Job ID: 188161

Plant Engineering Technician I

St. Edward's University

  • Jun. 27, 2022
  • Plant Engineering Technician I
  • Facilities Management
  • St. Edward's University
    Austin, TX
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Plant Engineering Technician I
St. Edward's University

Plant Engineering Technician I
Plant Engineering

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Plant Engineering Technician I. This position is primarily responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, heating, ventilation and refrigeration equipment.

For consideration (Qualifications):

  • High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a total of five-year combination of vocational school and paid practical experience in the care and maintenance of air-conditioning and heating equipment and control devices, including instruction in troubleshooting.
  • EPA approved Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate (or obtain one within 6 months of hire at own expense).
  • Three or more years' experience maintaining and repairing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Ability to prioritize work, maintain quality control standards, and maintain records.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., climb ladders up to 20 feet, and work off scaffolding and platform/lifts at various heights.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License, good driving record, dependable transportation and must be insurable by university carrier.
  • Must have verifiable local references.
  • Must be able to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.
  • Operate, troubleshoot, repair, and perform preventive maintenance on:
  • Chillers, cooling towers, and domestic and heating boilers
  • Heat pumps, refrigeration and kitchen equipment.
  • Pumps, compressors, motors, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic control systems.
  • Electrical and plumbing equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Normal working conditions for this position. (ADA, OSH Act, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to lift various materials up to 50 pounds on an occasional
  • While performing required job tasks, physically able to bend, crouch and reach
  • While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain seated, frequently to
  • While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain standing up to 15% of the
  • Possesses dexterity abilities required to operate a computer and other office equipment to perform related job responsibilities

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


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