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Systems Engineer

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Facilities Services

Job Title

Systems Engineer


Engineering Services


$71,227 - $90,103; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Systems Engineer will provide engineering expertise for buildings in the Science Complex to ensure the effective operation of these facilities to enable the University to achieve its primary objectives of teaching and research. Responsible to manage the operations and routine/preventative maintenance of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and building systems including complex and critical process and environmental control systems in the Science Complex and other assigned facilities. Define, develop, monitor and refine an asset maintenance plan for the Science Complex and other facilities to include: preventative maintenance tasks, use of predictive and other non destructive testing methods designed to identify and isolate reliability problems, and develop budgets for required maintenance efforts. Coordinate the operations, maintenance and renewal of building systems to address program requirements (schedule and functionality), all code and regulatory requirements and best maintenance practices for effectiveness and efficiency. Investigate and troubleshoot existing component and system problems and prepares appropriate maintenance work requests, extraordinary maintenance requests, and capital maintenance requests. Provide technical support to the Engineering Services group, maintenance management, technical personnel, and perform other related tasks or special projects as assigned.

Required Education

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a directly related field required.

Required Related Experience

Three (3) years progressively responsible project and or building maintenance and operations management work experience required.
- Additional consideration given to candidates that have prior experience with institutional facilities, possess one or more advanced technical or business degrees, and/or demonstrate exceptional cross discipline project management skills.

Desirable Related Experience

Five (5) years of facilities management/systems engineering experience with institutional or industrial facilities preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: September 2, 2022

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