Job Opportunities

Maintenance Engineer I

Department: Facilities Services
Position: Full-time, benefit package
Wage: $21.60 per hour, rotating shifts
Union Affiliation: The International Union of Operating Engineers
Posting Date: June 2014


The Maintenance Engineer operates boilers equipped with pneumatic and electronic automatic
controls. Maintains proper steam pressures and water levels; adjusts equipment to maintain flow of
steam to meet load requirements; tends boiler feed water pumps, water treatment system and other
boiler room equipment. Operates two high-pressure fire tube boilers and the electric boiler feed water
pumps to maintain water level in boilers. Performs maintenance and repair of all equipment and the
distribution system throughout buildings. Maintain a constant watch on all boiler auxiliary equipment
(pumps, fans, compressors, pressure reducing valves, safety valves, and all related equipment) and all
gauges and recorders. Performs water tests, adds chemicals and monitors the water softener. Switches
fuels and power supplies to auxiliaries in the event of gas and/or electric power failure. Monitors
building control center, responds to and reports mechanical alarms. Performs cleaning and general
custodial care of the plant including painting of boilers and related equipment. Assist in the installation
and maintenance of drain, waste, and vent plumbing systems; water piping of various types, all types of
plumbing fixtures; water using appliances and equipment; water mains and fire hydrants; sewer mains
and storm drains; water conditioning equipment; irrigation systems; fire sprinkler systems including
testing of fire alarm systems; steam systems and steam related equipment; gas lines and gas using
appliances; pneumatic systems and controls. Read blueprints to install and/or maintain systems.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


The successful candidate must be a high school graduate with three years of boiler maintenance, one
year experience in the operation of pneumatic and electronic controls or equivalent combination of
education and experience.

  • Possess a Montana Third Class stationary engineers license.
  •  Have considerable knowledge of laws, rules, methods, fuels, materials and tools used in the
    operation and maintenance of gas and biomass gas fired boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  • Plumbing experience and working knowledge of methods, materials, practices, equipment,
    machines and techniques used in the plumbing trade.
  • Position requires working from ladders, scaffolding, in tunnels and confined spaces.
  • Working knowledge of operating pneumatic, electronic boiler and building controls.
  • Working knowledge of testing and operational procedures of system boilers and related equipment.
  • Working knowledge of boiler room safety and casualty procedures.
  • Proven ability to work rotating shifts, follow instructions, establish and maintain effective working
    relationships with a variety of individuals, students, staff, faculty and the public including supervision of student employees.


To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter stating reasons for your interest in the
position. Include three professional references and a completed State of Montana Government Job
Application (available at or through Montana Job Service) to:

Dorothy Seymour
Human Resources
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For additional information, call (406) 683-7037.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392.

Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion-learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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