Utility Services Department


Department Responsibilities:

Duty Engineers:

  • Provide 24/7/365 response to HVAC, refrigeration, electrical and "off hour" emergency maintenance issues. To report a problem, call 3955. After office hours the phone transfers to Security who will contact the duty engineer.
  • Operate centralized Power Plants used for the production and distribution of steam and chilled water for campus needs.
  • Monitor and operate computerized building automation systems (BAS).

HVAC Technicians:

  • Install and provide regular repair and maintenance for Power Plant, BAS, HVAC, refrigeration and Food Service equipment.


  • Install new electrical distribution service and provide regular repair and maintenance of existing electrical distribution service, cabling and equipment.
  • Install, repair and maintain audio, video and communication cabling.
  • Operate and monitor video, time and score keeping systems and equipment during sporting events.


  • All plumbing issues on campus.

Tour the equipment at Forest Avenue Heating Plant

The department consists of 7 Duty Engineers, 8 HVAC technicians and 3 Electricians FTE and 1 plumber.

Facilities Planning & Management: 1422 27th Street

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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