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NMT Facilities Management

Mechanical & Utility Systems

Scott Bunning, Associate Director Utility Systems
Manages the Mechanical Engineer, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC crews.

Mechanical Engineer

The Mechanical Engineer position works with Managers, Supervisors to maintain, implement and oversee the operation of electrical, plumbing and heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and building controls modules throughout campus. Oversees mechanical systems aspects of new construction projects.

Energy Conservation and Management. NM Tech recently initiated this unique area of utility related services for the purpose of developing and managing special projects and energy building audits to evaluate building performance and establish baselines for energy consumption, to realize optimal energy usage and utility savings. Implementation of this project has begun with replacing/converting all light fixtures to LED and installing solar panel structures in three parking lots.

Electrical Crew

Responsible for the maintenance, repair and installation of electrical systems throughout campus. Systems include interior and exterior lighting, high voltage electrical distribution, electric motors, pumps, elevators, centralized clock system, temporary power for campus special events, generators, and all other power needs. This crew repairs existing electrical wiring, outlets, switches, etc.; light fixtures and ballasts; maintains centralized clock systems; maintains and services elevators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts and stair lifts. All campus coordination with Socorro Electric Coop happens through this office.

Billable Services:
* Temporary Power for campus special events
* Install new electrical wiring and/or fixtures
* Modify existing electrical wiring and/or fixtures
* Generator rentals for campus events

Plumbing Crew

Responsible for all chilled water systems, domestic/potable water systems, natural gas lines, industrial water systems, backflow preventers, compressed air systems, RO water systems, DI water systems, sanitary waste lines & sewers, acid waste systems. Plumbing fixtures include, but not limited to, toilets, lavatories, drinking fountains, eyewash stations, emergency showers, lab sinks, kitchen sinks, bathroom showers/tubs, etc. This crew repairs existing plumbing systems and fixtures for serviceable working order throughout campus. All campus coordination with City of Socorro Water Department happens through this office.

Billable Services:
* Temporary domestic/potable water for campus special events
* Install new plumbing piping and/or fixtures
* Modify existing plumbing piping and/or fixtures
* Upgrade equipment rooms
* Upgrade bathrooms

Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) Crew

Responsible for all heating systems, refrigerated air & chilled-water cooling systems, ventilation & exhaust systems throughout campus. This crew maintains & repairs existing HVAC systems and units; existing fume hoods and lab ventilation systems throughout campus. There are varieties of HVAC systems utilized in our campus buildings. Not every building is the same.

Several of our buildings are considered “Smart Buildings” utilizing a computerized control system for the HVAC system. The building automation system strives for improved occupant comfort, efficient operation of building systems, reduction in energy consumption and operating costs. It allows Facilities Management to remotely monitor the systems and adjust the equipment and thermostats.

Billable Services:
* Install new HVAC units to handle department special equipment and server room heat loads
* Maintain & repair HVAC units for department special equipment and server rooms
* Install refrigerated window AC units as required by department, as electric power is available



Scott Bunning Associate Director,Utility Systems 575-835-5718 Facilities Management 216 scott.bunning@nmt.edu 
  Electrical Lead 575-418-8903 Facilities Management 216  
Jeff Edmunds Plumbing & HVAC Supervisor 575-835-5356 Facilities Management 212 jeff.edmunds@nmt.edu
Tony Lucero Plumbing & HVAC Lead 575-835-5526 Facilities Management 214 tony.lucero@nmt.edu