Utility Systems Maintenance Specialist

General Function

Assists in maintaining university facilities by performing preventative and routine maintenance on boilers, generators, equipment auxiliaries, and other complex mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment, as well as steam and chilled water distribution systems

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Monitor campus electrical systems.
  • Perform predictive, preventative and routine maintenance on generators, engines, fuel trains and auxiliaries.
  • Monitor engines and generator alarms.
  • Install new and replacement equipment.
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment to determine necessary repairs and the required parts, materials, and supplies.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to Utilities Systems Maintenance Assistants as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to University Engineer or Operations Manager

Direction Given: Functional guidance to a group of student employees working on an ongoing basis. May provide occasional training and instruction of classified staff.

Minimum Requirements

Requires nine months of technical training beyond high school and three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of unit operations
  • Mechanical skills
  • Knowledge of computer and unit applications
  • Supervisory skills

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Somewhat disagreeable working conditions. Some exposure to several unpleasant elements which are particularly disagreeable.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Utility Systems Maintenance Specialist

Job Code


Classification Series





Physical Facilities


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013