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Mechanic- Electrician

Facilities Operations

Mechanic- Electrician

  • 525464
  • Morningside
  • Facilities Operations
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: May 6 2022
  • Mech: Mechanic A/Mechanic
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: TWU - B&G
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Salary Range: $30.10- $37.63

Position Summary

Location: Electrical Shop

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 730am - 4pm

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. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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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