Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout
Full/Part Time


JOB TITLE: Facilities Repair Worker (FRW or FRW Advanced depending on qualifications)

DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management




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:

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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.


Position Summary Statement

Perform maintenance and repairs on buildings’ exteriors, interiors and systems. Install, maintain and repair classroom lab furniture/equipment. Performs roof, masonry, caulking, and concrete inspection/repairs. Perform site related work such as excavating, form, pour, and finish concrete. Operate equipment such as forklift, scissor lift and boom lift. Assist skilled trades in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, steamfitter, painting, locksmithing, etc. on projects. Perform work in a safe, efficient and timely manner. Employee shift is 7 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

35% Building envelope and interior maintenance and repair

  • 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 including ceramic tile, quarry tile, grout, VCT, Carpet, Carpet tiles, etc.
  • 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

25% 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 in installation of ceiling systems, walks and fixed building equipment
  • Assists journeyman trades as required in the course of completion of the project

15% Equipment operation skills

  • As required, operates forklifts, cherry picker (reach-all), trucks, tractors, concrete coring machines, concrete saws, compressors, jackhammers, sandblaster, power augers, concrete vibrators, and scissors lift, etc.
  • As required, operate table saws, radial arm saws, band saw, planer, jointer, sander, drill press, welding and cutting equipment and various other shop tools
  • Perform preventive maintenance and some repair on the majority of equipment listed above, including set up and adjustment

25% Miscellaneous Work

  • Assist 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
  • Keeps storage/shop areas clean and store all items in an orderly manner
  • Assist with warehouse and tool crib when necessary
  • Deliver filters, motors, pumps, equipment, etc. to required locations
  • Assist with snow removal as necessary
  • Other maintenance work as necessary for the University to function with a minimum of interruptions
  • Comply with recognized environmental health and safety practices
  • Use campus email and internet programs for communication, information, time keeping, work order system as needed to compliment campus protocol
  • A valid Wisconsin Driver License is required for the operation of a state-licensed vehicle


  • Minimum
    • 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 schedule and coordinate with customers and vendors for repairs and maintenance

  • Preferred
    • Experience in an educational facility
    • Experience in equipment operation
    • Experience in facility repair work, maintenance or construction

  • Special Requirements
    • Valid Driver’s license
    • Ability to obtain O&M Asbestos training/certification
    • Ability to obtain forklift operator 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.

  • Lifting up to 50lb. objects is required along with pushing or pulling carts loaded with several hundred pounds
  • Breathing masks are required to be worn during some construction duties

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.


The minimum starting salary is $15.00 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).

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Screening of applications will begin on 11/25/19; however, screening may continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received online by 11:59pm on 11/24/19.

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:

- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

- 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 have application questions, contact:

Heidi Gutting


Job Family: Staff