Rockefeller University Mechanic I in New York, New York
Job Title Mechanic I
Laboratory / Department Plant Operations
Plant Operations offers comprehensive services at The Rockefeller University including a full range of building trades services which are responsible for routine maintenance and minor/major space alterations, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, grounds maintenance, locksmith, custodial, moving and setup services.
Under general direction, the Mechanic I will perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. The Mechanic I will be responsible for using mechanical skills to repair piping and ductwork, as well as changing motor bearings and pump seals. Responsibilities include repairing and maintaining boilers, pipes, thermostats, air filters, pumps, waste and oil pressure indicators, blower fans, belts, and bearings, operating computerized heating and cooling equipment for large, complex systems at centralized and decentralized building plants, and troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, and reprogramming electric, electronic, and pneumatic controls of buildings by reading schematics and using computer energy management software. Will lead and/or instruct building maintenance workers in performance of routine maintenance of HVAC equipment, design and install new small to medium sized HVAC systems, perform data-entry related to preventative maintenance, and calculate the amount of Freon to be used in air conditioning systems.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Must have a minimum of three to five years of journey-level experience operating, maintaining, and repairing ventilating and air conditioning equipment or a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above. Must be able to read blueprints and operating manuals, troubleshoot and solve HVAC/R problems, understand electric and building management systems such as Siemens, Honeywell, and Auto-Matrix and be able to soft solder and braze as well as charge and recover refrigerants from different systems such as EPA type 1 recovery.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans