Job Information

University of Utah Building Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/06/2023

Requisition Number PRN36302B

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

Weekday, on-site support of staff and tenants. Office hours Monday-Friday, 11:30AM to 8:00PM. Participation in 24/7 On-Call rotation with responsibility to respond on site to assist Property Managers, Chief Engineer in support of Building and Client Operations.

VP Area President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $21.62 - $26.73

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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.

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 appropriate administration of the situation.

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, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), 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.


2 years of experience in 1 or more of the following: Facility Management, HVAC /R, Mechanical Electrical Plumbing ( MEP ) systems, or Construction.

  • Constructive and effective communications skills.
  • The ability to cooperate with other shop craftsman and staff.
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License.
  • 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 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.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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