Industrial Maintenance Mechanic – Entry
Provide reliable and cost-effective operation of the chilled water production, electricity generation, steam pressure reduction, and distribution equipment. Monitor and inspect plant equipment. Identify equipment problems. Coordinate plant operation (as necessary) with Progress Energy personnel. During night and weekend shifts, respond to problems with other utility systems on campus and take appropriate action to ensure safety and minimize property or equipment damage, and minimize disruption to customers. Monitor operation of remote chillers and respond to problem situations and plant upsets (as appropriate). Maintain plant in a sanitary and orderly condition. Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on pumps, cooling towers, chiller units, compressors, pneumatic dryers, control systems, and related equipment. Ensure that all operating variables and settings provide for reliable and cost-effective chilled water service. Troubleshoot and adjust (as required) using computer diagnostics, event logs, and appropriate instrumentation. Operate, maintain, and calibrate the plant’s instrument and control systems, including pneumatic, electric, and electronic components. Monitor and troubleshoot water treatment controls. Install and commission new or replacement digital controllers (as required). Performs welding tasks (as required). Provide support services to other trades. Drive University of Florida (UF) vehicle. Begin/complete the core curriculum through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on pumps, cooling towers, chiller units, compressors, air dryers, control systems, and related equipment
- Begin/complete hands-on training and the core curriculum through NCCER and demonstrate competency therein
- Monitor and log chiller plants
- Ensure that all operating variables and settings provide for reliable and cost-effective chilled water service; troubleshoot and adjust (as required) using computer diagnostics, event logs, and appropriate instrumentation
- Monitor building automation systems
- Perform welding tasks
- Operate UF vehicle(s)
Education and Experience
High school diploma
Licensure and Certification
Florida Class E operator (driver) license
This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.
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