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 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 and 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 the 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 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.
Must be able to work in confined spaces and elevated temperatures, meet established attendance standards, work on ladders, scaffolds, and sit, stand, and walk for momentary to extended periods. Must have the ability to work safely with hazardous materials. Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations (before, during, or after a disaster) and may be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. Must be able to move, push, pull, or lift equipment, materials, and tools weighing more than 50 lbs., climb extension ladders, work overhead, and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and move within confined areas, including crawl and attic spaces. Must be able to sustain considerable physical effort at frequent intervals, work both inside and outside, and operate power tools and equipment. Will be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans