The Mechanic provides routine and emergency multi-craft maintenance, primarily plumbing. This position is a member of the collective bargaining unit, Local #148 International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Maintaining and repairing a variety of plumbing systems building infrastructure systems such as hot/chilled water systems, sewage lift stations, grease/chemical traps, fire pumps, loop systems, softeners, water heaters, and drainage systems, etc.
Pro-actively identifying, communicating and addressing needs without direction when appropriate.
Responding to work orders in and other requests in a timely, efficient, competent, knowledgeable and friendly manner.
Maintain data per departmental policy.
Utilizing materials, supplies, tools and other University property in a safe, productive manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Position hours are Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
This position requires physical work including bending, sitting and standing for long periods of time, lifting up to 50 pounds, using heavy equipment and traveling to on- and off-campus locations.
This position may be exposed to loud noises and chemicals.
***Benefits for this position are in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement with IUOE Local 148. Union employees receive generous health, retirement and tuition benefits, as well as sick time and paid vacation. Union employees also receive 10 paid-holidays and two floating holidays each year.
Technical school training in maintenance related courses strongly preferred.
Familiarity with hydro therapy machines is a plus.
Proficient at maintaining and repairing a variety of plumbing systems. This includes, but not limited to, fixtures such as toilets, faucets, showers, as well as building infrastructure systems such hot/chilled water systems, sewage lift stations, grease/chemical traps, fire pumps, loop systems, softeners, water heaters, and drainage systems, etc.
Skilled in working with a variety of pipe types including copper, iron, PVC, etc.
Capability to clear a range of stoppages from sink traps and toilets to cabling out main drains.
Effective while working alone and within a team environment.
Meet or exceed attendance expectations on their last performance review and have a history of exceptional customer service and a desire to exceed customer expectations.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
24 hour availability for emergencies and willingness to work overtime.
Must have a State of Missouri Class E or above driverâ™s license or the equivalent from another state prior to employment.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. This position is eligible for benefits according to the bargaining unit agreement.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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