The Maintenance Mechanic performs skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and structural systems as well as assists with event setup/teardown. The Maintenance Mechanic also performs routine carpentry work. This position is a first shift position.
SPECIFIC MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs maintenance work (installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair) of electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration control systems by inspecting and testing elements of those systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, monitoring the performance of heating, cooling, and related systems by interpreting the energy management system and building automation system, troubleshooting problems, and making adjustments and/or performing required repairs.
Assures the proper operation of a wide variety of machines and devices including pumps, engines, motors, conveyors, compressors, and laboratory equipment by observing machines in operation and listening to them to locate the source of malfunctions, lubricating and cleaning mechanical machines, dismantling the machines in order to repair or replace inoperative parts such as belts, fans, motors, and pumps, and adjusting the machines to prescribed operating standards or performance rates. Performs preventive maintenance.
Repairs existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tool requirements, and method to be used; developing a plan or lay out for the project or following a blueprint, sketch or schematic; assembling, fabricating or building and installing materials, equipment, or fixtures as required by the scope of work.
Performs basic plumbing work by repairing existing plumbing and pipe lines, replacing washers in valves, installing plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, water heaters, and connecting them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting with gaskets, couplings, traps, and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints, and opening clogged drains and stopped-up toilets.
Performs basic electrical work by replacing light bulbs, ballasts, faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, breakers, insulators and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixtures and equipment, installing new conduit, wiring, and electrical machinery, inspecting and testing electrical lighting, power circuits, and equipment, and maintains and repairs existing electrical wiring, equipment, and installations.
Assists with documenting the cost of repairs and providing periodic status reports to the designated supervisor regarding the status of work projects.
Complies with policies, laws and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by following safety protocols, wearing personal protective equipment, and reporting incidents.
Assist custodial staff as needed for emergency cleaning needs.
Assist with event set up and tear down of seating, tables, stages, etc., as well as setups for classes.
Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE
A. Education & Experience:
A high school diploma or the equivalent plus completion of a vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in general mechanical maintenance is required. Significant mechanical maintenance experience beyond that required for the position and a demonstrated ability in one of the mechanical trades may be substituted for the required vocational/technical school or apprenticeship.
At least three years of successful experience with a strong preference for commercial HVAC, building automation, and electric.
B. Technical Skills/Abilities:
Ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics is required. Computer literacy is required.
Requires general mechanical ability which includes skills in the use of electrical test equipment, and small hand and power tools, mechanical equipment.
A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record in order to operate college vehicles; CDL desiredbut not mandatory.
Self-directed self-taught/independent learner
Operational planning and execution skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Computer literate in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
C. Interpersonal Skills:
Commitment to the College’s Mission, Vision and Values including a commitment to diversity.
Communications skills verbal and written to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students.
Primary orientation towards process/systems, speed, cost quality and customer value creation, and results.
Teamwork capabilities/ability to work collaboratively, adapt well to change, flexibility and resilience.
Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards.
Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in the nation. Our student body is among the most academically gifted in the Midwest. We provide an inclusive, supportive and enriching environment for growth, learning and leadership to prepare our students, residents, faculty, staff and alumni to positively impact patients and society. Employees are treated to a rich benefits package, a great campus in the heart of St. Louis’s biggest health care community, and an exciting college community where they can really make a difference for our students, the profession of pharmacy, and the health care of the region. St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a member of the Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium member (HERC), a recruiting resource for positions at regional institutions with job alerts and dual career search features. STLCOP is recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a Great College to Work For.