Maintenance Mechanic - WI

UW-Parkside   Kenosha, WI   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on October 25, 2020

Maintenance Mechanic

The University of Wisconsin Parkside currently has a vacancy for a Maintenance Mechanic.

Our Facilities Maintenance Specialist Advanced workers perform advanced level mechanical maintenance and repair work, maintain and make repairs on electrical, plumbing, heating and refrigeration, air conditioning and other mechanical systems and apparatus commonly used in office and institutional building and building complexes. In addition, employees perform preventative maintenance, make repairs and perform minor installations to HVAC equipment. 

Essential Job Functions


  • Accomplish maintenance, inspection and repair of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning and associated equipment.
  • Performance of miscellaneous mechanical, system repairs and other duties as directed by supervisor.
  • Perform inspection, cleaning and adjustment of equipment in conjunction with the preventative maintenance program.
  • Performance of other maintenance operations as assigned

Working Conditions

  • Duties are primarily carried out inside university buildings
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures, including extreme weather conditions, when working outside, traveling between buildings, or during snow and ice removal
  • Exposure to dust, odors, moving mechanical parts and noise commonly encountered on job
  • Exposure to and use of chemical compounds which may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, application and use are not properly followed.
  • Duties occasionally require the manipulation of heavy objects to considerable heights with the use of pulleys which may be hazardous if not performed to safety standards.
  • Duties are occasionally carried out at heights to a maximum of 80’ or in confined spaces as small as 4’ by 4’.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals must possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to read and follow written materials.
  • Ability to schedule and prioritize work duties.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and skills in selection of proper tools for efficient job performance.
  • Possess skills necessary to perform proper arrangement for heating and cooling system devices.
  • Possess skills necessary to perform design and layout for piping systems.
  • Possess knowledge and trouble-shooting skills necessary to identify repair requirements.
  • Ability to work with DDC and pneumatic controls.
  • Possess knowledge and have ability to work with HVAC and Building codes.

Ergonomic Requirements:

Incidental < once/hour                                Frequent 16 to 30/hour
Occasional < 15/hour                                   Constant > 30/hour

  • Incidental carrying of equipment or components weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Incidental climbing of ladders or stairways, occasionally working from heights > 30 feet.
  • Incidental lifting of equipment, components or snow up to a maximum weight of 92 lbs. Occasional lifting of equipment, tools or components of up to 30 lbs. During winter season, constant lifting of tools loaded with snow of up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasional hand activity requiring manipulation
  • Incidental pushing and pulling of average sustained force of 10 lbs and up to a maximum force of 80 lbs.
  • Occasional reaching when assessing equipment or making repairs.
  • Frequent walking at estimated 50% of overall job on a daily basis.
  • Functional vision and acuity to assess equipment, distinguish between colors, function in poorly lit conditions. Peripheral vision to safely operate university vehicles.
  • Functional hearing to verbally communicate with co-workers, determine potential operational issues with equipment and hear safety alarms
  • Functional tactile sensitivity to handle small parts, tools and to detect sources of high temperatures.
  • Functional sense of smell to detect harmful chemicals, coolants and identify burnt or overheated components
  • Ability to work weekends and non-standard hours, be on-call, in addition to standard weekly schedule

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