Mechanic - Facilities/Operations

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Mechanic - Facilities/Operations

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Facilities/Operations

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 230002KB

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

  • Department: Facilities & Engineering

  • Location: University Center Tower & Parking @ 7000 Fannin Street

  • Status: Full-time/non-exempt

  • Preferences: 7-10 years of facilities/university mechanic experience

  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, days

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:

Performs skilled, master-level, supervisory and hands-on maintenance, service, troubleshooting/assessment, and repairs to chilled water, heating water, compressed air, vacuum, and steam systems. The repairs may include, but are not limited to, pumps, fans, air handling units, motors, VFDs, air driers, compressors, valves, traps, piping, and other related mechanical and electrical components.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs hands-on and supervisory shop work and/or on-site preventative (scheduled) maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, testing (pre/post), troubleshooting/assessment, disassembly, inspection, service, repair, reporting, cleaning, and reassembly of pumps, steam traps and PRVs, fans, motors, VFDs, air compressors, vacuum systems, and other mechanical equipment and associated electrical systems, piping, and components while following UTHealth Facilities standard safety procedures, codes, and best practices, as required.

  2. Develops project scope, determines proper tools, and estimates cost of materials, repairs, alterations, and installation of equipment and associated components, as required.

  3. Reviews plans, schematics, specifications, and other related documentation.

  4. Receives, generates, and completes work orders, as assigned, for scheduled and unscheduled work; and, prepares and submits reports, as required.

  5. Responds to critical situations, including emergency situations such as power outages, flooding, leaks, failures to mission critical equipment, and other situations presenting a danger to facilities and occupants, with or without a work order.

  6. This job classification is designated as “essential” at the UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 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.

  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Work independently and with others performing basic service/maintenance activities with the ability to accurately take measurements, complete documentation, and reference proper standards and documentation to ensure quality craftsmanship.

Good interpersonal skills for daily interaction with co-workers and customers.

Understanding of pressure, temperature, and other operating conditions and the ability to service equipment in an academic and research environment.

Extensive experience servicing a broad range of mechanical systems, including but not limited to, steam, chilled water, compressed air, air drier, vacuum, and pumping systems.

Knowledge and understanding of VFDs and motor control centers.

Experience repairing the following pump types: centrifugal, booster, circulating, horizontal split case, submersible, vane, and vertical sump.

Experience repairing the following fan types: axial flow, propeller, and centrifugal (straight, forward inclined, and backward inclined).

Basic PC skills.

Minimum Education:

Required: High school diploma (or GED) and equivalent years of experience in related field

Preferred: Associate degree or trade school diploma (4 or 5 year program) in related field; or Certificate of Completion from a technical school or community college in a related field.

Minimum Experience:

Seven (7) years of mechanical service or related experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

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.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

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.