St Edwards University
  • PHPL - Facilities-Maintenance
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Plant Engineering Technician I
University Operations

Primarily responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, heating, ventilation and refrigeration equipment.

Operate, troubleshoot, repair, and perform preventive maintenance on:

  • Water chillers, cooling towers, and hot-water boilers
  • Heat pumps, refrigeration and kitchen equipment.
  • Pumps, compressors, motors, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic control systems.
  • Electrical and plumbing equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a total of five-year combination of vocational school and paid practical experience in the care and maintenance of air-conditioning and heating equipment and control devices, including instruction in troubleshooting.
  • EPA approved Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate (or obtain one within 6 months of hire at own expense).
  • Three or more years' experience maintaining and repairing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Ability to prioritize work, maintain quality control standards, and maintain records.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., climb ladders up to 20 feet, and work off scaffolding and platform/lifts at various heights.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License, good driving record, dependable transportation and must be insurable by university carrier.
  • Must have verifiable local references.
  • Must be able to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.
  • Successful candidate must complete an education and/or criminal background check

Equipment operated
Pumps, motors, compressors, plumbing, electrical equipment, heating, ventilation, air conditioning equipment, related test equipment, welders, forklifts, and university vehicles.

Work Schedules
Work schedule is typically 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday; however, scheduled hours may change for special events or to meet the needs of the facility. Duties may Include weekend, holiday, overtime and on-call work. This position is considered essential personnel and may be called in during emergency closures.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit: Application for employment, found at: Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18072
Posted: 7/2/2018
Available: Immediately

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