Building Engineer

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

9064945 Facilities-So Campus Engineers

About the Unit
Facilities Services supports the mission of the University of Chicago through efforts to maintain and enhance the University campus and environment and provide superior client service to our community including faculty, students, staff, neighbors and visitors.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Operates, installs, maintains, and repairs building equipment and systems including fire extinguisher inspections. Performs work in accordance with University standards and procedures for University buildings and properties.


  • Inspects and tests building systems and equipment.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and identifies and solves problems.
  • Dismantles defective equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of equipment.
  • Interprets building and equipment documentation to troubleshoot and make repairs.
  • Installs, repairs, and verifies proper operation of building systems and and equipment.
  • Monthly fire extinguisher inspections. Includes a quick check that a fire extinguisher is in its designated place, that it has not been actuated or tampered with, and that there is no obvious physical damage or condition to prevent its operation.
  • Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related pneumatic equipment; repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Uses appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Helps introduce new employees to shop protocol, procedures and campus applications and equipment.
  • Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed.Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.
  • Uses computers to enter and access job related information.
  • Undertakes training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the University.
  • Performs related job duties as may be assigned



Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or an equivalent combination of position-related education and experience required.
  • Completion of job-related apprenticeship program preferred.
  • Advanced job-related training programs preferred.
  • Completion of job-related associate's degree (AA) preferred.
  • Coursework completion or certification in one or more of the following core competencies – HVAC, basic electrical, plumbing, piping and fluid-handling systems, refrigeration, building automation systems or an encompassing certification such as in physical plant maintenance preferred.

  • Four years related experience

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Current valid driver's license, other licenses or certificates needed for this position as required by law required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, be capable of working at heights as required, be able to enter and work within tight spaces, and be able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References.

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.



Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Please refer to Additional Requirements to see the pay ranges

Scheduled Weekly Hours

042 - Local 73, S.E.I.U. Skilled Trades - Real Estate Operations

Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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Full time

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We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 11/13/2018
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