Rockefeller University Mechanic in New York, New York
Job Title Mechanic
Laboratory / Department Plant Operations
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 supervision of Engineering Management and the Lead Mechanic, the 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 the 3pm- 11pm shift will be under the direction of the Watch Engineer and Maintenance Engineer. The Mechanic will be available for any emergencies and act in an engineering capacity to protect and preserve the physical plant and University buildings and their systems during an emergency. The Mechanic will maintain constant attention to overall operations of the physical plant and University buildings, keep accurate records of temperatures, loads, steam pressure, steam flow, and water analysis, and read and interpret readings from meters and gauges, and other measuring units. Additional responsibilities include completing all work in a safe and professional manner, responding to emergency calls for system or equipment failures, and assisting other maintenance and engineering personnel when necessary. Will perform additional duties requested by the Chief/Assistant Chief Engineer and Watch Engineer in order to ensure the effective operation of the physical plant and University buildings.
High School diploma or equivalent required; Trade School graduate or current New York City Stationary Engineer and Refrigeration System Operators license preferred. Three years' experience will be credited for an NYC Refrigeration License. Must have a minimum of three years of work experience in power plant operations and preventative maintenance, including boilers, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment. Must be able to read and interpret diagrams, blueprints, and equipment manuals. Technical and general preventative maintenance experience and repair for a wide range of equipment and utility systems, including but not limited to: boilers and their auxiliaries, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, also including air handlers, domestic water, chilled water, hot water, steam, building exhaust, compressed air, controls, lighting, fire systems, etc., required. Experience with absorption/centrifugal chillers and process chillers preferred, and a utility plant systems and operations background desired. Must be familiar with lubrication and other corrective and preventative maintenance needed repairs. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels both inside and outside of the department. Excellent organization skills, and the ability to learn new tasks, prioritize and organize work assignments, and work under stressful situations with good judgment required.
Must be able to lift, push, and pull a minimum of 50 lbs. regularly, which includes lifting, pushing, and/or pulling equipment, supplies, and tools. Reasonable assistance may be required when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken that exceeds these minimum requirements. Must be able to bend and work in confined spaces, at elevated temperatures, and in tight spaces, as well as climb ladders and scaffolds. Must be able 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. The Mechanic is an essential position and must be available for all emergencies in all weather conditions, as well as during disaster situations, ie. before, during or after a disaster. The Mechanic may be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans