Maintenance Mechanic III

Washington D.C.
Jan 08, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time
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Maintenance Mechanic III

The Maintenance Mechanic supports the operations of a 24 hour a day 7 day a week building maintenance and response team to provide coverage and emergency response.  S/he 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. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs technical trades work to maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment as part of the services provided by the facilities management department to maintain university buildings.
  • Assists other trade shops in Facilities Operations Division with basic electrical and plumbing system maintenance and repair work.   
  • Responsible for all repairs /maintenance of HVAC and refrigeration systems and components, and ability to read and comprehend DDC control logic.
  • Performs master mechanic level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices. 
  • Provides daily maintenance support to building users to respond to calls for service, make scheduled preventive maintenance inspections and similar service. 
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and unscheduled or special work such as overhauls, replacements, surveys and similar projects. 
  • Uses all standard tools, equipment, materials and supplies of the trade and observes all safety rules, regulations and precautions in performing all duties. 
  • Generally responsible for the pneumatic air compressor, air lines, actuators, dampers, valves, thermostats, end devises, pneumatic-electronic (PE) switches, and so forth.


  • High School Diploma or GED; Master Mechanic, Journeyman Plumber or Journeyman Electrician designation preferred
  • 4-5 years of experience performing general building maintenance work utilizing intermediate electrical, plumbing and HVAC/refrigeration skill
  • Requires a Journeyman's license 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
  • Computer literate; A valid driver license. To drive a university vehicle, must become a university authorized driver
  • Able to inspect, adjust, calibrate and install pneumatic and mechanical devices
  • Knowledge and experience with using associated test instruments and diagnostic tools
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in building automation controls with strong background in Direct Digital Control systems (DDC)

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