Madison, WI
Mar 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 104280-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 104280

Working Title: HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist

Official Title: HVAC/REFRIG SPEC-ADV(77262)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

$19.30 - $25.09

Job Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into six main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, Information Technology, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing?s goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

University Residence Halls is part of the Division of University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Residence Halls provide quality living/learning environments and programs to approximately 7,400 undergraduate student residents. Residence Hall Facilities is a subsection of the University Residence Halls that focuses on housekeeping, mechanical maintenance and long-term infrastructure projects and planning.

University Residence Halls consists of 30 buildings containing approximately 2 million square feet and 37 acres of surrounding grounds. In addition to residential living spaces the residence hall infrastructure supports many functions and programs requiring many types of spaces such as classrooms, office space, dining and culinary space including commercial kitchens and market place areas, mechanical support spaces and large meeting rooms.

Under the general supervision of the Building and Grounds Supervisor, this position is responsible for the operation of mechanical, HVAC, and refrigeration systems in a group of buildings. Responsibilities include: diagnosing building mechanical problems and ensuring satisfactory operation of building systems; identifying, correcting, reporting and communicating building operational and maintenance needs; performing repairs on equipment; performing scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance actions on equipment; set priorities for repairs and maintenance to meet deadlines. This position is expected to function as a one-person shop when covering during weekends and holidays.

Residence Halls Facilities is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.


English Proficiency Required - This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English

Schedule Comment:

Primary schedule consists of 8 hour shifts with start times between the hours of 6:30am to 8:00am, Monday through Friday, as assigned. Afterhours and schedule modifications as operationally required.

This position is scheduled for weekend work on a rotating basis, typically averaging one weekend every six to eight weeks. Corresponding days off are typically given during the week before and week after the weekend worked.


Caleb Georgeson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please submit a resume, work history, and references within the online application system. Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors. When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
- Name
- Title of their position and relationship to you
- Phone number
- E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the indicated deadline date. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The minimum starting salary for this position will be between $19.30 and $25.09 per hour, based on qualifications and experience. Applications may be considered for other positions in University Housing.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Advertised: Mar 12 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Mar 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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