Maintenance Mechanic I/Maintenance Mechanic II

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)   Newark, NJ   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on May 9, 2024
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Maintenance Mechanic I/Maintenance Mechanic II




Technical Services


Reports To:


Senior Manager, Technical Services


Position Type:




Position Summary:


Under the leadership of a Foreperson or other supervisor within the Division of Real Estate Development and Capital Operations, independently performs basic maintenance, construction, repairs, or mechanical adjustment work functions to assure campus facilities are properly maintained with emphasis on health, safety and the comfort of occupants.


Essential Functions:


The Maintenance Mechanic works independently and assists as a member of a group, and must draw upon a variety of skills to perform various assigned work tasks. Assists with instructing and training others in the functions of this position. These functions include, but are not limited to the following areas:


Carpentry: Perform repairs, maintenance and renovations to buildings and other facilities related to cabinet making, doors, windows, screens, glass partitions, plywood, ceiling tile, drywall, furniture, office partitions, drapery rods, blinds, shower and toilet partitions, floor tile, carpeting, construction hardware and fasteners and other carpentry craft items.


Painting: Scrape, prime, paint, varnish, stain and other painting craft functions. Operates power-washing and spray equipment. Removes graffiti as needed.


Electrical: Install and service power circuits, switches, receptacles, light fixtures, exit lights, stoves, fans, portable air conditioners, smoke/heat/CO detectors, including wiring and operating electrical and fire devices and systems.


Mechanical: Install, inspect, repair or maintain filters, controls, motors, generators, pumps, burners, dampers, ductwork, actuators and other types of heating, ventilating, air conditioning equipment, and other mechanical devices. Adjustment and minor repair of digital or pneumatic automatic temperature controls and thermostats.


Plumbing: Install and repair waste lines, water lines, gas lines, water fountains, pipes, plumbing, heating and cooling equipment, toilet bowls, wash basins, urinals, fixtures, laundry machines, process piping, pumps, valves and make adjustments to balancing valves.


General Maintenance: Install, inspect, repair and maintain kitchen equipment, emergency exit lights, audible devices, fire equipment, entrance gates, security doors, masonry work, roofs and removes debris as directed. Completes repair and preventive maintenance work orders, as assigned. Move furniture and equipment as necessary. Must possess the ability to operate and use power and hand tools used in the crafts. Operates, stores, safeguards equipment, materials, tools and supplies. Will maintain logs and record readings and other operating data, which are required for normal maintenance and preventative maintenance schedules. Will safeguard the confidentiality of university personnel records, files, fiscal data, correspondence and similar confidential materials.


Safety: The Maintenance Mechanic will adhere to the university's safety policies and procedures and maintain the campus and their work areas in a safe, clean, organized and well maintained condition. Will have general knowledge of safety precautions and of potential hazardous conditions. When possible, will remediate hazardous and unsafe conditions. Will report any unsafe conditions or any damage to equipment or buildings, to their supervisor or manager.


Additional Functions:


Performs other duties as necessary or when directed.


Prerequisite Qualifications:


- Must have graduated from high school, vocational school or possess an approved high school equivalence certificate, with Five (5) years of related experience in the crafts. Knowledge of methods, tools and supplies used in the maintenance and repair of buildings and their fixtures, appliances, furnishings and fittings. Ability to do general maintenance and repair work of varied types under the supervision of a foreperson or experienced crafts person.


- Must be available and capable of performing emergency work. Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and overtime. Ability to respond as an “Essential Employee” of the State.


- Must possess the ability to understand and communicate oral and written instructions.


- Ability to move, lift or exert force sometimes over 100 pounds on equipment, materials and tools. Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time, climb any type of extension or other ladder, balance, reach, stoop, kneel and stretch within limited size and potentially dangerous areas including roofs, attic and crawl spaces. Able to work inside and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions. Able to work in extreme cold and heat conditions.


- Must possess knowledge of all related building codes.


- Must possess the ability to understand and issue oral and written instructions.


- Accomplishment Aptitude: Establishes and follows through on a systematic course of action for self or others to assure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively producing desired results at the level expected for the position.


- Customer Focus: Focuses one's efforts on identifying and meeting internal and external customer's needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer, within the parameters of the position and the available resources, cognizant of departmental and/or university policy and authorized practices.


- Teamwork/Team Orientation: Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties; works cooperatively with others to accomplish departmental and university objectives.


- Honesty and Integrity: Acts in accordance with all university and departmental policies, procedures and expectations.


- Communication: Demonstrates the ability to clearly understand and express ideas, thoughts, and concepts verbally and/or in writing, as appropriate to the position and task at hand.


- Initiative: Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives within parameters of position before being asked or required to do so; self-directed rather than passively complying with instructions or assignments.


- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


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EEO Statement:


As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.


Diversity Statement:


As a Minority Serving Institution with designations as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), NJIT is committed to embracing diversity, centering equity, and practicing inclusion with the goal of sustaining a culture of belonging. NJIT celebrates the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal contributions each member of the community brings to NJIT. We strive to cultivate a campus culture that promotes inclusive excellence among our faculty, staff, students, and external partners. Sustaining and building upon our diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier research institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.


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