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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 106635-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences

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University Staff-Ongoing

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This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $15.15

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor this position is primarily responsible for routine preventive maintenance, minor repair of grounds equipment and completion of landscape construction projects.

This position also operates all Grounds related vehicles and power equipment; including end loaders, back hoes, skid steers, and various hand held equipment. Work involves heavy manual labor and is performed independently and occasionally under adverse weather conditions. This position will also direct the work of temporary employees and carry out experimental work for research using new techniques and materials.

As part of an overall sustainability initiative UW Grounds is committed to developing a Best Management Practice program base on sustainable and environmentally responsible methods of turf management. This position shall aid in additional record keeping, equipment calibration and training a successful BMP program requires.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Plant, is committed to the highest standards of customer relation's principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.


Commercial Driver's License With Air Brake Endorsement
Driver's License

Additional Requirements:

Must possess, or have the ability to obtain within six months or prior to passing probation, a Commercial Driver's License with air brake and tank endorsement(s), which meets the UW Risk Management Standards, and maintain ability to drive State of Wisconsin vehicles.

Must possess, or have the ability to obtain a commercial pesticide applicator license for ornamental and turf pest control.

Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) will require Post-Offer Pre-Employment screenings on all selected candidates.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

Please Note: FP&M is unable to provide sponsorship for this position.

Schedule Comment:

Work Schedule:
6am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday, 30 min unpaid lunch break


Kayla Ruplinger
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process.

Starting pay is based on experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting rate of $15.15 an hour.

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter please describe the following:
1. Your experience with snow removal, and working outdoors..
2. Your experience with landscape installations. (i.e. grading, seeding, sodding) Please include professional or personal experience.
3. Your experience with motorized equipment and handtools.
4. Your experience with hardscape installations. (i.e. asphalt, concrete, block walls, or flat block).

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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