Plant Maintenance Mechanic

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Location: Tampa, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 30015
Position Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-0251-001 / Utilities
College Division: Admin Svcs-Physical Plant
Salary Plan: Staff
Job Code/Title: 3201 / Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Salary Range:$38,500 - $41,500

Position Number: 00006205

USF's Facilities Management Division plans, creates, protects, and maintains the university's physical environment. Our service philosophy encourages us to impact lives every day by exceeding expectations and creating "WOW" moments. Facilities Management implements programs, manages projects, and executes strategic initiatives designed to realize the university's goals and objectives as a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Six departments make up Facilities Management: Design and Construction, Emergency Management, Environmental Health & Safety, Operations, Planning, and Services. The Facilities Management Division is part of the Office of Administrative Services.

Maintenance and repair of USF utility infrastructure systems, machinery, and associated distribution systems. Including, electrical generators 5KW-100KW chilled water, hot water, potable water, and sewer water systems. Plant Maintenance Mechanics are essential personnel and during emergency situations, including those that dictate suspension of campus activities and services and/or closure of campus operations, employees deemed essential must remain at, or report to their campus, as soon as reasonably possible. This Position is part of a mandatory On-Call rotation.

Performs Preventive Maintenance of chilled, hot, potable, condenser, and sewer water infrastructure systems, their associated distribution loops, and plant facilities. Including, chillers, pumps, boilers, cooling towers and compressors.

Troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of primary machinery and ancillary components associated with chilled, hot, potable, condenser and sewer water infrastructure systems. Including, chillers, pumps, boilers, cooling towers, and compressors.

Chilled, hot, potable, and sewer water distribution system troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repairs. Including, excavation, valve replacement, pipefitting, welding, and insulating.

Performs additional related duties as required.


This position requires completion of an approved apprenticeship program for one or more trades; or a high school diploma and four years of related experience. Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. A valid Florida Driver's License may be required if motorized vehicles of any kind are operated.

5 years of field experience

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level # 1 criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Job Opening Number: 30015

Posting Date: 02/16/2022

Posting End Date: Open until filled

How to Claim Veteran's Preference:

This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Florida Statute 295.

Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING APPLICATION; such documentation is required for eligibility determination.

Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria. If you are submitting a DD 214, please ensure the social security number and date of birth is redacted/removed.

For information on obtaining a DD 214 visit or call 1-866-272-6272.

How To Apply

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Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location

Campus map and location overview: USF - Tampa Campus

About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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