Maintenance Mechanic I (Utility)

Job Details

Category:: Staff Positions
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Department:: Buildings & Grounds
Locations:: Valhalla, NY
Posted:: Jun 1, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: MMIU6122
Position ID:: 148405

About Westchester Community College:


Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.



Job Description:


Under general supervision, The Maintenance Mechanic I (Utility) will independently perform a wide variety of skilled labor, semi-skilled trades and repair activities in either grounds or building maintenance at Westchester Community College, or at other college owned facilities. The Maintenance Mechanic I (Utility) will work in a broad range of trades or may be assigned primarily to one trade, depending on departmental needs and employee skills. Workers may assist higher-level, skilled trades' workers, or work alone in the more routine aspects of a skilled trade. The Maintenance Mechanic I (Utility) will function as a "building superintendent" by performing routine maintenance and repair independently and calling in skilled trades' workers for more complex repairs. They will remove snow, salt and sand sidewalks, stairs, roads, etc., and perform additional custodial tasks during the winter months. Reporting defective and damaged equipment and supplies to supervisors for corrective action, maintaining work areas in a clean, orderly and safe condition, and performing routine and emergency repairs and maintenance, both scheduled and in response to emergency situations, is also required. They may also perform other incidental tasks, as needed.



Requirements:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of five years of work experience, three years of which must have been in grounds maintenance or general maintenance and repair work is required. Substitutions include:


  • The satisfactory completion of high school, or possession of an equivalency diploma, may be substituted for two years of general work experience.
  • The satisfactory completion of a pertinent high school level vocational course may be substituted for one year of the specialized experience.
  • The satisfactory completion of a pertinent one or two-year post-high school or trade school program may be substituted on a year for year basis for the specialized experience.
  • The satisfactory completion of 30 college credits may be substituted for one year of the specialized experience.

Depending on the work assignment, the incumbent must meet standards of OSHA regulation 1910.134 Respiratory Protection, and will be required to meet Federal, State and local standards with respect to health and safety. Depending on the assignment, the incumbent must also possess and maintain a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State, appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.



Additional Information:


SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $47,412 plus excellent benefits.




Application Instructions:


Applicants must apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire. Please login to: https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.


The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.


Organization

Working at Westchester Community College

Mission and Goals

Westchester Community College is more than just the county’s largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

History

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college.

Enrollment

There are approximately 12,000 full- and part-time college credit students. Continuing education students bring the total number served by the college each semester to more than 20,000. Precise statistics about the college's enrollment history can be found in the Institutional Research & Planning pages.

Faculty

Westchester Community College’s faculty and professional staff have received more SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence than any other community college in the system. More than 98% hold masters or doctorate degrees in their fields. Student/faculty ratio is 16.1:1.

Veteran Friendly Campus

The college, which opened in 1946 in order to train and educate veterans, welcomes those who have served our country. We are considered a "Veteran Friendly Campus" due to our extensive services for those who have spent time in the military.

Degrees

The college offers more than 50 associate and certificate programs. We have three types of associate degrees in 36 subject areas: the Associate in Arts for students transferring to four-year institutions in the liberal arts; the Associate in Science for those transferring to four-year institutions for business, math, science or health careers; and the Associate in Applied Science for those preparing to seek immediate employment, change careers or transfer. In addition, certificate programs typically requiring between 15 to 33 credits are offered in approximately 20 career fields.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Division is the largest such unit in the entire SUNY system. It offers courses for people of all ages considering career choices or changes or personal development; customized training for businesses; innovative programming for older adults; an exciting arts and culture series open to the public.

Library

The Harold L. Drimmer Library / Learning Resource Center contains 110,000 volumes and 600 periodical titles, as well as more than 19 million searchable records and entries from 97 electronically-linked libraries.

Career & Transfer Center

The Career & Transfer Center helps students assess career options, plan career and curriculum, take steps toward transfer to a four-year college, prepare for job interviews, and locate and obtain jobs before and after graduation.

Child Care

Virginia Marx Children's Center at Westchester Community College (Valhalla campus) provides year-round, fully licensed and accredited care for children of students, faculty, staff and other working parents. Ages six weeks - five years.

Sports

Intercollegiate teams for men are fielded in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, golf, and baseball. Women's intercollegiate teams include tennis, volleyball, basketball, and softball. The Westchester Community College Fitness Center provides access to cardiovascular equipment, universal, nautilus, and light free weights, pool, and tennis courts. College athletics also include intramural sports.

Locations

Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Art Workshop) and White Plains (Art Workshop).

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