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General Maintenance Mechanic

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

Posting Number: req10045

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Maint Services

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Facilities Management is seeking diverse career minded candidates to apply for our open General Maintenance Mechanic positions. The qualified candidate will be a good communicator and team player with a strong background in building maintenance. We are looking for individuals with a strong understanding of the customer service skills needed in this industry, to repair and maintain machinery, plumbing, physical structure and electrical wiring and fixtures. The selected candidate must be flexible and adaptable as the environment is evolving and fast-paced. Work shift to include swing shift, graveyard shift, some weekends and holidays. Our work is done on the beautiful U of A campus holding to our core values of inclusion, compassion, determination, adaptability, exploration and integrity. We provide employees an amazing and nurturing environment, proper tools of the trade, opportunities for training and growth, uniforms, and excellent benefits and paid days off.

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

  • Provides general maintenance and repair work for heating/cooling and ventilation equipment such as exhaust fans, air handlers, cooling and heating coils, air filters, evaporative coolers, air compressors, vacuum pumps, electric motors, bearings, and all types of pumps.
  • Provide preventive maintenance activities, diagnoses malfunctions of mechanical equipment.
  • Maintains records of repairs and equipment requiring future service.
  • Use power and hand tools to preform repairs and maintenance work.
  • Requires working on roofs, in attics, on ladders in extreme temperatures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of repair, maintenance and installation techniques.
  • Demonstrated skill in reading and understanding schematics.
  • Experience in commercial and industrial HVAC systems.
  • Experience with large air handling equipment.
  • Experience with pumps of all types.
  • Experience with air compressors and vacuum pumps.
  • 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: 16.34 - 17.50

    Compensation Type: hourly rate



    Career Stream and Level


    Job Family

    Skilled Crafts & Trades

    Job Function

    Facil, Grounds, & Infra

    Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

    Number of Vacancies: 0

    Contact Information for Candidates

    FM HR
    Michelle Obregon
    520-621-0255 or

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

    Special Instructions to Applicant

    Please include an updated resume showing your current and previous employment history; skills and certifications and education history or complete the Professional Experience (showing current and previous employment history), Education, and Skills/Certifications/Licenses section of the online application. Applications will not be considered without either the resume or the completed application.

    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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