Under general supervision of the Zone Manager, the Basic Mechanic performs multi-craft maintenance, operation, and repair of commercial/academic building systems as needed including but not limited to various heating and cooling systems, plumbing, electrical work, paint and carpentry. Employee in this position will be required to do all mechanical and operational duties and to assist other Mechanics as needed.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Troubleshoots/repairs and performs preventative maintenance of academic, office and research building systems.
Performs carpentry, drywall and finishes, basic plumbing and mechanic system tasks including inspection, troubleshooting, and repair.
Keeps equipment and shop areas clean and organized.
Orders and installs repair/PM parts/supplies.
Performs inspections and walk-throughs of assigned area(s) to proactively address and/or report issues.
Supports university events including planning, set-up/break down, and/or live support during events.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Two years of technical schooling.
One, or more, years of experience in an institutional campus environment.
Ability to perform while working alone or in a team setting.Â
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated abilities with the Microsoft office suite.
Effective organization skills and ability to prioritize workload.
Completion of a two-year technical degree/certificate, recognized apprenticeship or equivalent training program; or a minimum of five years of experience working in a particular craft or multi-craft position.
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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 in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
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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