Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: I0001 / Pool/Facilities Maint Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 08

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.


Maintains automated swimming pool chemistry controllers as well as filtration equipment. Performs equipment troubleshooting, preventative maintenance and complex repairs on sports exercise equipment and other facility related equipment and structures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs water quality testing on a regular basis to ensure adherence to health and safety standards; maintains proper operation of automated pool chemistry controllers, pneumatic controls, and filtration equipment.
  2. Inspects, troubleshoots, and performs preventative maintenance and a range of mechanical and electronic repairs on sports exercise equipment.
  3. Performs repairs to weight room exercise equipment to include soldering, upholstery, and mechanical maintenance as required.
  4. Coordinates electrical and plumbing repairs on pools and equipment; performs pneumatic controls calibration and other routine repairs.
  5. Monitors, maintains, and performs non-technical repairs to building electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems.
  6. Maintains inventory of parts and supplies for facility and sports equipment repairs; orders materials as required; orders and maintains pool chemicals, supplies and equipment.
  7. Coordinates the work of internal UNM employees and external contractors in completion of maintenance work, assisting as necessary.
  8. May instruct and oversee the activities of student employees performing the same type of work.
  9. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes workplace safety.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year 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

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to perform water quality testing according to specified protocol and procedures.
  • Knowledge of water quality regulations, policies, and standards.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to operate, calibrate, and maintain swimming pool filtration, cleaning, and chemical control equipment.
  • Knowledge of the electrical and plumbing requirements of swimming pool facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to repair and maintain appliances and heating and cooling equipment.
  • Knowledge of building trades repairs and maintenance.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to use mechanical/electronic diagnostic equipment and hand and power tools.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

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 some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • 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: 08/26/2019