Facilities Mechanic III - Plumbing

Facilities/Skilled Trades
21001958 Requisition #
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Engineering Services, Plumbing Shop, is seeking a Facilities Mechanic III.
  • Performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the repairing, servicing, and maintaining of buildings and electrical, mechanical and plumbing equipment
  • Inspects, maintains and makes operating repairs on electrical equipment and wiring, plumbing fixtures and pipe, heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment
  • Repair and maintain plumbing and fixtures (faucets, toilets, showers, sinks, drains and drain lines), plaster traps, grease traps, maintain centrifugal pumps and associated equipment
  • Repair and maintain autoclave, sterilizing and related equipment
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance on all equipment
  • Repair and maintain water heaters and water supply
  • Additional duties as required


Percent of Time: 100% (40 hours per week)
Schedule: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; additional hours as required
Rotations: Work weekends and holidays as scheduled for on-call
Location: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Merit Pay Plan - GG60 https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/merit-alpha-matrix


Benefit Highlights
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: hr.uiowa.edu/benefits.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:


  • Must possess a basic knowledge of plumbing, electricity, maintenance of steam and mechanical equipment
  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Prefer previous experience with computers (Excel, Word) 
  • Prefer previous experience with large sewer rodders and experience soldering large pipes
  • Prefer previous experience and ability to troubleshoot pumps 
  • Prefer previous experience and knowledge of State Plumbing Codes
  • Prefer previous experience in Healthcare Facility Operations

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

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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