Facilities Mechanic III

Facilities/Skilled Trades
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Facilities Mechanic III (GG60)
Pay Grade: 10
Percent of time: 100%
Schedule: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Department: Facilities Management
Location: Building and Landscape Services
Staff Type: Merit
Type of Position: Regular

The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Building & Landscape Services, Custodial Daytime Service Area as a Facilities Mechanic III. Under general supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the repairing, servicing, and maintaining of buildings and electrical, mechanical and plumbing equipment.

For a detailed description of duties for each classification in the Facilities Mechanic job family, please visit:

Hours are 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday - Friday. May be required to work on call or work overtime as scheduled or in emergencies. Position has bloodborne pathogen exposure risk.

In addition to a competitive salary and workplace of choice, the University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:

Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & the grounds, and provide utilities management.

The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings.

Required Qualifications

• Must possess a basic knowledge of plumbing, electricity, maintenance of steam and mechanical equipment; and
• Must have four years of work experience in the listed crafts, including apprenticeship or technical training. At least two years of that experience must be in the same craft.
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain compliance with the University’s Driving Policy.

Desired Qualifications

• Basic computer skills.

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. The job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Whitney Bell at

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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