Saint Mary's University

The Plant Maintenance Engineer will operate and maintain campus boilers and steam distribution systems, chillers and chilled water distribution system, and building management systems on our Winona campus. This position will operate and maintain the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in all college facilities. Job responsibilities include:

Installs, maintains, and repairs HVAC and associated plumbing and electrical systems; installs, maintains and repairs motors, fans, duct work, compressors, actuators, piping, valves, and controlling equipment to ensure safety and comfort of facility users; conducts ongoing monitoring of facility HVAC operation
Performs scheduled preventive maintenance to inspect clean, repair and replace belts, bearings, chains, seals, clutches, pulleys and mounts on fans, pumps, motors and other equipment on campus.  Maintains inventory of belts, grease, oil and supplies, maintains records of all repair, maintenance and replacement of equipment and building supplies, maintain and manages environmental conditions via HVAC control system
Performs daily rounds of boiler room equipment throughout the campus, as needed
Performs water testing, chemical adjustments, and routine, preventative, or required maintenance on boilers, radiation controls, steam traps, pool, cooling tower and related heating equipment and systems
Install, repairs, and maintains water piping systems to HVAC equipment: maintains vent piping and controlling equipment
Inspects and maintains air conditioning units throughout the campus, cleaning coils, changing filters, adjusting/changing belts, and providing lubrication as needed.  Maintain system components related to pumps, pneumatic and electrical controls: assures proper circulation and ventilation; monitors and maintains air conditioning systems and units; assures proper settings  for ventilation and maintaining comfortable are conditioned temperatures; maintains and repairs thermostats and compressor
Performs generator switch-over test as needed
Performs other fill-in duties on a seasonal basis or as workloads require
Must be willing to work a swing shift, weekends, and be on call
Perform other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate must:

Be able to troubleshoot mechanical problems and perform repairs that are consistent with licensing requirements and industry best practices.
Observe all safety guidelines and follow work procedures established by the university and the appropriate licensing division of the state of Minnesota
Be able to lift heavy equipment and tools, as well as bend, crouch, crawl, climb into spaces where equipment is located
Demonstrate professional interaction with students, faculty, and staff
Be able to determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed on equipment
Have the ability to use multi-meters to read voltage, current and resistance values must be able to troubleshoot basic circuits.
Be able to read and understand mechanical drawings
Have mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity with work-related hand and power tools
High school diploma or equivalent and valid driver’s license required. City of Winona Gas-Piping license and Minnesota Operating Engineer, 1st class C license preferred. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Apply online at and include a cover letter and resume.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks a highly qualified, diverse applicant pool and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. SMUMN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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