Rockefeller University Mechanic, Power House in New York, New York
Job Title Mechanic, Power House
Laboratory / Department Plant Operations Power House
Plant Operations offers comprehensive services at The Rockefeller University including a full range of building trades services which are responsible for routine maintenance and minor/major space alterations, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, grounds maintenance, locksmith, custodial, moving and setup services.
Under the direction of Engineering Management and Lead Mechanic, the Maintenance Mechanic will operate and maintain the physical plant and university buildings to ensure a safe and efficient environment and to continually work towards and support the improvement of engineering services. Supervision of all off shifts will be under the direction of the Watch Engineer. This position requires technical and general preventative maintenance experience and repair for a wide range of equipment and utility systems, including but not limited to boilers and auxiliaries, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, air handlers, domestic water, chilled water, hot water, steam, building exhaust, compressed air, controls, lighting, fire systems, etc. Experience with boiler systems, absorption/centrifugal chillers/process chillers preferred with utility plant systems and operations background desired. Must be familiar with lubrication and other corrective and preventative maintenance needed repairs. Complete all work and assignments in a safe and professional manner. Be available for any emergencies and act in an engineering capacity to protect and preserve the physical plant and University buildings and its systems during an emergency. Keep accurate records of temperatures, loads, steam pressure, steam flow, and water analysis (experience with water treatment a plus). Read and interpret readings from meters and gauges and other measuring units. Maintain constant attention to the overall operation of the physical plant and University buildings. Will assist other maintenance and engineering personnel when necessary in the completion of projects and repairs. Respond to emergency calls for systems and equipment failure. Perform additional duties requested by the Chief/Assistant Chief Engineer and Watch Engineer in order to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the physical plant and University buildings.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Trade School graduate or candidate possessing a N.Y.C. refrigeration license would be highly considered. Candidate must have three or more years of working experience in power plant operations and preventative maintenance, (boilers, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment). Three years of experience will be credited for a N.Y.C. Refrigeration license. Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate with individuals at all levels, both inside and outside the department effectively. Carry out specific oral and written instructions. Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments. May work under stressful circumstances at times and be a clear thinker in pressure situations and exercise good judgment. Must be able to work in confined spaces and also at elevated temperatures. Meet established attendance standards. Must be able to lift, push and pull a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis. Reasonable assistance may be required when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken that exceeds these minimum requirements. Ability to work on ladders and scaffolds, sit, stand, and walk for momentary to extended periods of time. Ability to work safely with hazardous materials. May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evening and or night shifts if needed to meet seasonal requirements and/or deadlines. May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, before, during, or after a disaster. May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. Schedule rotation may be required. Must maintain current licenses and/or certificates, if applicable.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans