The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu.
Job Duties: Position is responsible for the daily operation of the automotive maintenance and repair garage, servicing employee service vehicles, university pool vehicles, grounds equipment and emergency power generators, and for leadwork assignments to students and laborers totaling approximately forty hours per week. This person must be able to work independently, troubleshoot all vehicle systems, order the necessary parts, completing all repairs quickly and professionally. Parts inventory, labor charges and maintenance records must be updated on a daily basis as needed.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3221.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Visual acuity necessary to read parts books and equipment manuals.
Ability to read requisitions and receive information; ability to read English language sufficiently to read and understand maintenance and service bulletins. Ability to read work orders, hazardous substance warnings, installation and repair manuals, and equipment operating instructions.
Ability to orally communicate effectively with others using the English language, in person or over the telephone, with or without the use of auxiliary aids, in order to convey information.
Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with the public and other University employees.
Sufficient manual dexterity with one hand to operate hand and power tools, manually complete paperwork such as recording items on work orders and receiving documents, and operate a computer terminal.
Must have sufficient physical flexibility to stoop, crawl under equipment (i.e., large trucks) and other low spaces in order to perform maintenance tasks.
Perform tasks requiring standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus in order to attend to various maintenance tasks across campus.
Ability to operate an automotive hoist, jacks and stands safely in order to affect repairs.
Ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding to reach equipment and assist with other repairs.
Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise move materials, equipment or components weighing a maximum of 50 pounds.
Must be physically able to lift your arms above your head and perform overhead work.
Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges so as to do necessary outdoor maintenance in the summer and winter.
Valid driver’s license with an excellent driver’s record which would permit Wisconsin certification in order to drive University vehicles is required.
Ability to work with and cooperate with supervisory staff at all levels in order to maintain a smoothly functioning work unit.
Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately and safely with minimal direct supervision.
Ability to understand and apply information presented by web sites, videos, and/or professional literature in order to keep abreast of changes in equipment, tools, procedures, etc.
Basic mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction and multiplication, necessary to complete work orders.
Thorough knowledge of all automotive and mechanical systems, the ability to diagnose failures, and perform the necessary repairs.
Experience with commercial rated grounds, industrial and/or excavator preferred.
Five years automotive or truck repair experience preferred.
ASE certification is preferred.
Ability to work independently, developing priorities and schedules to maximize productivity.
Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations, the ability to recognize potential safety issues, and the proper use of PPE to minimize risks.
Ability to complete and successfully pass a pre-employment screen.
How to Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ by Thursday, August 24, 2017. Applicants must provide a resume; contact information for three professional references; and a one-page cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in the job posting. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. The selected candidate must be able to pass a post-offer pre-employment screen and hold a valid driver’s license to obtain Wisconsin certification to drive University vehicles. A six-month probationary period is required. The pay range for this position is $18.50-$20.00 per hour, based on experience. Inquiries should be addressed to Mark Gillis, Recruitment & Selection Panel Lead, at email@example.com or 715-425-4207.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.