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Maintenance Mechanic (Part-Time)

Merced College

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Maintenance Mechanic (Part-Time)

Salary: $1,877.00 - $2,374.00 Monthly
Job Type: Part time
Job Number: 201700349
Closing: 8/9/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
Location: Los Banos, CA
Department: Maintenance & Operations

Range 21
19 hours/week
12 months/year
Interviews tentatively scheduled the week of August 16, 2021
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes — large and small — throughout the county.

The Maintenance Mechanic functions as a team member of our Maintenance Department. This position provides important services for our staff, students, and members of the community. Our Maintenance department is tasked with performing ongoing facility maintenance and completing repairs on equipment. They are responsible for keeping a facility operating and repairing any problems when they are discovered before they have a chance to worsen. We invite you to apply to join our team who takes pride in our facilities.

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:
  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

    General Description:
    Under direction, performs a variety of skilled activities related to installation, modification, maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment; and to do related work as required.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:
  • Performs general and skilled maintenance work in mechanical and building trades
  • Repairs, installs and adjusts door closures
  • Services and repairs locksets and cuts keys
  • Initiates and participates in preventative maintenance of equipment
  • Participates in emergency repair, including electrical systems, cables, power circuits, gas leaks, generators and control equipment
  • Performs first level preventative maintenance and adjustment of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
  • Assists in filter changes
  • Assists in removal and replacement of major air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Assists in wiring of new or altered buildings
  • Maintains electrical lighting, repairs and replaces water and gas pipes, valves, fittings and other fixtures, packs faucets and related plumbing and cleans out drains in water and sewer systems
  • Cleans and repairs roofs, drains and gutters
  • Maintains equipment in clean and orderly condition
  • Assists in painting as necessary
  • Participates in the installation of new plumbing
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Knowledge of:
  • Standard practices and procedures of the building trades including materials and tools
  • Applicable code requirements

  • Ability to:
  • Perform general maintenance work, including all lock repair and maintenance
  • Use and care for tools and equipment
  • Work from plans and specifications
  • Follow oral and written directions
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • Typical Qualifications
  • High school diploma OR GED AND
  • Three (3) years applicable experience OR
  • Associate's degree OR
  • The equivalent education and experience

  • License or Certificate:
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license

    The conditions herein 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 individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor work environment with regular exposure to fumes, dust, and odors. There may be travel to different sites and incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

  • Exposure to cleaning agents and chemicals
  • Working on ladders

  • Physical Ability to:
    • Hear and understand speech at normal levels
    • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
    • Read printed matter and computer screens
    • Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
    • Bend and twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull
    • Lift 60 pounds
    • Carry 60 pounds
    • Reach in all directions
    • Work at heights
    • Ascend and descend a ladder
    • Work in the elements (extreme temperatures)
    See in the normal visual range with or without correction

    Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (Download PDF reader)
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency).
  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews may be scheduled onsite or via Zoom. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for their travel expenses, if necessary.

    Employee Benefits:
    Permanent part-time employees receive paid holidays as well as prorated vacation and sick leave. While permanent part-time employees are not eligible for health/vision/dental care coverage or group life insurance, the District does offer an optional supplemental benefits suite.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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