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General Maintenance Worker - HVAC

The University of Kansas
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

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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 will function as part of a team of maintenance staff who are responsible for the preventive maintenance program for Facilities Services. Work involves general maintenance and repair which may pertain to a wide variety of areas such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical and carpentry. The incumbent also responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities and/or equipment failure, performs equipment inspection, and maintains records of equipment. This position requires the operation of work issued vehicles.

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. Tuition assistance program offers up to 12 credit hours per year for employees and dependents! Details available at:

KU is a great place to work!Job Description40% - Equipment Inspection: Follows a daily inspection route through and assigned area. Notes any conditions needing attention and/or performs minor repairs to correct problems such as damage to paint or walls, damaged ceiling or floor tiles, leaking water or gas pipes and fixtures, malfunctioning HVAC equipment, burned out lights, etc. Reports findings and any repair work done to supervisor. Performs monthly testing of life safety equipment, emergency generators, stand- alone lighting invertors, and other smaller power sources. Performs any related work assigned by supervisor.

25% - General Maintenance and Repair: Performs a wide variety of assigned maintenance and repair tasks such as replacing ceiling and floor tiles, patching holes in walls and repainting, replacing leaking plumbing parts and fixtures such as faucet washers, lavatories, remounting mirrors, towel dispensers, and other restroom fixtures. Performs lubrication, cleaning inspections, changes of belts and filters in HVAC and exhaust equipment. Replaces, or repairs lights, switches, receptacles, and other electrical equipment. Works alone or with other technicians under general supervision by more skilled tradespersons.

20% - Equipment Records and Inventories: Inventories new or added equipment to appropriate lists. Corrects and/or updates equipment information to maintain accurate listings for assigned area.

10% - Emergency Calls: Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities and/or equipment failure. Resets breakers, rigs emergency power cables, helps repair leaks in water or steam lines, repairs elevators, air conditioners, etc. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. More complex repairs are performed under the direct supervision of more skilled tradespersons. Performs any related work assigned by supervisor.

5% - Other duties 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.
  3. Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outdoors.
  4. Report to work during declared period s of inclement weather.
  5. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  6. Work overtime as needed.
  7. Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.
  8. Must have a valid driver's license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.
Required Qualifications
  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  2. Six months of experience in building, grounds or mechanical trades. Associate's Degree or vocational school certificate may be substituted for experience.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application will include your current contact information including email and phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment. Please include the name and contact information to three references with your application.

Application review will begin on Monday, June 24th and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsDave Henricks
Advertised Salary RangeNo less than $35,776 annually ($17.20 hourly). Salary offers increase with relevant experience.Work Schedule7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to FridayApplication Review BeginsMonday June 24, 2024Anticipated Start DateMonday July 15, 2024Apply to Job


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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