Maintenance Mechanic University of California, Merced
Job Category: Services/Maintenance/Crafts Unit: Dining Services Position Code: SDS8228A Status: Open Closing Date: 07/23/2018 Salary: $29.81/hr Location: Merced
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Description: The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
Under general supervision, independently performs semi-skilled level tasks in the maintenance, alterations and repairs of the buildings, their associated utility systems and equipment. Maintain mechanical and electrical equipment and facilities including minor repairs. Independently analyze problems in order to determine and obtain the necessary information, organize and analyze the information, form conclusions, and present conclusions/proposals verbally or in writing as requested. May assist other mechanics in diagnosing and repairing campus equipment with complex, unusal and/or very difficult problems; assist other skilled trad workers in maintenance and repair of buildings and campus facilities; assists with overseeing work of student restricted/casual workers/laborers; and perform related work as required.
GENERAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Demonstrated technical skills and knowledge to effectively operate, maintain, and repair buildings, equipment and campus utility systems; manually and with computer controls. Ensure proper operation of all systems, equipment, and machinery associated with the campus buildings and at remote facilities as assigned by supervisor. Diagnoses problems and performs semi-skilled level tasks in the maintenance, alterations and repairs of the building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Operate and maintain a variety of power and hand tools of various trades.
Mechanical: Replacing fan belts, filters, bearings, shafts and motors, exhaust and supply fans, fume hoods, refrigerators freezers and other kitchen equipment. Minor repairs including but not limited to; replacing pumps, motors, blower shats, belts, coils and control valves or their parts.
Electrical: Troubleshoot/Inspect electrical systems. Repairs or replaces fuses, electrical outlets, light switches, light fixtures, ballasts, reset breakers, garbage disposals, minor repairs on stoves and ovens, make minor wiring repairs, etc.
Plumbing: Cuts wall and floor openings to accommodate pipes and fittings. Measures, cuts, threads and installs pipe, fittings and valves. Repairing and replacing sinks, faucets, showers, mixing valves, toilets and urinals. Opening drains with use of electric or hand auger or plunger. Reads and interprets blueprints and plans to avoid obstructions, inspect/troubleshoot plumbing system and determine the sequence of installation. Replaces washers, mends pipes and opens drains with use of electric or hand auger, plunger, or industrial liquid drain opener.
Carpentry/Painting: Repairs, restoring and maintaining building structures, walls, ceilings, roofs, windows, window coverings and screens. Repairing or replacing counters, cabinets and furniture. Repairing and replacing flooring, constructing concrete forms for walks and foundations, performing minor concrete work. Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, plans and schematics. Cuts and installs windows, doors, door jambs, door closures. Installs and replaces door knobs, locks, latches and hinges. Builds, installs and repairs walls, partitions, ceilings, sheet rock, ceiling tile, molding and trim, paneling, cabinets. Prepares surfaces for application of paint materials by masking, sanding, patch and repair damages as necessary, texture, priming and touch-up/repaint surfaces.
Property Maintenance: Inspects exterior buildings, roofs, rain gutters, fences, sidewalks and landscape areas. Performs repairs, maintenance and cleaning as as assigned by the operations supervisor. Informs operations supervisor for potential hazards or areas that need major repairs Cleans and maintains shop areas in a neat and orderly condition. Installs, repairs and maintains fencing. Patches concrete and asphalt paving, patches asphalt roofs and repairs or replaces pit boards and gratings in garages. Inspects and repairs roofs, rain gutters, stucco walls, stairs and landing areas. Cleans and maintains shop areas in neat and orderly condition.
Testing: Perform and ensure proper testing and analysis of building systems, equipment and appliances. Maintain all logs and reports related to the testing as required.
Training: Required to assist in the instruction and training of related 'On the Job Training' and 'Proficiency Training'. This training requirement is associated with buildings, building systems and equipment as it relates to Operation and Maintenance. The employee will be required to attend all vendor and professional training classes as assigned by supervisor.
Clerical: Complete reports, maintain records and perform other clerical functions as assigned by Operations Supervisor. Must have basic computer skills related to E-mail, CMMS, Word for Windows, and Excel, timekeeping and reporting.
Miscellaneous: Maintain knowledge of current codes and regulations, updates procedures, as utility systems, machinery and equipment changes, being modified or added to the campus and remote facilities. Will manage individual safety requirements as required by State OSHA and Federal OSHA codes and regulations. Responsible for data entry and monitoring workload system, timekeeping utilizing a computerized system. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures. Assists other skilled trade workers with emergency repairs. Monitor critical system alarms, and respond to emergencies, dispatch staff and service contractors accordingly. Performs all work while conforming with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, UC Merced policies and procedures and University of California's policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct, IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the UC Merced management to have bearing on employee safety and conduct.
Qualifications: Possession of a high school diploma or GED certificate. Graduation from an accredited vocational or technical school with a concentration in Maintenance Mechanic trade. Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience in the Maintenance Mechanic trade. Possess and maintain a license to operate a Class: C motor vehicle in the state of California. A combination of experience and training may be substituted for education. Requires the ability to read and interpret mechanical, electrical, and plumbing schematics and drawings, to prepare estimates, plan in addition, manage own projects within allotted budgets. Instruct and guide semi-skilled or unskilled assistants. Knowledge and skills to review and understand technical data, specifications, blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and craft terminology to insure job performance. Knowledge of all applicable codes including but not limited to NEC, ICBO, NFC, UMC, and Title 24. Current knowledge of approved safety devices, practices, and job-related equipment through self-study and selected training. Demonstrated experience to work within a team environment with other crafts and to assist fellow crafts persons when required. Ability to show team leadership. Ability to maintain proficiency in the trade through self-study and selected training. Highly motivated and result orientated. Must maintain flexibility in a continuously changing and fast-paced work environment. Ability to train apprentices or trainees if required. Demonstrated experience to work independently and use initiative in solving problems. Proficient in the use of computers, mobile devices, etc. and learn the use of software programs for work management, retrieve workflow information, job assignments and material and labor data entry. Must be accurate and timely in the use of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Organizational skills to understand and meet established unit goals and objectives, and meet project deadlines within estimated budget. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate technical/non-technical problems or concerns with supervisors, co-workers and campus personnel as required. Must be able to provide clearly written and understandable reports and instructions. Excellent customer service skills, which include ability to handle difficult situations such as a complaint from customers and exhibit a positive demeanor at all times. Ability to perform duties in inclement weather, climb ladders and scaffolds and routinely work in dark, hot, cold or damp working environments in tiring, physically demanding positions for long. Ability to inspect systems and buildings to detect existing or potential problems. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to learn related job functions in order to perform a variety of related tasks under general supervision at a semi-skilled level. Ability to coordinate with project managers and building inspector. Ability to maintain up-to-date, accurate, comprehensive project records including plans, specifications, submittals, schedules, requests, changes, approvals, and costs. Ability to consult lead/supervisor or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification of projects. Ability to support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments. Ability to complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Ability to serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Ability to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely over the telephone and radio. Ability to attend safety, technical and general meetings. Ability to interpret, learn and apply University and Operations & Maintenance policies and procedures.
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UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.