Rockefeller University Mechanic II in New York, New York

Job Title Mechanic II

Laboratory / Department Plant Operations

Department Description

Plant Operations offers comprehensive services at The Rockefeller University including a full range of building trades services which are responsible for routine maintenance and minor/major space alterations, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, grounds maintenance, locksmith, custodial, moving and setup services.

Detailed Description

Will repair air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems, check all running equipment, read and make log entries on pressures, flows, and temperatures, collect water samples, add chemicals to towers and child water systems, respond to all alarms received by the powerhouse (i.e. fire, smoke, leaks, trouble calls, etc.), fire high pressure boilers, blow down boilers, water columns, and gauge glasses, replace and clean burners, check condition of all fires (impingement, smoke, etc.), add chemical compounds, blow boiler tubes, and assist welder in burning and welding under the supervision of the Watch Engineer. Will clean and mop floors, wipe down equipment, and do necessary painting (color coding, etc.) as necessary. Will work and train under the Facility Water Treatment Technician and act as primary back-up.

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent trade school degree required. Must have a minimum of three years of working experience in a mechanical environment and working knowledge of air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems. Three years of experience will be credited for NYC Refrigeration License. Must be willing to obtain #6 oil burner permit within three months of employment. Must obtain D.E.C. Pesticide Applicator License, 7G cooling Tower subcategory within 6 months of hiring. Must obtain NYS DEC pesticide applicator/technician certificate in Category 7G (Cooling Tower Water Treatment) within 6 months of hire.

Additional Details

Must be able to move, push, pull, or lift equipment, materials, and tools weighing more than 50 lbs., climb extension ladders, work overhead, and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and move within confined areas including crawl and attic spaces. Must be able to sustain considerable physical effort at frequent intervals, work both inside and outside, and operate power tools and equipment. Will be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled