Under the leadership of a Foreperson or other supervisor within the Division of Real Estate Development and Capital Operations, assists crafts people and independently performs basic maintenance, construction, repairs, or mechanical adjustment work functions to assure campus facilities are properly maintained with emphasis on health, safety and the comfort of occupants.
he Maintenance Mechanic works independently and assists as a member of a group, and must draw upon a variety of skills to perform various assigned work tasks. These functions include, but are not limited to the following areas: Carpentry: Perform repairs, maintenance and renovations to buildings and other facilities related to cabinet making, doors, windows, screens, glass partitions, plywood, ceiling tile, drywall, furniture, office partitions, drapery rods, blinds, shower and toilet partitions, floor tile, carpeting, construction hardware and fasteners and other carpentry craft items. Painting: Scrape, prime, paint, varnish, stain and other painting craft functions. Operates power-washing and spray equipment. Removes graffiti as needed. Electrical: Install and service power circuits, switches, receptacles, light fixtures, exit lights, stoves, fans, portable air conditioners, including wiring and operating electrical devices. Mechanical: Install, inspect, repair or maintain filters, controls, motors, generators, pumps, burners, dampers, ductwork, actuators and other types of heating, ventilating, air conditioning equipment, and other mechanical devices. Adjustment and minor repair of digital or pneumatic automatic temperature controls and thermostats. Plumbing: Install and repair waste lines, water lines, gas lines, water fountains, pipes, plumbing, heating and cooling equipment, toilet bowls, wash basins, urinals, fixtures, laundry machines, process piping, pumps, valves and make adjustments to balancing valves. General Maintenance: Install, inspect, repair and maintain kitchen equipment, emergency exit lights, audible devices, fire equipment, entrance gates, security doors, masonry work, roofs and removes debris as directed. Must possess the ability to operate and use power and hand tools used in the crafts. Operates, stores, safeguards equipment, materials, tools and supplies. Will maintain logs and record readings and other operating data, which are required for normal maintenance and preventative maintenance schedules. Will safeguard the confidentiality of college personnel records, files, fiscal data, correspondence and similar confidential materials. Safety: The Maintenance Mechanic will adhere to the university's safety policies and procedures and maintain the campus and their work areas in a safe, clean, organized and well maintained condition. Will have general knowledge of safety precautions and of potential hazardous conditions. When possible, will remediate hazardous and unsafe conditions. Will report any unsafe conditions or any damage to equipment or buildings, to their supervisor or manager.
Must have graduated from high school, vocational school or possess an approved high school equivalence certificate, with three (3) years of related experience in the crafts. Knowledge of methods, tools and supplies used in the maintenance and repair of buildings and their fixtures, appliances, furnishings and fittings. Ability to learn and do general maintenance and repair work of varied types under the supervision of a foreperson or experienced crafts person. Must be available and capable of performing emergency work. Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and overtime. Must possess the ability to understand and communicate oral and written instructions. Ability to move, lift or exert force sometimes over 100 pounds on equipment, materials and tools. Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time, climb any type of extension or other ladder, balance, reach, stoop, kneel and stretch within limited size and potentially dangerous areas including roofs, attic and crawl spaces. Able to work inside and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions. Able to work in extreme cold and heat conditions.