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Facilities General Mechanic

Middlebury College

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Facilities General Mechanic

Middlebury College is actively seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Facilities General Mechanic. Our Facilities General Mechanic will perform various metal fabrication, welding repair, electromechanical, HVAC repair, and preventative maintenance on campus building equipment. This role offers an opportunity to use your varied skills and contribute to our campus operations while enjoying a host of great benefits.

This is a full time, benefits eligible position with a hiring range of $26.32-$32.91 per hour.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and repair of various campus equipment as indicated on daily work orders to include metal fabrication and weld repair as necessary to build/rebuild various equipment and parts.
  • Perform millwright activities including equipment reliability and preventive maintenance, belt and shaft alignments, work on conveyor systems, and rigging.
  • Preventative maintenance and testing of standby emergency generators on campus. Coordinate outages and repairs.
  • Perform work on solenoids, actuators, and low voltage systems.
  • Conduct yearly PMs including greasing and checking of fluids on various equipment.
  • Carry out all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Middlebury
  • College and departmental policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned to assist the department in obtaining and maintaining its mission. Work cooperatively with others and accept direction from supervisors.
  • Perform associated facilities services maintenance work as requested, including, but not limited to snow removal, event setup and cleanup, truck loading and unloading and grounds maintenance.
  • Support teams of trades people skilled in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, automotive technology, and boiler plant.

Middlebury College is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

  • High school diploma or equivalent with on-the-job training, vocational schooling.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: millwright, plumbing/HVAC; welding; TIG, MIG, stick, gas (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW); appliance installation and repair; commercial kitchen equipment; fitness equipment; generators and engines; small engine repair; landscaping equipment; steam boiler plant operations; basic machining.
  • Certificate of fitness T6 – Emergency Generators (TQP) – Have or ability to obtain; Technical certifications for welding, propane, natural gas - Have or ability to obtain preferred.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills are a must.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently with ability to troubleshoot complex problems spanning
  • HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems in a large building environment.
  • A valid driver's license, with clean driving record, and own vehicle for transportation of self, tools, and procuring small materials. Furnishes own hand tools for plumbing/mechanical work.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn lockout /tag out procedures, confined space entry and electrical safety.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Must have the ability to work Saturdays and Sundays as part of a regular or rotating work shift. Must be available to work flexible shifts and overtime as necessary. Must be available for emergency maintenance calls on evenings and weekends according to rotation schedule. Requires frequent standing, squatting, climbing stairs and ladders, twisting, reaching, pushing or pulling. Post-Offer-Pre-Employment Screen required. Criminal Background Check.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program - up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College's golf course and Nordic and alpine ski areas). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:
  • MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).
  • Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Outdoor Center.
  • Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.
  • A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:
  • Or click see some of the other fun perks of working at Middlebury, whether in Vermont or Monterey!

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Middlebury is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. It offers its students a broad curriculum embracing the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury is an institution with a long-standing international focus, a place where education reflects a sense of looking outward, and a realization that the traditional insularity of the United States is something of the past. We seek to bring to Middlebury those who wish not only to learn about themselves and their own traditions, but also to see beyond the bounds of class, culture, region, or nation. Indeed, the central purpose of a Middlebury education is precisely to transcend oneself and one's own concerns. This transcendence may come for some through the study of other cultures; for some through the study of the environment; for others it will come through inquiry into such fields as physics or philosophy, mathematics or music.

Middlebury's undergraduate college is enriched by its other programs. Every summer, the main campus in Vermont is transformed into an institution single-mindedly devoted to the study of nine foreign languages and cultures, and the use of English is virtually banned for the participants, among whom are many Middlebury undergraduates. In the Green Mountains lies Middlebury's Bread Loaf campus, where for six weeks each summer the Bread Loaf School of English is in session. This is followed by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, which brings together 200 authors and aspiring authors for 11 days of intensive exchange about the art of writing. The Bread Loaf School of English is in session each summer not only in Middlebury but also at Lincoln College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom; at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

There is also an overseas dimension to Middlebury College. The C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad are located in Belo Horizonte, Berlin, Bordeaux, Buenos Aires, Concepción, Córdoba, Ferrara, Florence, Getafe, Guadalajara, Hangzhou, Irkutsk, La Serena, Logroño, Madrid, Mainz, Montevideo, Moscow, Niterói, Paris, Poitiers, Santiago, Temuco, Tucumán, Valdivia, Valparaíso, Xalapa, and Yaroslavl. These schools enroll more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students who seek to further their foreign language skills and immerse themselves as fully as possible in the host culture through academic study as well as direct experience.

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