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Plant Operations Maintenance Mechanic I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req8293

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Utilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Facilities Management is looking for a Plant Operations Maintenance Mechanic I to join our Central Plants team. This position will assist and train with Plant Operators in providing the University with chilled and purified water, steam and electrical generation. In order to deliver quality customer service, the successful candidate will follow department and University policies and procedures in a professional manner. Work schedule may include alternate work weeks and hours. Note: Utilities employees are required to drive University vehicles on a daily basis as one of their primary job functions.
Note: Utilities employees are required to drive University vehicles on a daily basis as one of their primary job functions.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitors various gauges, meters, and pressure and temperature indicators to verify operating conditions of automatically fired boilers, chillers, compressors, motors, turbines and/or related equipment and adjusts controls to specified operating conditions.
  • Cleans, lubricates, services and performs maintenance and repair of all central plant equipment such as replacing and/or repacking bearings and valves, repairing lines.
  • Services and cleans equipment by applying oil/lubricants, greasing, adding chemicals, testing, and applying cleaning solutions.
  • Provide maintenance support and repair work at the central plants as assigned.
  • Provide preventative maintenance, diagnose malfunctions, monitor mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain records of repairs and equipment.
  • Overhauls, disassembles and reassembles pumps such as feed water, transfer, condensate, vacuum and chemical pumps; checks for wear using micrometers and dial indicators.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electric and pneumatic boiler controls.
  • Applies safety standards at all times and maintains good housekeeping practices to provide safe working conditions; reports problems affecting plant safety.
  • Drives a University vehicle on a daily basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Journeyman level position. Completion of a high school education or an equivalent combination of apprenticeship program, technical training and/or experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with schematics and blueprints.
  • Basic knowledge of boilers, centrifugal chillers. cooling towers, water chemistry, softeners, reverse osmosis, instrumentation, and air compressors.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems and ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and communicate issues to the Engineer.
  • Ability to use electric hand tools, pneumatic tools, trade-specific tools, power tools, and other equipment used for facility maintenance and repair.
  • Communication skills in person, by electronic communications, and by telephone.
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

    Job FTE: 1

    Work Calendar: Fiscal

    Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

    Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

    Rate of Pay: $16.70 - $22.58 DOE

    Compensation Type: hourly rate



    Career Stream and Level


    Job Family

    Plant Operations

    Job Function

    Facil, Grounds, & Infra

    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Number of Vacancies: 0

    Contact Information for Candidates

    Michelle Obregon 520-621-0255 or

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

    Diversity Statement

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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