Maintenance Mechanic

Job description

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic
Location: Facilities Services
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 5555
Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, full time (1.0 FTE)

Position Summary: Under general direction, perform journey level maintenance and service of all types of mechanical and plumbing systems. Maintain repairs and installation of campus wide mechanical and plumbing systems including but not limited to: air handling units, fans, boilers, hot water heaters, chillers, and air conditioners, sewer, plumbing systems & equipment, and HVAC controls.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • The maintenance mechanic oversees the skilled maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical, pneumatic, and steam control equipment.
  • Repairs and troubleshoots plumbing, air handling equipment, hot water systems, and heating/cooling systems.
  • Communicates with vendors and utilities for services or assistance.
  • Completion of work orders for the campus community.
  • Inspection of Mechanical space and building support system, making reports and creating work orders for maintenance or repair.
  • Performs Preventative Maintenance of Equipment as assigned.
  • Occasionally assist other shops and mechanics in the performance of their duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to push or pull up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to repair/troubleshoot heating, cooling and air handling equipment.
  • Installation and repairs of various pumps, motors, valves.
  • Knowledge of energy management system.
  • Knowledge and experience with various hand tools, power tools, testers.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

    A high school diploma or equivalent and 4 years’ experience. Or, any suitable combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the minimum requirements of the position is met.Washington State driver’s licenseAbility to obtain an Operating Class IV Boiler Fireman certification (City of Tacoma) within a year periodThis is a skilled craftsman position which requires continued education to maintain licenses as required by the State of Washington and the City of Tacoma.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:

    ResumeLetter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:

    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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