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Facilities/Skilled Trades
20003220 Requisition #

University Housing & Dining (UH&D) is seeking a Facilities Mechanic III to perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the repair, servicing, and maintenance of buildings, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and air conditioning equipment.


Shift is 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday, with on-call and overtime as necessary to meet department needs.

About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 14 departments that span from Recreation Services to the office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.



Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must possess a basic knowledge of plumbing, electricity, maintenance of steam and mechanical equipment.
  • Must have 4 years of work experience in the skilled trades, including apprenticeship or technical training.  At least two years of this experience must be in the same craft.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the UI Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Proven customer service experience.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Working experience performing service or maintenance in a large facility (examples: residence hall, apartment complex, hospital, school, etc.)

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants should upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

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 fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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