Building Systems Technician (2 positions available)
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Internal Number: 87042
Requisition Number: S_230751
Department: UO Building Systems Maintenance-1004
Description of Work:
Ranked as one of the Best Employers in Nebraska, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to providing a work environment and culture that fosters personal and professional success and satisfaction. We invest in our staff by offering fantastic benefits like vacation, sick, and holiday pay, a variety of insurance options, retirement plans, and numerous others. By joining our team, you will be given opportunities to grow as an individual and contribute to the significant impact that we make within the University of Nebraska community and Nebraska's economy each year.
Building Systems Maintenance has three levels of Building System Technicians, and the level is determined by a candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and applicable licensure.
Building Systems Technician 1, 2 and 3: All Building Systems Technicians periodically review, clean, and perform preventative maintenance of all mechanical equipment and spaces to identify and repair any potential problems, maintain and repair general HVAC, plumbing, electrical, lighting, and structural equipment and components to manufacturers' recommendation, and assist trade-based or licensed technicians to complete tasks. Additionally, technicians maintain a clean workspace to promote maximum efficiency and to keep yourself and staff/students safe, assist with campus projects, irregular maintenance activities, and emergencies, and complete work orders and utilize an electronic timekeeping system daily.
Building Systems Technician 2: In addition to the duties and responsibilities above, a level 2 will work more independently and be given more complex duties. A Building Systems Technician level 2 will also replace bearings and seals on centrifugal pumps, change bearings on fan systems, motors, and pump shafts under supervision, learn and become proficient with equipment management controls (EMCS) to start, stop, seek status, or change conditions of HVAC systems, and communicate and coordinate with outside vendors and manufacturers for the repair and replacement of building components.
Building Systems Technician 3: In addition to the duties and responsibilities above, a level 3 will use the EMCS to trend data and reset building preventative maintenance meters, generate activity and outage notifications, train, mentor, and verify work of other staff, students, temp, and/or on-call personnel in preventative maintenance, repair, and care of building systems, and contribute to fostering a positive work environment, motivate and encourage staff to improve, research and participate in professional development opportunities, and support leadership and contribute to the development and implementation of departmental vision and goals.
All levels will be assigned to a rotating on-call schedule and urgent situations occasionally require after-hours work.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Building Systems Technician 1, 2 and 3: High school or equivalent experience. Able to lift 60 lbs. Able to work from a ladder and/or aerial equipment. Available by cell phone to assist with campus emergencies and available for regular rotations on the weekend and after-hours on-call schedule. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirement.
Building Systems Technician 1: Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions. Thinking and reasoning skills. Good communication skills. Thoroughness and attention to detail. Good time management and organizational skills. Familiar with and able to operate tools and machinery.
Building Systems Technician 2: In addition to the minimum qualifications above, a level 2 must have a minimum of 2 years of prior successful work experience in general maintenance and/or building maintenance and systems or demonstrated equivalent comprehension. Good analytical thinking and reasoning skills, strong communication skills, and high attention to detail. Understanding of building and construction principles and knowledge, experience, and ability to operate a variety of tools and machinery. Basic computer skills. Knowledgeable of and skilled in the processes, procedures, and codes required of the trade.
Building Systems Technician 3: In conjunction with the minimum qualifications above, a level 3 must have a minimum of 4 years of prior successful work experience in general maintenance and/or building maintenance and systems or demonstrated equivalent comprehension. Proficient in general maintenance and repair of electrical, HVAC, structural, and/or plumbing. Strong analytical thinking and reasoning skills. Excellent communication skills. Strong documentation skills. Strong understanding of building and construction principles and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Building Systems Technician 1, 2 and 3: Associates degree in building trades, participation in an apprenticeship program, and/or equivalent experience. Trade-specific licenses or certifications including, but not limited to, plumber, electrician, HVAC, and refrigeration. Familiar with a CMMS and/or a EMCS. Proficient in Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of or experience with building, electrical, and fire codes.
Building Systems Technician 1: Prior experience in building trades such as residential or commercial construction and/or renovation, interior and/or exterior painting and staining, rough and/or finish carpentry, installation of floor coverings and/or wall coverings, plumbing, electrical, concrete and/or masonry work, HVAC and/or other systems requiring filter service, and/or prior experience interpreting and complying with building codes.
Building Systems Technician 2: In conjunction with the preferred qualifications above, a level 2 is preferred to have prior experience with building code review and compliance, and experience or proficiency using an EMCS and/or CMMS. Completion of all UNL and BSM required training courses and knowledgeable of operational building, electrical, and fire codes.
Building Systems Technician 3: In conjunction with the preferred qualifications above, a level 3 is preferred to have experience and be proficient using an EMCS for building preventative maintenance and using a CMMS.
Posted Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.