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CUP Maintenance Technician
North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina
Date Posted 07/01/2022
Admin-Facilities Management
Salary $48,925 - $51,349 -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

CUP Maintenance Technician

Anticipated Hiring Range

$48,925 - $51,349

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Central Utility Plant Zone 1

About the Department

Goals of Central Utility Plant Maintenance:
1. Provide the University steam and hot water through operation of the Central Utility Plant steam boilers and auxiliary steam and hot water equipment.
2. Monitor and maintain Central Utility Plant steam boilers and auxiliary steam and hot water equipment so operations are safely, reliably and efficiently sustained.
3. Provide the University chilled water through operation of the Central Utility Plant chillers and auxiliary chilled water equipment.
4. Monitor and maintain chillers and auxiliary chilled water equipment so operations are safely, reliably and efficiently sustained.
5. Operate the Cates Cogeneration Facility to produce electrical power and steam for Main campus.

Essential Job Duties

This position serves as a member of the Central Utilities Plant Maintenance (CUPM) shop team of energy utility technicians. CUPM shop personnel will perform a variety of skilled tasks/functions in support of the five Central Utility Plants across three campuses.

This position will perform skilled mechanical and plumbing work, general maintenance and repair of steam boilers, chillers, cogeneration equipment and related equipment for each of the plants. This work involves troubleshooting and repairing boilers, chillers, fans, turbines, pumps and receivers, steam lines, expansion joints, air compressors, water softeners, and other equipment for generating and controlling steam, chilled water and electricity. 

Additional duties include working with inspectors, contractors, and department liaisons as requested, and helping to train other employees. This skill set allows the position to work independently in the performing of diagnostics, maintenance and repairs to these systems.

Other Responsibilities

  • Hours are subject to change to meet the needs of the university.
  • This position is subject to emergency call back.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment of safety glasses, safety shoes, and ear plugs.
  • Additional safety equipment to include respirator, hardhat, and/or other gear related to the work site.
  • Serves as a critical role employee and must work during periods when the university is closed.

Minimum Experience/Education

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification(s).
Optional Guidelines: Experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of chiller tube cleaning, tower cleaning and boiler inspection and other auxiliary equipment. This includes use of hand tools and cleaning machines.
  • Knowledge of or proficiency in repairing pumps including bearings, seals, alignments, vibration analysis.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • The ability to perform tasks associated with the assigned trade on a journey level.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and the general public and be able to understand instructions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • 5 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of boilers, chillers, cooling towers, steam pressure reducing valves, motors, pumps, air compressors, fans, and assist with maintaining a proper water treatment program.
  • Be able to lead or assist with the repair and maintenance of plumbing or electrical related systems.
  • Assist in the install of light fixtures, conduit, thermostats and other items on equipment. Pull wires of all sizes and voltage to equipment and power sources.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on existing systems and equipment.
  • Fork lift, aerial lift, and scissors lift operations experience.

Required License or Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License Required.
  • North Carolina Driver’s license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Job Open Date


Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)


Notice to Applicants

Please make sure that the work history you list on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, do not use the phrase “see resume.”

Special Instructions

Please include a resume as an attachment.

Position Number


Position Type


Position Classification Band Title

Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

Position Classification Band Level


Position Classification Salary Range

$31,200 - $66,138

Salary Grade Equivalency


Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure

Time Limited Position


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department Id

444401 - Central Utility Plant Zone 1


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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