The University of Georgia
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FMD-O&M-Plumbing Shop

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm
Please note that this position may be required to work some nights and/or weekends to meet the needs of the business.
This position includes an on-call rotation as well as being an essential worker and asked to report to campus for emergency closings.

Advertised Salary:

$45,000- $55,000 Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

FLSA: Non-exempt

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Skilled Craftsperson

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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of five (5) years of field experience in troubleshooting, operating, maintaining, and repairing gas, steam, and head exchanger type boilers.
Should have experience with high output capacity water tubes and low-pressure sectionals and be able to perform a combustion analysis.
Involves expert level of technical knowledge acquired through an apprenticeship, certified training programs, and on the job training.

Position Summary:

This position needs an expert level of technical knowledge and skills for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the UGA campus boiler systems. These building boiler systems are various in type, size, and manufacturer involving the individual in this position to have the needed mechanical and technical skills needed for monitoring, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing these boilers and their associated equipment. This position is responsible for keeping preventative and corrective maintenance logs, part inventory, and works closely with the State inspector to assure we are staying in compliance. This position will be expected to work independently to complete tasks within this competency and help train others on staff.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

This position has expert level technical knowledge and mechanical skills in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of building boiler systems and their associated equipment. Be able to independently diagnose and solve a wide range of operational issues that arise from the mechanical components and controls of boiler systems including the following:

  • Ability to identify and repair components of a Gas System Boiler.
  • Ability to identify and repair components of a Steam System Boiler.
  • Ability to identify and repair components of Heat Exchanger Systems.
  • Skilled in tube replacement and blow downs.
  • Understanding of parallel positioning systems and ALC based programs
  • Knowledge to troubleshoot and install boiler sensors, boards and relays.
  • Knowledge for assisting with commissioning of new building boiler systems.
  • Knowledge of pressure controls and experience with flame relays, low waters, air switches, and aqua stats.
  • Able to reading and interpret mechanical plans and wiring diagrams.

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, and crawling throughout an 8-hour work shift with occasional overhead work and use of a ladder.
  • Lift up to 75lbs and work under adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.).

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Perform regular checks and take corrective action to ensure the building boiler systems and associated equipment are operating per designed requirements.

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Install, maintain, and repair the mechanical components of the building boiler system such as circulator pumps, condensers, burners, heat exchangers, tubes, combustion chamber and exhaust stack.

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Diagnose and solve a wide range of operational issues for maintaining the correct pressure within the operator, modulation, and high limit pressure controls (sensors, boards, starters, relays).

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Assist and provide input to FMD Engineering for the commissioning and design planning of new building boiler systems.

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Assist and support with other duties as assigned by the Plumbing Shop Manager.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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