Job Description

Extended Job Title
Mechanic (Plumbing)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description

Performs maintenance, repair and operational duties on campus buildings, associated systems and equipment. Areas of work include HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, fire alarms, special systems, painting and minor construction. Work is performed with emphasis on plumbing-related maintenance and monitoring work (e.g. HVAC, mechanical controls, water treatment, etc.). Responds in an effective and efficient manner to standard and urgent calls related to plumbing, fire alarms, elevator, electrical and mechanical equipment. May work a variety of shifts to ensure 24/7 coverage is maintained. Performs and completes basic maintenance and related activities. Additionally, work will be assigned in a variety of facility types including classrooms, laboratories, offices, common & mechanical spaces and exterior locations. Assist with coordination of tasks and teams with other facility staff or outside vendors to complete assigned duties. The position requires the use of initiative and independent judgment to coordinate work of an assigned team.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Portfolio, Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
-Installs, maintain, operate, and repair of building systems and associated equipment.
-Works with other trades to complete maintenance and installation projects on campus' building systems.
-Prepare and submit work documentation, to include work order submission, changes to system (e.g. directories), etc. Supervises documentation prepared by assigned personnel.
-Updates and maintains mechanical systems information and schematic drawings.
-Install and maintain mechanical systems and equipment such as plumbing networks, boilers, water heaters, back flows, controls, valves, swamp pumps, etc.
-Performs all preventive maintenance on assigned systems and equipment.
-Maintains and monitors building energy management System. Produce reports and energy consumption trends for analysis.
-Monitor and adjust existing plumbing fixtures to ensure the efficient utilization of water and the minimization of waste.
-Responds to and corrects plumbing related service calls on a timely manner.
-Performs maintenance and regular monitoring of mechanical systems.
-Responds to work related radio and pager calls.
-Responds to emergency calls to correct or remediate the problem.
-Performs other related and various job duties as assigned including but not limited to function set-ups and general services.
-Actively participates and completes training, personal development and continuing education.
-Must have and maintain valid State of Texas Drivers License and be listed as an approved driver as determined by Risk Management and insurance carrier.  Must be able to pass the employee Criminal Background Check.

Ability to supervise task teams and monitor quality, team financial performance and team's time sage. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Basic knowledge and ability to install, operate, maintain and install plumbing systems and associated equipment. Skilled in proper use of the tools, equipment and devices used in the construction and maintenance trade. Knowledge of occupational and safety hazards in trade and PPE & processes to prevent accidents.  Able to work and respond on weekends, holidays and after hours. Basic understanding of other trades and able to perform or assist in the completion of them.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
24/7, Weekends & Holidays

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Journeyman level experience and/or required apprentice and vocational training.

HSC - El Paso

Bldg Maint and Op Elp

Required Attachments

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Skilled Craft


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
High school or equivalent plus two years related experience. Specialized training or degree can exchange for experience on a year for year basis.

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Navy Enlisted Classification Code

Army Military Occupational Speciality Code
12A, 12H, 91Z

Air Force Speciality Code
3E2X1, 3E3X1

Marine Military Occupational Speciality Code
0411,1169, 1349, 1120

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