Facilities Maintenance Technician

Western Technical College   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on April 28, 2024
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Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all co-workers.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn, dedicated to serving students, and committed to the principles of equity and social justice.  Western believes that serving the full breadth of our student and co-worker populations requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. We recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination and are committed to counteracting these biases and eliminating the effects they have had on our students, co-workers, and communities.  If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching, learning, social justice and equity, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

Summary of Position:  Performs a wide range of routine maintenance, mechanical, electrical & plumbing maintenance activities on the Western Technical College facilities. Performs general cleaning and other tasks as assigned.

Essential Functions 

  1. Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.  Regular attendance is required.
  2. Perform office function’s which may include, but are not limited to: respond to internal/external customers and staff; create and modify documents, records, and reports using College standard software; maintain hard copy and/or electronic filing system; monitor inventory and budget information; schedule, coordinate, and prepare materials for meetings and/or appointments.
  3. Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.
  4. Student Success is the cornerstone of Western’s culture and the college may assign employees as needed to other areas or additional duties to foster this success.
  5. Conduct general maintenance and repairs on equipment - Supporting Actions Include:
    • Perform general maintenance tasks that include but are not limited to; general plumbing, general electrical, general carpentry & HVAC diagnosis and repairs.
    • Diagnose errors or technical problems and determine proper solutions
    • Assist management in planning and scheduling preventative maintenance work and recommend approaches
    • Perform on-call emergency duties as required
    • Read and understand schematics, blueprints and drawings
    • Perform corrective measures to work orders that are assigned
  6. Ensure accurate documentation and record keeping - Supporting Actions Include:  
    • Record well water usage readings and submit computer-based reports to WDNR, yearly 
    • Document as needed in Microsoft Windows and building automation system
    • Maintain computer-based records on maintenance performed, material procured, and inventories held as part of the work order process
    • Troubleshoot mechanical issues using Building Automation System
    • Inspect mechanical equipment and maintain manuals and equipment logs
    • Work with Building Automation System contractor to effectively diagnose program functions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree  in related field (Air conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration or Electromechanical Journeyman) OR 
  • Education in related field combined with appropriate occupational experience totaling 2 yrs  OR 
  • Occupational experience in related field totaling 2 yrs.
  • Valid driver’s license 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years  of HVAC/facilities maintenance experience in a commercial or industrial setting.  
  • Type II Refrigeration license preferred 

Required Testing:

  • Physical (ability to pick up and carry 40 lbs, standing for prolonged periods of time) 
  • Hearing baseline test and annual audiogram testing 

Special Instructions/About Western

  • This position reports to:  Facilities Project Manager
  • Starting hourly salary range based on education and experience:  $23.61 - $29.53

This position would include competitive salary, along with a wide variety of benefits available to full-time Western Technical College Employees.  These benefits include: health, dental, life, retirement - Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), voluntary vision, supplemental Allstate insurance (accident, critical illness and cancer), pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance plans, flexible spending account for health & dependent care, employee assistance program (EAP), and tax sheltered annuity programs -457 & 403(b). 
Applicant review will begin:  May 13, 2024
Start Date of:  June 2024
Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)
Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator
Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Office.