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La Crosse, WI 54601

Full time


Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.

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We are looking for a general maintenance worker who is ready to join our team! Ideal candidates will have a strong maintenance background, a good mechanical aptitude and are willing to learn new skills!

What you will do:

  • Work Thursday-Thursday, 8 days on followed by 6 days off
  • Hours include 12:00pm-10:30PM
  • Maintain, repair and operate all Gundersen equipment, facilities and properties
  • Provide great quality service to our patients and staff

What you will get:

  • Incredible work/life balance, with one week on and one week off!
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and attend additional classes/trainings
  • Access to our Career Development Center
  • Generous 401K match and base contribution!
  • Tuition Investment Program
  • We offer a 40 hour flex overtime computation
  • No on-call!
  • Shift differentials of $0.75/hour on PM's, $1.75/hour on Nights and $1.50/hour on Weekends!

What you will need:

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Valid driver's license

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Job Description:

The General Maintenance Worker is responsible for the operation, maintenance, fabrication, and modification of the institution's hospital facilities, equipment, and properties.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Completes work assigned by supervisor/manager promptly and in a technically competent manner. Documents work as instructed by supervisor through established methods such as logbooks, work requests, repair tags, and computerized maintenance management system. Consults with supervisor/manager regarding assigned work for which additional direction is required. Assesses and prioritizes assigned work to determine necessary action. Obtains materials necessary to complete each request. As may be required by a specific job assignment, will be required to have the proper training, certification, and/or license as required by law to perform HVAC and refrigeration work.

2. Follows safety guidelines related to body mechanics, lock-out/tag-out, use of hazardous materials, use of personal protective equipment, and other areas as described in applicable policies. Maintains a clean, neat, and safe work environment. Maintains safe operation and condition of equipment. Uses tools and supplies in a safe and cost-effective manner. Responds to all fire and other disaster alarms as indicated in the Emergency Response Manual. Assists other employees as required.

3. Participates in staff meetings and departmental inservice training. Orients new staff to facilities and equipment as assigned by supervisor/manager. Educates customers on appropriate use of facilities and equipment.

4. Works with other departments in the institution, such as Environmental Services, Security, Transportation, and Construction Engineering, to insure efficient coordination and completion of work that requires involvement by other departments.

5. Responsible for driving, which includes driving and operating large commercial trucks and/or vehicles regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  Employee is responsible for performing appropriate safety inspections, assisting with maintaining vehicles in good repair, and completing applicable driving and maintenance logs.  The employee will follow all applicable laws, regulations, and policies related to driving assigned vehicle and promptly report to leadership or appropriate personnel, any vehicle concerns, traffic violations, citations, or accidents.

Education and Learning:

REQUIRED High School Diploma or equivalency

DESIRED High School Diploma or equivalency + additional training

Work Experience:


No Experience Required


1 year or more of experience in mechanical, electrical or maintenance fields

License and Certifications:


Valid Driver's License (DL)

Federal Medical Card
In-House Driver’s Road Test Certificate within 60 days of hire

Age Specific Population Served:

Nonage Specific (N/A)

OSHA Category:

Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

Subject to inside environmental conditions.

Subject to outside environmental conditions.

Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

Exposed to infectious diseases.

Subject to extreme heat.

Subject to noise.

Frequently in close quarters.

Subject to extreme cold.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:

Sitting Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)

Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Walking/Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Driving Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)

Squatting Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Climbing Ladder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Lifting - Floor to Waist Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Lifting - Waist to Overhead Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Carrying - Right Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Carrying - Left Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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