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Chilled Water Systems Technician

Iowa City, IA

Job Information:

The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Chilled Water Systems Technician.

Under general supervision, applies knowledge and skill at the journey level to operate, inspect, maintain, and repair chilled water plant systems and associated equipment.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates, inspects, maintains, and repairs absorbers, turbines, centrifugal chillers, pumps, electric motors, tower fans, all plant and chilled loop control systems, and related equipment.
  • Installs and repairs pressure piping for water, steam domestic water, condenser water, chilled water, and condensate.
  • Overhauls equipment such as chiller tube bundles, heat exchangers, tower fans, gearboxes, drive shafts, pumps, valves, air compressors, and all other plant related equipment. Works with mechanical seals and rigging to move heavy equipment as necessary.
  • Using proper techniques, operates the following equipment: laser line up equipment, Fluke electrical analyzers, Bailey hand held Smart Transmitter, torch, arc and wire welders, impact gun, power tools, hand tools, presses, precision measuring equipment and purge pumps. Uses blueprints and schematics to repair, design and fabricate on the job as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Any combination of education or experience that involves machinery, equipment and control systems related to a utility plant which totals four years and includes a minimum of two years direct maintenance and repair experience.
  • Universal grade certification through an EPA approved program to handle and purchase Freon refrigerants.
  • Must have valid drivers license and meet and maintain compliance UI Driving Policy guidelines.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Use of hand tools - mechanical and electrical. 
  • Computer experience - Excel-Word-Data Entry. 
  • Refrigerants-Type-Use. 
  • Pumps and compressors-Seals-Bearings-Alignments. 
  • Manuals-Blueprints-Tech papers. 
  • Utility experience-working as a team. 
  • RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineer Society) Universal Certification.

A pre-employment criminal background check is required.

Minimum salary: $ 47,710.80 /year. Higher starting pay rate may be requested based on exceptional qualifications. Maximum salary: $ 62,222.40/year. We offer a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start, plus paid sick leave.  Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:

Work hours are a 40 hour per week rotating shift, 8:00am-4:30pm, 4:00pm-12:30am, 12:00am-8:00am. Holiday, overtime, weekend and other shift work will be required as assigned.

Questions, please contact: University of Iowa Employment Services, 319-335-2656 General Line; 800-272-6400 Iowa Toll Free.

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:

To apply, please go to and complete an online merit application for requisition number 021964.

Posted 05/24/18

Job ID: 42944684