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University of Northern Iowa Area Mechanic in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Area Mechanic

Job Category:Merit Blue Collar (

Type of Position:Probationary

Full Consideration Date:Friday, December 1, 2023

Advertising Started on:Friday, November 17, 2023

Hiring Department:Operations & Maintenance

Department:Operations & Maintenance


Salary:$22.19/hr to Commensurate

Iowa enjoys a lower cost of living than many other states. See how the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area compares by utilizing the cost of living calculator ( . Our overall compensation package is enhanced by excellent benefits for eligible non-temporary positions ( .

Pay Grade ( :AFSCME.10

Position Details

Percent of Time/Week:100%

Service Schedule:Merit 12 Months

Position Description:

Under general supervision, has initial responsibility for operation of all buildings and equipment in assigned area and performing skilled tasks in the inspection, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, facility maintenance, and operation. Typical day to day duties include but not limited to changing filters in air handling units; inspection of equipment in mechanical rooms to ensure there are no leaks, or broken belts, etc; and assistance to other trades when needed.

This is a first shift position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday; 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Pay grade for the Area Mechanic classification is 10/4 with a starting hourly wage of $22.19. Potential for higher starting wage based on qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

Must possess a basic knowledge of plumbing, electricity, maintenance of steam and mechanical equipment; and must have four years of work experience in at least one of the listed crafts, including apprenticeship or technical training required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Licensure in a trade like plumbing, HVAC, or electrical preferred.

Online Application Required Documents

Application Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Professional References:Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References: 3

Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

Driving License Required:In order to be hired for this job, you must have a valid U.S. driving license.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Provide a copy of any licenses or certifications you possess to the search contact.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:Gary Saak ( -

Facilities Management 3

Phone: 319-273-2622

Department URL:

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. Applicant Accommodations

If you seek information or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at or call (319) 273-2422. For deaf or hard-of-hearing use Relay 711.

Campus Security & Crime Statistics, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information on crime statistics for recent years, Public Safety personnel and programs, building access, reporting crimes, safety suggestions, and policies, programs, and services regarding alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse, is available in the UNI Annual Security and Fire Report ( . A paper copy is available from the Department of Public Safety, 030 Gilchrist Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.