Maintenance Worker, Mechanic.

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Work type: Staff 1199 Union, Staff Full-time
Department: Facilites & Maintenance
Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Facilities/Maintenance

Position Summary:       

The Maintenance Worker Mechanic, VI performs general construction and maintenance projects.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Install, repair and/or maintain wooden structures such as partitions, furniture, equipment and other wooded articles. Install wallboards, floor and ceiling tile, linoleum, tile and carpets, using hand tools, power tools and carpenter’s tools;
  • Mix and pour concrete, lay bricks, cement blocks, ceramic tile, apply grout, point brickwork, apply caulking compound to seal cracks in walls and joints, using mason/bricklayers’ tools;
  • Prepare areas for painting. Perform minor painting of buildings and other structures using brushes, rollers or spray gun;
  • Install doors and hardware. Repair windows frames and sashes, cut and replace window glass. Install/repair window shades, blinds and rods;
  • Perform soldering, welding and sheet metal repairs;
  • Perform minor electrical and plumbing repairs, if necessary;
  •  Erect scaffolds and sets up ladders. Keep work areas neat and clean;
  • Perform duties assigned as a member of the Fire Brigade;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience & Educational Background:

  • High School Diploma and 3 years of experience in a variety of building trades is required.
  • Construction industry experience is preferred.
  • Valid state driver’s license is preferred.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Must possess the strength and dexterity needed to perform the job and the physical ability to move equipment as necessary;
  • Must adhere to operational safety rules and regulations as deemed by the University;
  • Must be able to follow directives and possess good communication skills and ability to interact with building/office occupants effectively;
  • Respirator Fit Testing may be required.

About Us:        

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:    

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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