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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 269856-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Boulder Junction
Categories: Operations and General Maintenance

Job Summary:

This position is a daytime, on-site position that will work closely with colleagues at Trout Lake Station to provide operational equipment and facilities support to resident and visiting researchers. Trout Lake Station is a UW-Madison Center for Limnology research and teaching facility located approximately 220 miles north of Madison in Boulder Junction, WI. The station is a bustling year-round field station that 1) supports 20-25 research projects; 2) hosts field classes; and 3) conducts outreach programs annually. The station also has conference space that is used by various organizations for public education. The station supports 10 permanent staff and numerous national and international researchers who use the station facilities (>5500 person nights and >9000 day usage per year). The Trout Lake Station facilities includes housing for up to 47 people in ten separate buildings, a main laboratory building with more than two dozen offices and laboratories, up to 12 vehicles depending on time of year, and about 30 boats with an assortment of trailers and motors. This position is responsible for managing and maintaining the fleet of approximately 30 boats, 20 motors, trailers, seasonal vehicles, and outdoor research equipment. This position will also be expected to interact with visiting researchers and students to facilitate and train the community on the safe use and maintenance of fleet items and field equipment. Additional responsibilities include sharing in grounds maintenance, serving as back up for facility maintenance, helping repair and construct custom research equipment, and providing emergency support for maintenance issues at Trout Lake Station.

The successful candidate will be part of a team based out of Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction, WI with opportunities to collaborate with researchers at the Center for Limnology Hasler lab in Madison. Trout Lake Station is an attractive work location nestled in the Northwoods of Wisconsin where there are ample outdoor recreational opportunities and many nearby places to live. The year-round and seasonal communities at Trout Lake Station are highly interactive, supportive communities that encourage diverse perspectives and support employee well-being.

Responsibilities: 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.
  • 25% Utilizes specialized equipment to repair and maintain complex machinery, equipment, and facility property to prevent further damage and ensure optimal operation
  • 10% Performs routine and non-routine facility inspections and monitors cleanliness
  • 20% Troubleshoots, escalates, and documents issues according to established policies and procedures
  • 5% Receives, inspects, inventories, and distributes deliveries independently to appropriate entities
  • 20% Assists trades, crafts, vendors, and technical staff with construction, design, and operational maintenance as needed
  • 15% Facilitates and trains visiting users on the safe use and maintenance of fleet and field equipment
  • 5% Acts as an emergency contact for facilities and maintenance issues. Including but not limited to equipment malfunctions, power outages, and plowing.
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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


H.S. Diploma


- Must be able to walk, stand, lift, carry, bend, stoop, and climb at most times and extend and/or raise arms to above head daily, and must be able to lift and move supplies, equipment and material regularly up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
- Must have the ability to be outside in any weather, year-round, including extreme cold.
- Must be comfortable working on and around water.
- Must be able to work well in a team environment.
- Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
- Valid driver's license which meets UW Risk Management standards is required as you will need to drive a State owned vehicle.

High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience with small engines.
Experience with boat equipment or research instrument maintenance
Knowledge of boat operation, maintenance, and trailering.
Experience with grounds and facility maintenance.
Willingness to engage with station users.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and complete tasks.
Background in mechanics, small engine repair, or similar field

Work Schedule:

Position is Monday through Friday, with some weekends and evenings as needed.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $20.48 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

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

For questions on the position, contact: Alyssa Luckey Winters, or 608-262-3304.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Alyssa Luckey Winters
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Facilities Technician III(FP031)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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).

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