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Maintenance Mechanic

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 201101517
Position Title Maintenance Mechanic
Employment Status Full Time
Position Status Regular
If Limited Term (End Date of Assignment, Project, or Grant)
Position Type Staff
Position Overview

Under the general direction of the Maintenance Coordinator, perform routine maintenance on heating, ventilating, air
conditioning, plumbing, kitchen equipment and other mechanical/electrical components as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Inspect various components of mechanical systems and controls to assure optimum efficiency and performance. Perform repairs on systems, components and equipment as needed. Perform preventive maintenance on a routine and/or as needed basis.
2. Provide startup, shutdown and operational service for heating and cooling equipment as directed. Maintain operational logs of such equipment. Maintain associated system components in top operating condition.
3. Calibrate system controls and thermostats.
4. Where such equipment is installed, maintain kitchen equipment including ovens, ranges, steamers, dishwashers, ice machines and refrigeration equipment.
5. Maintain emergency life/safety systems. Keep logs of operations.
6. Respond to emergency requests regarding HVAC and life/safety systems.
7. Where directed, perform minor plumbing repairs and minor electrical repairs such as relamping, replacing ballasts, light switches and receptacles.
8. Maintain, test and service smoke alarms and maintain complete records for each unit.
9. Read utility meters on a monthly basis. Keep accurate records of readings. Communicate meter reading information as directed.
10. Keep equipment, tools and mechanical areas clean and orderly.
11. Inspect and test various life/safety systems, emergency lighting, and exit lighting and record inspection results.
12. Keep equipment, tools and mechanical areas clean and orderly.
13. Maintain detailed records on paper and in computerized maintenance management software of maintenance activities and repairs made to equipment and systems to include hours worked, materials used, equipment condition, etc.
14. Work a scheduled rotation with other mechanics to cover multiple shifts, weekends, and Holidays.
15. In the course of performing work, adheres to all safety procedures including lock-out/tag-out procedures, MSDS safety warnings, required personal protection equipment, and OSHA requirements. Advises supervisor of any unsafe work conditions encountered and/or conditions found in equipment that could pose hazards to others.
16. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• A high school diploma is required.
• Three years experience in building equipment maintenance is required.
• Advanced principles of mechanical maintenance, to include but not limited to: cooling towers, water lines, steam lines, pneumatics, fluid uses and levels, belts, tensioners, filters, and shaft alignment
• Heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and operation, including but not limited to, boilers, steam generators, steam traps, air handlers, terminal units, air conditioning units, exhaust fans, dampers, motors, actuators, etc.
• Advanced understanding of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems operational principles, control strategies, and principles and theory of operations for each.
• Cooling and heating water treatment testing and equipment, maintenance, operations and adjustment
• Common federal, state and local codes and regulations pertaining to preventive maintenance of systems and equipment
• Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trades
• A working knowledge of control systems strategies and layouts.
• Understand and follow safety procedures such as lock-out tag-out fall protection and use of personal protective equipment.
• Perform maintenance and repairs to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and building components
• Identify, procure and install parts and materials.
• Read and understand work orders, preventive maintenance tasks, check lists, equipment operations and maintenance manuals, specifications, material safety data sheets, equipment prints and diagrams, sketches, floor plans, and controls sequences of operations,
• Calibrate and maintain and install controls, including pneumatic controls.
• Analyze water chemical test results and adjust water treatment regimen accordingly
• Operate computer programs used in tracking and executing mechanical maintenance work and programs. Offer suggestions for improvements to work control automation strategies to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance program in the field.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
• Must be able to work at heights using Ladders and aerial work platforms such as boom lifts (60’ max) Scissor lifts, and telescoping lifts.
• Must be able to pass a standard half face mask respirator Fit-Test, and work for extended periods in the associated environment/working conditions for internal fan plenum and coil cleaning.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Participation in technical training courses involving HVAC is desirable.
• Technical courses in building automation, HVAC and commercial refrigeration are highly desired.

Department Residence Life
Posting Date 09/08/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * In the past three (3) years, have you been involved in three (3) or more at-fault accidents or moving violations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * In the past five (5) years, have you been convicted of intentionally leaving the scene of an accident?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * In the past five (5) years, have you been convicted of two or more at-fault accidents or moving violations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * In the past five (5) years, have you been convicted of negligent homicide, manslaughter, hit and run, or a similar offense, irrespective of the specific nature of the crime charged or the punishment imposed?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * In the past five (5) years, have you been convicted of speeding in excess of 20 mph over the posted speed limit?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * In the past five (5) years, have you been convicted of refusing to submit to a lawfully requested breathalyzer or other blood alcohol test?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * In the past five (5) years, have you been convicted of reckless driving or a substantially similar violation (e.g., drag racing)?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * In the past five (5) years, have you been convicted of driving intoxicated or impaired, or under the influence of drugs?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * In the past year, have you been involved in two (2) or more at-fault accidents or moving violations?
    • Yes
    • No