Plumber/HVAC Technician

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The Maintenance Technician III assists with installing, maintaining and repairing steam and hot water boilers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, as well as performing preventive maintenance. Additional responsibilities include general plumbing work and assisting with other mechanical systems, general carpentry, locksmith, and grounds maintenance tasks as needed.
Working hours for this shift are 7:00 am– 3:30 pm Monday-Friday.

  • Perform a variety of HVAC system maintenance, operation, installation, and repair tasks, including complex installation and repair projects:
  • Perform a full range of preventive maintenance and general operations tasks on heating, ventilating air conditioning equipment and refrigeration systems and building Energy Management Systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair a wide range of malfunctions, leaks, failures and breakages
  • Install, repair and replace pumps, valves, fans, and related equipment
  • Perform and/or assist with plumbing work on steam lines associated with heating systems
  • Operate, service, clean, and repair steam and hot water boilers
  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot malfunctions and repairs to general plumbing lines, fixtures and equipment
  • Perform a variety of planning, scheduling and estimating tasks associated with preventive maintenance operations and installation and repair projects.
  • Adhere to all established safety procedures and standards.
  • Maintain required records of work done, purchases, inventory, and so forth.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.
  • Maintain an appropriate inventory of supplies and materials.
  • Assist as needed with other mechanical systems and general maintenance and grounds work.
  • Train and direct the activities of junior technicians and other staff as assigned.
  • Perform preventive maintenance as required.
  • Provide assistance for locksmith, carpentry and painting functions as required and as trained.
  • Assist with snow removal activities.
  • Understand and comply with MSDS and HAZCOM procedures and policies as part of UNE’s comprehensive OSHA Compliance Program.
  • Understand and comply with OSHA requirements (29 CFR Part 1910) for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the University Chemical Hygiene Officers, the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator (EHSC), the supervisor and Chapter 17 of the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Understand and comply with RCRA Standards.
  • Complete successfully initial training for Hazardous waste handling within 90 day of date of hire. Ongoing training and refresher courses required annually.
  • Complete successful training as applicable to the UNE integrated contingency plan (ICP).
  • Understand and comply with the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • High School education, with three to five years of relevant technical training and experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired.
  • Master’s License in plumbing, electricity, or 2nd class engineer for boilers preferred.
  • License in plumbing, electricity, or boiler certification preferred
  • BAC, and HVAC experience with seven plus years of experience in the field.
  • Broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to heating, ventilation and air conditioning system installation, maintenance and repair, as well as general plumbing.
  • Ability to work from blueprints and specifications.
  • Some relevant scheduling and estimating experience.
  • Good general knowledge and skills related to other mechanical systems functions, and building construction and repair.
  • Physical ability to perform all primary job duties.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and on an on-call basis.

Please be sure to visit our Benefits page on the UNE website for an overview of all of the great benefits offered to our employees

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester or prior to the start of employment, whichever is later. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. Applicants who believe they are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine may seek the exemption through Human Resources after they receive a conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

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