The University of Texas Medical Branch Facilities Ops Technician II in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

High School diploma or recognized equivalent and one journeyman level industrial/commercial craft/trade as approved by FOAM management (i.e. Plumbing, Mechanical, HVAC, Structural, Instrumentation/Electronics, Refrigeration, Electronics/Fire Alarms) demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Texas state license or approved equal license with two years experience at journeymen level

  • Recognized apprentice program or trade school with two years experience at journeymen level

  • Community college certification, or associate degree in a related field with two years experience at journeymen level

  • NCCER training program or other UTMB approved certification with two years experience at journeymen level Licensure/certification/degree options listed above can be substituted by 8 years Industrial/Heavy Commercial experience in at least one craft (Job information and references are required to validate 8 years Industrial/ Heavy Commercial experience relative to our environment). 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Perform at a journeyman level in at least one distinct industrial/commercial trade crafts (Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, HVAC, Structural, Instrumentation/Electronics, Refrigeration, Electronics/Fire Alarms) for maintenance and repair of specialized equipment and machinery.

Salary Range

Salary range from $44,560 to $55,700 annually (Based on experience and knowledge level)

This position is a Band Code: CS14.

Specific Job Related Duties

  • Proactively maintains all aspects of assigned area of responsibility.
  • Consults with customers on priority of work and assume full ownership of customer problems and equipment breakdowns. Serves as liaison between customer and Facilities Operations and Management (Physical Plant).
  • Performs detailed inspections of equipment for proper operation. Informs appropriate supervisory or managerial personnel of unusual conditions, problems or deficiencies and takes appropriate action.
  • Performs major repairs on technical systems and supporting equipment.
  • Starts up, shuts down and adjusts equipment or systems in accordance with established operational and safety procedures.
  • Performs preventative or corrective maintenance tasks as assigned and within timelines. Identifies maintenance needs and performs pro-active repairs before breakdown occurs.
  • Successfully participates in the Facilities Operations and Management (Physical Plant) sponsored in-house craft trade training program. (Currently NCCER)
  • Trains and mentors new personnel in area of expertise as required. Teaches basic knowledge of codes and proper tool use.
  • Reads and interprets and provides “marked up” blueprints / drawings for corrections when needed.
  • Supports area shift coverage, after hours or extended projects as needed.
  • Attends and participates in project designs, reviews, shutdowns, project meetings, final inspections and commissioning.
  • Participate in disaster/hurricane preparedness list i.e. E1A (Ride out team) or E1B (Recovery team).
  • In addition to regular shift, provides support/response to the institution that operates 24 hours a day seven days a week.
  • Attends staff, training and safety meetings.
  • Identifies and reports safety hazards.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Closing Statement

Texas Department of Criminal Justice clearance is required for this position.


Test equipment, hand and power tools used in industrial building allied trades. Basic computer skills and ability use and operate hand held electronic communication devices. Skills associated with diagnostic equipment.


Standard hospital, clinical, laboratory and/or office environments. May be exposed to such occupational hazards such as communicable diseases and harmful chemicals. Some exposure to weather and physical hazards. Exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards and may be required to work in high locations or crawlspaces.

  • Exposure to areas under construction.
  • Usual working conditions found in craft shops and mechanical rooms.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions or temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to electrical/mechanical hazards.
  • Proper safety and precaution must be closely observed when operating and repairing specialized equipment and systems.
  • Climb ladders and stairways and work on building rooftops of high elevation.
  • Work in confined spaces such as ceilings, under floor crawlspaces, and manholes.

May be required to work extended hours or rotating shifts.

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 Ops Technician II

Job ID: 53908

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: FACSV