General Mechanics Supv.

Job description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance at the Health Sciences Center (HSC) Campus, the General Mechanics Shop Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day work and activities of the general mechanics at the HSC Campus. Responsibilities consist of supervising multi-craft mechanics performing basic building maintenance and repairs including minor repairs and/or replacement of plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, and basic carpentry work for all University and Hospital Buildings on the HSC Campus. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree, trade school diploma, or union training required
  • Philadelphia Class “A” Engineer License is preferred.  Must possess at least 5 years of experience in the building trades.  Prior experience as a supervisor, lead person or foreperson preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    Must be experienced in performing basic electrical work such as installing switches and ballasts, basic carpentry work such as flooring, doors, and touch-up painting, basic plumbing work such as faucet, toilet, and flush-o-meters repairs, fire caulking, roofing, snow removal, and other job related jobs. Basic understanding of all trades.
  • Must possess solid supervisory skills demonstrated through past experience in a formal or informal lead capacity, strong ability to manage projects, solid interpersonal and communication skills, being results driven, ability to think critically and successfully navigate complex situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to convey important information and techniques to staff through formal and informal training methods.
  • Must have a valid Driver's license.

  • Must be able to work On-Call several weeks each month

  • Must have Joint Commission knowledge and have a basic understanding of building codes.

  • Working knowledge of all applicable computer software including MS Office; Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to read drawings, schematics, and one line diagrams; Familiarity with all laws and regulations pertaining to equipment operation and repair; Ability to operate all standard engineering and facilities management equipment. preferred.


  •  A Bachelor's degree
  •  Philadelphia Class "A" Engineer License
  •  Knowledge of Regulatory Compliance standards (NFPA, OSHA, etc)
This position requires a background check.

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Facilities Mgm't-Germantown Av
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time