General Maintenance Mechanic

Employer: 
University of Oregon

Job no: 529978
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Operations/Infrastructure, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Campus Planning and Facilities Mgmt
Classification: General Maintenance Mechanic
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $20.62 - $26.00 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

August 24, 2022, open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:
(1) Online application form
(2) Resume
(3) Cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum, and if applicable, preferred qualifications.

Two positions are available.

Department Summary

Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.

Utilities and Energy (U&E) provides Steam, Chilled Water, Electricity, and other district energy services for the University of Oregon. The Utilities and Energy Department is comprised of specialized and diverse staff including Electrical Technicians, Utility Plant Operators, Maintenance Technicians, and administrative staff. The Utilities and Energy staff work 24 hours a day to ensure safe, reliable, and energy efficient utilities are delivered to the University of Oregon. The department is responsible for all aspects of operations, maintenance, and repairs of the campus utility systems including a 10MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, 6.5MW emergency power generation, production and distribution of campus heating steam using two industrial natural gas fired boilers, production and distribution of electrical power, 7,500 ton chilled water plant, 4 million gallon chilled water thermal tank and distribution system, compressed air, and other services to more than 80 buildings and over 4 miles of distribution tunnels. The department works closely with other campus departments from across different business units to ensure effective operations, avoid unsafe conditions, and mitigate service interruptions in all utility functions.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide the technical skills necessary to facilitate successful mechanical system preventive maintenance, repair, or remodel tasks as part of the Utilities and Energy (U&E) team providing the campus community with a quality physical environment in which to work and study.

Interactions/contacts occur daily with the campus community in the course of performing work and responding to emergencies.

Position works as a member of a team. Position will work independently or collaboratively depending on needs identified by the supervisor or lead worker. The incumbent makes decisions on work priorities, scheduling, necessary material and equipment, the means of accomplishing duties, and personal and public safety. These decisions affect work productivity and protection of the aesthetic quality and monetary investment of the campus buildings.

Work is reviewed directly by the supervisor and/or lead worker to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Shift time may vary within a Monday thru Friday daytime schedule, typically between 7 am and 5 pm. May include occasional weekend and/or possible evening shifts.

Driving Requirement:
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.

On Call Rotation:
This position may be required to participate in an on-call rotation. Being on call requires the participant to live in an area with cell phone reception or to be within cell phone reception for the entire duration of the on-call period. On-call also requires the participant to be within a 1-hour drive of the UO campus for the entire duration of the on-call period to be able to respond to issues if needed. On-call periods are typically 1-4 weeks in duration.

Essential Personnel:
This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Minimum Requirements

  • Four years of experience maintaining, repairing, and fabricating parts for machinery, tools, and equipment such as automobiles, trucks, hydraulic systems, lift trucks, etc. -OR-
  • Completion of an approved Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship Program.

Professional Competencies

  • Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Pay close attention to detail.
  • Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Model the highest ethical standards.
  • Provide superior customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • State of Oregon Limited Maintenance Electrician License.
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