Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


JOB TITLE: Auto Technician/Facilities Repair Worker

DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management



SALARY: Minimum starting salary of $14.20 per hour


The auto technician (70%) portion of this position is responsible for the performance of preventative maintenance and repair work on fleet vehicles, auxiliary engines and other motorized equipment. This includes, but is not limited to automobiles, vans, loaders, dump trucks, utility vehicles, forklifts and aerial lifts. Fuels and cleans fleet vehicles for fleet operations.

The facilities repair worker portion (30%) of this position performs maintenance and repairs on exterior and interior building systems. Completes installations and repairs of furniture, furnishings, boards, equipment and accessories. Performs roof, masonry, caulking, and concrete repairs and inspections. Operates equipment such as forklift, scissor lift and boom lift. Assists skilled trades in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, steamfitting, painting, locksmithing, etc. on projects.

Position requires employee to use considerable judgement and carry out duties with minimal supervision. Completes record keeping and ordering of supplies on a daily basis. Performs work in a safe, efficient and timely manner. Employee shift is 7 am – 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

30% Performs and oversees preventative maintenance for vehicles, auxiliary engines, and other motorized equipment.

  • Performs preventive maintenance per original equipment specifications. Checks and adjusts brakes
  • Inspects and replaces belts as needed
  • Performs oil changes, lubrication, multi-point inspection, and maintain fluid levels for all University Vehicles
  • Tests, charges and/or replaces and recycles batteries. Checks alignments and repairs or has aligned as needed
  • Checks exhaust systems
  • Rotates tires at recommended intervals and replaces worn or damaged tires as needed.
  • Diagnoses and repairs fuel injection systems
  • Flushes cooling systems
  • Repacks bearings as required
  • Performs Annual Safety inspections

30% Performs repairs on vehicles, auxiliary engines, and other motorized equipment

  • Repairs/replaces vehicle and equipment parts and components
  • Repairs/replaces drive trains, including all clutches, transmissions, universal joints, rear axles
  • Replaces engine oil seals and gaskets
  • Repairs/replace brake systems
  • Repairs/replace exhaust systems
  • Diagnoses and repairs electrical systems

10% Fuels and Prepares Fleet Vehicles

  • Cleans interior and exterior of University vehicles as needed
  • Ensures fleet vehicles are fueled as needed on a daily basis
  • Performs other tasks to ensure vehicles are ready for fleet users, including but not limited to: snow, ice and frost removal. Coordinate windshield repairs, body work and mechanical repairs by vendors
  • Maintains records of fuel pumped, vehicles cleaned and supplies used
  • Records results of multi-point and safety inspections and provides to supervisor
  • Requests fuel, parts and supplies as needed and takes delivery
  • Monthly tank leak check. Department of Commerce File kept in Garage

10% Building envelope and interior maintenance, repairs and installations

  • Repairs, adjusts and maintains windows, screens, doors and door hardware, roof hatches, skylights, etc.
  • Assists in preparing surfaces and repairing caulked, masonry and expansion and contraction joints
  • Repairs and maintains roofs, roof appurtenances and accessories and roof components
  • Assists in repairing and replacing floor finishes and coverings
  • Assists in repairing wall surfaces and finishes and preparing surfaces for painting
  • Repairs and replaces ceiling systems
  • Assists in repairing, adjusting, replacing and maintaining door and window hardware, shelving, chalk and tack boards, signs, cabinets, internal and external trim and other fixed equipment
  • Repairs, maintains, disassembles, and assembles general classroom and office furniture

10% Remodeling, alteration and renovation projects

  • Builds concrete forms, places reinforcing steel and mesh as required, pours concrete and does some concrete finishing for floors, walks, steps, foundations, equipment pads, etc.
  • Performs demolition work as required
  • Performs mason tending duties
  • Assists in rough carpentry work and assists journeyman carpenters
  • Assists with installations of ceiling systems, walks and fixed building equipment
  • Assists journeyman trades as required in the course of completion of projects

5% Equipment Operation Skills

  • As required, operates forklifts, extendable boom all terrain forklifts, skidsteer, trucks, concrete coring machines, concrete saws, compressors, jackhammers, sandblaster, power augers, concrete vibrators, Aerial boom and scissors lift, etc.
  • As required, operates table saws, radial arm saws, band saw, planner, jointer, sanders, drill press, welding and cutting equipment and various other shop tools
  • Performs preventative maintenance and some repair on most equipment listed above, including setup and adjusting

5% Miscellaneous

  • Responds as needed to fleet emergencies outside of normal work hours
  • Complies with recognized environmental health and safety standards
  • Keeps shops and storage areas clean and arranged in safe working condition
  • Attends relevant training in respect to achieving the assigned tasks
  • Transports university vehicles for repairs, recalls, repair estimates, exchanges, and to auction sites as needed
  • Performs emergency repairs to Grounds equipment in the absence of the Grounds Mechanic
  • Assists skilled trades with their maintenance and repair work as needed
  • Performs cleaning duties upon completion of tasks or projects of equipment, material and machine moving and relocation of all as required by the supervisor
  • Assists with warehouse and tool crib when necessary
  • Delivers filters, motors, pumps, equipment, etc. to required locations
  • Assists with snow removal if necessary
  • Performs other maintenance work as necessary for the University to function with a minimum of interruptions
  • Uses campus e-mail and internet programs for communication and information, as needed, to compliment campus protocol
  • Performs record keeping for all activities above



  • Basic computer skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and craftsmanship
  • Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness and resourcefulness
  • Work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Ability to communicate, schedule and coordinate with customers and vendors for repairs and maintenance


  • Experience in vehicle/equipment maintenance and repair
  • Experience in small engine maintenance and repair
  • Experience in engine systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience in transmission/drive train systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience in tire/alignment systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience in cooling systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience in brake systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience in fuel systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience with diagnostic equipment
  • Experience in electronic systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience in construction industry
  • Experience in forklift and/or aerial equipment operation

Special Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain O&M Asbestos training/certification
  • Ability to obtain forklift operator certification
  • Ability to obtain underground storage tank certification
  • Ability to pass essential job function physical test

Physical Demands

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, stoop, crouch, climb stairways, crawl, turn, kneel and balance. Must be able to perform work activities while wearing proper personal protection equipment.

Working Conditions and Environment

Employee must be able to work in partially lit spaces, confined spaces, dusty and/or dirty spaces, on raised platforms/ladders and in extreme temperatures.

Employee must wear safety toe shoes during entire shift and is responsible to wear additional PPE as determined necessary by employee/supervisor during the course of job duties.


Facilities Management is comprised of Building Maintenance and Grounds, Custodial Services, Heating Plant, Administration, and Facilities Planning and Engineering. The campus is comprised of 2.4 million square feet on approximately 135 acres including 55 buildings of which 22 are academic/research, 12 support services and 21 for university housing. The campus has its own utilities of steam, chilled water, data and electricity.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region:

Facts and data about the university:


The minimum starting salary is $14.20 per hour. Maximum starting salary for this position is $17.12 per hour. The hourly rate for this position is negotiable based on experience and available budget. A six-month probation is required. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan. Benefit details can be found at:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:


Screening of applications will begin 3/4/2019 and may continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on 3/3/2019.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:

- Current resume

- Names and contact information for a minimum of three professional work references


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online application system are available via:

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Heidi Gutting

Phone: 715-232-2598


Job Family: Staff