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Facilities Maintenance Specialist

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Posting Date

3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Facilities Maintenance Specialist 
UW System Title:  Facilities Maintenance Specialist - Advanced 

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and will be responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of general plumbing fixtures and components.  This position will also perform general inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of campus building structures and equipment. In addition, this position performs preventative maintenance, inspections, other seasonal activities, and is responsible for inspecting laboratory systems and equipment and making necessary installations and repairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate parts inventory, order parts when necessary and provide professional advice on the materials and time required to complete various tasks.  This position may also direct the work of student and/or Limited Term Employees employees

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Test, inspect, maintain and repair sump pumps, hot water circulator pumps, vacuum pumps, and centrifugal pumps. 
  • Inspect, repair and change filters when necessary on reverse osmosis distilled water system.
  • Maintain water softeners and equipment logs.
  • Maintain and repair all faucets, sinks, toilets, urinals, drain lines, flush valves, and vacuum breakers.
  • Inspect and maintain all water cooler drinking fountains.
  • Run water lines and drains; install sinks, urinals, and toilets.
  • Maintain steam system components including piping, valves, heat exchangers, and strainers.
  • Assist electrician with maintenance and repair of fire, smoke, and heat/temp change alarm systems.  Perform quarterly sprinkler head inspection.
  • Maintenance repair of motorized bleachers, basketball backboards and gym divider.
  • Inspect and maintain campus water service and fire systems and drain outdoor systems seasonally to prevent freeze ups.
  • Investigate roof leaks and make repairs.
  • Seasonal filling and draining of MAC hall pond including maintenance of floats, drains, circulation system and cistern.
  • Inspect electrical vaults and other pits for water and pump out.
  • Maintenance repair of all custodial equipment.
  • Perform weld fabrication or repair using arc, wire feed, gas, or heli-arc.
  • Maintain and repair emergency generator equipment.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs safely using precision maintenance techniques.
  • Inspect and repair appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, steam cookers and their associated controls, regulators, thermostats, and /or other parts. Remove old and install new equipment.
  • Run gas lines and check pilot lights, and repair gas leaks.
  • Backup all staff in the Maintenance Department including the locksmith and pool operator.
  • Perform remodeling and minor repair work. Installation of steel stud walls, door frames, sheet rocking and painting. Installation of floor tile and carpeting.
  • Repair, fabricate and install interior and exterior signs.
  • Safely operate University service vehicles, appropriate power tools and mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain parts inventory for machinery and equipment in areas of responsibility and prepare parts orders.
  • Do layouts and estimates for projects.


  • High School Diploma at time of application
  • 2 year experience in a commercial maintenance setting
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a valid driver's license upon appointment
  • Knowledge of plumbing repair and maintenance
  • Knowledge of common causes of mechanical failures, structural and mechanical diagnostic and repair procedures
  • Knowledge of basic welding and metal cutting tasks

  • Associates degree in plumbing or industrial maintenance 
  • Knowledge of commercial doors, locks, and related door hardware preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of power and hand tools, equipment, and safety methods
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions, including lockout/tag out and confined space entry
  • Ability to maintain written records of daily activities performed and inventory data


  • Physical strength and stamina to perform required work, including being able to bend, stoop, kneel, climb, lift up to 50 lbs, and work on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to climb and work at considerable heights and in confined spaces under adverse conditions
The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently with minimal supervisoion and as part of a collaborative team. The successful candidate will also have basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  The work hours for this position will be 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work screen examination will be conducted on the finalist(s).  A six-month probationary period is required for this position. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 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. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Hourly salary range of $19.38.

This position will earn an additional $0.60 per hour for all weekend hours worked and an additional $0.45 per hour for all hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Facilities Maintenance Specialist"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Human Resources 
Phone: (920) 465-2390

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Note: 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).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.