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Facility Maintenance Technician Mechanic (Journey)

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Requisition Number:


Position Number:


Position Classification Title:

Facility Maint Mech Tradesman

Functional Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician Mechanic (Journey)

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 provide direction for and perform repair and maintenance, both corrective and preventive, of the campus steam distribution and condensate return systems.

  1. Steam and Condensate Systems – 35%
  2. Preventive and Corrective Maintenance – 30%
  3. Heating Systems – 15%
  4. Pump and Motor Repair – 5%
  5. Welding – 5%
  6. Administrative – 5%
  7. Plumbing – 5%
This position is a mandatory position as defined in the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event policy.

Minimum Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of Steam systems, Condensate Systems, Heat Exchangers, and Steam PRV Stations.
  2. Cross Connection Back-flow certification
  3. Plumbing experience
  4. Confined Space experience
  5. Welding experience

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:

Re-Post, Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply, Still Under Consideration.

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • List of References

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:

$40,612 - $46,681

Org #-Department:

Facilities Operations - 56404

Work Hours of Position:

8 AM - 4:30 PM, 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:

  1. Inspects, repairs, calibrates, and adjusts pressure reducing stations to provide proper steam pressure for control devices and heating equipment.
  2. Surveys, inspects, 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 all safety regulations are followed.
  6. Verifies proper PPE is in place and used and that area is secured.
  7. Verifies all local and state codes are in place.

Key Responsibility:

Preventive and Corrective Maintenance

Essential Tasks:

  1. Performs scheduled PM tasks on various equipment and systems.
  2. Continually evaluates PM tasks and passes recommendations to PM Coordinator.
  3. Periodically surveys buildings to identify equipment, not on PM program.
  4. Initiates corrective work orders for major repairs discovered during PMs.
  5. Accomplishes corrective work orders in response to trouble calls.
  6. Reviews completed work orders for accuracy and resolves discrepancies.
  7. Reviews status of work orders with Supervisor.
  8. Inspects completed work orders for quality and customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibility:

Heating Systems

Essential Tasks:

  1. Maintains water temperature to ensure sufficient building heat and domestic hot water.
  2. Repairs/Maintains steam radiators, steam traps within the building, and thermostatic controls and other heating devices.
  3. Locates and repairs leaking coils in converters.
  4. Inspects and repairs circulating pumps.

Key Responsibility:

Pump/Motor Repair and Replacement

Essential Tasks:

  1. Performs repairs to condensate circulating and domestic water pumps.
  2. Replaces bearings, seals, and couplings as required.
  3. Checks shaft alignment, freedom of rotation, and adjusts as necessary.
  4. Assists in the removal of motors requiring rewind service.
  5. Cleans and lubricates pumps and motors.
  6. Performs control circuitry repairs and adjustments.
  7. Maintains accurate records of parts and repair list for equipment.
  8. Trouble-shoots problems with Supervisor and co-workers

Key Responsibility:

Welding Technologies

Essential Tasks:

  1. Read and interpret blueprints and/or drawings to determine the specific welding requirements.
  2. Determine appropriate welding equipment and method based on requirements.
  3. Set up equipment, materials, and components required for welding in accordance to specifications.
  4. Operate additional equipment as required to support welding operation such as band saws, grinders, etc.
  5. Align components using appropriate tools, equipment, and measuring devices including calipers, micrometers, clamps, and braces.
  6. Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal, and overhead).

Key Responsibility:


Essential Tasks:

  1. Maintains accurate labor and material records on all work.
  2. Submits labor and material reports to shop supervisor daily.
  3. Ensures sufficient quantities of frequently used materials are on vehicle.
  4. Ensures assigned vehicle is kept clean and available for service when required.
  5. Performs other tasks as may be safely and legally assigned by supervisor.

Key Responsibility:


Essential Tasks:

  1. Initiates corrective work orders for major repairs discovered during PMs.
  2. Perform Backflow testing on Backflow Prevention Assemble devices.
  3. Accomplishes corrective work orders in response to trouble calls.
  4. Reviews completed work orders for accuracy and resolves discrepancies.
  5. Reviews status of work orders with Supervisor.
  6. Inspects completed work orders for quality and customer satisfaction.


Knowledge – Technical

Competency Description:

Ability to perform a variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks/functions. These tasks/functions may involve related or varying processes to test, renovate, overhaul, replace, and perform preventive maintenance on standard mechanical systems. Ability to provide technical assistance to others by troubleshooting standard facilities maintenance issues and determining their cause. Ability to mentor other technicians.

Competency Level:



Problem Solving

Competency Description:

Ability to identify facilities-related maintenance problems that require in-depth analysis, and identify options for solving those problems. Ability to solve unusual facility maintenance problems that require the application of journey-level trades knowledge and determine the most effective and efficient course of action. Ability to gather and analyze/interpret information to better understand the nature of the problem. May seek input from subordinates, peers, and/or managers in the decision-making process in order to solve the problem. Ability to evaluate options and choose appropriate action by considering potential outcomes. Ability to make sure that problem is appropriately addressed.

Competency Level:




Competency Description:

Ability to clarify the purpose and importance of directives, instructions, and messages; ability to present information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to seek input, listen, and check for mutual understanding; ability to ask for and provide clarification as needed. Ability to explain purpose and procedures of facilities maintenance projects in language easily understood by the customer.

Competency Level:



Safety and Health Compliance

Competency Description:

Ability to identify and resolve potential safety problems and unsafe work practices. Ability to demonstrate to employees and others, safe ways to perform job tasks or the use of equipment. Ability to inform supervisor of unusual safety concerns and make recommendations for resolution. Ability to determine appropriate protective equipment based on established standards. Ability to regularly assess site and shop operations for safety.

Competency Level:



Client/Customer Service

Competency Description:

Ability to identify options, develop solutions, and take action when responding to customer requests. Ability to satisfy individual customer requests while balancing multiple priorities. Ability to assess or check with customer to ensure solution meets request. Ability to develop effective working relationships with internal/external customers (vendors, subcontractors, etc.) that further the work unit’s goals. Ability to review customer requests and seek clarification as needed.

Competency Level:



Attention to Detail

Competency Description:

Ability to ensure all work meets and/or exceeds applicable codes and standards. Ability to check and re-check work prior to, during, and after completion. Ability to ensure that all parts of a project/task are completed. Ability to use appropriate record-keeping methods.

Competency Level:



Coordination – Work

Competency Description:

Ability to determine projects/assignments by breaking them down into tasks. Ability to set objectives and prioritize activities and tasks; ability to adjust priorities when appropriate. Ability to take advantage of available resources (personnel, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently. Ability to anticipate obstacles/roadblocks and prepare alternative plans to ensure timely task accomplishment. Ability to use time effectively and not let distractions interfere with completion of the job/project.

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 - O, Eye-hand coordination - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - O, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Climbing-Ladders - F, Bending - F, Squatting - F, Crawling - O, Reaching - F

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - F, Driving - Mower/Forklift - R, Location - Roof - R, Equipment/Machines - Roofs - O, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - O, Equipment/Machines - Scaffolds - O, Night/Dark - O, Extreme noise levels - F, Extreme temperatures - R, Inside - F, Outside - F, Ventilation ConditionsDust - O, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - F, Gas Leaks - O, Infectious Bacteria - O, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - 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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