General Maintenance Repair Tec - Electrical

Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. The incumbent is responsible for working on a team to perform a wide variety of maintenance and emergency repair tasks to University buildings (physical structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems), with the employee being involved in a regular program of inspection and repair using more than one skilled trade. This position requires the operation of work issued vehicles.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. Newly announced tuition assistance program offers up to 12 credit hours per year for employees and dependents! Details available at:

Job Description

50% - Basic electrical repair including relamping, ballast changes, troubleshooting and repair of outlets, switches, and basic appliance troubleshooting. May assist electricians on additional issues including breaker, wiring, fire alarm and controls issues. May assist other trades as needed (HVAC, plumbing, carpentry etc.)

40% - Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities or equipment failure. Resets breakers and assists with emergency repairs. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. May assist senior staff with more complex repairs.

5% - Other Related Work as Assigned: Maintains an adequate supply of tools, parts, and supplies for jobs. Responds to after-hours emergency calls as needed. Assists with other maintenance areas and in other work areas as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% - Performs other related work as assigned.

Position Requirements

  1. Reach, grasp, hold, lift and place moderately heavy loads and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.
  2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces and extreme temperatures (hot and cold) inside and outdoors.
  3. Operate work issued vehicles for transporting staff and materials.
  4. Work occasional planned and unplanned overtime as needed including responding to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  5. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
  6. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
  7. Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.

Required Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
  2. One year of experience in a skilled craft area. Certificate from a vocational school or an associate's degree in a building or mechanical trade area may be substituted for the required experience.
  3. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Electrical and/or life safety systems experience.
  2. Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment and materials associated with electrical and/or a variety of skilled crafts and building trades.
  3. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
  4. Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.
  5. Experience working in a university, college or multi-building campus environment.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include your current contact information including email and phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment. Please include the name and contact information to three references with your application.

Application review begins Monday, May 15th and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants are identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Aaron Kaser

Advertised Salary Range

No less than $34,000 annually ($16.34 hourly). Salary offers increase with relevant experience.

Work Schedule

7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.

Application Review Begins

Monday May 15, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 5, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25049BR
  • Department:  FS Maintenance Services
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  B-University Support Staff
  • Review Begins:  15-May-2023

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