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Plant Maintenance Mechanic II

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Plant Maintenance Mechanic II


Facilities Mgmt_Utilities



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Monday -Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm

  • Be available to return to plant on emergency situations with no more than 30 minute notice.

Open to:

External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

Work on the maintenance, repairs, and modifications of the central utility plant and all of its equipment (i.e. chillers, boilers, pumps, cooling towers, etc.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment in the plant in an efficient, safe and effective manner.
  • Perform repairs on all equipment in the plant in an efficient, safe and effective manner.
  • Make any necessary modifications on all equipment in the plant in an efficient, safe and effective manner.
  • Walk utility tunnels to change light bulbs and look for any issues with the steam, condensate return, and chill water systems.
  • Keep necessary inventory on tools, fittings, and supplies for all plant equipment.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a central utility plant.
  • Ability to drive UTA vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience in a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the functions of a central utility plant.
  • Knowledge of building automation systems (i.e. Siemens, Johnson Controls, etc.).
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Ability to complete all physical task as needed.

Working Conditions:

  • Conditions do involve exposure to all weather elements.
  • Working conditions are considered acceptable, but occasionally involve exposure to one or more disagreeable elements such as biohazards, toxic lab chemicals, poisonous gases dust, dirt, high, voltage, and the need to work in confined spaces, extreme cold or hot and all weather conditions.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.


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