Mechanic 1

Apply/Register Job no: 496097
Work type: Staff 1199 Union, Staff Full-time
Department: Facilites & Maintenance
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Facilities/Maintenance

Position Summary:      

Provides assistance in the maintenance of the infrastructure systems; provides maintenance, troubleshooting and repair services on all of the University’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Understand equipment and its use
  • Read and understand blueprints and schematic drawings
  • Assist with shutdowns of selected utility systems to coordinate with maintenance and construction activities
  • Perform service calls for occupants throughout the campus
  • Oversee trainees
  • Perform daily inspections of utility systems in assigned areas of the campus
  • Perform other job related duties as required

Experience & Educational Background:

High School and Related Trade School diploma plus a minimum of 3 years of related experience is required.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Capable of lifting, pushing and carrying various heavy tools, equipment and material
  • Climb, balance, kneel, stoop or crouch to gain access to pipes, valves and equipment
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • 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
  • Must be able to provide coverage on weekends and emergencies including severe weather emergencies.
  • Mechanical aptitude in servicing HVAC and building equipment
  • Knowledge of proper and improper operation of heating and cooling systems and their components
  • Competence to start and stop various systems
  • Knowledge of chemical treatment procedures and testing
  • Knowledge of boilers and associated equipment
    Please comment on the key contacts and primary interfaces this role will have along with the independence of action that is required for this position. In addition, if this position has supervisory and/or budgetary responsibility, please provide details (e.g., this position will supervise 3 administrative support staff and manage a budget of $5 million)
New Hire Rate: $31.21

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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