The Senior Maintenance Mechanic is a multi-trade position performing work tasks including, but not limited to electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, painting, and carpentry work. The incumbent performs maintenance, repairs, alterations, and some construction work on building components and utility systems in campus laboratory, science and engineering buildings with a minimum amount of supervision. The Senior Mechanics must follow University safety rules and regulations at all times.
***Multiple Postions Available***
With minimal supervision, the incumbent shall perform the following duties and responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the duties satisfactorily. The qualifications and skills listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for the Senior Maintenance Mechanic position.
In the electrical trade the mechanic should have the ability to install lighting circuits, fluorescent or incandescent light fixtures, install receptacle circuits, install or replace electrical breakers in panels, trouble shoot motors and motor controls, install three phase electrical circuits up to 480 volts, be capable of thoroughly understanding building electrical distribution systems.
In the plumbing and pipefitting trade the mechanic should have the ability to replace existing toilets, sinks, faucet sets and drainage piping, unclog toilets using plungers and motorized drain cleaners, install copper piping up to 4 inches in diameter using soft and silver solder, install threaded steel pipe up to three inches in diameter, install steam and condensate piping up to 2 inches in diameter complete with steam traps, strainers and valves, install PVC pipe and di-mineralized non-metal chemical drain lines, install and maintain eyewashes, emergency showers and water fountains, install and repair backflow preventers and flushometers, and pipe in services to laboratory benches (air, vacuum, nitrogen, di-mineralized water).
In the carpentry and hardware trade the mechanic should have the ability to install Formica on counter tops, repair wood furniture, counters and casework, install acoustical hung ceilings, install stud walls, gypsum dry wall and spackling/painting, install doors and door hardware, install door and window trim, and install vinyl floor tile.
In the HVAC trade the mechanic should have the ability to troubleshoot and repair air handling systems, fan coil units/motors, and unit heaters; replace filters, belts, seals, bearings and sheaves, repair and replace air compressors and pumps, and install and repair fin tube radiation.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW