Maintenance Technician, Heat Plant

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-06
Req: R0019067

Facilities Management at the University of Virginia's Heat Plant department has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician will independently inspect, maintain, repair and/or rebuild a variety of power plant mechanical and related steam and heating equipment to keep them in an operating condition that allows for continuous, high-quality, high pressure steam, and high temperature hot water sufficient to meet all demands of the University. The selected candidate will work as a team member to solve problems, have excellent mechanical aptitude, and troubleshooting ability. The Maintenance Technician will have considerable knowledge of all aspects of repair and maintenance of heating equipment (including coal, oil, and gas-fired boilers pumps) and other auxiliary power plant mechanical equipment.

Note: This position will be required to work four ten-hour shifts per week.

Duties Include:

  • Troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance (PM) on equipment. Make necessary repairs and adjustments on machines and equipment during production to minimize downtime and maximize equipment efficiency.
  • Perform routine mechanical, electrical, welding, or machining maintenance activities on equipment including lubrication, inspection, and replacement of parts.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic components: knowledge of various types of pumps and compressors, solenoid valves, filters and regulators.
  • Fabrication: knowledge of different types of steel and aluminum materials, cutting and grinding methods for various materials, experience in welding with various types of gas and electric equipment and metal lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders, cut-off saws and shears.
  • Maintain legible, neat and accurate records, documentation, reports, etc.
  • Update skills as required due to improvements and/or changes in technology.
  • Read, interpret, and work from plans, drawings, and specifications, estimating materials that are needed for the task.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: A minimum of four years of previous maintenance experience, with a minimum of one year of experience operating and maintaining boilers, generators, and support systems.
  • Licensure: Valid Driver's License. American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE) licensure required within one year of hire.

Physical Demands:

The employee must be able to variously sit, stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, crawl, stoop, bend, squat, lift, pull, and use both hands-on repetitive tasks (including overhead tasks). The employee must have normal vision and hearing (correctable), and for some areas of employment, color vision, and sense of smell.

Position Compensation Range: $21.15 - $26.00 Hourly


Application Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday and search for 'R0019067 '. Fully complete the online application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume and
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address, and telephone number).

Application Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for 'R0019067 ' and complete the application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume and
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address, and telephone number).

** Note: multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. This position is open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Eirine Vlavianos, Academic Recruiter at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 1/6/2021
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