Journeyman Building Engineer

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University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 773-834-7015
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Journeyman Building Engineer


Chicago, IL 

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Job Description:


Facilities North Campus Engineering Shop

About the Department

Facilities Services supports the mission of the University of Chicago through efforts to maintain and enhance the University campus and environment and provide superior client service to our community including faculty, students, staff, neighbors, and visitors.

Job Information


  • Inspects and tests building systems and equipment.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and identifies and solves problems.
  • Dismantles defective equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of equipment.
  • Interprets building and equipment documentation to troubleshoot and make repairs.
  • Installs, repairs, and verifies proper operation of building systems and equipment.
  • Monthly fire extinguisher inspections.  Includes a quick check that a fire extinguisher is in its designated place, that it has not been actuated or tampered with, and that there is no obvious physical damage or condition to prevent its operation.
  • Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related pneumatic equipment; repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Uses appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Helps introduce new employees to shop protocol, procedures and campus applications and
  • Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed.  Keeps working area clean and safe.
  • Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.
  • Uses computers to enter and access job related information.
  • Undertakes training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the University.
  • Performs related job duties as may be assigned

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Preferred: Completion of job-related apprenticeship program.
  • Preferred: Advanced job-related training programs.
  • Preferred: Completion of job-related associate’s degree (AA).
  • Preferred: Coursework completion or certification in one or more of the following core competencies – HVAC, basic electrical, plumbing, piping and fluid-handling systems, refrigeration, building automation systems or an encompassing certification such as in physical plant maintenance.


  • Four years related experience required.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current valid driver's license required.
  • Other licenses or certificates needed for this position as required by law required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements. 
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time. 
  • Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, be capable of working at heights as required, be able to enter and work within tight spaces, and be able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.

Pay Rate:

  • $38.66

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.