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Company: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV5516


Number of Vacancies2

LocationEdinburg, Texas

DepartmentCampus Facilities Operations



Scope of Job

To provide control, monitoring, troubleshooting, documentation, and notification for the status of cooling plant heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment as well as facility ambient conditions UTRGV -wide from a centralized location.

Description of Duties

--- Efficiently controls cooling plant equipment, including centrifugal chillers, pumps, and tower fans.

--- Produces and delivers chilled water at the proper operating conditions to cool campus-wide facilities.

--- Monitors operating parameters and alarm conditions of cooling and delivery systems and equipment based on established standards.

--- Efficiently controls heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment UTRGV -wide from one location.

--- Utilizes building automation to monitor facility ambient conditions UTRGV -wide from one location.

--- Utilizes building automation to monitor facility HVAC and other equipment from one location.

--- Utilizes building automation to monitor and report (as a back-up) life safety alarms from one location.

--- Troubleshoots cooling and delivery systems and equipment.

--- Oversees facility ambient conditions UTRGV -wide from one location.

--- Documents hourly reading of cooling plant chillers, related equipment, and other instrumentation.

--- Documents and reports cooling plant equipment issues to plant mechanics and/or supervisors.

--- Documents facility critical space ambient conditions UTRGV -wide and reports anomalies to designated personnel.

--- Acts as after-hours dispatcher for UTRGV facilities, utilities, and health and safety issues.

--- Available to work shifts with short-notice, including week-ends, holidays, and during emergency situations.

--- Assists plant mechanics, EMS technicians, and general cleaning of work area.

--- Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

Direct supervision from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given


Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education




Required Experience

One (1) year of experience in a technical trade, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning ( HVAC ) and electrical/electronics.

Preferred Experience



Basic knowledge of standard office equipment. Knowledge of chilled water and condenser water systems or of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Exposure to Thermal Plant conditions. Ninety percent of time is spent in noisy machine and utility room. Exposure to outside environmental conditions. Constant weekend/evening work is required. Some exposure to mechanical +and/or electrical hazards.


Must be physically able to perform strenuous physical duties associated with the maintenance, installation, or repair of Thermal Plant systems equipment. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-Time

Minimum SalaryCommensurate with Experiance

Posted SalaryCommensurate with Experience

Position Available Date12/01/2021

Grant Funded PositionNo

If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth



Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check ( CBC ). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Linkhttps://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/31712

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

+ * Are you a current UTRGV employee?

+ Yes

+ No

+ * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?

+ Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions

+ Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions

+ No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions

+ * Please select your highest level of completed education.

+ 6th grade education

+ 10th grade education

+ High School Diploma or GED

+ Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours

+ Bachelors Degree from an accredited university

+ Masters Degree from an accredited university

+ Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university

+ None of the above

+ * Please provide the field of study for your education:

(Open Ended Question)

+ * Please indicate the number of years of work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:

+ Less than 1 year

+ 1 year

+ 2 years

+ 3 years

+ 4 years

+ 5 years

+ 6 years

+ 7 years

+ 8 years

+ 9 years

+ 10 years

+ Over 10 years

+ * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?

+ Yes

+ No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

+ Resume

Optional Documents

+ Cover Letter/Letter of Application

+ Curriculum Vitae

+ Unofficial Transcripts

+ Reference Letter 1

+ Reference Letter 2

+ Reference Letter 3

+ Certifications and Licenses

+ Training Certificates

+ Other Document

+ List of 3 References

+ Unofficial Transcripts 2

+ Unofficial Transcripts 3

+ Letter of Interest

+ Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

+ Additional Document

Keywords: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg , UTILITIES STATION OPERATOR I, Other , Edinburg, Texas

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