Maintenance Mechanic II

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The role of the Maintenance Mechanic II is to work in conjunction with the Trades and Maintenance Mechanics to maintain and repair all equipment and devices relating to student life, food service and faculty housing.  This is primarily an "as called" repair role with some preventative and predictive maintenance.  This position requires working on equipment where household 115V power is commonplace and Mechanics will have a  high degree of public contact with college faculty, staff and students.  Primary responsibilities include repairing and replacing, plumbing fixtures such as flushometers, sink and shower fixtures, toilet plunging; repair and rebuilding kitchen equipment such as toasters, steam cookers, dishwashers and food preparation equipment; light carpentry such as door or window repairs, replacing window balances, mounting pictures and display boards.  Additional duties will relate to assisting Trades or HVAC personnel in the execution of tasks where they need a hand.  Perform other duties as assigned. 
Required Education and Experience:

•    Valid Drivers license
•    Minimum of a High School or GED diploma
•    Technical Training or Certification in one or more repair disciplines ie: Electrical, Engine Repair, etc.  Years of experience in relevant fields may be substituted for certification.
•    5 to 10 years experience in a housing, college or hotel environment where hands on repair was the primary role.

Required Skills and Abilities:

•    Must be able to operate and interpret results of test and measurement equipment including, but not limited to, multimeters, temperature sensing devices, and amp meters.
•    Must be able to use computer work stations for data input and reports.
•    Must be able to identify and use hand tools including, but not limited to, pipe wrenches up to 36", spanner wrenches, ratchet wrenches, pliers, bearing pullers, hammers of all sizes up to 24 lb. sledge hammer, chain falls, come-alongs,  screw drivers and all other commonly used tools relevant to mechanical repairs.
•    Must be able to identify and use electrical and pneumatic power tools including but not limited to drills, circular and reciprocating saws, chop saws, sand blasters, heat guns and pneumatic drive tools.
•    Must be able to work from ladders, scaffolding, powered lifts and other platforms at heights up to fifty feet.
•    Must be familiar with safe workplace practices regarding securing equipment that has the potential to move and electrical lock-out tag out.
•    Must be able to work with solvents and other chemical cleaning and coating materials.
•    Must be able to work in confined spaces such as air handler bodies and manholes and to work outdoors in inclement weather.
Swarthmore actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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