate computer terminal for EMS. 7.Must have sufficient physical flexibility to stoop, crawl under HVAC equipment (i.e., air handling units) and other low spaces in order to perform preventive maintenance tasks. 8.Perform tasks requiring standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus in order to attend to various maintenance tasks across campus. 9.Ability to enter, exit, and perform duties in confined spaces in order to correct problems and maintain heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. 10.Ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and work at heights above 30 feet in order to reach HVAC equipment. 11.Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise move HVAC equipment or components (i.e., motors) weighing a maximum of 50 pounds. 12.Must be physically able to lift your arms above your head in order to reach remote HVAC equipment installations. 13.Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges so as to complete necessary maintenance inside walk in refrigeration and freezer units located in a hot commercial kitchen operation. 14.This job requires a valid driver's license with an excellent driver's record which would permit Wisconsin certification in order to drive University vehicles. 15.Ability to work with and cooperate with supervisory staff at all levels in order to maintain a smoothly functioning work unit. 16.Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately and safely with minimal direct supervision. 17.Ability to understand and apply information presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature in order to keep abreast of changes in the job/do your job safely/etc. 18.Basic mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction and multiplication, necessary to complete work orders. 19.Must possess and maintain an applicable refrigeration license (must obtain license prior to the end of the six-month probationary period). 20.Must have experience in mechanical, heating, refrigeration and kitchen equipment repair. 21.Ability to successfully pass a pre-employment screen.
CORECOMPETENCIES Communication – Timely communicates with styles that are approachable and respectable; engages in active listening by holding interruptions and responding concisely. Customer Service – Engage in all job-related interactions and activities with contacts from within and outside the University in a courteous and professional manner. Change – Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change. Organization – Manage multiple tasks and effectively organize work to be as productive as possible. Leadership – Support and nurture others in identifying potential solutions to work related challenges.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants must provide a resume; contact information for three professional references; and a one-page cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in the job posting.
A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. It will also require you and your most recent employer to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. The selected candidate must be able to pass a post-offer pre-employment screen and hold a valid driver's license to obtain Wisconsin certification to drive University vehicles. A six-month probationary period is required. The salary range is $16.55-$22.52 per hour, which will be negotiated based on experience.
View our excellent benefits at https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/Univ-staff.pdf. A Total Compensation (Wage plus Benefits) Estimator is available at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
Inquiries should be addressed to Mark Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3221.
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran or military status. All persons, especially women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials:
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the final candidates may be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies can be viewed at https://www.uwrf.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report.cfm or call University Police at 715-425-3133 for a paper copy.
Internal Number: 5567
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