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Senior Maintenance Mechanic - Frick, Special Facilities

Princeton University

July 17, 2018
Job location:
Princeton, New Jersey

Job Category:
Academic/Faculty Affairs


Requisition # 2018-8666
Department Frick, Special Facilities
Category Building Trades and Technicians
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Senior Maintenance Mechanic is a multi-trade position performing work tasks including, but not limited to electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, painting, and carpentry work. The incumbent performs maintenance, repairs, alterations, and some construction work on building components and utility systems in campus laboratory, science and engineering buildings with a minimum amount of supervision. The Senior Mechanics must follow University safety rules and regulations at all times.

***Multiple Postions Available***


With minimal supervision, the incumbent shall perform the following tasks and responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to execute the essential tasks.

   » Safely and effectively performs journey-level maintenance to a wide variety of building systems and components, including but not limited to tasks in the HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, electrical, painting, carpentry, and mechanical disciplines, with some work assignments occurring in laboratories and animal research areas. In emergency and urgent situations, takes immediate steps to contain the problem and restore system to good working order.
   » Works independently off written and electronic work orders from the University Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), accepting responsibility for work assignments. Fully documents records of maintenance activity in the CMMS (Maximo).
   » Ensures proper care in the safe use and maintenance of equipment and tools necessary to execute all assigned tasks. Follows department safety standards.
   » Reads, understands, and interprets construction and equipment related documents, such as drawings, equipment manuals, and procedures.
   » Adheres to the department's safety policy and procedures.
   » Communicates in a clear, courteous, and effective manner (verbally and in writing) to co-workers, campus customers, customer service center, staff, and management.
   » Assist other trades personnel with complex project work.
   » Perform other tasks as assigned, including overtime, after hours, special events, and emergency call back work. During emergencies, the Senior Mechanic is classified as a Core Essential Employee.


to execute this job prosperously, an individual must be able to execute the tasks satisfactorily. The qualifications and expertise listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or capability required for the Senior Maintenance Mechanic position.
   » Possess a High School diploma or equivalent (GED).
   » Must have a minimum of three years journey level trades practice and possess the capability to execute as a journey level mechanic in one of the following core technical trades: HVAC, Plumbing, Pipefitting or Electrical.In the trade in which the mechanic is journey level, the mechanic shall be capable of performing the full technical range of the trade work.
   » Completion of vocational/technical education or equivalency in education and practice, resulting in journey level skill status in one of the core technical trades (listed in qualification #2).
   » Possess knowledge and capcapability to execute all essential tasks in a safe and efficient, and responsible manner.
   » Possess capability to execute maintenance activities in areas such as laboratories and animal research facilities.
   » Possess strong trouble shooting capcapability and the capability to analyze equipment performance issues.
   » In the trades in which the mechanic is not at the journey level, the mechanic shall have the capability to execute trade tasks including but not limited to the following:
   » In the electrical trade the mechanic should have the capability to install lighting circuits, fluorescent or incandescent light fixtures, install receptacle circuits, install or replace electrical breakers in panels, trouble shoot motors and motor controls, install three phase electrical circuits up to 480 volts, be capable of thoroughly knowledge building electrical distribution systems.
   » In the plumbing and pipefitting trade the mechanic should have the capability to replace existing toilets, sinks, faucet sets and drainage piping, unclog toilets using plungers and motorized drain cleaners, install copper piping up to 4 inches in diameter using soft and silver solder, install threaded steel pipe up to three inches in diameter, install steam and condensate piping up to 2 inches in diameter complete with steam traps, strainers and valves, install PVC pipe and di-mineralized non-metal chemical drain lines, install and maintain eyewashes, emergency showers and water fountains, install and repair backflow preventers and flushometers, and pipe in services to laboratory benches (air, vacuum, nitrogen, di-mineralized water).
   » In the carpentry and hardware trade the mechanic should have the capability to install Formica on counter tops, repair wood furniture, counters and casework, install acoustical hung ceilings, install stud walls, gypsum dry wall and spackling/painting, install doors and door hardware, install door and window trim, and install vinyl floor tile.
   » In the HVAC trade the mechanic should have the capability to troubleshoot and repair air handling systems, fan coil units/motors, and unit heaters; replace filters, belts, seals, bearings and sheaves, repair and replace air compressors and pumps, and install and repair fin tube radiation.
   » Possess the capability to understand technical drawings and equipment service manuals.
   » Must have excellent capability and interpersonal expertise to work both independently and with other trades personnel and customers.
   » As a core essential employee the incumbent must be available for after hours and emergency call back work, which may involve the carrying of a cell phone.
   » Must communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
   » Must have the capability to study, comprehend, and effectively utilize campus and departmental technology and computerized software systems.
   » Must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a background check.
   » Must be able to meet the physical requirements listed below.

PHYSICAL Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to prosperously perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to execute the essential functions.
   » stand or walk 2 - 4 hours at one time, up to 6 -8 hours per day;
   » sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day;
   » operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
lift or carry up to 80 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
   » lift up to 80 pounds to waist height and up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead;
   » frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 - 66% of the workday);
occasionally push or pull with forces up to 80 pull, squat, kneel, knee stand, dig, use jack hammer or chipping tools, lie down, or lift overhead (less than 33% of the work day);
   » frequently push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds, bend, climb ladders or stairs, or reach overhead (34 - 66% of the work day);
   » work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
   » possess capability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and capability to maintain balance

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, discapability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

income Grade

MTR, 030

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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