Maintenance Mechanic I, Plumbing Shop - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Apr 07, 2018
May 01, 2018
Full Time
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Maintenance Mechanic I, Plumbing Shop - Facilities Management

Tour of Duty:  Sunday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Maintenance Mechanic I performs general building trades work to maintain building systems and equipment and related components as part of the services provided by the Facilities Management area to maintain University buildings - for example, routine and semi-skilled preventative maintenance and minor repair of building systems (plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, heating, ventilating).  S/he performs semi-skill maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices; provides daily maintenance support to building users involving responses to calls for service, scheduled preventative maintenance inspections, and similar service; performs scheduled preventative maintenance and unscheduled or special work; uses all standard tools, equipment, materials and supplies of the trade; and observes all safety rules, regulations and precautions in performing duties. Reporting to a Zone Manager or a Central Shop Supervisor, along with employees of other trades and trades helpers, the Maintenance Mechanic I has duties that include but are not limited to:

Systems Work

  • Performs general building systems work to ensure repairs and maintenance are completed rapidly and with accuracy.  
  • Responds to work order requests, verbal or written request from users, and supervisor's directions to perform scheduled preventative maintenance, minor repair, and service of building systems (for example, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, heating, ventilating) and related devices and components.

Supplies and Materials

  • Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.  
  • Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed to effect repairs, and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs.  
  • Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.

Unit Operations

  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations.
  • Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools, and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.
  • As assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures; and monitors tests and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.


  • Ensures completion of paperwork to assure accountability.  
  • Records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on forms, documents, and/or into computerized record system as needed.  
  • Fills out, completes, and submits such other forms and documents as may be required to assure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.


  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations.  
  • Uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations.  
  • Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Universal EPA or CFC certification.
  • At least 4 years, though preferably 5 years, of experience performing general building maintenance work utilizing intermediate electrical, plumbing and HVAC /refrigeration skills.
  • Completion of a training program in general building maintenance that includes intermediate electrical, HVAC /refrigeration, and plumbing.
  • Basic computer literacy, with familiarity with basic MS Windows operating system programs.
  • Availability and willingness to accommodate emergency situations including snow removal.
  • Valid driver's license issued by the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia; and if hire, qualify for authorization for the operation of University vehicles
  • 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.

The Maintenance Mechanic I position is designated 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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