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Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL3 (id:59025)

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Job Details
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University of Maine
Physical Address

Franklin, ME 04634
Job Description

Statement of the Job:

Full-time, regular position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week. Daily work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position pays $17.06/hour. *Perform regular and routine maintenance on mechanical, HVAC and aquaculture systems at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin, Maine. Troubleshoot and repair equipment as needed.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Installation, maintenance, service and repair of facility equipment – includes but is not limited to pumps, blowers, motors, boilers, HVAC, heat exchangers, UV sterilizers, filters, piping, and automated controls.
  • Position requires frequent use of power tools and test meters.
  • The Mechanical Specialist works under the supervision of the Systems Manager or Director of Operations on project tasks, with general guidance on project priority and planning.
  • The work is primarily non-routine in nature due to calls for service and the variety of assigned projects.
  • Will be expected to assist other staff with building projects that require carpentry and piping skills, and to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
  • May be required to work with companies or researchers using the facility, to assist in installation, service and repair of their equipment.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



  • Must have high school degree or equivalent.
  • Must understand the full scope of mechanical trades work, with a minimum of three years’ work experience in any one or a combination of: mechanical repair, facilities or equipment maintenance, building trades, electrical/HVAC or plumbing work.
  • Must have a valid Maine Drivers’ License.
  • Must be able to perform physically demanding tasks such as occasionally lifting heavy objects up to 100 lbs and frequently exerting up to 50 lbs of force, standing, and operating power equipment.
  • Must be able to read and understand written operating and technical instructions.
  • Ability to communicate with University staff to schedule and plan projects.


  • Knowledge of Honeywell controls or related systems is desirable but not required.

Other Information:

Position is based at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, in Franklin, Maine. The facility conducts research and development on valuable marine plants and animals held in various tank systems with associated life support equipment. The Mechanical Specialist position functions to ensure that site equipment is serviced and maintained on a regular routine basis. Must have good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team. The work environment can at times be wet, cold, and dirty. Exposure to noise associated with machinery and dust and odors related to construction will be intermittent and of short duration. Odor associated with the fish and feed maintained at the Center is rare and of short duration. Incumbent must react quickly and decisively to equipment malfunction. The ability to adapt to changing circumstances is essential. Off-hour emergency response is carried out by salaried staff in shared pager rotation and the Mechanical Specialist is not expected to share in this duty, but may occasionally be asked to assist with off-hours emergency repair.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: October 21, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 23, 2019
Tentative start date: November 1, 2019

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Steve Eddy at

Appropriate background checks and a post offer physical are required**.**

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Position Title: Mechanical Specialist HVAC CL3 (id:59025)

Campus: Orono

Department: Department of Industrial Cooperation – ODIC

Bargaining Unit: Serv & Maint

Salary Band/Wage Band: B23

Location: Franklin, ME

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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