Maintenance Mechanic I, Plumbing Shop

Washington D.C.
Oct 13, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
Full Time
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Maintenance Mechanic I, Plumbing Shop - Facilities Management

Tour of Duty: Tuesday thru Saturday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Maintenance Mechanic I performs work that is a direct service to the department ensuring a comfortable, safe and clean environment, in which the University community can live, learn and work.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs installations, refurbishing, scheduled maintenance, inspections, and adjustments to a state of the art, coal fired, high pressure, Fluidized Bed Steam Boiler; three gas/oil fired high-pressure steam boilers, two steam driven three thousand-ton chillers, four electric driven chillers, an emergency generator, turbines, and coal and ash handling equipment, a thermal storage system, cooling towers, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Replaces old equipment when directed with new equipment when repair is no longer feasible.
  • Performs other duties as required to maintain a safe and reliable plant operation and assists other crafts as needed.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • 4 years of related experience in the maintenance, rebuilding, and repairing of mechanical equipment - or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Understanding of basic electrical, piping, and machining principles and practices
  • Ability to diagnose a system problem versus a component problem
  • Availability and willingness to accommodate emergency situations including snow removal

The Maintenance Mechanic I is an emergency position that requires that incumbent report 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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