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Facilities Mechanic III

Facilities/Skilled Trades
20003713 Requisition #

The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking a Facilities Mechanic III who, under general supervision, will perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the repairing, servicing, and maintaining of buildings and electrical, mechanical and plumbing equipment. This position is scheduled to work: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, which may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits. Pay grade 10: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/merit-pay-plan. Duties to include: 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspects, maintains, and makes operating repairs on electrical equipment and wiring, plumbing fixtures and pipe, heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment, etc.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on motors, pumps, and other equipment, and maintains appropriate records.
  • Constructs sanitizers, installs oxygen outlets and systems according to engineering specifications.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and emergency repair work.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, diagrams, and equipment specifications.
  • Performs work in related crafts areas as assigned.
  • Assists in directing the work of others.

About Facilities Management: 

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 & grounds, and provide utilities management.

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.



Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet fleet safety standards is required.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the hazards involved and safety precautions necessary in the electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades.
  • Knowledge of work practices, methods, and processes utilized in the electrical, mechanical and plumbing trade.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance necessary for equipment and ability to maintain appropriate records.
  • Knowledge of proper lifting and bending techniques.
  • Ability to operate safely the tools and equipment used in the electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams and equipment specifications.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments including confined spaces, low light areas, at heights, with exposure to temperature extremes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


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 and driver’s license verification. 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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