University of Utah Building Engineer (HVAC) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/06/2018

Requisition Number PRN16256B

Job Title Systems Operator

Working Title Building Engineer (HVAC)

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm depending on departmental needs.

VP Area President

Department 01393 - Williams Building Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 25.00 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Responsible for all Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP), and Building Automation Systems maintenance at assigned Facilities. Makes necessary adjustments and repairs as needed to maintain operation as designed.


Essential Functions

1. Responds to trouble calls from building occupants and computer alarms.

2. Repairs and troubleshootsHVAC, plumbing, mechanical and electrical building equipment problems.

3. Reviews alarm summaries and makes building system adjustments on the Building Automation Systems.

4. Documents daily building system operations.

5. Maintains door hardware & controls

6. Operates Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

7. Paints, finishes and refinishes drywall, wood, metal and other materials.

8. Reading & comprehension of blue prints, schematics, & maps

Problem Solving

Incumbents are authorized to respond to service calls, assess needs or damage and make decisions regarding the course of action to be taken. They can make repairs or call on the required trades as needed. They are also authorized to advise the appropriate administration of the situation.


This position will rotate a 24/7 on call schedule and is responsible for both employee and facility safety day and night.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience with building systems control or related experience or equivalency; demonstrated knowledge of automated and computer-directed building systems, plumbing and electrical systems, and pneumatic and electronic control systems; and familiarity with heating and air conditioning systems required. A working knowledge and understanding of mechanical equipment, automation and field hardware; and demonstrated computer literacy, human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Must possess a Steam Engineer of Unlimited Capacity license.


Training obtained through an Accredited Trade Program.

AASin a related Trade or 2 years of experience

DOPLrecognized Trades License

EPA608 Universal Certification


Backflow Preventer Inspection Certification

Fire Extinguisher Inspector Certification

Building Operator Certification

Demonstrates & practices appropriate Safety Procedures;

OHSA30 – must be completed within 1 year of start date.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.