Maintenance Mechanic

California, United States
08 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

This full-time position will report to the Maintenance Manager and is responsible for providing day-to-day maintenance services to Institute housing. Including but not limited to apartments, student houses, condominiums and single family homes. Provides assistance with various projects and events, and ensuring a safe, clean and well-maintained living environment for over 1500 Caltech housing units supporting students, faculty and visitors. Must be able to provide professional customer service to internal and external customers. Resolves routine problems in a thorough and timely manner either with a team of maintenance workers or unsupervised.

This position is classified with an emergency response designation of Organizational Critical. An employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery, and is expected to report to campus as soon as possible.

Job Duties

  • Provide maintenance services in conjunction with rehabilitation, renovation, preventative maintenance, and respond to service/repair calls
  • Respond immediately to emergency maintenance requests in buildings or other areas as requested
  • Perform interior and exterior painting of residences and common areas, including prepping, patching, drywall
  • Plumbing - Perform various plumbing repairs, rebuilds, and installations including faucets, toilets, drain work, garbage disposal, water and gas pipes
  • Carpentry - Perform minor carpentry including rebuilding walls, cabinet installation, metal studs, base boards, trim, door installations, deck repair, wood laminates. Assembling, repairing or replacing wooden desks, chairs, doors, door frames, windows, window frames and bookshelves. Repair or replacement of windows blinds or curtains
  • Telecommunications -troubleshoot Ethernet lines, communication lines for card access system, category 5 wiring, cable modems, satellite TV equipment, phone line wiring from box to room
  • Electrical – running wiring, install circuits, circuit breakers, ceiling fans, lights; troubleshoot, find and repair shorts and wiring problems, repair alarm systems
  • Locksmith – install, repair, reset locks, some re-keying
  • Heating/Air Conditioning – troubleshoot problems and call contractors
  • Masonry – repair decks, concrete ramps, driveways and brick walls
  • Demolition – remove walls, cabinets, doors as needed
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of various units and properties and their characteristics
  • Conducts periodic inspections of all Housing properties
  • Move furniture, tables and chairs
  • PIckup and delivery of boxes, parts or supplies
  • Will require some weekend or after hours work
  • Assists in administering the Emergency Action Plan as it pertains to Housing Department (Organizational Critical Status)
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Must have a valid California Driver's License and maintain it throughout the course of employment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to perform basic tasks on iOS devices
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proactive
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Awareness and sensitivity to special interest groups, parents, students, faculty, and staff
  • Patience and the ability to deal with people under stressful circumstances
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills and an effective communicator with those of diverse backgrounds
  • Team player
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed
  • Ability to comprehend simple instructions and ask questions to clarify when needed
  • Must understand basic math and measurements
  • Ability to resolve routine problems in a thorough and timely manner either with a team of maintenance workers or unsupervised
  • Skilled in handiwork and comfortable using power tools
  • Must be in good physical condition and be able to use ladders, stand, walk, kneel and crouch for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 80 pounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • 12 months in similar field
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish
  • Solder, sweat pipe and welding
  • HVAC Certifications

Required Documents

  • Resume