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Mechanic 2 - HVAC

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays, sick time
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
May 15, 2024
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Teamsters Local 320
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About the Job

Teamster Promotional Priority period July 14, 2022 - July 21 2022

Description of Position:
Positions allocated to this classification are primarily responsible for providing complex mechanical maintenance and repair work to building systems and other related equipment. This classification specification will not specifically identify every eventuality or combination of duties and responsibilities of positions that currently exist, or those that result from changing program emphasis or organizational structures in the future. To be classified as a Maintenance Mechanic 2, the majority of tasks performed must be in the job duties of this classification as noted below.

Mechanic 2 classification performs the majority of tasks noted below, and includes other related duties as assigned.
Performs duties of the Maintenance Mechanic I classification
Tests, regenerates, inspects, adjusts, changes filters, repairs and replaces components of water softeners, distilled water and laboratory water systems down stream of approved backflow preventers
Aligns and replaces hot water heating, chilled water and condenser water pumps
Inspects services and performs daily operation to hot water heating systems and low-pressure steam chillers
Repairs and replaces hot water heating, low pressure steam equipment systems and steam/chiller components
Shuts down, starts up, repairs, replaces and installs irrigation systems after approved backflow preventers
Services and performs daily operation of chilled water generating equipment and repair without breaking into the refrigerant side
Inspects, tests, cleans, repairs and maintains daily operation of cooling towers
Repairs and replaces components of air handlers and dampers; inspects and cleans coils
Repairs and replaces variable blade axial fans
Repairs generator engines
Notifies supervisor of equipment or supplies in need of repair or replenishment; also of facilities in need of repair or upkeep
Shocks water heaters
Resets and programs building master clocks and lighting panels
Flushes and winterizes heating and cooling coils
Tests, cleans, lubricates, monitors and inspects fire pumps and associated equipment
Assists Mechanic 3's with duties as assigned without assuming full responsibility

This job may be designated as essential.

The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Class #: 6032
Status: Non-exempt
Probationary Period: 720 hours

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of any employee under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or difficulty.
Work assigned to this classification shall be in accordance with the 1992 B.M.S. Agreement.

Hourly pay range (based on experience): $29.06 - $30.85

We Offer:

  • MN State Retirement System (MSRS) pension plan - tax deferred.
  • 13 paid vacation days per year (starting accrual rate), in addition to 13 paid sick days and 11 paid holidays.
  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.

Minimum Qualifications:
Technical training in mechanical maintenance totaling two years and three years of applicable work experience. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to meet the physical requirements of this position. Ability to perform the duties of the Maintenance Mechanic 1 classification specification. Certain positions within this classification may require specific licenses and/or certificates (i.e. a welding certificate, special engineer's license, etc).

Essential Qualification:
Regular attendance is an essential qualification for this position.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform heavy manual labor, lifting up to 50 pounds
ability to work in confined spaces wearing a PAPR
Ability to work in extreme hot/cold, dirty spaces
Ability to climb ladders and perform work overhead
Ability to climb, stoop, bend, stand, crawl, push and pull for extended periods of time
Ability to perform snow removal duties including shoveling and operating a snow removal equipment
Ability to use hand tools and specialized power tools
Ability to operate heavy equipment, fork lifts, bobcats and other motorized equipment used in the maintenance of building and grounds

Demonstrated Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Interact with fellow employees, management, customers and the general public in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner. Maintain a positive public image, positive attitude and demeanor when performing a service for customers and the general public at the University. Safely perform duties following established University safe operating procedures and practices.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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