Maintenance Mechanic

Grand Forks, ND
Apr 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: Description

This position is part of the Maintenance Department at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.  The purpose of this position is to provide physical plant maintenance services to keep the Human Nutrition Research Center operational 24/7.  Regular hours for this position will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This position also requires the employee to work during weekends, evenings, emergencies, and closures as part of an on-call rotation schedule.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Inspect facility equipment according to established schedules and perform preventive maintenance.
  • Accurately document results of all inspections and preventive maintenance.
  • Perform troubleshooting, repair and installation of plumbing and electrical fixtures.
  • Design, construct and move office furniture and laboratory equipment.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair the HVAC, boiler, and vacuum systems throughout the HNRC facility.
  • Perform general building maintenance including painting, ceiling tile replacement, and repairs of walls and floors.
  • Perform minor repair, washing and waxing of HNRC vehicles.
  • Perform building grounds maintenance year round.
  • Operate machine shop equipment, hand and power tools to construct and repair equipment as needed.
  • Maintain gas boilers and associated equipment.
  • Operate computerized electrical components and boiler control systems.
  • Repair and replace electric motors and pumps.
  • Inspect and service air conditioning and heating ventilation equipment and controls.
  • Recommend systems equipment for purchase.
  • Coordinate work with trades personnel and contractors.
  • Respond to on-call requests as needed.
Required Competencies
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must be able and willing to follow written protocols.
  • Must be reliable and willing to be available for on-call schedule. 
Minimum Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Five years of work experience and/or technical training in electronics, mechanics, commercial or industrial maintenance.
  • Ability to work hands-on performing repair and maintenance tasks.
  • Applicant will be tested and must be qualified to wear a respirator and satisfactorily complete a physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license. 
  • Successful completion of Criminal History Background Check.
  • United States citizenship required, due to being funded under a USDA grant. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Technical training in trades skills.
  • CMMS experience greater than three years.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$33,080+ annually dependent upon experience, Non-Exempt, Full-Time, Benefited

Work Schedule

Regular hours for this position will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This position also requires the employee to work during weekends, evenings, emergencies, and closures as part of an on-call rotation schedule.


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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