Enviro Systems Mechanic II

University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 19002631

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) division of the College of Pharmacy, seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Environmental Systems Mechanic II. 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 parts of UIP will be moving to the new $96.3 million College of Pharmacy building scheduled to open in 2020.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs all duties listed under Environmental Systems Mechanic I.
  • Installs and maintains environmental systems equipment and components such as air conditioning equipment, chillers, condensers, pumps, fume hoods, autoclaves, environment al chambers, scientific equipment, cascade cooling units, process water systems, compressors and other pneumatic and computerized controls. Installs and maintains cooling tower equipment, plate-frame heat exchangers, cooling water treatment equipment, heating systems (all fuel types) to include boilers, unit heaters, furnaces, radiant heating, heat pump systems (geothermal and air source) and other emerging technology equipment/systems.
  • Tests and evaluates performance of systems using specialized equipment, repairs or replaces defective valves, thermostats, sensor and other parts in both pneumatic and computerized building environmental automation systems.
  • Operates computerized building environmental automation systems that control heating and cooling systems.
  • Performs continuous commissioning and retro commissioning of various types of environmental equipment to assure these systems are meeting energy optimization efficiency goals, ope rating to desired baselines, and are meeting the expectations of the customer.
  • Utilizes energy monitoring devices and test equipment to establish predictive type maintenance repairs that extend the life of systems and eliminate out of service conditions.
  • Provides functional guidance and training to apprentices, replacements, students and other personnel as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by appropriate department or administrative personnel.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles of operations, methods, materials, and tools utilized in the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, calibration and repair of environmental systems.
  • Ability to properly braze refrigeration tubing and connections
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Fire Prevention Association, National Fire Code, the Environmental Protection Agency, etc.
  • Knowledge, skill and ability to evaluate and recommend equipment for either installation, repair, or replacement and determine the amount of time and materials necessary to accomplish the task with least expense and downtime of equipment.
  • Knowledge of computerized building environmental automation systems and ability to collect data for mechanical system performance.
  • Skill in the proper use and care of hand and power tools and test equipment.
  • Knowledge of proper bending and lifting techniques
  • Ability to work in areas of high heat, dust and noise and in confined spaces or on a ladder.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams and equipment specifications.
  • Ability to work independently during the normal workday and in an on-call status.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in all types of environmental conditions or in areas where there is exposure to excessive noise, dirt, and fumes and at elevated heights from ladders, scaffolds, or hydraulic lifts.
  •  Ability to work independently during normal work hours and after hours.
Applications Details
This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
  • Six years of experience in temperature and computerized building environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship,
  • or has two years of experience in computerized building environmental automation systems and meets the minimum eligibility requirements of ESMI;
  • Has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2;
  •  A valid driver’s license, plus the ability to meet and maintain compliance with the University Driving Policy.
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:

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Please note regarding references: Five professional references may be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 68240

Posted 12 days ago

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