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Iowa State University Mechanical Engineer II/III in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Mechanical Engineer II/III

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.Experience in the preparation of plans and specifications for educational/institutional, industrial or commercial facilities. Experience estimating mechanical construction and operating/life cycle costs. AutoCAD or Revit experience.

Job Description:

SummaryThe Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) department is seeking candidates for a Mechanical Engineer II/III. This position helps with improvements to HVAC, mechanical, and plumbing systems in a university facilities environment. The position requires a broad knowledge of mechanical systems engineering and assists in the resolution of complex problems.

Example of Duties for Engineer II

  • Investigates problems and requirements of projects, and develops plans for solutions in line with economic, personnel, and environmental considerations.

  • Prepares or secures and reviews cost estimates, compiles required cost and equipment information, and writes appropriation requests.

  • Performs project engineering work from design to implementation in accordance with the University’s standards.

Example of Duties for Engineer III

  • Originates formal project requests.

  • Oversees all phases of assigned standard engineering projects, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at an appropriate cost.

  • Completes complex engineering projects.

  • Serves as a consultant to other FP&M departments, providing technical information and engineering recommendations that assist with various projects and training purposes.

  • Contributes to capital renewal (deferred maintenance) planning committee.

  • May guide and train less experienced engineers.

This position will be filled as a Mechanical Engineer II or III.

To qualify for an Engineer II, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience. The Engineer II is a pay grade 809.

To qualify for an Engineer III, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience. Additionally, a Professional Engineering license is required. The Engineer III will handle more complex projects, with a broader scope, than an Engineer II. The Engineer III is a pay grade 810.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS809

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: July 22, 2021

Posting Close Date:August 12, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5713

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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