Plant Maintenance Mechanic II

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Austin, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Posting Title:

Plant Maintenance Mechanic II


Hiring Department:

Utilities, Energy, and Facilities Management


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Description:

To perform skilled work in an electrical generation, mechanical and electrical utility, and chilling station environment.


Job Details:

General Notes

Security sensitive; Certified 3-Yr Driving Record requested and Criminal Background Check conducted on selected applicant. Hiring decision contingent on clearing checks. May work 4-10, 9-80, or alternate work schedule. Applicant required to successfully complete testing to Lift/Carry 78 lbs, pull 125 lbs, lift 2-45 lbs weights up ladder, kneeling work in confined spaces, and other tasks. 


  • Installs, maintains, and repairs plant equipment and utility systems. Installation and repair may include welding in accordance with ASME and AWS standards. Assists in performing periodic inspections of major mechanical and electrical equipment and chilled water systems. Accuracy in all phases of work performed. 

  • Performs preventive or corrective maintenance tasks incidental to the operation of mechanical, electrical or utility tunnel distribution systems in accordance with established procedures. May be required to report to work at the Pickle campus. 

  • Maintains records of equipment repair. Works in conjunction with trades or utility personnel in support of systems within power plant, chilling stations, utility tunnels or other underground utilities. Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Completes work orders using automated maintenance program systems. Informs appropriate personnel of unusual conditions, problems, or deficiencies as related to equipment and corrects as necessary. 
  • Cleans and maintains all equipment and work areas. Identifies, reports, and corrects safety hazards. Wears respiratory protection as required by task. Updates procedures as necessary. Performs related duties as assigned. Drive UT vehicle. Maintain acceptable driving record required by UT Systems Policy UTS157. Follows all University and Utilities safety policies. Adheres to the rules of the Utilities Employee Policy Manual. 
  • Operates cranes, forklifts, and personnel lifts. Inspect, erect, utilize, and break down scaffolding as necessary in support of plant maintenance and operational duties. Perform elevated work and work in confined spaces. Required to carry UT-provided cell phone during work hours and on-call hours. 
  • Attends job-related training and complete training modules. 
  • Paints plant equipment in accordance with equipment manufacturers recommendations or procedures. 

Required Qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience in skilled level repair and maintenance of electrical, industrial, mechanical or utility distribution equipment. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than three years of related skilled level experience in the repair and maintenance of industrial plant mechanical, electrical or industrial equipment or utility distribution systems. Welding certification in accordance with ASME Code. Experience with high pressure refrigerant chillers and chilled water distribution systems. Experience in a university plant or utility environment. Experience in using a work order system. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication skills. Certified in Refrigerant Recovery, Universal License. Journey level experience in industrial insulation, including fabrication of insulating blankets, thermal insulation, and asbestos handling and abatement. Experience maintaining power plant or similar industrial/utility equipment. Welding certification in accordance with ASME and industry codes. Experience as a machinist including fabricating, modifying, and repairing pump, turbine, and boiler parts. 

Driving Required

A valid Texas, Class C, driver’s license is required to apply for this job; driving is an essential job function. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. This job requires a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$50,448 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
Environmental Demands:

  • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
  • May work in all weather conditions
  • May work in extreme temperatures
  • May work around chemical fumes
  • May work around standard office conditions
  • May work around biohazards
  • May work around chemicals
  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

Physical Tasks:

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Climbing of stairs
  • Climbing of ladders
  • Lifting and moving

Additional Working Conditions:

  • May be required to work in confined spaces, manholes, tunnels, elevated work, extended shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • May be required to operate job related equipment.
  • Participate in on-call program.

Work Shift

  • Monday - Thursday 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday - Friday 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL  Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2018 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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