Job Information

University of Utah Building Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/26/2022

Requisition Number PRN30345B

Job Title Systems Maintenance Mechanic

Working Title Building Engineer

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 6:00AM-8:00 PM

VP Area President

Department 01393 - Real Estate Administration Ops

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $23-25/hr

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Operates and monitors the HVAC , mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other systems at assigned buildings using the Building Automation System. Makes necessary adjustments and repairs as needed to maintain proper function. Performs preventative maintenance on building HVAC , mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other system(s) equipment as assigned.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


Job Responsibilities:

  1. Responds to trouble calls from building occupants and computer alarms.
  2. Repairs and troubleshoots HVAC , plumbing, mechanical and electrical building equipment problems.
  3. Reviews alarm summaries and makes building system adjustments on the Building Automation Systems.
  4. Documents daily building system problems.
  5. Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on building HVAC equipment such as: chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, VAV boxes, fan coil units, and air handler units.
  6. Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on building electrical systems such as: motors, VFDs, ATS , lighting, controls, and generators.
  7. Fosters an environment of teamwork and growth within the department.
  8. Enters data into the established CMMS .
  9. Completes fire extinguisher inspection

Problem Solving

Incumbents are authorized to respond to service calls, assess needs or damage and make decisions regarding the course of action to be taken. They can make repairs or call on the required trades as needed. They are also authorized to advise the appropriate administration of the situation.

Skills and Abilities

· Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer functions

· Ability to read blue prints

· Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills

· Ability to follow specific directions

· Ability to work independently, or in a group.


This position will participate in a 24/7 on call rotation, and is responsible for both employee’s safety and facilities day and night when assigned on-call duty.

Minimum Qualifications

Depending on the area of assignment, three years of maintenance and repair experience, or equivalency, in one or more of the following areas is required: pipefitting; heating, air conditioning, and steam-operated systems; pneumatic and electronic building control systems; plumbing and refrigeration systems; commercial/industrial laundry equipment; sterilizing equipment; gas/diesel engines and generators; kitchen and cafeteria equipment; mechanical and electrical troubleshooting; and welding. The ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations, effective human relations and communications skills, and demonstrated computer proficiency essential.

Incumbents who specialize in refrigeration and air conditioning systems must complete a two year vocational schooling program; possess Environmental Protection Agency certification with a Universal permit to handle refrigerants; and demonstrate a high level of technical expertise. A boiler license may be required for some positions.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


EPA 608 Universal Certification

RMGA Certification

Journeyman License or equivalent

Knowledge of the Building Automation Systems

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.