Facilities Management Apprenticeship Program The University of Arizona, United States Updated: about 8 hours ago Location: Tucson, ARIZONA Deadline: Position Details Position Information Title Facilities Management Apprenticeship Program Department Facilities Mgmt-Maint Services (7420) Location Main Campus Position Summary Facilities Management is currently recruiting Stationary Engineer candidates for our Registered Apprenticeship Program. The apprenticeship program is designed to provide an apprentice with on-the-job training and classroom instruction over a period of time (an estimated four years) that trains the apprentice to be a Journey Worker in their designated trade. We are looking for highly motivated applicants seeking the opportunity to learn a skilled trade through on-the-job training and classroom instruction. If you are looking for career training in the Trades and Maintenance fields, we encourage you to apply. The apprenticeship program will be a 40 hour paid on-the-job training, with two nights a week of non-paid classroom education. Apprentices will be required to pay tuition of approximately $350 per semester and books costing up to $200 per semester, with reimbursement of tuition up to 75% with a passing grade of C or better. Facilities Management recruits for the Apprenticeship Program every two years. Pre-apprentice opportunities are available regularly in our trades helper positions. The 2019 Apprenticeship class is only recruiting for Stationary Engineers. For more information about the program, visit our website at click here . The mission of Facilities Management at the University of Arizona is to effectively and efficiently provide maintenance, operational services and utilities services that support the faculty, staff and students in pursuit of excellence in their individual and institutional academic research and community objectives. Facilities Management employs over 560 employees and services over 11 million square feet of campuskeeping the grounds beautiful, buildings maintained, classrooms clean, and all utilities moving through the campus. This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here . Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here . Duties & Responsibilities The Apprenticeship Program will run an estimated 4 years. As the apprentices advance through the program, they will be given new training and tasks to increase their skills and abilities in the trade for which they have been selected. In the first year, apprentices can expect to learn the basics/fundamentals for the trade, safety rules and procedures, trade tools, materials and equipment, and will assist their designated mentor/Journey Worker as needed. Each subsequent year, they will learn additional skills through increasingly technical tasks and training until they can safely and efficiently perform all of the duties of a Journey Worker with limited to no oversight by the completion of the program (an estimated 8000 hours of on-the-job training.) We currently have Apprenticeship opportunities in the following trade: Stationary Engineer Apprentice Stationary Engineers work in the University power plants and provide the University with chilled and purified water, steam and electrical generation. The power plants are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and so work schedules will include alternate work weeks and hours during the program and subsequent placement into the journey worker role if selected. While this position does require mechanical aptitude for tasks such as cleaning and maintenance of equipment, this position relies heavily on the workers skill in analyzing, monitoring, logging, and troubleshooting. Journey Workers in this trade monitor various gauges, meters, and temperature indicators to verify operating conditions of equipment to ensure the efficient and safe operation of chillers, boilers, compressors, motors, and turbines. A Journey Worker Stationary Engineer often works in isolation so needs to be self-motivated and self-directed once trained. This position requires mechanical aptitude, proficiency in computers and technology, strong detail orientation, and math skills. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Minimum Qualifications Ability to pass an aptitude test that covers reading, writing, math, and mechanical skills. Ability to pay for tuition of approximately $350 per semester and for books (up to $200 per semester.) (Tuition reimbursement of up to 75% for passing grade of C or above.) Ability to work a 40 hour work week and attend two weeknights of classroom education. Must be 18 years of age by August 22, 2019 Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications One year of experience working in construction, maintenance or other trades setting; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources. Must be at least 18 years old at time of employment. Preferred Qualifications Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Trades and Maintenance Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits FLSA Non-Exempt Posted Rate of Pay $14.00 per hour Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Posting Detail Information Posting Number S26852 Number of Vacancies Multiple Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates Facilities Management Human Resources 520-621-1024 Open Date 04/22/2019 Review Start Date Close Date 05/15/2019 Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/37070 Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.