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 6,500 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.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at:

LOCATION:  This position is located in Facilities Management at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

SALARY:  Starting salary is $17.609 per hour, plus excellent benefits.  A six-month probationary period is required. The pay schedule/range is 06-14, and the position is not represented by a bargaining unit. 
JOB DUTIES:  Position is responsible for assisting in the design, repair, maintenance, and calibration of highly sophisticated electronic equipment such as elevators, fire and smoke alarm systems, computerized energy monitoring systems, variable frequency drive HVAC systems, electronic boiler controls, greenhouse environmental control systems.  This position requires that the person be capable of using complex test instruments, with the ability to design and or repair complex equipment and control systems.

SPECIAL NOTICE: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.  Must be able to obtain a valid driver’s license and authorization to drive a university vehicle and pass a post-offer pre-employment screen prior to appointment. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Candidates must have visual acuity necessary to read parts books and equipment manuals; ability to read requisitions and receive information; read English language sufficiently to read and understand construction documents (i.e., blueprints); read work orders, printed history pages and schedules from the energy management system, 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. Must have interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with the public and other university employees.  Candidates must have analytical skills necessary to diagnose and correct electronic failures in electronic equipment and related systems and have basic mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction and multiplication, necessary to complete work orders.     
HOW TO APPLY:  To apply for this position, you will be required to complete an exam.  Applying is a six-step process.  Step 1:  Log on to  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click “yes.”  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking “Job Search” and “More Search Options.”  Enter 1301115 as “Keyword” and click “Search.”  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the “Apply Now” button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the “My Job Application” making any necessary updates and click on “Submit Personal Information.”  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the “Update Employment Preferences.”  Step 5:  At the “Application Detail” screen, click on the “View Exam Option” button, and the “Take Exam” button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."

The deadline to apply on-line is Monday, April 8, 2013.  If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail  Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

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.