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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: F6007 / Building Systems Engineer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Oversees and coordinates the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all necessary building systems within a large, technically sophisticated complex housing advanced technology, facilities, equipment, and highly toxic materials. Coordinates and controls a range of sophisticated, stand-alone electrical, mechanical, and digital control systems, and effects changes and improvements to systems as appropriate. Supervises and coordinates the activities of technical staff, as appropriate to the needs of the operation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  2. Monitors and maintains optimum performance of all building systems, to include all digitally-controlled mechanical, electrical/electronic, safety, security, and advanced water circulation systems.
  3. Participates in research projects dedicated towards the development of state of the art electronic devices.
  4. Oversees and advises all safety issues and practices, and insures proper training of all personnel including chemical handling, SCBA and respirators, laser operations, toxic gas handling, evacuation drills, safety inspections, emergency response plans and actions, and provides appropriate media information.
  5. Develops and modifies cleanroom operating policies and procedures, directs operation, modification, installation, maintenance and repair of cleanroom and semiconductor processing equipment; assists and advises with state of the art semiconductor processing techniques.
  6. Oversees policies, procedures, management, and operation of computer systems including servers, workstations, modems, personal computers, LAN's domains, network printers and copiers.
  7. Coordinates and interacts with external contractors in the installation, commissioning and debugging of building systems.
  8. Plans and implements or assists in the implementation of systems and facility modifications and improvements; modifies and optimizes building control software, as necessary.
  9. Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  10. Oversees activities of contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers; Monitors contracts for compliance and controls costs; monitors general expenditures of unit; performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  11. Responds to inquiries and researches and resolves problems related to transactions handled by the unit; serves as liaison with other constituencies in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  12. Oversees and coordinates the provision of routine building and grounds maintenance and janitorial services.
  13. Assists in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitors expenditures.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related Technical, Scientific, or Engineering discipline; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to install, calibrate, debug, operate, and troubleshoot technically advanced clean room control systems and software.
  • Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local codes pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of direct digital control systems as applied to building operating, safety, and security systems.
  • Ability to coordinate and/or supervise independent contractors.
  • Knowledge and engineering-level understanding of deionized water systems, acid neutralization systems, and HVAC systems.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of clean-room mechanical systems and protocols.
  • Knowledge of basic building operating systems, such as boilers, compressors, and generators.
  • Knowledge of technologies associated with plasmas and semiconductors.
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety requirements pertaining to research and facility operations.
  • Ability to supervise and perform safety training for all personnel.
  • Knowledge of proper and safe chemical handling practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of life safety systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of semiconductor processing techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of low and high vacuum systems.
  • Knowledge of computer network systems and programming languages.
  • Knowledge of facilities maintenance and custodial principles, procedures, and standards.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017