Mechanic Aide, Plumbing

California, United States
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Summary

Under minimum supervision, perform a variety of tasks assisting journeyman mechanics or lead persons in maintaining and repairing a variety of facilities plumbing and HVAC machinery and equipment. Will also participate in work involving rehabilitation and alterations to rooms, laboratories and offices.

Job Duties

  • Perform minor repairs and routine maintenance on plumbing systems and components such as emergency showers and eyewash stations
  • Assist in the installation of plumbing fixtures and equipment
  • Provide written and oral reports effectively
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High School graduate or equivalent required
  • Minimum of five year’s work experience in maintenance or construction
  • Must possess some general knowledge of carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, and air conditioning crafts
  • Ability to read, interprets, and understands technical language in wiring and control diagrams. Ability to modify and/or adapt designs, procedures, or methods to make necessary alterations and modifications
  • Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations. Must maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments
  • Skill in estimating material and labor requirements to accomplish task
  • Ability to work various shifts as well as overtime and weekends
  • Maintain a valid California driver’s license throughout the course of employment
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills are required. Use correct punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and sentence structure. Follow written instructios
  • Requires a background investigation and physical examination prior to an offer of employment|
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license throughout the course of employment

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good health with the physical strength and agility to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • Ability to distinguish among colors

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Asset Works and Kronos or similar preventive maintenance and timekeeping software would be a plus
  • Strong teamwork, project management and problem resolution skills
  • Software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, MS Project, E-Builder and Outlook

Required Documents

  • Resume

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