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Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

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You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered. Your application to the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position. This is a mandatory position and is required to report to work during emergency events including adverse weather.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number S1213
Position Number 13653
Position Classification Title Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades
Functional Title Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades
Position Type Staff
Position Summary

Facilities Operations has the responsibility of providing a wide range of services to all administrative departments, student programs, and all academic schools and departments. Services include all aspects of corrective and preventive maintenance, operations, grounds maintenance, housekeeping, utility infrastructure maintenance and operations, business operations, safety, regulator compliance, project management and renovations. These duties are conducted for a campus consisting of 100 buildings totaling 6 million gross square feet on 260 acres.

Facility Maintenance Technician – Mechanical Tradesman – Journey

The primary purpose of this position is the maintenance and repairs of the campus plumbing systems from the city water supply to the sewage systems. Included in this is the installation and repair of the plumbing fixtures and planned and preventative maintenance on existing water and sewage disposal systems. This position reports to the plumbing supervisor and is responsible for the maintenance of domestic water, heating equipment, as well as, other routine maintenance as assigned. This position is a mandatory position as defined in the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event Policy.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Install and repair domestic cold and hot eater piping, sewer systems, water heaters and circulation pumps, toilet fixtures, and water fountains.
  • Perform scheduled PM tasks on various equipment and systems
  • Continually evaluate PM tasks and passes recommendations to the PM Coordinator
  • Periodically survey buildings to identify equipment not on PM program
  • Initiate corrective work order for major repairs discovered during PMs
  • Accomplish corrective work orders in response to trouble calls
  • All work must be performed in safe manner
  • Plumbing work in support of in-house renovation/construction projects
  • Submit labor and material reports to supervisor on a daily basis
  • Ensure sufficient materials are on hand for completion of projects
  • Test and repair fire hydrants
  • Perform routine inspections of sprinkler systems

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 19,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Minimum Qualifications

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY; OR DEMONSTRATED POSSESSION OF THE COMPETENCIES NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE WORK. SOME POSITIONS MAY REQUIRE SPECIAL LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION. OPTIONAL GUIDELINES: EXPERIENCE IN THE TRADE AREA RELATED TO THE AREA OF ASSIGNMENT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED ON A YEAR-FOR-YEAR BASIS.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prefer 5 years progressive plumbing experience in a institutional or commercial environment with minimum of a city card (Journey Level).
  • Prefer plumbing license. Back Flow certification for testing and repairing.

Valid Driver’s License is required.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Your application to the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

This is a mandatory position and is required to report to work during emergency events including adverse weather.

Recruitment Range $36,962 - $42,485
Org #-Department Facilities Operations - 56404
Work Hours of Position 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Number of Months per Year 12
Posting Requirements
Job Family Operations and Skilled Trades
Band Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical
Competency Level Journey
2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

Knowledge Technical (Journey): Performs a variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks/functions. These tasks/functions may involve related or varying processes to test, renovate, overhaul, replace, and perform preventive maintenance on standard building systems. Provides technical assistance to others by troubleshooting standard facilities maintenance issues and determining their cause. Mentors other technicians.

Problem Solving (Journey): Identifies facilities-related maintenance problems that require in-depth analysis, and identifies options for solving those problems. Solve unusual facility maintenance problems that require the application of journey level trades knowledge and determines the most effective and efficient course of action. Gathers and analyzes/interprets information to better understand the nature of the problem. May seek input from subordinates, peers, and/or managers in the decision-making process in order to solve the problem. Evaluates options and chooses appropriate action by considering potential outcomes. Makes sure that problem is appropriately addressed.

Safety and Health Compliance (Journey): Identifies and resolves potential safety problems and unsafe work practices. Demonstrates to employees and others, safe ways to perform job tasks or the use of equipment. Informs supervisor of unusual safety concerns and makes recommendations for resolution. Determines appropriate protective equipment based on established standards. Regularly assesses site and shop operations for safety.

Open Date 04/25/2017
Close Date 05/12/2017
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
FLSA Non-Exempt
If other, please indicate
Time limited duration of appointment.
Salary Grade Equivalency 65

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you graduated from high school or received a GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other
  3. * Do you currently have a valid drivers license?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How may years of experience in a directly related field do you have?
    • No Response
    • 6 or more years
    • 5 years
    • 4 years
    • 3 years
    • 2 years
    • At least 1 year and six months or more
    • 1 year
    • less than 1 year
  5. * Are you back flow certified for testing and repair?
    • Yes
    • No