Facilities Maintenance Engineer (FME)

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
Web Site: https://udayton.edu/

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Facilities Maintenance Engineer (FME)


Dayton, OH 

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Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package, stable campus environment, and more? We invited qualified applicants to apply for our Facilities Maintenance Engineer (FME) opening within our Facilities Management & Planning department. Our department is responsible for the care and maintenance of over 5.5 million square feet of academic, research, residential, administrative & athletic facilities, on a 432 acre urban campus. To learn more about facilities management, visit https://udayton.edu/facilities/index.php.

Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President for Facilities, the Facilities Maintenance Engineer (FME) serves as the University’s lead engineer and technical expert for facility and associated infrastructure maintenance issues in support of the Facilities Management organization. The FME conducts investigations, evaluations, and research necessary to ensure campus facilities, equipment and infrastructure operate in a reliable and efficient manner. The FME utilizes engineering theories and principles in order to provide guidance and recommendations to internal FM departments to solve current facility, equipment or utility system issues for various systems. These systems areas include, but are not limited to, HVAC, boilers, compressed air, roofing, building controls and automation, interior and exterior lighting and Utility systems. Additionally, the FME will develop long and short-range plans for capital renewal and provides input in the review and execution of facility design and construction projects.

Minimum Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, facilities engineering, or related field.
•At least five years of experience in facility mechanical systems maintenance or design experience (HVAC, boilers, chilled water, compressed air, roofing, building controls and automation, and interior and exterior lighting.
•At least three years of experience monitoring contractor performance and compliance for existing service and preventative maintenance contracts and agreements.
•Equipment/process troubleshooting skills.
•Ability to manage contractors.
•Able to interpret and understand technical instructions and design/construction drawings.
•Effective written and verbal communication skills.
•Valid drivers license with low risk driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

•Possesses a working technical knowledge of facility and equipment maintenance programs, including planning and scheduling of maintenance and repair activities
•Experience performing facility/equipment maintenance and repair in a higher education setting
•Experience working with Johnson Controls building automation system or a similar system
•Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management System programs (TMA) to coordinate and validate system maintenance and operation
•Experience working with research lab systems and controls
•Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.


Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.