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Facilities Engineer II

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

Posting Number: req11853

Department: Geosciences

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

To support the installation and repair of an array of scientific equipment and their laboratories. Involves computer hardware/software, networking, electronics, plumbing, refrigeration, vacuum systems, mechanical systems, power systems, lasers, and fabrication skills. Requires some design engineering skills to achieve said support.

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

  • Repair and maintenance of scientific instruments, research equipment, and sample preparation apparatuses (includes: experience in electronic repair, high vacuum pumps/systems and controllers, high temperature furnaces, pneumatic controls and recirculating water chillers, Mass Spectrometers, Seismic equipment, ovens, hydraulic systems, cooling systems, power systems, computers, working knowledge of MS-DOS, Linux, and Windows, operation of basic machine shop tools).
  • Helping faculty and researchers engineer/fabricate alternative components for repairing equipment. Due to age of some equipment, replacement parts are no longer available and alternates must be used. Design and build infrastructure and experiments.
  • Install new instruments, lab equipment, and fabricate components as needed for labs. Assist in the design and building of lab environment as needed. Assist labs in determining best use of resources, employees specialized knowledge, space, spare parts, etc. to minimize costs and maximize utilization of said items.
  • Departmental safety officer and building manager. (Upkeep field gear and storage; process surplus and inventory for all research/lab equipment).
  • Moving desks and other office furniture for department as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working with MS-DOS, Linux, and Windows.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Facilities Mgmt & Services

Job Function

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Christine Duddleston

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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