Maintenance Mechanic

Maryland, United States
16 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: SKILL10/01/BU 
Starting hourly rate: 20.29
Employee group: Casual / On Call - Casual / On Call during 90 probationary period
Schedule: M-F; 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002572-SOM Admin Facilities Maintenance and Ops 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary:

Performs a wide range of general maintenance jobs (including high voltage motors) except for specialized or difficult jobs.  Repairs, maintains, and inspects machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.  Works on plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning and heating systems.  Performs painting and carpentry jobs.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Repairs, adjusts or replaces structural parts of buildings, office and laboratory furniture/apparatus such as doors, windows, partitions, ceilings, floors, roofs, animal cages, cabinets including door checks, locking devices, and hinges.
  • Performs plumbing jobs such as adjustment and repair of pipes and plumbing fixtures, valves, floats, drains, grease traps, sump pumps, watering systems, air-conditioning units, freezers, refrigerators, hot water heaters, HVAC units, heat pumps, fan coil units, induction units, terminal reheat and similar equipment.  Unclogs drain lines and sewers. May make minor adjustments to building controls.
  • Performs rough carpentry work such as constructing wood forms, shipping boxes, protective sheds, staging platforms, flooring partitions, tables, benches, shelving, racks, and others.
  • Prepares and applies paints on walls, ceiling, windows, doors, floors, roof, woodwork, and other parts of building systems as needed.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: (continued)

  • Repairs and maintains electrical systems including switches, circuit breakers, outlets, and light fixtures.
  • Performs routine maintenance according to established schedule to ensure that machines run smoothly and building systems operate efficiently.  Inspects drives motors, belts, check fluid levels, replaces filters, and perform other maintenance work. 
  • Assists more experienced maintenance workers in performing a variety of maintenance jobs  as directed.
  • Keeps records of maintenance and repair work.
  • Observes safety precautions and uses equipment properly to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.
  • Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition.
  • May be required to be available for 24 hour calls.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience/Skills & Abilities Required

  • High school degree or equivalent. 
  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • Appropriate valid driver=s license with good driving record may be required.
  • Knowledge in mechanical drawing, electricity, wood working, blueprint reading, science, and mathematics typically acquired from high school level courses. 
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to use a full range of craftsmen=s tools.
  • Ability to drive a light truck may be required.
  • Ability to read and write in order to read job orders, maintain records and schedule, and to so forth.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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