Facilities Maintenance Engineer I/II

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Facilities Maintenance Engineer I/II

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Facilities/Operations

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 240000SV

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides support work in the 24/7 monitoring and service of office and laboratory building systems and the response to critical situations campus-wide.

  • Department: Facilities Operation

  • Location: 7000 Fannin St, Houston, 77030

  • Status: Full-time/non-exempt

  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, rotating weekends; shifts: 10 & 12 hours (12 pm -10 pm; 10 pm-7 am)

  • Preferences: The ability to monitor and respond to equipment, systems, and maintenance issues unsupervised. Although a stationary engineer's license is required, general knowledge of all types of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems is preferred. This is a third-shift position and is typically 12-hour shifts. The work schedule is off every other week except for a 6-hour day during the off week.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Assists lead personnel with the campus-wide systems monitoring using the building automation system (BAS) and by performing site visits (rounds) to each building. Checks for temperature, noise, water, odor, or visual issues and alarms related to building equipment and systems campus-wide.

  2. Assists lead personnel with the proper operation and control of equipment and/or systems which include, but are not limited to, HVAC and associated mechanical, refrigeration, electrical, disposal, storm and sewage drainage, hot and cold potable and non-potable water, elevator, building automation and associated controls, compressed medical and control air, vacuum, water softener, reverse osmosis (RO), fire, sprinkler, and emergency power systems.

  3. Assists lead personnel with troubleshooting and performing minor repairs, calibration, and adjustments to electronic, pneumatic and electrical control systems including variable speed drives.

  4. Receives and responds to customer-related and other FIXT calls including, but not limited to, elevator malfunctions, fire alarms, and UTPD calls after normal operating or work hours.

  5. Assists with performing air and water balancing tasks and chemical testing of water softeners and RO systems. Conducts or assists in preventative maintenance projects as directed.

  6. Required to carry a university communication device as assigned and respond to calls during normal work hours. May communicate (face-to-face, telephone, email, or text) emergency and project related issues and reports directly with vendors, project managers, supervisor, and other customers.

  7. May work with supervisor, team leaders, project management team members or others to oversee or coordinate vendor and other projects after normal business hours.

  8. Receives, enters, and completes assigned work orders using the computerized maintenance manager system (CMMS) through personal computer (PC) and smartphone applications. Performs assigned tasks following university/departmental policies/procedures, safety precautions, and trade codes.

  9. This job classification is designated as "essential" at the UT Health Science Center at Houston. In case of an emergency, "essential" positions are those required to sustain clinical services and/or are responsible for the protection of university assets. Personnel in designated "essential" positions are expected to report to their designated work site during their appointed work schedules, even when the institution has been officially declared to be on "restricted access" or "closed" due to adverse conditions.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


City of Houston Third Grade Stationary Engineer License.

The certification/license must be current at the time of hire and maintained throughout the period of employment.

Basic knowledge of water delivery systems, pressure systems, boilers, heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems, electrical control panels, computerized control panels, fire and safety equipment, and refrigeration systems.

Basic PC skills.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of job-related experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.