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The Pump Mechanic I position is an apprentice-level pump mechanic. The pump mechanic I assists with preventative maintenance and repairs on all mechanical equipment, such as centrifugal pumps, rotating machinery, various kitchen equipment, and air compressors. The Pump mechanic, I installs and repairs campus signs and perimeter lighting when necessary and performs other similar duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate has experience working in a team environment at least 1 or more years of related experience in institutional or industrial mechanical pump repair work.
Salary: $15.85 - $17.00 per hour
HS Diploma or equivalent
One year of relevant work experience in an industrial, commercial, or institutional setting including limited advanced trade experience
Basic analytical and problem-solving skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to utilize technical equipment used in troubleshooting and repairs of pumps
Ability to read mechanical blueprints and electrical schematic diagrams
General mechanical aptitude
General computer aptitude
Assists with the maintenance and troubleshooting of the following: centrifugal pumps, column pumps, submersible pumps, hot water and chilled water pumps, condensate pumps, and rotating machinery, such as fans and blowers
Assists with troubleshooting AC to DC voltage and 120V to 460V single and three-phase power
Assists with metal fabrication and weld repairs
Assists with repairs and maintains pumps, valves, and pipe fittings for mechanical systems
Assists with dismantling of pumps to make repairs such as replacing bearings
Performs preventative maintenance on pump systems
Enters work orders and daily work time using CMMS
Provides support for after-hour call-outs and at university events
Performs all other duties as assigned
Trade school certification in an appropriate technical field or apprenticeship training program or ability to enroll in a program within 6 months of hire
Two years of related experience in one or more of the following: preventive and predictive maintenance, general construction, facility maintenance, plumbing, mechanical equipment operation, and/or troubleshooting and repair
Valid Texas Driver's License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations or at-fault accidents within the past 36 months and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past 5 years
Must be able to lift loads no greater than 50 lbs. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, and scaffolding, and work around confined areas with piping and wiring obstructions, as needed, to access equipment. Requires moderate to heavy physical activity, including bending, stooping, climbing, balancing, standing, and walking up to 8 hours per day. Occasionally required to enter utility tunnels and confined spaces
Requires exposure to high-pressure boilers and steam piping, high voltage electricity, high noise levels, rotating, and other potentially dangerous equipment
Requires work in mechanical rooms, tunnels, labs, attics, crawl spaces, non-conditioned spaces, and dusty, dirty, and wet conditions.
Requires personal protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety shoes, and safety glasses
Work Hours and Travel:
After-hours work may be required or other work outside the regular schedule may be needed
Available on a continuous "on-call" basis for response to problems and emergencies that affect campus operations
May require periodic travel to classes, conferences, and vendor sites as needed
This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated, and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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