The University of Texas Medical Branch Facilities Operations Specialist - Property Services in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

High School diploma or recognized equivalent. Journeyman level trade or craft with 6 years’ experience maintaining a health care facility .Training or licensure provided by one of the following:

Texas State License

NCCER Certification

UTMB approved Certifications

Community College certification or Associate degree

Must be capable of demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the job in a post-offer employment test as administered by UTMB Rehab Services. This job requires the ability to lift up to 100 lbs. floor to knuckle and requires frequent bending, standing and walking.


Perform at a journeyman level in at least three (3) distinct industrial/commercial trade crafts as approved by Facilities Operations and Management (Physical Plant Maintenance) or master level in one or more of the following trades/crafts (Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation/Electronics, HVAC, Structural, Refrigeration, Electronics/Fire Alarms) for work associated with research and healthcare specialized systems. Must have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Joint Commission requirements and standards, NFPA 101 2012, NFPA 110 2012 NFPA 99 2012, Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), and ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170

Specific Job Related Duties


¿ Performs journeyman or master level work in the designing, construction, installation, programming, maintenance, and operation of specialized systems of UTMB.

¿ Coordinates commissioning of specialized systems on new construction or renovation projects.

¿ Maintains proper building operating parameters to maintain the integrity of specialized systems.

¿ Creates spreadsheets (or by other means) and maintains records for reporting requirements.

¿ Confers with users and management in order to gain an understanding of their needs and/or provides technical advice.

¿ Uses system expert skills and current diagnostic techniques to identify equipment problems and repairs.

¿ Proctors staff in proper maintenance strategies and assists with training requirements.

¿ Makes recommendations for scope, major repairs, and budget on equipment purchases and installs.

¿ Reads and interprets technical manuals. Also, provides “marked up” blueprints / drawings for corrections when needed.

¿ Performs work from written or verbal instructions, specifications, blueprints, or wiring diagrams.

¿ Designs and performs advanced predictive maintenance on specialized equipment and systems.

¿ Creates and implements standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for specialized equipment and systems.

¿ Proactively maintains all aspects of assigned area of responsibility and serves as liaison between area technician, customers and FOAM management.

¿ In addition to regular shift, provides support/ response to the institution that operates 24 hours a day seven days a week.

¿ Participate in disaster/hurricane preparedness list i.e. E1A (Ride out team) or E1B (Recovery team).

¿ Assist with programming and training of hand held work order system devices.

¿ Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.

Closing Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Title: Facilities Operations Specialist - Property Services

Job ID: 53468

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: FACSV