St. Mary's University
  • 11-Aug-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Central Plant Services
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • TBD
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The position provides equipment maintenance, installation, and repair services, involving several craft skills (including electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, and refrigeration) necessary for the upkeep of campus dining and support facilities. May be assigned to evening or weekend schedule.


  • Maintains, diagnoses, and repairs a variety of major appliances and related equipment in kitchens such as walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, ice makers, ovens, food mixers, salad cutters, food carriers, compactors, electric ranges, dish-washers, scales, steamers, food fryers, steam kettles, steam tables, food warmers, softeners, and various other parts and components as necessary.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on food service equipment and refrigeration: clean condenser and evaporator coils, change filters, inspect and replace belts, test softeners, and clean equipment.
  • Performs the skilled mechanical work required to maintain, install, troubleshoot, and repair a wide variety of gas and electric, commercial kitchen equipment and major appliances. Repair equipment on location when necessary.
  • Maintains current repair/service log of University kitchen equipment.
  • Orders repair parts and complete required paperwork
  • Troubleshoots and repair refrigeration, electrical, and plumbing equipment as necessary.
  • Measures, cuts, and solders copper water pipe up to 2".
  • Unstops sinks and sewer lines using drain cleaners and chemicals in a safe manner.
  • Maintains satisfactory and harmonious relationships with the public and fellow employees each day to assure and sustain quality service and appropriate interactions with others.
  • Participates in on-call rotation schedule
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required; Completion of CFESA certification or other trade program desirable
  • Three years of direct work experience as an equipment repair technician or successful completion of a trade school program required.
  • Universal EPA Certification required.
  • Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license, motor vehicle liability insurance and personal injury insurance, and complete the University Van Driver Training within 90 days of employment date.
  • Must be able to work day or evening shift and weekends.
  • Proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading English.
  • Proficient with electrical and refrigerant test instruments: voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, refrigerant gauges, etc.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting schematics and wiring diagrams required.
  • Possess eyesight in both eyes corrected to 20/20; ability to pass a PIPIC test for color blindness
  • Possess normal hearing ability (may be corrected).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to successfully handle frustrating conditions such as limits on time, limited access to equipment, and dealing with uncomfortable customers.
  • Able to carry 80 pounds up and down stairs
  • Frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/ stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Frequent walking, climbing stairs/ladder/scaffolding, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; frequent driving
  • Work outside and inside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, insects, dust, toxic chemicals and fumes, noise, vibration, and electrical hazards; workaround gas lines; work around machinery with moving parts; may work in tight or enclosed spaces; may work alone; may work irregular hours
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