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Iowa State University Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. • Two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or utility plant maintenance environment with experience in rotating equipment maintenance, or A two-year, post high school technical degree in industrial maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:Experience in maintenance and repair of high pressure water tube boilers and accessories.

Experience in maintenance and repair of pumps, electric motors, and steam turbines greater than 200 hp.

Experience in maintenance and repair of material handling systems, conveyors, pneumatic/vacuum systems.

Experience in maintenance and repair of piping systems, threaded, flanged and welded

Job Description:

The Facilities Planning and Management department at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I.

Under general supervision, assists with installation and repair of piping; performs preventive maintenance and maintenance duties in assigned areas of the utility plant as well as general carpentry work.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installs and repairs piping for low pressure (less than 100 psig) steam, water and air systems, including piping of carbon steel, galvanized, stainless, copper, and plastic.

  • Uses flanged, threaded, glued, or soldered connections.

  • Performs general carpentry work such as construction of concrete forms, pouring concrete and refractory, and general construction needs.

  • Completes site specific utility plant training program for Utility Plant Maintenance Mechanic I within assigned time period.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of utility plant systems and equipment.

  • Knowledge of tools and methods necessary to maintain utility plant equipment and buildings.

  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and the ability to comply with OSHA procedures.

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn techniques of pipefitting.

  • Skill in the cutting and fabrication of metal components.

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn techniques of basic carpentry.

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, control system drawings, and repair manuals.

  • Ability to perform basic math computations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to withstand constant high noise, dust, fumes, poor lighting and ventilation, and high temperature levels.

  • Physical requirements: Must be able to move and lift at least 80 lbs.

  • Must be able to climb stairs and work in an industrial environment.

Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our 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

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:5464a

Application Instructions:

Apply for this position by clicking on “Apply” and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Posting Close Date:May 26, 2022

Job Requisition Number:R7859