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Building Mechanic I

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AFSCME Internal Posting 3/8/2017 - 3/14/2017 External applications will not be reviewed until after internal applicants who applied within the date range above.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Building Mechanic I
Department Facilities Management Administration
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Hourly Rate
Salary or Hourly Rate Contractual. External candidates will receive the minimum amount. ($17.76)
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Facilities Manager

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Operate and maintain the assigned buildings and building systems to provide a safe and comfortable environment for students, faculty and staff in a cost effective manner under minimum supervision.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Perform routine maintenance and repair work in university buildings to maintain structures, electrical systems, machines, pumps, heating systems, plumbing, etc.
2. Conduct daily operational inspections of doors, snow conditions, elevators, HVAC equipment, temperature control equipment, water systems, and steam systems.
3. Conduct weekly inspections of lighting, roof drains, cooling systems, chemical treatment, generators and fire systems.
4. Conduct monthly checks of utility meters, elevator reports, clean-up of mechanical/electrical areas, spare parts inventory and fire alarms.
5. Perform preventive maintenance according to computerized schedule.
6. Update and improve preventive maintenance schedule as needed.
7. Replace and repair lights, ballasts, receptacles, switches, fuses, pipe insulation, steam traps, expansion joints, thermostats, plumbing, fixtures, gaskets, doors, windows, furniture, ceilings, hardware, and clocks.
8. Respond to fire and elevator alarms and provide a variety of building occupant needs.
9. Responsible for first line building energy management.
10. Operate and maintain heating and air conditioning systems.
11. Utilize a network terminal to interface with and operate the building system HVAC energy management system.
12. Perform janitorial work as required and assigned.
13. Assist Building Mechanic IIs and Trades in making repairs.
14. Responsible for cleaning, sanitation and safety in assigned area.
15. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
16. Integrate safety practices into daily activities.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• High school diploma, trade school training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Three (3) years electrical/mechanical experience in building operations or maintenance with electrical, HVAC, and water systems, or equivalent position.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Graduate of a mechanical trades school program in HVAC Technology, Environmental Controls Technology, Building Automation Technology or a similar field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated ability to maintain and repair HVAC equipment, electrical systems, pumps, electrical motors, plumbing systems and fixtures, and temperature controls.
• Demonstrated experience in conducting operational inspections of doors and hardware, elevators, HVAC equipment, temperature control equipment, water systems, and steam systems.
• Demonstrated experience in conduct weekly and monthly inspections of lighting, roof drains, cooling systems, chemical treatment systems, generators, fire suppression systems, utility meters, elevators, and plumbing systems.
• Ability to perform preventive maintenance according to a computerized work order system.
• Demonstrated ability to repair lights, ballasts, receptacles, switches, fuses, pipe insulation, steam traps, expansion joints, thermostats, plumbing fixtures, gaskets, doors, windows, furniture repairs, ceiling tile/track, hardware, and clocks.
• Demonstrated ability to perform basic carpentry skills, including wood work, trim work, rough framing, and drywall hanging/finishing.
• Demonstrated knowledge of computers including email and search engines.
• Demonstrated ability to learn and follow instructions.
• Demonstrated understanding of safe operating and maintenance procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with people in varying situations, and in all area as assigned.
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service and oral/written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize work assignments.
• Demonstrated ability to read and derive instructions from blueprints and manuals.
• Demonstrated ability to integrate safety practices into daily activities.
• Demonstrated ability to use the work order related software to process and create work orders for customers. Must be able to demonstrate competency in evaluating, prioritizing, and completing work orders in a timely manner.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Experience in installing, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting commercial and industrial digital and pneumatic control systems and components such as controllers, thermostats, actuators, and operators.
• Experience in maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting commercial and industrial HVAC and Refrigeration components such as fans, motors, pumps, compressors chillers, and related equipment.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers or employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of problems in standardized situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands:*
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; occasionally moving up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must possess the ability to pass a respiratory pulmonary physical exam.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17110
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 03/08/2017
External Posting Date 03/08/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

AFSCME Internal Posting 3/8/2017 – 3/14/2017

External applications will not be reviewed until after internal applicants who applied within the date range above.

Additional Information

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current Michigan Tech AFSCME employee who has completed probation (internal)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents