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Iowa State University Area Mechanic in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Area Mechanic

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Must possess a basic knowledge of plumbing, electricity, maintenance of steam and mechanical equipment. • Must have four years of work experience in the listed crafts, including apprenticeship or technical training.

Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of structural trades (carpentry, roofing, interior finishing)

Electrical, plumbing and HVAC maintenance experience

Experience troubleshooting a variety of building equipment and systems issues

Computer experience

Experience with maintaining operating inventory of necessary spare repair parts, filters, belts and other supplies

Experience training shop apprentices, replacements, and other personnel

Job Description:Under general supervision, has initial responsibility for operation of all buildings and equipment in assigned area and performing skilled tasks in the inspection, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, facility maintenance, and operation.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

• Applies all necessary safety precautions in working with electrical, steam, or mechanical equipment.

• Performs inspections of electrical, mechanical, steam and plumbing equipment in assigned areas on a periodic basis in order to determine the degree of operating efficiency and to locate and alleviate potential malfunctions.

• Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctions on electrical equipment, appliances, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment controls in assigned area.

• Performs and reports on specific written preventive maintenance procedures (such as lubrication, cleaning, changing filters, making adjustments, and replacing parts) on electrical, mechanical, plumbing and steam equipment in assigned area.

• Checks accomplishment of shop work orders and returns them to the appropriate office after work is completed.

• Inspects and reports building problems involving carpentry, painting, roof, masonry, and plastering in assigned area in order to determine corrective methods.

• Establishes and maintains effective communications with personnel located in assigned area and within his/her own and other shops relative to building maintenance and occupant comfort.

• Maintains operating inventory of necessary spare repair parts, filters, belts and other supplies.

• Trains shop apprentices, replacements, and other personnel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of preventive maintenance necessary for equipment and ability to maintain appropriate records.

• Knowledge of the carpentry, painting, roofing, masonry and plastering trades sufficient to inspect buildings to provide corrective solutions and make recommendations to correct existing problems.

• Knowledge of proper lifting and bend techniques and ability to lift 50 pounds.

• Ability to operate tools and equipment safely which are used in the electrical, mechanical, steam, and plumbing trades.

• Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams, equipment specifications, schematics and engineering/architectural concept statements.

• Ability to work in a variety of environments including confined spaces, low light areas, at height and exposure to temperature extremes, radiation and toxic chemicals.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

• Ability to maintain accurate records and inventory of supplies.

• Ability to troubleshoot electrical, plumbing, HVAC equipment and control malfunctions.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:5141a

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Life insurance and long-term disability• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date: May 15, 2024

Posting Close Date:May 29, 2024

Job Requisition Number:R14705

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a welcoming, global, and culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Campus community members have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and are committed to engaging with each other respectfully as outlined in the university's Principles of Community ( . Iowa State recognizes that diverse intellectual and philosophical perspectives are vital to innovation, critical thinking skills, and a dynamic academic community that fosters the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work.

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If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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