Maintenance Mechanic II

Washington D.C.
Jan 03, 2019
Mar 27, 2019
Full Time
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Maintenance Mechanic II

The Maintenance Mechanic II responds to trouble calls and performs work on A/C and heating repairs, ventilating and pumping equipment; repair and troubleshoot all plumbing repairs (e.g., fire alarms, lock outs electrical outages, water main breaks, building floods.) Thorough knowledge of trade or working knowledge of a variety of trades. Depending on assigned area of work, this position reports directly to a Zone Manager or a Central Shop Supervisor along with employees of other trades, and trades helpers.The work performed by incumbent 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 general building systems work to ensure repairs and maintenance are completed rapidlyand with accuracy. Responds to trouble calls via Maintenance II and supervisor's directions to perform scheduled preventative maintenance, minor repair and service of building systems(plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, heating, ventilating) and related devices and components.
  • 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 suchitems economically to avoid undue costs. Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs toensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • 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.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations. Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools andrelated 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; monitors tests and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 4-5 years of experience performing general building maintenance work utilizing intermediate electrical,plumbing and HVAC /refrigeration skill
  • Requires completion of a training program in general building maintenance that includes intermediate electrical, hvac /refrigeration, and plumbing. Must have Universal EPA-CFC certification
  • Requires basic computer literacy with familiarity of basic MS Windows operating system programs.
  • Must have a valid driver's license issued from the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia
  • This position may require the incumbent to operate University commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10K+ (e.g., tow trucks, box trucks, trash trucks, buses, lifts, etc.). As such, the incumbent must possess a medical card and/or certificate issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT), which is issued by a licensed “medical examiner,” after completion of a DOT physical examination as defined in GU Policy1017 and DOT Regulations 391.11 (4)-Medical Card/Certificate and 390.5 (1)-Commercial Motor Vehicles (10K+) Definitions (

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