The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Mechanical Maintenance Technician - Senior Pool, Spa and Fountain Technician

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $3,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-07-17-01-5348
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 per week, including a minimum of 2 hours on Saturday. Some weekend, evening, holiday and overtime will be required. 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 List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Performs water quality tests, as well as preventive maintenance and repairs on water filters, pumps, chemical delivery systems, heat exchangers, piping, and other duties related to aquatic equipment.

Essential Functions

Performs water quality tests and makes adjustments to chemicals, temperature, etc., as necessary to meet pool, spa, and fountain water quality requirements. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this function. Completes preventive maintenance tasks, troubleshoots and resolves issues with mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, steam, and electronic components of pool, spa and fountain support equipment, such as pumps, motors, controllers, piping, and heat exchangers. Assists co-workers with maintenance tasks common to large buildings and their support equipment, such as unclogging drains, lubricating bearings, replacing filters, changing lamps, etc. Uses appropriate personal protective equipment to work with hazardous chemicals common to pools and spas. Cleans mechanical rooms and fountain basins. Organizes spare parts, equipment and material to insure proper storage requirements are met and efficient retrieval of items. Maintains inventory for repairs and maintenance. Maintains records of water quality inspections and prepares reports on repairs and services according to university and regulatory requirements. Reads and interprets drawings and technical manuals. Works from written and oral instructions.

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 duties as assigned. Participates in the on-call program. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience in journey level maintenance and repair of mechanical systems such as pumps, fans, compressors, and pneumatic equipment. Three years of experience maintaining commercial pools and or spas. CPO certification or equivalent. Current Class "C" Operator Driver License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree. Graduation from technical or vocational trade school. More than two years of experience as a maintenance technician or a pool and spa technician. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Experience in more than one craft or trade. Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations. Working knowledge of computerized systems. Ability to read and understand technical manuals and blueprints related to trade. Ability to write reports summarizing work activities. Demonstrated stable work history. Successful completion of the 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 Exposure to work conditions in mechanical/electrical rooms, chemical hazards related to pool/spa water treatment, noise and dust. Ability to lift/move up to 50lbs. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.

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