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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: 274010-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Operations and General Maintenance

Job Summary:

This position supports the delivery of facility maintenance activities for the Finishing shop. Support includes cleaning and preparing construction sites, loading, unloading, and delivering of materials and equipment. Under the direct supervision and guidance of the shop supervisors this position will assist skilled tradespeople with miscellaneous tasks and duties.

Responsibilities: Assists with facility and equipment inspection, maintenance, and repairs to ensure property meets established standards and to prevent further damage. Assists with construction, and meeting and event preparation as needed.
  • 5% Utilizes basic equipment to repair and maintain basic machinery, equipment, and facility property under close supervision to prevent further damage and ensure optimal operation
  • 5% Assists with routine facility inspections and monitors cleanliness
  • 5% Escalates and documents issues according to established policies and procedures
  • 75% Assists with inventory and distribution of deliveries to appropriate entities under close supervision
  • 5% Assists trades, crafts, vendors, and technical staff with construction, design, and operational maintenance as needed
  • 5% Sets up and tears down equipment for institutional meetings and events
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


Experience working as a labor with mechanical aptitude preferred.

- Knowledge of tools, materials and procedures used in Carpenter, Bricklayer & Mason, or Painter trades.
- Knowledge of the proper use of a variety of hand tools, power tools, and personal safety equipment.
- Knowledge of correct methods for handling materials; knowledge of correct lifting techniques.
- Knowledge of the safe operation of the following moving equipment: Dollies, Jacks, Carts, Lifts.
- Knowledge of state codes on erection or construction of scaffolding.
- Knowledge of the safe use and weight restrictions of various ladders.
- Knowledge of safe lifting methods and general safety precautions for handling equipment and materials.
- Knowledge of proper methods of loading vehicles to provide even distribution of weight and security of cargo.
- Skill in operating light/medium trucks; knowledge of Wisconsin driving laws and rules of the road.
- Knowledge of Madison campus; names of streets and buildings, etc.
- Knowledge of Madison streets; location of local suppliers of construction materials.
- Must work well with co-workers to accomplish team goals.
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills and exercise a strong sense of priority and time management.
- Ability to learn quickly and acquire necessary skills to successfully perform all tasks.

Work Schedule:

7:00 am - 3:30 pm, M-F

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 $22.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.


Dawn Bierman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Facilities Technician I(FP029)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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 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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