Maintenance Mechanic III, Mechanical Shop - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Feb 08, 2017
Dec 13, 2017
Full Time
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Maintenance Mechanic III, Mechanical Shop - Facilities Management

The Maintenance Mechanic III affects building occupants and visitors of campus facilities by supporting the operations of a 24-7 building maintenance and response team coverage and emergency response.  S/he works on A/C, heating, and ventilation repairs, plumbing equipment with associated leaks and floods, and electrical repairs - for example, fire alarms, lock outs, and electrical outages.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs technical trades work to maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.
  • Assists other trade shops with basic electrical and plumbing system maintenance and repair work.
  • Completes repairs /maintenance of HVAC and refrigeration systems and components in accordance with DDC control logic.
  • Inspects, adjusts, calibrates and installs pneumatic and mechanical devices, using associated test instruments and diagnostic tools.
  • Maintains working order of the pneumatic air compressor, air lines, actuators, dampers, valves, thermostats, end devices, and pneumatic-electronic (PE) switches.
  • Performs master mechanic level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices. 
  • Provides daily maintenance support on assigned shift to building users, responding to calls for service, and completes scheduled preventive maintenance inspections and work orders. 
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and unscheduled or special work such as overhauls, repairs, replacements, surveys, and similar projects.
  • Uses all standard tools, equipment, materials, and supplies of the trade.
  • Observes all safety rules, regulations, and precautions in performing all duties. 


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency.
  • At least 4 years (preferably 5 years) of experience performing building maintenance work utilizing advanced electrical, plumbing and HVAC /refrigeration skill.
  • Licensed in at least one trade - preference for designation as a Master mechanic, journeyman plumber, or journeyman electrician.
  • Certified completion of apprenticeship or 4 years of equivalent training in the heating/ventilating and air conditioning and refrigeration, plumbing or electrical trade.
  • Knowledge of building automation systems - specifically, DDC system and computer controls - and a good working knowledge of pneumatic controls. 
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in building automation controls with strong background in Direct Digital Control systems (DDC). 
  • Computer literacy.
  • Possession of a valid driver license, and if hired, to become a University-authorized driver.
  • Fluency in reading, writing, and conversing effectively in English.
  • Ability to often lift and carry minimum items of 50 pounds and more, as well as to walk, climb stairs; to work on scaffolds, lifts and ladders more than 12 feet in length; to bend and crouch, and to reach and pull to work on equipment; and to use hands, arms, and legs in using the tools and materials of the trade.

This position is designated an emergency position that requires that incumbent reports to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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