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Job ID: 203996

Maintenance Engineer
Auburn University

Date Posted Jan. 20, 2023
Title Maintenance Engineer
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Maintenance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Maintenance, the Maintenance Engineer serves as the University’s lead engineer and technical expert for facility and building maintenance issues in support of the Facilities Management organization responsible for maintaining over 250 campus facilities totaling over 7 million square feet of building space. This position directly manages Technical Experts in assigned disciplines, as well as the preventative maintenance function of the Maintenance Department. Responsible for leading, directing, and managing a team of plumbing, mechanical, and electrical Technical Advisors to provide in-depth technical support in solving difficult facility problems encountered by the four (4) Facilities Maintenance Zones and eight (8) Facilities Maintenance Shops. 

This team is expected to be the most knowledgeable experts on campus within their respective trades/fields. Plays a key role in ensuring the successful execution of over 15,000 maintenance work orders annually to correct and repair building deficiencies and problems as required to keep campus facilities operational in support of the University’s academic, research, and outreach mission.

Essential Functions

    • Serves as the chief technical expert of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for the Maintenance Department. Diagnoses and troubleshoots the most comprehensive complex issues on campus. Establishes preventative methods and training programs for new construction projects to uphold building maintenance standards.
    • Develops plans, programs, and processes to maintain the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the University buildings across campus. Keeps up-to-date with technology to ensure issues are resolved efficiently and effectively.
    • Continuously assesses the quality, efficiency, and condition of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems across campus and develops maintenance/repair programs and processes to address issues. Conducts inspections on repair and renovation projects to assess and request funding, if needed.
    • Develops and manages assigned operating budget to ensure labor, material, overtime, and contract expenditures are maintained as allowed.
    • Assesses and enforces the safety programs as required to ensure the safety of employees in all areas.
    • Ensures the professional growth of each direct report/team member through performance coaching, goal setting, and routine talent development dialogue ensuring scheduling and attendance at training and educational opportunities. Ensures and promotes an inclusive and diverse environment that supports the growth and success of all.
    • Manages assigned staff and participates in recruitment of positions including reviewing resumes, participating in interviews, and conducting performance evaluations. Assists in resolving employee relations issues.
    • Maintains records and documentation of work activities, supplies, and equipment. Develops and maintains business plans, procedures, and operating instructions for safe, accurate, and quality work performance and updates on maintenance/repair status.


About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

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