The Influenza Research Institute (IRI) is an active and growing influenza laboratory supporting cutting-edge research employing about 30 scientists, post-docs and technicians located on the west side of Madison in the University Research Park. The work is conducted under highly technical conditions and the Operations Team is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic to support the Institute. The position will support laboratory operations, building maintenance, equipment procurement and inventory, plus supporting BSL3 activities including equipment oversight. Some of these activities may require work in BSL3 laboratories at the IRI. The individual in this position must have their own transportation, be able to lift 50 pounds, be willing to be on-call and have good communication skills with a willingness to support a research team environment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
Maintains building systems and equipment within assigned building or group of buildings.
25% Receives, responds, and prioritizes service requests
25% Monitors, diagnoses, and communicates buildings' maintenance operational needs according to established policies and procedures from start to completion
25% Performs scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance on building systems and equipment
25% Documents activity on equipment and systems to ensure optimal and safe operation
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Mechanically inclined individual with basic understanding of HVAC, electrical, plumbing and other building mechanical issues. The individual needs to work well with others and have the desire to learn and be taught new skills and trades.
General hours will be between 7 AM - 5 PM based on need along with on-call rotation (required) during off hours.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $18.94 HOURLY Depending on Qualifications
This position requires a valid drivers license, ability to obtain and maintain a federal background test and various compliance with occupational health requirements.
How to Apply:
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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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).
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