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Plant Engineering Tech II

St. Edward's University

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Plant Engineering Tech II
  • PHPL - Facilities-Plant Engineering
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
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    Plant Engineering Tech II

    Plant Engineering

    Primarily responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment.

    For consideration,
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • or five-years combination of vocational school and experience
    • EPA-approved Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate (or obtain one within 6 months of hire at own expense).
    • Three or more years of experience maintaining and repairing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. (
    • Knowledge of the principles of air-conditioning and air-conditioning maintenance methods.
    • Experience in the care and maintenance of air-conditioning, heating equipment, and control devices, including instruction in troubleshooting.
    • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of air compressors, pneumatic controls, electronic temperature controls, relay systems, thermostats, VAV systems, VFDs, rooftop and other air-handling units, including gas-fired units, chillers, energy management systems, pumps, 2-pipe, and 4-pipe systems.
    • Knowledge of the principles of electricity.
    • Knowledge of standard parts, tools, and test equipment used in the trade and proper and safe installation of new and replacement parts.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, ladder diagrams, wiring diagrams, schematics, and technical manuals, and the ability to implement that knowledge in actual performance.
    • Ability to plan work and keep accurate records of work performed and materials used.
    • Ability to diagnose electrical, mechanical, and electronic defects.
    • Ability to prioritize work, maintain quality control standards, and maintain records.
    • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License, dependable transportation, and be insurable by the university carrier.
    • Must be able to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.
    • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot various Building Automation Systems (Johnson Controls, Siemens, Honeywell, TAC) to ensure proper operation of chilled water service to campus buildings.
    • Coordinate work with outside vendors to ensure proper repair and maintenance of campus building infrastructure.
    • Provide assistance to Plant Engineering Tech I positions when needed.
    • Operate, troubleshoot, repair, and perform preventive maintenance on:
    • Chillers, cooling towers, and domestic and heating boilers
    • Heat pumps, refrigeration, and kitchen equipment.
    • Pumps, compressors, motors, and other auxiliary equipment.
    • Electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic control systems.
    • Electrical and plumbing equipment.
    • Responsible for regulatory and policy compliance as it applies to the position.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Working Conditions:

    The ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to meet the needs of the department.

    Physical Requirements:

    The expectations listed below are representative of the abilities that may be needed to fulfill duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical strength/endurance to enable him/her to perform/participate in the following activities:
    • Physically able to lift various materials up to 50 pounds on an occasional
    • While performing required job tasks, climb ladders up to 20 ft., and work on scaffolding and platforms/lifts at various heights.
    • While performing required job tasks, physically able to bend, crouch, and reach
    • While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain seated, frequently to
    • While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain standing up to 15% of the
    • Possesses dexterity abilities required to operate a computer and other office equipment to perform related job

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

    Dental - Sunlife Dental

    Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts

    An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

    In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.


    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J2020444

    Available: Immediately

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