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Facilities Technician III

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus
Facilities

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Facilities Technician III
  • Job ID: #18692
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Facilities Technician III

A full-time university staff position is available in Barron County Facilities beginning as soon as possible. The working and official title for this assignment is Facilities Technician III. This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period. The expected hourly hiring salary is approximately $21-$22 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Interior and exterior building and related fixture maintenance and repairs.
  • A basic knowledge of building and grounds maintenance, power equipment and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge and working experience with computer hardware/software (preference with MS Office).
  • Have the capacity, flexibility and willingness to learn and apply new methods and procedures required by changes in facilities, equipment, technology, and work priorities and standards.
  • Be willing to work under conditions such as in dirty areas or in extreme heat or cold.
  • Have the ability to perform manual labor, climb, bend or crawl in tight or cramped spaces.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance, power equipment and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of building, plumbing, and electrical systems, codes and standards.
  • Working knowledge of the proper methods of safely using and maintaining power equipment used in building repair and remodeling (i.e., drills, rotor hammers, sanders, saws, etc.) and proper uses of and techniques for using the tools and material of building repair and/or construction.
  • Knowledge of woodworking, welding, painting, and metal fabrication techniques in addition to parts, supplies and/or resources.
  • Knowledge of the methods of maintaining and repairing concrete and other masonry construction.
  • Knowledge to read, interpret, and comprehend blueprints for building maintenance and construction.
  • Knowledge of OSHA health and safety standards, including but not limited to, blood borne pathogens, lockout/tag out, machine guarding and safety, confined space entry and hearing conservation.
  • This position (at times) performs under uncomfortable conditions. This position requires working at heights from ladders, scaffolding, and personnel lifts.
  • Knowledge and working experience with computer hardware/software (preference with MS Office).
  • Hired individual must be able to work well individually and with a team.
  • Hired individual needs to be self-motivated and have the ability to go above and beyond.

DUTIES: The Facilities Repair Worker-Advanced is responsible for buildings and grounds maintenance and repair work associated with the upkeep and enhancement of the campus facilities. The incumbent inspects, maintains and makes complex adjustments and repairs on a wide variety of interior and exterior building components, furniture and equipment, assists with complex and carried mechanical maintenance and repair work, and performs electrical and plumbing repairs, and may also inspect and maintain the campus grounds and grounds equipment, provide support for the operation of the campus, and when required, assists and performs custodial duties and perform safety and security function.

The Facilities Repair Worker-Advanced is under the general supervision of the HVAC specialist advanced worker or Director of Maintenance and Facilities.

  1. Inspect, Maintain, and repair interior and exterior components of the campus building and related structures, including mechanical and related systems. Duties include (however, not limited to ):
    • Perform the maintenance and repair of doors, windows, skylights and their related hardware, such as door closer mechanisms, hinges, locks, glazing, screens, and weather stripping.
    • Prepare and paint, stain or varnish interior/exterior trim, walls and other surfaces using the proper products and methods.
    • Install, secure or replace floor tiles and baseboards and make repairs carpets and other wall or floor coverings.
    • Replace ceiling tiles, and make alterations or repairs to ceiling grid systems.
    • Mount various items on walls around campus using the proper tools, brackets and hangers.
    • Perform carpentry work and other minor construction for the repair and enhancement of facilities.
    • Operate and maintain campus equipment such as hand and table saws, sanders, routers, planers, and other maintenance tools and equipment.
    • Preform complex repairs of plaster, concrete and other masonry construction using proper materials and methods.
    • Replace light fixtures, ballast and lamps. Photocells, outlets. Switches, electric cords and plug ends when necessary.
    • Repair or replace piping, toilets, sinks, and faucets, flush and shut off valves. And other plumbing system components. Unplug sinks, toilets. Traps and drains.
    • Assist mechanical repair personnel, with the operation, preventive maintenance and repair of the HVAC systems.
    • Maintain records of repairs performed on all campus and ground equipment.
  2. Inspect, maintain, and repair campus grounds and equipment and perform other duties as directed.
    • Mow and trim lawns, operating a variety of powered lawn care equipment.
    • Manually and/or using powered equipment. Remove snow and ice from entry ways, sidewalks, parking lots, roofs; spread sand and/or salt as required for footing or traction.
    • Other duties as assigned/directed
  3. Cleaning duties and moving furniture
    • Clean up any mess made when working on the building
    • Help custodians clean when needed.
    • Clean up messes when custodians are not on work shift.
    • Setting up and taking down tables and chairs for events on campus.
    • Moving furniture when needed for events.

THE UNIT: The unit of Barron County Facilities consists of 5 staff members.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human- resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Barron County Facilities: Facilities Technician III position (Job ID # 18692) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Aaron Turek, turekaj@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by September 23rd, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).