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Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III, II, I or Assistant
The University of St. Thomas


Date Posted Aug. 6, 2020
Title Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III, II, I or Assistant
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation
 
 

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III, II, I or Assistant

OVERVIEW
The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer position within the Facilities Management Department.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

General Purpose: Mechanical Maintenance Engineers will perform preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems throughout the Universities properties.

Hiring Pay Rate Based On Position and Union Contract

Maintenance Assistant $19.98

Maintenance Engineer I $21.40

Maintenance Engineer II $26.09

Maintenance Engineer III $34.37

Potential Shift Hours (Based On Seniority)

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm

Tuesday – Saturday 7:00am – 3:30pm

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:30pm

Monday – Friday 2:30pm – 11:00pm

Role and Responsibilities:

Operation, maintenance, repairs, and water treatment testing of steam boilers, hydronic boilers, centrifugal chiller, cooling towers and closed loop systems.
Operation, maintenance and repairs of air handler units, exhaust fans, air conditioning units, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, refrigeration units, both commercial and residential.
Operation, maintenance and repairs of pumping systems associated with heating, cooling and plumbing systems.
Operation, maintenance and repairs of swimming pools, whirlpool spas, their water treatment and associated pumping systems.
Plumbing repairs and maintenance of drains, sinks, faucets, showers, toilets, flush valves, floor drains, water heaters, water softeners and any auxiliary plumbing systems.
Commercial and residential appliance repairs of refrigerators, stoves, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers.
Maintenance and repair of residential style forced air furnaces, hydronic boilers, air conditioners and their auxiliary systems.
Operation, maintenance and repairs of pneumatic air compressors, vacuum system, air dryers and their axillary systems.
Operation, maintenance and repair of pneumatic control systems as related to the temperature control of mechanical equipment and systems.
Operation of the computerized Energy Management System (EMS) where it applies to the temperature control of mechanical equipment and systems.

Working Conditions

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the mechanical maintenance engineers will be assigned corrective buildings and be the primary person responsible for performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building. They will be a back-up for engineers that are on leave or absent in buildings that are assigned to those engineers. Maintenance engineers can be called upon to respond to buildings other than the ones they are primary responsible for and required to make necessary repairs as needed.

On a rotating interval Maintenance Engineers are required to be "on-call", the engineers are responsible to respond to all calls and pages and resolve issues as needed. Maintenance Engineers are required to be available to work weekends and holidays as needed.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer II

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the Maintenance Engineer II will work with mechanical maintenance engineers in their assigned buildings performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building. As skill levels and on the job experiences increase the Maintenance Engineer II will be assigned buildings to perform preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those buildings.

The Maintenance Engineer II is expected to progress toward the Maintenance Engineer qualifications in three (3) increments within eighteen (18) months by taking at least three (3) job-related (employer approved) classes (one (1) class each six month) with a passing grade or higher. The University will reimburse the employee for the cost of courses when the class is competed and passed (proof of completion and receipt required). Failure to pass these job-related classes will delay moving to the next increment.

During the third increment the Maintenance Engineer II will be a part of the "on-call" rotation, the engineer will be responsible to respond to all calls and pages and resolve issues as needed.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer I

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the Maintenance Engineer I will work with mechanical maintenance engineers in their assigned buildings performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building. As skill levels and on the job experiences increase the Maintenance Engineer I will be assigned buildings to perform preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those buildings.

The Maintenance Engineer I is expected to progress toward the Maintenance Engineer II qualifications in three (3) increments within eighteen (18) months by taking at least three (3) job-related (employer approved) classes (one (1) class each six month) with a passing grade or higher. The University will reimburse the employee for the cost of courses when the class is competed and passed (proof of completion and receipt required). Failure to pass these job-related classes will delay moving to the next increment.

Course work requirements:

EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.

Boiler operations course with preparation for next level of boiler license.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Assistant

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the Maintenance Engineer Assistant will work with Maintenance Engineers in their assigned buildings performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building.

They will be assigned specific tasks to be performed on their own related to preventive maintenance of flush valves, sink faucet repairs, HVAC filter changes, and respond to plumbing issues as they arise throughout all campus buildings. They will be assigned special projects by the Chief Engineer to give them further experience related to all aspects of HVAC equipment and systems.

A Maintenance Engineer Assistant will be encouraged to attend job related courses to further their education and experiences and prepare themselves to be qualified if and when a position opens as a Maintenance Engineer I or Maintenance Engineer II. The University will reimburse the employee for the cost of courses (preapproved by the University) when the class is competed and passed (proof of completion and receipt required).

There is no automatic progression from this position to any other position.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications and Education Requirements

All Classifications

Valid Minnesota drives license.
Proficient in basic computer skills including MS Office, email, word documents and basic spreadsheet navigation.
Be a member of a bargaining unit (Local 70).
Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III

High school graduate or equivalent.
Graduate from a two (2) years technical school in the field of mechanical maintenance.
Have five (5) years’ experience in the field of mechanical maintenance.
Minimum of a Minnesota 1st Class C boiler license.
EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate.
Certified Pool Operators Certificate. Preferred or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.
Mechanical Maintenance Engineer II

High school graduate or equivalent.
Two (2) years’ experience in the field of mechanical maintenance.
Minimum of a Minnesota 2nd Class C boiler license.
EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate or the ability to obtain it in twelve (12) months
Certified Pool Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.
Mechanical Maintenance Engineer I

High school graduate or equivalent.
One (1) years’ experience in the field of mechanical maintenance.
Minimum of a Minnesota Special Class C boiler license.
Certified Pool Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.
Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Assistant

High school graduate or equivalent.
Two (2) years’ experience in mechanical maintenance or custodial field of work.
Minimum of a Minnesota Special Class C boiler license.
Certified Pool Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.

Preferred Skills

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III

Five (5) years’ experience working with steam boilers larger than 300 horsepower.
Three (3) years’ experience working with air conditioning and refrigeration.
One (1) year experience working with swimming pools and whirlpool spas.
Mechanical Maintenance Engineer II

Three (3) years’ experience working with steam or hot water boilers.
Two (2) years’ experience working with air conditioning and refrigeration.
One (1) year experience working with swimming pools and whirlpool spas.
Mechanical Maintenance Engineer I

Five (5) years working in custodial/maintenance of buildings, having some boiler and plumbing repair experience.
One (1) years’ experience working with steam or hot water boilers.
Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Assistant

Three (3) years working in custodial/maintenance of buildings, having some boiler and plumbing repair experience.
Exhibit attitude and initiative to obtain minimum qualifications for position.

HOW TO APPLY

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 
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