Mechanical/Electrical Technician (search extended)

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Job Title:

Mechanical/Electrical Technician (search extended)


Urban Campus/Des Moines

Job Number:


Employment Date:

As soon as possible

Job Category:

Support Staff Positions

Application & Position Contact Information:

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Robin Zimmerman at 515-248-7241 or [email protected] information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

HIRING RANGE: $27.51-$29.28 per hour based on experience.
Pay Grade: 11

Job Summary:

Operate, maintain and repair college physical plant equipment and systems on all campuses in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

Essential Functions:

Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and/or handle all repairs for electrical, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, hazardous chemicals and related college equipment at the Urban Campus, in accordance with all regulations and codes; involves lifting, pushing and pulling equipment.

Install new and alter existing electrical, lighting, plumbing, HVAC and college equipment.

Provide information and recommendations for the creation of blueprints for above and below ground mechanical/electrical systems. Utilize blueprints for new and repair projects.

Assist automation system analyst in troubleshooting malfunctions; repair and installation of energy management controls on all campuses to ensure proper operation of equipment for energy consumption savings.

Respond to emergencies during and after hours for repairs on a 24 hour basis using an automated e-mail messaging system over the cell phone.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Three years hands on work experience in the operation, maintenance and repair in any or all fields of air conditioning, heating/ventilating and related equipment, electrical systems and plumbing. Completion of a related vocational training program equivalent to at least one year/30 semester credits. (One additional year of the required work experience may substitute for the vocational training.)

Ability to move 75 pounds and climb 30 ft. extension ladders.

Valid Iowa Drivers license with satisfactory driving record.

Refrigerant Transition and Recovery universal certificate or ability to obtain within 6 months.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:

Five years hands on work experience and strong working knowledge in any or all fields of air conditioning, heating/ventilating and related equipment, or plumbing.

Experience with roof-top unit, chiller & boiler troubleshooting and repair.

Three years work experience using HVAC Building Automation Control Systems.

Ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics.

Valid HVAC/Mechanical journeyman or master license.

Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Physical Requirements:

Maximum Constant
• Overhead Reach to height of 75 in
Maximum Frequent:
• Lift of 20 lbs from Floor to Shoulder
• Lift of 20 lbs from Floor to 75 in
• Carry of 40 lbs for 50 ft
• Push/pull horizontal force of 25 lbs at 47 in height for distance of 100 ft
• Forward Reach for distance of 45 in
• Climb of 24 in
Maximum Occasional:
• Lift of 100 lbs Floor to Waist
• Lift of 40 lbs from Floor to Shoulder
• Carry of 100 lbs for 10 ft
• Push/pull horizontal force of 25 lbs over 100 ft
• Push/pull vertical with force of 25 lbs at height of 24 in
• Grip force of 100 lbs
• Lateral Reach of 30 in
• Standing and Walking
• Bend, Crouching/Kneeling
• Neck Flexion and Extension
• Trunk Rotation
• Fine Motor Coordination
• Hand Coordination
• Sitting, Standing & Walking
• Awkward Postures of working prone or supine over or under vehicles/equipment
• Sitting

Additional Comments: Must also be able to use all tools of the trade; move under, over and around vehicles and equipment, frequently exposed to extreme temperatures due to outdoor air and vibratory tool use.

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category:


Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test:

Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, day hours.

Posting Date:


Deadline for Submitting Applications:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

PLEASE NOTE: If you applied to the previous posting your application will continue to be considered and you need not reapply.

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time