The Mechanic is responsible for providing immediate and effective response to work assigned by supervisor, or by job order, and for ensuring that the work is completed in a good workmanship-like manner and that the physical condition of the building is safe and in good repair; ensure that all building certifications and licenses are properly displayed and updated; performs all duties of an Assistant Mechanic and Mechanic Trainee.
The Mechanic shall be skilled in the performance of all phases of repair and maintenance and shall demonstrate required knowledge and the safe use of equipment and tools;
The Mechanic will have the ability to accurately read blueprints, schematics and diagrams;
Works independently with complex building systems involving multidisciplinary skills without supervision;
Must provide current and updated home telephone number;
In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, may be required to respond to any emergency on a 24-hour basis and may be required to work overtime;
Basic knowledge in all areas and skills with a demonstrated proficiency in Preventive Maintenance and at least two of the following skills (Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry);
Assist in planning for maintenance repair;
Conduct periodic inspections of individual rooms and common areas to report maintenance needs;
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of daily assignments and follow work order process;
Effectively perform duties as required by operating and computerized management systems;
Recommends products and equipment to be used on assigned jobs, as requested by supervisor;
Participate in implementation of preventive maintenance programs and in the development and application of standards of quality and productivity for the facilities;
Maintain records to ensure routine compliance with all applicable codes and regulations;
Order supplies according to established procedures;
Assist in evaluating new equipment for purchase;
Calculate quantity of materials needed and requisition all supplies;
Perform all related duties, as assigned.
High school diploma, GED or equivalent required;
Satisfactory passing of applicable tests;
Three years of experience in trades and/or technical discipline, or satisfactory completion of University approved training program, or successful completion of University Mechanic Training Program.
Must have all applicable licenses and permits;
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, schematics, diagrams and procedure manuals;
Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence;
Ability to interpret and follow instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form;
Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
Ability to interpret technical instructions necessary to carry out the above duties and skills;
The incumbent must be able to perform duties on ladders and scaffolding, indoors and outdoors as well as lifting a maximum of 50 lbs. and moving heavier objects with assisted devices;
The work environment includes working near or with moving mechanical parts, chemicals and electrical equipment.
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