Updated: 4 months ago
Location: University, MISSISSIPPI
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The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

Reads, understands and interprets blueprints, drawings, floor plans, schedules and manufacturer's operating and/or maintenance specifications as related to electrical, mechanical, plumping, HVAC and special equipment, building structures and finishes. Assists other crafts in performing maintenance, repair modification, replacement and installation on chiller and refrigeration units, electrical and mechanical components and supporting equipment located in the Central Plant buildings and in other outlying facilities on campus. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or directed by Division management and supervision.

Essential Accountabilities:

•Performs routine operations and preventive maintenance on chiller and refrigeration units, plumbing components and supporting equipment to include: Assisting other crafts in performing preventive maintenance, repairs, modifications, replacements and installations on electronic, direct digital and pneumatic controls and devices for chillers, chiller components, refrigeration units and supporting equipment to include controls, meters, relays, sensors, switches, controllers, ATC's, transmitters, gauges, thermostats, and other similar devices.

•Assists other crafts in performing routine operations, and electrical and mechanical preventive maintenance on chillers, refrigeration units, chiller components and supporting equipment to include: inspecting motor windings and testing amperage draws, changing oil in gear boxes, purge compressors, etc., lubricating electric motors to include compressors, pumps, cooling towers and other equipment, pressure testing chillers, piping and connections for leaks, inspecting and replacing gears, bearings, missing fasteners, etc., preparing equipment for annual inspections, performing other similar tasks as assigned, cleaning and reconditioning exterior equipment surfaces, purge drums, oil sumps and separators, float valves, cooling tower louvers, etc., performing housekeeping and painting tasks in the Central Plant and mechanical equipment rooms, monitoring refrigerant, oil and lubricant levels, and adding or replacing when necessary, lubricating fan and pump shaft bearings, and monitoring and inspecting for proper operation, and recording results.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm (Subject to change to meet the needs of the University).

Hourly Pay Range: $17.29 - $17.98 - $20.76 (Commensurate with experience & qualifications)





High School diploma or GED and three (3) years of related experience required. An approved diploma or certificate in HVAC or Refrigeration from a post-secondary vocational school or technical school is preferred.


MVR: Must maintain a valid driver's license, issued in the United States. Motor Vehicle Record will be obtained and reviewed at least annually. Driving record should meet University underwriting standards to drive vehicle in performance of University business. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Basic Mechanical Aptitude

  • Trades mathematics

  • Trades Communications

  • Basic Refrigeration

  • Basic Plumbing

  • Basic Electrical/Electronics


Incomplete job profiles will not be processed.  Please be certain to showcase depth and breadth of experience on your application and resume, as they relate to the needs of the job announcement. 


For more information about UAB Facilities, please visit: http://www.uab.edu/facilities/


 UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Primary Location
: University
Job Category
: Environmental Services
: 112802010 Chilled Water
Employee Status
: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift

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