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Position Title:Preventative Maintenance Mechanic
Posting Number:1148
Department:Mechanical Services
Type of Position:Full Time
Duration of Position:12 Month
Hourly Starting Rate:23.88
Work Schedule:Wed-Sun 3:00PM-11:30PM
Number of Hours Per Week:40
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

Maintain buildings, facilities and utilities associated with a multiple type complex (commercial/multi-residential and academic).  Perform preventative maintenance associated with equipment in all types of facilities systems (carpentry, electrical, HVAC, lighting, and plumbing). Assist in the installation, repair, and replacement.  Perform major upkeep of equipment and fixtures associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration in this type commercial/multi-residential and academic facility.   Perform cleaning and maintenance as required.  Performance of maintenance tasks in all other trades as situation requires or as directed.  Assist other trades, grounds personnel and housekeeping personnel with task completion when assigned.  Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.  Lead and direct the work of others when assigned. Physical Work Conditions:

  • Work inside and outside.
  • May be exposed to hazards from use of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and power equipment.
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals and gases.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performs physical activities that require considerable use of  arms and legs and moving the  whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — uses hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials and work tools.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and others in written form or in person. Maintains a positive attitude in dealings with others.
  • Getting Information — Observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform repeated bending, squatting, stooping, pushing and pulling.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for a prolonged period of time without fatiguing.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Must be able to work from an aerial bucket.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Tasks: To perform the following daily functions for all areas pertaining to the College:

  • Periodically inspects facilities equipment and controls.
  • Install, service, repair, and maintain HVAC, electrical, lighting, carpentry and other equipment as detailed by the manufacturer’s recommendations or field established practices with the supervisor’s direction or as requested by work orders.
  • Tape sheetrock joints, patch holes in wall etc. and paint as necessary.
  •  Installs ballasts, fixtures, fluorescent tubes, bulbs and any other materials involved in the lighting needs of the College;
  • Maintain knowledge of required inventory for installation, repair and maintenance of facilities equipment being serviced.
  • The knowledge to safely and effectively operate a multi-meter as a diagnostic tool.
  • Replace all types of fan belts, align fans and drive motors using laser alignment tools and other recognized methods of alignment.
  • Align pumps and motors.
  • Perform air compressor preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Repair floor drains, toilet seats, ceramic tiles, towel bars, vinyl flooring, furniture, windows doors and door hardware.
  • Install mirrors, ceiling tiles, light fixtures, switches, receptacles, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and fixture lens. 
  • Ability and understand to assist carpenters, plumbers, HVAC and electrical mechanics as needed.
  • Diagnose problems with residential appliances, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, with minimal assistance from other staff.
  • Maintains daily work logs and records of tools assigned;
  • Responsible for upkeep of all tools;
  • Conducts weekly inspections and periodic overhauls of facilities equipment.
  • Assists other mechanics whenever special electrical needs are required;
  • Place orders for necessary components needed to complete tasks, accurately and conforming to inventory control procedures.
  • Maintains campus lighting system;
  • Maintains batteries for emergency lighting systems;
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment;
  • May lead and direct the work of others;
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks;
  • Maintain all Marist owed equipment assigned to the employee.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment daily.
  • Conform to all federal, state, and local regulatory agencies with regard to codes i.e.:
  • EPA, OSHA, ASTM, ADA, NEC,UL, ASME, ISA, AMSI and Marist mandated policies.
  • Provide project coordination as necessary to insure the efficient and effective completion of projects.
  • Provide additional multifaceted support to other trades as necessary to insure timely, efficient and effective completion of assignments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working as a facilities maintenance mechanic required. 
  • Verifiable previous experience to indicate the ability to perform the work required.
  • A NYS driver's license, with no serious convictions is required. 
  • Availability to work overtime in the case of heavy workloads or emergencies is required
  • Knowledge of proper use and safety requirements of shop, hand and power tools is required.
  • The ability to layout and set up material lists for installations or renovations is required.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, shop drawings, schematics and verbal explanations is required.
  • Proficiency with the use of a personal computer, including web browsing, word processing and general knowledge of Microsoft Windows latest operating system is required.
Position Ideal Qualifications:
  • A New York State CDL “B” driver's license. 
  • Experience with lighting system digital controls.
  • Experience with building system digital controls.
  • Knowledge and understanding to use computers and associated equipment.
  • The ability to overhaul sewage pumps, hot water circulators, flush valves, shower valves, and lavatory faucets is preferred.
  • HVAC/R EPA 608 universal certification is preferred. Including 410A certification.
  • A thorough understanding of HVAC codes is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience working at the journeyman level.
  • Experience providing project lead supervision.
  • Experience working with medium voltage electrical equipment and controls.
  • Knowledge of the repair, replacement and major upkeep of materials and fixtures connected with HVAC equipment and other facilities systems.
  • Knowledge of repair, installation, and preventive maintenance associated with air handling units, air conditioning, heat pumps, ice machines, refrigerators, hot water heaters, heat exchangers, pumps, circulator, and exhaust fans required.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and repair of lighting systems.  Replace light fixtures, re-build fixtures and replace ballasts.
  • Replace light switches, receptacles, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and fixture lens.
  • Knowledge of DDC controls and facilities automation systems.
  • Knowledge of electricity, pneumatics, electrical controls, heating plans, and cooling systems is required.
  • Knowledge of fire sprinkler and fire systems operations and the ability to isolate sprinklers and drain systems.
  • The ability to evaluate equipment failure and determine the necessary course of action to restore it to service is required.
  • The ability to repair and install components (motor controls, HVAC controls, etc.), from schematics is required.
  • Trunk Strength — the ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Extent Flexibility — the ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move  hand, hand together with arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or move objects.
  • Oral Comprehension — the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Static Strength — the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Near Vision — the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression — the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, References
Position Open Date:08/09/2017
Position Close Date:08/18/2017

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