Job Title: Facility Services Technician (FST)
Department: Physical Plant
Reports to: Director of Physical Plant
Employee Class: Full Time
Primary Purpose: Primary function is to provide maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and operation of assigned facilities systems on a continuing real time basis. Primary focus includes HVAC/ BMS, vehicles and equipment maintenance and repair. Facility service technician responds to work requests that relate to HVAC, vehicles, equipment, electrical, chilled water systems, plumbing, grounds maintenance, and structural needs of the facility in addition to performing preventative maintenance of these systems. FST responds to system outages, performs repairs, and reports issues to the Supervisor. The FST will repair pumps (excess of 200Hp), power boards, Air Handlers, Chillers (excess of 1800 Tons), Fan Coil Units, Data Center Cooling Units, Boilers, fire systems (including sprinkler systems) cooling towers, Backup Generators, Transfer Switches, underground high voltage electrical, street lighting and industrial transformers. The FST responds and assist with fire alarms, security system alarms, installation and maintenance of all structural needs ranging from repairing flooring, doors, windows, and concrete work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work Order Response / BMS
- Lighting Repair and Outage Response
- Preventative Maintenance
- Life Safety
- Structural, Electrical, and Plumbing Maintenance
Interested applicants should send their resume to Darryl.Klein@avemaria.edu.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Facilities systems or equivalent related training and experience.
Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience of HVAC/ BMS equipment, vehicle, and equipment repair with knowledge of electrical or facilities maintenance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires specific knowledge in high voltage electrical systems as they relate to commercial buildings and multi drawing units. Must have an understanding of power management, HVAC controls, Gas Boilers, Chilled Water Systems and associated equipment. Must be equipped to respond quickly, assess the problem and take action to repair equipment, power lines, plumbing, and chilled water piping. Must have working knowledge and ability to read Building Automation reports and ascertain performance issues and make appropriate adjustments. Must be able to effectively communicate (oral & written) with all AMU staff, faculty, and vendors. Must be a self-starter, team player, and have the ability to manage and prioritize multi-functional tasks. Must be detailed orientated and always conscious of the Safety of themselves and the team. Must be organized and provide deliverables per deadlines. Additional duties as assigned.
Physical Skills and Abilities: The essential functions of the position require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit all campus buildings; and the ability to stand, use ladders, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 75 pounds. The position requires the ability to clean, crawl, kneel, sit, sort, hold, squat, bend, stoop, and twist the body. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs or ladders and scaffolding and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment (standard & powered) and read technical information. Must have valid Florida Drivers License.
Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors, in trenches, and around mechanical, electrical, explosive, fume/odor/dust, chemical and waste hazards. Exposure to cold, heat, temperature swings, noise, outdoors and indoors. Requires ability to work from elevated work platform. May periodically travel to satellite sites & for training. This position requires work on weekends, some holidays, and being on-call 24 hours a day.
Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.
The FST must embrace and advance the Catholic mission and identity of the University through personal conduct that represents the highest Christian standards.
Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.