Senior Mechanic

Burlington, VT
Aug 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details Advertising/Posting Title
Senior Mechanic

Diversity Statement
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary

Perform highly specialized skilled activities in multiple licensed trades on equipment/systems that may include electrical, fire alarm, heating, ventilating and plumbing. Provide highly skilled troubleshooting and emergency system service/repairs/preventative maintenance and installations. Access information utilizing appropriate desktop applications. Promote a work place that encourages safety within the field and in the shop. Operate University vehicle. Actively engage in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. Reports to Utilities Trades Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

High School Diploma; Vermont State Master Electrical or Plumbing License and 5 five years' experience in electrical or plumbing/heating trades which includes electrical or plumbing/heating maintenance and repair required. Demonstrated proficiency in two or more skilled trades (such as boiler operations, HVAC, plumbing and/or controls); For Master Electrician, a Fire Alarm TQP Certification required. For Master Plumber, Natural Gas Certification required. Computer skills. Driver's License and driver check required; Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Initial employment contingent upon successful completion of physical screening. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing specific job tasks.

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to customers.

Other Information

Physical Plant Department has two vacancies for Senior Mechanic position. This posting collects applications for both positions. The other position is advertised under posting #S1250PO

Special Conditions
Non-standard work hours required, Bargaining Unit Position - United Electrical Workers, Occasional overtime/weekend hours required, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees, 40 hour work week, 2nd Shift (Shift differential applies.)


Job Type


Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE))

Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE))

Staff Hiring Band
Hiring salary budgeted at low end of pay band

Staff Union Code

Posting Details
Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date

Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)

Open Until Filled

Position Information Position Title
Utilities Tradesperson Spec

Posting Number

Physical Plant Dept/11700

Position Number

Employee FTE

Employee Term

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.