The posting is intended to describe the general content and requirements of this position and is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.
Description To read, understand and interpret blueprints, drawings, floor plans, schedules and manufacturers' operating and/or maintenance specifications as they relate to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and special equipment, building structures and finishes. To maintain, operate and perform minor and major repairs, modifications, replacements and installations on boilers and boiler support equipment and systems such as feed water pumps, chemical feed pumps, deaerators, heat exchangers, compressors, valves, safety devices, controls and other support equipment. To perform preventive maintenance which includes cleaning, inspecting, troubleshooting, adjusting, tightening, replacing, lubricating, reporting problems, and other similar tasks on boilers and boiler support equipment.
Performs duties and responsibilities of the General Mechanic including performing minor, routine and preventive maintenance including operating, cleaning, inspecting, adjusting, tightening, replacing, lubricating, reporting problems, etc., on electrical and mechanical equipment, plumbing systems and fixtures, and building structures and furnishings.
Performs boiler efficiency tests by analyzing fuel combustion, exhaust gases and flame characteristics, and uses this analysis to adjust and calibrate boiler operation for maximum performance and efficiency.
Installs, tests, calibrates and maintains boiler control systems and devices to include combustion water treatment, safety and building automatic temperature controls. Uses test instruments to calibrate devices, test systems, performance and diagnose problems.
Maintains, repairs, modifies, installs and replaces control components including valves, dampers, controllers, relays, control panels, sensors, transmitters, meters, etc.
Inspects boilers and boiler support equipment on a regularly scheduled basis and records observed performance data. Tests boiler water for suspended solids and hardness levels, and adjusts chemical feed apparatus accordingly. Performs chloride, alkalinity and pH tests on boiler water.
Maintains, repairs, modifies, replaces and installs boiler and boiler support equipment to include water and fireside tubes, refractories, exhaust systems, pumps, motors, valves, compressors, heat exchangers, and related systems. Documents all work performed.
Assists contractors working on boiler room and building systems projects, and assists insurance inspectors and other inspecting agencies performing boiler and boiler support equipment inspections.
Work Schedule: Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (subject to change to meet the needs of the University).
Pay Range: $19.80 - $32.15 (Commensurate with experience and qualifications)
High School diploma or GED and 3 years of related experience required.
Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver's license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
Basic mechanical aptitude
Knowledge of boiler operation and maintenance
Ability to problem-solve
Possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of this position in a timely manner to include:
Lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds.
Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet.
Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus.
Working overhead and in confined spaces.
Working within extreme temperature and humidity ranges with a variety of materials.
Working while wearing safety protective apparel.
For full consideration, please be certain to showcase experience on application and resume, as it relates to the needs of the job announcement. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.