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Facilities Technician I

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Fox Cities Campus
Categories: University Staff

Official Title: Facilities Technician I
Business Title: Facilities Technician I
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $15-16.11
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Terms of Employment: Continuous
Position Summary:

This position, which reports directly to the UWO Fox Cities Campus Facilities Manager, provides maintenance, repairs, and upkeep to the campus facilities and grounds. This position inspects, maintains, and adjusts and repairs to a wide variety of interior and exterior building components, furniture, and equipment, assist with mechanical maintenance and repair work, performs basic electrical and plumbing repairs, perform wood and concrete work, inspect, and maintain the campus grounds and grounds equipment, provide support for the operation of the campus, when required perform custodial and security functions. The position requires the ability to work alone as well as in cooperation with other workers. The work shift is Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 2:00 pm with some rotational work on Saturdays and Sundays as needed.

Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position. Must have a valid WI driver's license and be authorized to drive a university vehicle upon appointment. This position will require a criminal background investigation.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


A.        40% Inspect, maintain, and repair campus grounds and equipment.

1.         Mow and trim lawns, operating a variety of powered lawn care equipment.

2.         Manually and/or use powered equipment to remove snow and ice from entry ways, sidewalks, parking lots, roads, roofs, fire hydrants, emergency exits.

spread sand/salt as required.

3.         Perform preventive maintenance and repair of lawn care, snow removal, and other grounds equipment.

4.         Perform landscaping projects (rock beds, woodchip coverings, drainage, etc.).

5.         Repaint parking lot lines.

6.         Repair asphalt lots, walkways, roads, and other areas.

7.         Install/repair posts, signs, and fencing.


B.        20% Inspect, Maintain and repair interior and exterior

components of the campus buildings including mechanical and building systems

1.         Perform the maintenance and repair of doors and windows including its

related hardware, such as door closer mechanisms, hinges, locks, glazing,

screens, and weather stripping

2.         Perform inspections and repair of roofs, exterior trim, and flashing systems.

3.         Prepare and paint, stain, and varnish interior/exterior trim walls, and other

surfaces using the proper products and methods.

4.         Install, repair, and replace tile (wall/floor), baseboards, carpet, and other wall or floor coverings.

5.         Replace ceiling tiles and make alterations and repairs to ceiling grind systems.

6.         Install, and repair bookcases, shelves, counters, cabinets, desks, chairs, and other furniture.

7.         Mount bulletin boards, chalkboards, white erase boards, display racks,

plaques, pictures, and other items.

8.         Perform carpentry work and other minor construction for the repair and

enhancement of the facilities.

9.         Operate and maintain campus equipment such as hand and table saws,

sanders, routers, planers, drills, and other maintenance tools and equipment.

10.       Repair concrete, and other masonry construction using the proper materials and methods.

11.       Operate welding and cutting equipment and fabricate metal items.

12.       Repair and maintain electronic lock system and related devices, · change

access codes, and repair locking devices.



C.        20% Perform maintenance and general electrical, plumbing, and mechanical repairs on building systems and campus equipment.

1.         Replace light fixtures, ballast, lamps, photocells, faulty outlets, switches,

electrical cords and plug ends, monitor, and adjust lighting timers.

2.         Repair or replace piping, toilets, sinks, and faucets, flush and shut off valves, and other plumbing components; unplug sinks toilets, traps, and drains.

3.         Assist mechanical repair personnel, with the operation, preventive

maintenance and repair of HVAC systems.

4.         Perform routine maintenance of campus fleet vehicles including, oil changes, tire rotation, monthly checking fluid levels and tire conditions.

5.         Maintain records of preventive maintenance and/or repairs performed on all campus, grounds, and fleet equipment.

D.         10% Provide support services for the operation of the campus.

1.         Provide custodial/security services for weekend scheduled events and during absences of custodial staff or in emergencies.

2.         Assist custodians with major cleaning/setup projects.

3.         Receive deliveries for all departments, assemble items when required and

distribute these to appropriate person or area.

4.         Duties as assigned.

E.         10% Conduct campus safety and security services.


1.         Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.

2.         Ability to perform physical labor including heavy lifting, bending, stooping, twisting, and other motions.

3.         Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges to complete job assignments.

4.         Work experience using and operating a wide variety of hand (e.g. hammers, saws, pry bars) and power tools (e.g. pneumatic hammer, hammer drills, core drills, skill saw, sawzall, block saw, tile cutter, table saw, pneumatic staplers and nailers) to perform construction and demolition projects.

5.         Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Essential functions and responsibilities of the position must be able to be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to mechanical maintenance.

Experience with the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices related to building maintenance and HVAC systems.

Experience reading, interpreting, and working from plans, blueprints, drawings, and sketches.

Experience working with ladders and scaffolding.

Experience with paint/stain/refinishing and using paint equipment.

Experience with the install and repair of drywall.


To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Resume and contact information for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Position will remain open until filled. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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.

Work Authorization
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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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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.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or