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Tech, Industrial Maintenance

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Poultry Science

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Tech, Industrial Maintenance

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Directly supporting the Charles Milles Poultry Research & Educational Center, this position is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive facility maintenance program, as well as managing and maintaining the inventory for facilities operations, to include the hatchery, feed mill, live-bird research buildings, and processing plant. Efforts of the Industrial Maintenance Tech directly influence research, teaching, and outreach operations for the Center.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

*Develops, implements, and conducts a preventative maintenance program for all facilities within the Center, including the use of Facilities Management AIM system to prioritize monthly, quarterly, and annual preventative maintenance schedules for each facility. Develops comprehensive equipment checklists, to be completed for each facility prior to live bird experimentation.

*Performs installation, replacement, and repairs to a variety of building heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration ( HVACR ), and electrical including: refrigeration, air conditioning, electric motors, heat pumps, compressors, forced-air furnaces, boilers, exhaust fans, humidifiers, split systems, variable frequency drives, and programmable logic controllers. Ensures quality and timely responsiveness of assigned maintenance activities, including after-hours emergency calls.

*Responsible for developing, using and maintaining an inventory process to ensure key spare parts are available that could impact research projects (motors, pad pumps, pulleys, belts, etc.).

*Coordinates the daily tasks performed by University multi-tradespersons and contractors, ensuring that all involved meet University standards and contract requirements. Communicates with subordinate staff to ensure policies and procedures are understood and maintained. Ensures that work is completed in a safe, timely manner, and in compliance with the appropriate regulatory agencies.

*Performs equipment set-up prior to all plant processing, including, but not limited to: Boiler, air compressor, scalder, feather picker, two vent machines, evisceration machine, and freezers and coolers. Responsible for disassembly of equipment for sanitation.

*Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Level

Some college; vocational or Associate's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration, Electrical, and//or industrial maintenance.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Industrial maintenance experience with expertise in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration, Electrical, and industrial equipment.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Journey-level knowledge regarding the installation, maintenance, repair, and proper operation of a wide array of complex industrial equipment, and advanced knowledge of industrial electronics and electrical systems. Must maintain training and stay up-to-date on process equipment and technology.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

*Valid driver’s license
*Universal Refrigerant Card

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$35,000 - $58,400

Job Category

Building/Grounds Maintenance

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

State position is located:

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment.

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have some college; vocational or Associate's degree from an accredited institution in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration, Electrical, and industrial maintenance with 5 years' industrial maintenance experience in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration, Electrical, and industrial equipment OR 7 years' industrial maintenance experience in the above areas?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a current Universal Refrigerant Card?
    • Yes
    • No

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