Building Mechanic III for Abel-Sandoz Facilities, UNL
Henry (Hank) Schmidt has been employed by the Housing Division of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1981. He is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the Abel-Sandoz Complex building mechanical systems as well as the food service equipment for Abel Dining Services and the Snack Shack.
Pictured: Supervisor, Doug Zatechka; Son and daughter-in-law, Marcus & Jamie Schmidt; Chancellor Perlman; Henry Schmidt; Co-worker, Dave DeLashmutt; Wife, Sandy Schmidt; Co-Worker, Kelly Clark; Regent Ferlic; Co-worker, Larry Shippen
Hank approaches everything he does in a professional manner. Whether it is during the course of his regular eight-hour day or after hours, Hank is there, ready to offer his suggestions and perform whatever tasks are necessary.
As advancements in technology continue, Hank has done an admirable job of keeping up with these changes. He has assisted in training building mechanics from other complexes. He has worked with vendors to manufacture parts that have become hard to find or are obsolete due to the age of the equipment, or to provide replacement parts at a lower cost, thus creating substantial savings for the Housing Department.
Hank’s co-workers have great admiration for him. Congratulations, Hank, on receiving the KUDOS award from the Board of Regents.