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Montana Tech Maintenance Engineer I in Butte, Montana

  • REVISED POSTING*  Previous applicants do not need to reapply. 

    Maintenance Engineer I


Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Applications received by November 26, 2023 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


Maintain, repair, replace restore, remove relocate and do any maintenance which is necessary for the proper and continuous operation and maintenance of all Facilities of Montana Tech. This includes: trouble shooting, maintaining and installing any electrical pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the campus buildings and equipment.

Maintain, repair, replace, restore, remove and relocate any plumbing systems including toilets, sinks, urinals, hot water tanks, showers, etc. This also includes distribution of hot and cold water lines, drain waste, vent lines, steam supply, return lines, pumps, steam traps, valves, glycol systems, and compressors.

Maintain and repair all HVAC systems to include motors, controls, coils, lubrication, filters, belts, and all controls and wiring.

The Maintenance Engineer I position has daily responsibility with monitoring of high pressure boilers.

This position will also:

  • Interpret and apply blue print specifications, control diagrams and maintenance manuals. 

  • Responding to and maintenance of fire alarm systems.

  • Welding, repair and fabrication of metals.

  • Maintain and repair all exterior area lighting. 

  • Startup maintenance and shut down of all cooling towers and systems.          

    Required to work rotating shifts

    Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Experience in any of the following: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, building systems or facilities maintenance

  •  State of Montana 3rd class boilers license or ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • License or certification in any of the following: 

  • Cooling and refrigeration, heating and ventilation, electrical, plumbing, building systems or facilities maintenance if highly preferred (submit copies of certifications with application).

  • Experience in troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of

  • Cooling and refrigeration systems

  • Building automation systems

  • Heating and ventilation systems

  • Electrical including interior and exterior lighting systems

  • Plumbing systems

  • Building systems

  • Experience in facilities maintenance

  • Experience with fire alarm systems

  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, specifications, control diagrams and maintenance manuals

  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid Montana driver’s license with a good driving record

  • Proficiency with Microsoft or other computer programs

    Physical Demands

    Lifting:  Floor to 30 inches, up to 50#.  Floor to 60 inches, up to 35#.  Floor to overhead, up to 50# sustained, with  both hands.

    Carrying: 2 handed front, carry up to 35# for 50 feet.

    Pushing and pulling forces required for necessary tools and equipment related to the duties listed above.

    Pushing and pulling forces required (handling, pushing, and pulling classroom and office furniture, file cabinets,  and equipment): 30# sustained at waist level (60# optional)

    Static trunk forward bending and twisting from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using tools.

    Reaching with your arms in all directions, including overhead with 5# in both hands, sustained.

    Working overhead from various positions (standing, squatting, and kneeling).

    Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder.

    Use of various handgrip circumferences and firm handgrip positions while manipulating various tools and equipment (maximum 50#).

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The noise level is usually moderate to loud.  Exposure to any number of elements but  none present to the extent of being disagreeable.  Maybe required to work in conditions including cold, heat, temperature swings, noise, outdoors and indoors, around mechanical, electrical, fume/odor, dust/mites, chemical and toxic waste hazards.  May be required to work in locations that involve hazardous environments requiring protective equipment that conforms to OSHA regulations and some physical discomfort due to temperature, dust and noise.

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.  

    Please include: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    Employment (veteran's) preference form

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

    Why Work at Tech?

    Help meet the changing needs of society by providing a transformative student experience by helping develop leaders for tomorrow by advancing science, engineering and technology.

    In addition, Montana Tech offers an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance with low deductibles and comprehensive coverage.

  • Generous employer contribution toward monthly health care benefits worth $6.08 per hour.

  • 5.9% retirement employer contribution for eligible employees

  • 12 Holidays per year

  • 3 weeks of Annual Leave to start

  • Generous sick leave policy that can be used for sick children, doctor and dentist appointments as well as bereavement.

  • 6 credits of coursework free per year (fees not included)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Reduced tuition for dependents after 4 months of employment for eligible employees

  • Employee Assistance and a Wellness Program

  • Optional Retirement Plan for eligible employees

  • Possible remote work days with supervisor approval and eligible positions.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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