Area Mechanic

University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 19004641

Job Description:

University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP), a division of the College of Pharmacy, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Area Mechanic. Under general supervision, the Area Mechanic has initial responsibility for the operation of all buildings and equipment in the assigned area and is responsible for performing skilled tasks in the inspection, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, facility maintenance, and operation.

Additional duties to include:

  • Applies all necessary safety precautions in working with electrical, steam, or mechanical equipment.
  • Performs inspections of electrical, mechanical, steam and plumbing equipment in assigned areas on a periodic basis in order to determine the degree of operating efficiency and to locate and alleviate potential malfunctions.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctions on electrical equipment, appliances, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment controls in assigned area.
  • Performs and reports on specific written preventive maintenance procedures (such as lubrication, cleaning, changing filters, making adjustments, and replacing parts) on electrical, mechanical, plumbing and steam equipment in assigned area.
  • Checks accomplishment of shop work orders and returns them to the appropriate office after work is completed.
  • Inspects and reports building problems involving carpentry, painting, roof, masonry, and plastering in assigned area in order to determine corrective methods.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications with personnel located in assigned area and within his/her own and other shops relative to building maintenance and occupant comfort.
  • Maintains operating inventory of necessary spare repair parts, filters, belts and other supplies.
  • Trains shop apprentices, replacements, and other personnel.

For a full job description, please send an email to the contact listed below.

About University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP):

The UIP is a Food and Drug Administration-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, providing expertise in contract pharmaceutical development services to clients around the world. This is an exciting time to join UIP, as the business continues to grow in capabilities, new clients and revenue. In 2020 the College of Pharmacy will be moving into a new $96.3 million College of Pharmacy building. The lower level of this new building will be home to the UIP new sterile products manufacturing area which will be approximately 16,000 square feet and will increase UIP batch size capacity approximately 5-fold to 20,000 vials/batch.

For more information about the College of Pharmacy, please visit


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.

Special Qualifications

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet and maintain University of Iowa Fleet Safety Standards is required.

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 credential verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

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.

Application Instructions:

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and mark it as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Job ID: 69723

Posted 13 days ago

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