This position is responsible for maintenance and repair of University buildings, HVAC equipment and cooling towers. Additional duties include maintenance of swimming pool, food service equipment, and laundry equipment. Must have or be able to obtain a valid WI driver’s license and be authorized to drive a University vehicle, upon appointment.
This position will function as a member of the Facilities Management Maintenance team (plumbers, steamfitters, electricians, HVAC mechanics, and facilities maintenance specialists) providing customer service and relations to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community. Employees are expected to be flexible in the performance of their job functions and to communicate openly with supervisors and co-workers, other departments, and University staff. This position may occasionally be asked to work hours in excess of the normal shift (7:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday) and after-hour call-ins. Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position.
A. Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) maintenance and repair 35%
1. Repair and maintain HVAC equipment – air handling units, compressors, condensate pumps, air conditioners, refrigeration controls, steam pressure controls, etc. 2. Repair and adjust pneumatic – electric controls for heating and ventilating equipment. 3. Repair or replace defective motors, compressors, electric pressure controls, valves, etc. 4. Adjust air damper and floor valves to balance air systems and to control air flow rate and enthalpy of return supply and outside air. 5. Replace worn or broken parts, seals, bearings, etc. 6. Repair and rebuild heating, AC, water, etc., pumps and related equipment.
B. Building maintenance 30%
1. Review complaints or other data available to identify problems, locate system, component and/or equipment malfunctions. 2. Inspect and troubleshoot system failures. 3. Maintain, adjust, and regulate building air conditioner systems. 4. Perform seasonal shut down and winterization of all systems. 5. Check and assure efficiency of units. 6. Perform annual maintenance on all major systems. 7. Adjust or replace thermostats and DDC controls (24 volt/low voltage) work on HVAC equipment. 8. Maintain logs on preventative maintenance checks. 9. Complete and process work orders.
C. Maintenance and repair of food service equipment 15%
1. Review complaints and data available to identify equipment problems, malfunctions, etc. 2. Inspect, repair, and maintain a variety of kitchen equipment – gas ranges, steam cookers, dishwashers, small appliances (e.g. can openers, toasters); voltage from 24 to 480 volts. 3. Inspect and maintain refrigerator systems – walk-in freezers, refrigerators and freezers, drinking water coolers, ice machines, liquid dispensers, etc. 4. Repair or replace defective motors, air compressors, electric pressure controls, valves, etc. 5. Repair pulper, Buss-Track systems and garbage disposals for food waste disposal systems. 6. Adjust air dampers and floor valves to balance air systems and to control air flow rate and enthalpy of return, supply and outside air. 7. Repair valves and controls on food service equipment. 8. Assist in the production of the Campus’ bio-diesel fuel program; repair and maintain the digesting and delivery pumps; properly dispose of all by-products.
D. Air conditioning and cooling tower maintenance and repair 10%
1. Perform preventative maintenance work on campus cooling towers. Do preseason cleaning and prep work for cooling season. 2. Repair motors, bearings, fans, and replace belts for mechanical portion of tower repairs. Repair or replace media or sections of tower to assure proper operation and optimum performance. 3. Treat tower to maintain proper chemical and bleed down ratios to assure towers will not scale. Test and adjust biocides and algaecides. Use proper procedures for handling and transporting hazardous chemicals. 4. Drain tower and clean sumps for winter storage. Treat with lay-up chemicals to insure towers do not scale or rust through winter seasons.
E. Swimming pool maintenance and repair 5%
1. Check and log daily readings for Albee pool.
2. Adjust electronic controller to match actual readings as needed for calibration.
3. Assist campus plumber with annual draining and refilling of pool.
4. Add chemicals to shock treatment of pool when needed.
F. Miscellaneous Duties 5%
1. Test and maintain emergency eyewash and shower stations in classrooms and labs. 2. Test and maintain lab and classroom fume hoods. 3. Provide back-up support for the maintenance and repair of food service equipment. 4. Other duties as assigned.
•Work experience with the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices related to building maintenance and HVAC systems.
•Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to mechanical maintenance.
•Work experience reading, interpreting, and working from plans, blueprints, drawings, and sketches.
•Ability to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and work at heights above 30 feet in order to reach equipment, with or without reasonable accommodation.
•Ability to enter, exit, and perform duties in confined spaces when performing assignments.
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CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.
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