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UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine

university, fl, usa
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024


The posting is intended to describe the general content and requirements of this position and is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

To read, understand and interpret 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. To assist 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. To perform 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.
  • 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 Plan and mechanical equipment rooms.
  • Monitoring refrigerant, oil, and lubricant levels, and adding or replacing when necessary.
  • Lubricating fan and pump shaft bearings.
  • Monitoring and inspecting for proper operation and recording results.

Work Schedule: Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (Subject to change to meet the needs of the University).

Starting Pay Range: $17.95 - $20.67 (Commensurate with experience & qualifications)


High School diploma or GED and 3 years of related experience. Experience in HVAC preferred.

Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of university business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver's license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of trades mechanics
  • Knowledge of trades communications
  • Knowledge of basic Refrigeration
  • Knowledge of basic Plumbing
  • Knowledge of basic Electrical/Electronics

Possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of this position in a timely manner to include:

  • Lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Climbing stairs, ladders, and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet.
  • Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus.
  • Working within extreme temperature and humidity ranges with a variety of materials.
  • Working in confined spaces

For full consideration, please be certain to showcase experience on application and resume, as it relates to the needs of the job announcement. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

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

UAB is an Equal Opportunity 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

: Facilities


: 112802010 Chilled Water

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite