The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Technical Staff Assistant V - Maintenance Planner and Scheduler, Fire Safety Systems Shop

Hiring department Fs-Facilities Maint
Monthly salary $3,552+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 12-11-15-01-4312
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

40 hours, variable schedule to be determined with supervisor, overtime, weekends and holidays possible. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To make Facilities Maintenance Fire Safety Shop technicians more effective and efficient by planning and scheduling the acquisition and allocation of resources and materials to accomplish nonreactive maintenance work.

Essential Functions

Create/verify tasks and time allotment of planned (predictive, preventive, and maintenance) work orders. Acquire best-value material and parts, and allocate tools and other resources as required to accomplish work tasks. Prepare an annual schedule showing weekly planned work, and any other planned activities or absences. Update and post weekly. Follow-up on work quality through field visits, as well as direct client and technician communication. Update frequencies of predictive and preventive maintenance work orders. Track work orders and update team leaders on time allotted. Coordinate equipment outages with clients. Supervise appointed shop technician with updating both fire alarm and fire sprinkler AutoCAD drawings. Inspect updates for accuracy. Create a list of all fire safety field equipment, both sprinkler and alarm. Once compiled in an excel format, update monthly. Input or work with FAMIS personnel to input all existing and new equipment not in FAMIS.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Seven to nine years of experience in facilities maintenance, including four years of experience with maintenance of fire safety systems, including fire sprinkler and fire alarm, and equipment. Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than nine years of indicated experience. Experience with maintenance of large buildings including classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and museums. More than four years experience with repair and preventive maintenance of various types of fire safety systems such as fire alarm systems manufactured by Simplex, Siemens and Notifier, fire sprinkler systems including dry, pre-action, deluge and special hazard systems including halon, FM200, and Inergen. Experience with predictive maintenance inspections and repairs. Has demonstrated good organizational skills. Experience with Microsoft Office applications. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Works well independently and in a team setting. NICET Certification in fire sprinkler or fire alarm and/or State Licenses. Successful completion of the Facilities Services and Project Management and Construction Services Leader Development program.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Reaching, talking, listening, reading, and viewing. Work in shared office space. Have direct customer contact. Exposure to noise, dust on job sites, and allergens. May work in confined spaces. Operate various UT vehicles.

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