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This senior-level technician position in facilities at Rec Well is created to be the right-hand person to the building supervisor at the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center. Help us move in and start up our facility maintenance program at the Bakke. Extensive training and onboarding will be vital to understand and operate the buildings mechanical systems. This position will also help with the day-to-day management of the team. Double checking work, ensuring work orders are properly filled out, and oversight of the student employees in the maintenance team.
Computer skills and knowledge is vital to this role. Candidates will utilize technology to document, close work orders, and work within internal systems. Qualified applicants need to be able to diagnose, troubleshoot, and purchase repair parts/supplies to complete repairs.
This position's primary responsibility is support of the operation, maintenance, and upkeep of all indoor and outdoor recreational sports facilities and equipment. Typical work hours are 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Work hours are subject to change to meet the needs of Rec Well. This position may be required to work at all Rec Well facilities as needed. This employee must be able to spend substantial time on their feet and is also able to perform lifting regularly up to 50 lbs, occasionally up to 100 lbs.
Inspects, maintains, and repairs specialized equipment and facilities to ensure property meets established standards and to prevent further damage. Assists with construction, design and operational maintenance as needed.
50% Utilizes specialized equipment to repair and maintain complex machinery, equipment, and facility property to prevent further damage and ensure optimal operation
25% Performs routine and non-routine facility inspections and monitors cleanliness
15% Troubleshoots, escalates, and documents issues according to established policies and procedures
5% Receives, inspects, inventories, and distributes deliveries independently to appropriate entities
5% Assists trades, crafts, vendors, and technical staff with construction, design, and operational maintenance as needed
Develop strong working relationships with campus partners such as Physical Plant, Risk Management, and EHS.
Attend Divisional Staff meetings and trainings.
Attend state, regional, and national conferences as approved to keep abreast of current trends and issues. Participate in trade shows and other professional development opportunities presented by the department.
Pursue and maintain all necessary certifications related to job responsibilities (American Red Cross Adult CPR/FA/AED).
Serve on department, division, or university committees as requested.
On an occasional basis, exercise flexibility to work evening or weekend hours.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
Grounds and synthetic turf maintenance experience.
Fitness equipment repair or mechanical/electrical diagnostics and repair.
Perform skilled repair and maintenance on facilities related to carpentry, painting, structural, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, HVAC, and mechanical systems.
Normal schedule is 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $24.00 HOURLY Depending on Qualifications
About the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Since its founding in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. With the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, we're not only changing the 936 acres we call home-Badgers are also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
About the City of Madison:
With a population of 255,000, Madison, WI has small town feels and big city amenities. One of only two major U.S. cities built on an isthmus, Madison is nestled between 15,000 acres of lakes and has an extensive network of parks and 200+ miles of biking trails. Madisonians enjoy the city's rich culture, which revolves around a keen appreciation for the food, arts, and recreation. The city is consistently recognized as a great place to live:
One of the Best Small Cities in America - National Geographic, 2018 #4 Fittest City in the U.S. - ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020 #1 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance - smartasset.com, 2020 #3 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability.com, 2019 #2 Most Walkable Cities - Expedia, 2018 #15 Best Public Schools in the U.S. - US News, 2018 #5 Best Places to Live for Quality of Life - US News, 2020
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume and cover letter. You will also be asked to provide three professional references.
The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 18, 2022; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
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 University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.