Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

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Requisition Number:


Position Number:


Position Classification Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

Functional Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

Position Type:


University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Facilities Operations has the responsibility of providing a wide range of services to all administrative departments, student programs, and all academic schools and departments. Services include all aspects of corrective and preventive maintenance, operations, grounds maintenance, houskeeping, utility infrastructure maintenance and operations, business operations, safety, regulator compliance, project management, and renovations. These duties are conducted for a campus consisting of 100 buildings totaling 6 million gross square feet on 250 acres.

Position Summary:

Re-Post, Previous Applicants Need Not RE-Apply, Still Under Consideration

The primary purpose of this position is the maintenance and repairs of campus fire suppression systems. Included in this is the repair of water-based sprinkler systems and planned and preventive maintenance on existing water-based systems. This position reports to the Electrical Supervisor and is responsible for the maintenance of fire protection support equipment, such as, but not limited to, fire pump motors and/or controllers, jockey pump motors and/or controllers, and dry pipe systems, including sprinkler (wet and dry), pre-action and deluge systems, standpipes and assists with the monthly inspection of fire extinguishers, as well as other routine maintenance as assigned.

This position is mandatory as defined in the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event Policy.

Minimum Qualifications:


Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:

Fire Back-flow Certification.
Fire Sprinkler Maintenance License issued by the NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, & Fire Sprinkler Contractors.
Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician License issued by the NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, & Fire Sprinkler Contractors.
Individuals not holding a Limited Fire Sprinkler Maintenance License by the NC State Board of Examiners will be required to gain certification within 1-year post employment as a condition of continued employment. Individuals not holding a Limited Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician License by the NC State Board of Examiners for inspection and testing of water-based systems will be required to gain certification within 1-year post employment as a condition of continued employment.

Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five to seven years’ experience in Fire Sprinkler Maintenance.
Experience in Fire Alarm Systems. Experience in conducting Fire Alarm system operational testing, inspections, and commissioning. Experience in working with state agencies, such as: NCDOI, NCDOL, and NCDOSC. Experience in prioritizing, scheduling, assigning, and managing work load, including: service orders, preventative maintenance programs, emergency requests and backlog.

Alternate Option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  1. Name,
  2. Company Name,
  3. Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  4. Email Address
  5. Contact Phone Number

Recruitment Range:


Org #-Department:

Utility Operations - 56406

Work Hours of Position:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

Number of Months per Year:


Career Banded Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

Open Date:


Close Date:






Salary Grade Equivalency:


Key Responsibility:

Preventive and Corrective Maintenance

Essential Tasks:

1.Performs scheduled PM tasks on various equipment and systems.
2.Continually evaluates PM tasks and makes recommendations to PM Coordinator.
3.Periodically surveys buildings to identify equipment not on PM program.
4.Initiates corrective work orders for repairs discovered during PMs.
5.Accomplishes corrective work orders in response to trouble calls.
6.Maintains existing water-based fire sprinkler systems.
7.Repair work may include limited replacement of pipe, fittings, sprinklers, valves, hangers, bracing, pumps and any other sprinkler system components required for repairs only and within the scope of certification.
8.Performs preventive maintenance by inspecting and testing fire protection systems to verify that such systems are operational.

Key Responsibility:

Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems

Essential Tasks:

1. Under general supervision, assists in the proper maintenance, operation, testing and inspections of fire/safety equipment, such as but not limited to fire extinguishers, fire hoses, and fire suppression systems.
2.Performs preventive maintenance by inspecting and testing fire protection systems to verify that such systems are operational.
3.Performs the monthly inspection of fire protection systems where assigned.
4.Assists with the preparation and issuance of hot/burn permits.
5.Repair work may include replacement of pipe, fittings, sprinklers, valves, hangers, bracing, pumps and any other sprinkler system components that can be performed within the scope of a Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician license.
6.Provides documentation of preventive maintenance inspections.
7.Communicates discrepancies, necessary system repairs, and other important issues to the supervisor.
8.Records all time worked in Mobile TMA daily.
9.Commits to work until obligations are met, which may result in overtime.
10.Works safely using good judgment and by following all University safety policies and work procedures.

Key Responsibility:

Inspection and Testing

Essential Tasks:

Performs Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing and inspections on automatic sprinkler, risers, sectional valves, pumps and all components of Fire Protection Systems.

Key Responsibility:

Pump Motor Repair and Replacement

Essential Tasks:

1.Performs repairs and replacements to fire pump motors, jockey pump motors, and dry pipe air compressors motors.
2.Replaces bearings, seals, and couplings as required.
3.Checks shaft alignment, freedom of rotation, and adjusts as necessary.
4.Assists in the removal of motors requiring rewind service.
5.Cleans and lubricates pumps and motors

Key Responsibility:


Essential Tasks:

1.Maintains accurate labor and material records on all work.
2.Submits labor and materials reports to shop supervisor daily.
3.Ensures sufficient quantities of frequently used materials are on vehicle.
4.Ensures assigned vehicle is kept clean and available for service when required.
5.Performs other tasks as may be safely and legally assigned by supervisor.
6.Insures all Inspection documentation is accurate, up to date, logged and posted where required.


Knowledge – Technical

Competency Description:

Performs a variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks/functions. These tasks/functions may involve related or varying processes to test, renovate, overhaul, replace, and perform preventive maintenance on standard mechanical systems. Provides technical assistance to others by troubleshooting standard facilities maintenance issues and determining their cause. Mentors other technicians.

Competency Level:



Safety and Health Compliance

Competency Description:

Identifies and resolves potential safety problems and unsafe work practices. Demonstrates to employees and others, safe ways to perform job tasks or the use of equipment. Informs supervisor of unusual safety concerns and makes recommendations for resolution. Determines appropriate protective equipment based on established standards. Regularly assesses site and shop operations for safety.

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Attention to Detail

Competency Description:

Ensures all work meets and/or exceeds applicable codes and standards. Checks and re-checks work prior to, during, and after completion. Ensures that all parts of a project/task are completed. Uses appropriate record keeping methods.

Competency Level:




Competency Description:

Clarifies the purpose and importance of directives, instructions, and messages; presents information in a clear and concise manner. Seeks input, listens, and checks for mutual understanding; asks for and provides clarification as needed. Explains purpose and procedures of facilities maintenance projects in language easily understood by the customer.

Competency Level:


Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - o, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - o, Finger Dexterity - F, Vision-Skilled Trades - O, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - O, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - O, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - F, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - R, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Climbing-Ladders - F, Bending - F, Squatting - F, Crawling - R, Reaching - F

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - C, Driving - Standar/Automatic - F, Driving - Mower/Forklift - R, Location - Roof - R, Equipment/Machines - Heights - F, Equipment/Machines - Roofs - R, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - F, Equipment/Machines - Step Stools - R, Equipment/Machines - Scaffolds - R, Night/Dark - F, Extreme noise levels - R, Extreme temperatures - R, Inside - F, Outside - R, Ventilation ConditionsDust - R, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - R, Overtime - O




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Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 11/23/2020
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