Maintenance Mechanic III

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)   Newark, NJ   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on May 9, 2024
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Maintenance Mechanic III




Technical Services


Reports To:


Assistant Manager, Tech Services


Position Type:




Position Summary:


Under the leadership of a Manager or other supervisor within the Division of Real Estate Development and Capital Operations, independently performs inspections, maintenance, repairs, installations and mechanical adjustments to assure campus research labs and other facilities are properly inspected and maintained with emphasis on health, safety, function, good housekeeping and comfort of occupants.


Essential Functions:


The Maintenance Mechanic III works independently and must draw upon a variety of skills to perform various assigned work tasks and work orders, primarily within all research labs. Takes a lead role in performing the various functions of this position and assists with instructing and training others in these functions. These functions include, but are not limited to the following areas:


Carpentry: Performs inspections, maintenance, repairs and renovations to research labs and other facilities, related to; cabinets, doors, windows, screens, partitions, plywood, ceiling tile, drywall, furniture, hardware, floor tile, carpeting and other carpentry craft items.


Painting: Scrape, prime, paint, varnish, stain and other painting craft functions. Operates power-washing and spray equipment.


Electrical: Inspect, maintain, repair, Install and service power circuits, switches, receptacles, light fixtures, exit lights, stoves, fans, portable air conditioners, smoke/heat/CO detectors, including wiring and operating electrical and fire devices and systems.


Mechanical: Inspect, maintain, repair, Install, filters, controls, motors, generators, pumps, burners, dampers, ductwork, actuators and other types of heating, ventilating, air conditioning equipment, and other mechanical devices.


Plumbing: Inspect, maintain, repair, Install waste lines, water lines, gas lines, pipes, plumbing, heating and cooling equipment, toilet bowls, wash basins, urinals, fixtures, laundry machines, process piping, pumps, valves and make adjustments to balancing valves.


General Maintenance: Will schedule with research lab coordinators and custodial staff to periodically access research labs to clean floors, surfaces and remove trash. Will move furniture and equipment as necessary. Must possess the ability to operate and use power and hand tools used in the crafts. Operates, stores, safeguards equipment, materials, tools and supplies. Will maintain logs and record readings and other inspection and operating data, which are required for normal maintenance schedules. Will safeguard the confidentiality of university personnel records, files, fiscal data, correspondence and similar confidential materials.


Safety: The Maintenance Mechanic will adhere to the university's safety policies and procedures and maintain the research facilities and their work areas in a safe, clean, organized and well maintained condition. Will have general knowledge of safety precautions and of potential hazardous conditions. When possible, will remediate hazardous and unsafe conditions. Will report any unsafe conditions or any damage to equipment or facilities, to lab coordinator and/or their supervisor or manager.


Additional Functions:


Performs other duties as necessary or when directed.


Prerequisite Qualifications:


- Must have graduated from high school, vocational school or possess an approved high school equivalence certificate, with Eight (8) years of related experience in the crafts.


- Knowledge of methods, tools and supplies used in the maintenance and repair of facilities and their fixtures, appliances, furnishings and fittings.


- Ability to independently lead other less experienced staff in general maintenance and repair work of varied types.


- Must be available and capable of performing emergency work.


- Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and overtime.


- Ability to respond as an “Essential Employee” of the State.


- Must possess the ability to understand and communicate oral and written instructions.


- Ability to move, lift or exert force sometimes over 100 pounds on equipment, materials and tools.


- Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time, climb any type of extension or other ladder, balance, reach, stoop, kneel and stretch within limited size and potentially dangerous areas including roofs, attic and crawl spaces.


- Able to work inside and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions.


- Able to work in extreme cold and heat conditions.


- Must possess general knowledge of all related codes.


- Must possess the ability to understand and issue oral and written instructions.


- Must possess a driver license valid in New Jersey.


- Accomplishment Aptitude: Establishes and follows through on a systematic course of action for self or others to assure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively producing desired results at the level expected for the position.


- Customer Focus: Focuses one's efforts on identifying and meeting internal and external customer's needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer, within the parameters of the position and the available resources, cognizant of departmental and/or university policy and authorized practices.


- Teamwork/Team Orientation: Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties; works cooperatively with others to accomplish departmental and university objectives.


- Honesty and Integrity: Acts in accordance with all university and departmental policies, procedures and expectations.


- Communication: Demonstrates the ability to clearly understand and express ideas, thoughts, and concepts verbally and/or in writing, as appropriate to the position and task at hand.


- Initiative: Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives within parameters of position before being asked or required to do so; self-directed rather than passively complying with instructions or assignments.


- Quality Assurance/Attention to Detail: Accomplishes tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small. Shows concern for all aspects of the job. Accurately checks for processes and tasks and follows up in a timely manner with appropriate persons.


- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


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EEO Statement:


As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.


Diversity Statement:


As a Minority Serving Institution with designations as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), NJIT is committed to embracing diversity, centering equity, and practicing inclusion with the goal of sustaining a culture of belonging. NJIT celebrates the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal contributions each member of the community brings to NJIT. We strive to cultivate a campus culture that promotes inclusive excellence among our faculty, staff, students, and external partners. Sustaining and building upon our diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier research institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.


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