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Facility Maintenance Technician (Contributing)

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Requisition Number:


Position Number:


Position Classification Title:

Facility Maint Mech Tradesman

Functional Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician (Contributing)

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 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, housekeeping, utility infrastructure maintenance and operations, business operations, safety, regulatory compliance, project management, and renovations. These duties are conducted for a campus consisting of over 100 buildings totaling 6 million gross square feet on over 275 acres.

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Steam and Plumbing personnel with the maintenance and repairs of the campus plumbing and steam systems. This position reports to the plumbing supervisor and is responsible to assist with the maintenance of domestic water, heating equipment, steam systems, steam auxiliary equipment as well as, other routine maintenance as assigned by supervision. This position is a mandatory position as defined in the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event Policy.

1. Steam and Condensate Systems – 50%
2. Plumbing Systems – 35%
3. Water Meter Reader – 10%
4. Administrative Tasks – 5%

Minimum Qualifications:


Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:

North Carolina drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:

1.Some Knowledge of Steam systems, plumbing equipment, and water meters
2. Confined space experience
3. Collaboration/teamwork skills
4. Willingness to learn and achieve journeyman competency level.

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:

$32,277 – $35,538

Org #-Department:

Utility Operations - 56406

Work Hours of Position:

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

Number of Months per Year:


Job Family:

Operations and Skilled Trades

Career Banded Title:

Facility Maint Mech Tradesman

Open Date:


Close Date:






Salary Grade Equivalency:


Key Responsibility:

Steam and Condensate Systems

Essential Tasks:

Assist Steam Personnel with:
1. Inspections, repairs, calibrations, and adjustments for pressure reducing stations to provide proper steam pressure for control devices and heating equipment.
2. Surveying, inspections, repairs, or replaces steam traps to conserve steam.
3. Performs routine inspection, repair, and lubrication of steam valves.
4. Inspects steam manholes and tunnels.
5. Verifies proper PPE is in place and used and that area is secured.

Key Responsibility:

Plumbing Systems

Essential Tasks:

Assist plumbing personnel with:
1. Installation and repair of domestic cold and hot water piping.
2. Installation and repair of sewer systems.
3. Installation and repair of water heaters and circulation pumps.
4. Installation and repair of toilet fixtures and water fountains.
5. Testing and repair of Back Flow devices.

Key Responsibility:

Water Meter Data Reader and Inspector

Essential Tasks:

1. Performs monthly Domestic water meter readings throughout the campus and records data into log.
2. Assists energy management group with any issues that have resulted in erroneous readings.
3. Inspects water meters for leaks or malfunctioning meters.

Key Responsibility:

Administrative Tasks

Essential Tasks:

1. Maintains accurate labor and material records on all work.
2. Submits labor and material reports to shop supervisor daily.
3. Ensures certain vehicles are kept clean and available for service when required.
4. Cleans mechanical rooms as assigned and cleans Plumbing shop daily.
5. Performs other tasks as may be safely and legally assigned by supervisor.


Knowledge - Technical

Competency Description:

Performs a limited variety of recurring and related tasks/functions using easily understood steps/processes/functions/applications to perform corrective and preventive maintenance or construction of facilities. Provides technical assistance to others by troubleshooting simple facilities maintenance issues and determining their cause. More complex issues are typically referred to a higher-level technician. Skilled at operating basic tools and equipment of assigned trade(s).

Competency Level:



Problem Solving

Competency Description:

Identifies facilities-related maintenance problems and implements standard courses of action to resolve problems within established project time frames and administrative and technical requirements. May involve supervisor when dealing with non-routine issues to determine most appropriate course of action. Solves problems of limited complexity or refers to appropriately skilled technicians.

Competency Level:




Competency Description:

States message in a clear and effective manner; listens to others. Ensures that information gets to the right person within the agreed-upon time frames. Uses appropriate language that is easy for others to understand.

Competency Level:



Safety and Health Compliance

Competency Description:

Performs tasks and duties safely to avoid danger to self and others. Identifies and informs supervisor of potential safety problems. Warns others of potential hazards. Uses appropriate protective equipment following established protocols. Incorporates accident prevention and corrective measures in work-related activities. Follows appropriate post-emergency procedures.

Competency Level:



Attention to Detail

Competency Description:

Follows instructions through standard work orders for assigned tasks. Performs routine or repetitious tasks completely and accurately. Checks work for mistakes before completion of tasks. Compares finished work to what is expected. Seeks approval of supervisor based upon complexity of task completed.

Competency Level:



Coordination – Work

Competency Description:

Understands objectives and priorities related to activities and tasks in order to follow plans and scheduled projects. Recognizes and obtains required equipment, materials, and tools that are needed to do the job. Accomplishes tasks within established timeframes. Understands obstacles/roadblocks, by following prescribed processes to ensure timely task accomplishment.

Competency Level:



Client/Customer Service

Competency Description:

Promptly and attentively responds to customer requests within established parameters and time frames. Performs work in the least disruptive manner possible to customers. Demonstrates courteous actions and follows the organization’s established protocol for customer service.

Competency Level:


Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Vision-Skilled Trades - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - F, 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. - O, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Climbing-Ladders - F, Bending - F, Squatting - F, Crawling - F, Reaching - F

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - O, Driving - Mower/Forklift - O, Location - Roof - O, Equipment/Machines - Heights - O, Night/Dark - O, Extreme noise levels - F, Extreme temperatures - F, Inside - F, Outside - F, Ventilation ConditionsDust - O, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - O, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - R, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - F, Chemical Spills - O, Gas Leaks - R, Infectious Bacteria - F, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - O, Use of Respirator - R, Electrical Hazards - O, Overtime - O


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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