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Facilities Maintenance Specialist - Advanced


Facilities Planning and Management
UW-La Crosse


Job Information                                      Position Description                            Application Procedure


Job Duties
This position reports to the Crafts Worker Supervisor and performs a wide variety of general and complex mechanical maintenance work under very limited supervision. It also requires the ability to read blue prints to determine the location and operation of building equipment and systems. This position is required to be on the maintenance "Call Back Roster", thus allowing the University Switchboard to contact him/her at home to respond to emergency repair work in campus buildings at night and on weekends. The standard hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of essential job functions and ability to safely perform the duties with minimal supervision; analytical skills necessary to diagnose and correct the cause of both common and infrequent failures in equipment and systems; knowledge or ability to learn relevant software and/or computer languages in order to operate preventive maintenance, work order, time reporting and inventory control programs; mathematical skills necessary to prepare cost estimates, maintain inventories and prepare charge-back documents; the ability to communicate effectively orally or in writing, using the English language, in various situations, i.e. face to face, via phone or two-way radio, correspondence, editing reports, taking messages, etc.; to effectively deal with stressful situations such as responding to urgent or emergency situations involving system failures; and to comply with all University of Wisconsin Systems Work Rules including safe work practices.

Must maintain current field related skills and knowledge and its associated codes by attending training programs, conferences and subscription or memberships of professional organizations, physically be able to work in various environments without adverse physical reaction, e.g.; in confined areas; within extreme temperature ranges; in hot, noisy, dirty or dust-filled areas; at heights above 30 feet, etc., physically be able to work in various positions, i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping or kneeling; on scaffolding, ladders or stairs; standing, sitting or walking, while continuously performing job functions, have the ability to grasp, lift and/or carry tools, equipment or supplies, up to 75 pounds on a regular basis as well as the ability to wear protective equipment, i.e. respirator, breathing apparatus, hearing, or eye protection, etc.

Must hold and maintain a valid driver's license meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle.

Special Notes
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant.  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

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Appointment Information 

For more information contact Ann Bever, HR Assistant, 608-785-8015,

Application Procedure

Please apply by emailing a resume and your at-risk layoff letter (if applicable) to Ann Bever at
All application materials must be received in Human Resources Office by noon, Monday, October 8, 2012.



As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness.  Women, persons of color, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.  If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process, please contact the individual above to make appropriate arrangements.
Employment will require a criminal background check.  A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant.  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 
Under Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide, upon request, a list of nominees and applicants.  A written request can exclude one from this list.  Persons agreeing to be final candidates (to be interviewed) will have their identities revealed as final candidates.