General Maintenance Repair Tec - HVAC

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Position OverviewFacilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. The incumbent is responsible for performing a wide variety of maintenance and emergency repair tasks to University buildings (physical structure, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems), with employee being involved in a regular program of inspection and repair at a journeyman level using more than one skilled trade. Duties involve the operation of work issued vehicles.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work!

Work Schedule - 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.
Job Description50% - Follows an established inspection routine in an assigned group of buildings for needed maintenance and repairs to various mechanical/electrical, plumbing and building structural equipment. Performs lubrication, cleaning, inspections, changes belts and filters in equipment. Performs repairs on heating, ventilating and air conditioning units, replace bearings, electric motors, gear reducer, air compressors, various electrical and pneumatic control components, etc.

40% - Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities or equipment failure. Reset equipment and assists with repairs on HVAC equipment. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. May assist other central shop staff with more complex repairs.

5% - Other Related Work as Assigned: Maintains an adequate supply of tools, parts, and supplies for
jobs. Responds to after-hours emergency calls as needed. Assists with other maintenance areas and in
other work areas as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% - Performs other related work as assigned. Position Requirements
  1. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs.) with or without accommodation.
  2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside, and outdoors. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
  3. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  4. Work planned, and unplanned overtime as needed.
  5. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
  6. Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.
Required Qualifications
    High School diploma or GED equivalency.Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and throughout the term of employment.
  1. Two years of experience in a skilled craft area. Associate degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required.
Preferred Qualifications
    One year of commercial HVAC preventive maintenance experience.One year of commercial plumbing experience.Six months commercial electrical maintenance experience.Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment, and materials associated with a variety of skilled crafts and building trades.Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.Experience working in a college or university setting.
Additional Candidate InstructionsIn addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  • A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Review of applications will begin Monday, January 3rd and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsDave Henricks
    [email protected]
    785-864-1250
    Advertised Salary Rangestarting at $16.34/hour Work Schedule7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday. Application Review Begins03-Jan-2022 Anticipated Start Date24-Jan-2022

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    Working at the University of Kansas 

    Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

    The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

    The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

    KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

    The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

    We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.

    Instruction 

    KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.

    Research 

    The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.

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    The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

    International Dimension 

    KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.

    Values 

    The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

    Our City and State 

    KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

    Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

    Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

    Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

    Making KU Your Home 

    Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

    At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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