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Maintenance Engineer I

Department: Facilities Services
Position: Full-time, plus complete benefits package
Wage: $24.48 per hour, rotating shifts
Union Affiliation: The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
Posting Date: March 2021


The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all mechanical systems, buildings, and components within the University of Montana Western facilities. This includes maintenance and repair of all HVAC and air handling systems, heating systems, steam process piping and controls, and material handling equipment. Assist in the installation and maintenance of drain, waste, vent plumbing, and water supply piping. Required to operate rotating equipment, power tools, and utility vehicles.  Operation of low-pressure boilers equipped with pneumatic and electronic automatic controls.  Maintaining proper steam pressures and water levels, adjusting equipment to maintain flow of steam to meet load requirements, tending boiler feed water pumps, water treatment system and other boiler room equipment.  Conducting water chemical tests and monitor all water softeners. Monitor building management system, respond to and troubleshoot mechanical alarms. Responding to and maintaining fire alarm systems. Performs other related duties as assigned. Required to work rotating shifts.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma and license or certification, or the equivalent of 5 years work experience in one of the following: mechanical repair, heating and ventilation, plumbing.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repairing, and maintenance of plumbing systems and one of the following:
    • Cooling and refrigeration systems
    • Heating and ventilation systems
    • Electrical
    • Building systems
  • Must have a 3rd class boilers license, or be able to obtain one upon employment.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, specifications, control diagrams, and maintenance manuals.
  • Proficiency in using computers; spreadsheets, word processing, experience with digital control software.
  • Ability to work safely from ladders, scaffolding, in tunnels and confined spaces.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in related field.


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 ( to:

Patti Lake
Personnel Officer
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For additional information, call 406- 683-7145.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 full-time faculty and 1,300 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon 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 any position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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