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Rockefeller University Mechanic, Power House (7 AM to 3 PM) in New York, New York

Job: IRC27455


Job Title Mechanic, Power House (7 AM to 3 PM)

Laboratory / Department Plant Operations Power House

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

Under the supervision of Engineering Management and the Lead Mechanic, the Mechanic will operate and maintain the physical plant and University buildings to ensure a safe and efficient environment and to continually work towards and support the improvement of engineering services. Supervision of the 7 AM - 3 PM shift will be under the direction of the Watch Engineer and Maintenance Engineer. Will provide technical and general preventative maintenance and repair for a wide range of equipment and utility systems, including but not limited to: boilers and their auxiliaries, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, also including air handlers, domestic water, chilled water, hot water, steam, building exhaust, compressed air, controls, lighting, fire systems, etc. The Mechanic will maintain constant attention to the overall operations of the physical plant and University buildings, keep accurate records of temperatures, loads, steam pressure, steam flow, and water analysis, and read and interpret readings from meters and gauges and other measuring units. Additional responsibilities include completing all work safely and professionally, responding to emergency calls for system or equipment failures, and assisting other maintenance and engineering personnel when necessary. Will perform additional duties requested by the Chief/Assistant Chief Engineer and Watch Engineer to ensure the effective operation of the physical plant and University buildings.

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent required; Trade School graduate or current New York City Stationary Refrigeration License preferred. Three years of experience will be credited for an NYC Refrigeration License. Must have a minimum of three years of work experience in power plant operations and preventative maintenance, including boilers, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment. Must be able to read and interpret diagrams, blueprints, and equipment manuals. Technical and general preventative maintenance experience and repair for a wide range of equipment and utility systems necessary; experience with absorption/centrifugal chillers and process chillers preferred, and a utility plant systems and operations background desired. Must be familiar with lubrication and other corrective and preventative maintenance for needed repairs. Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels inside and outside the department. Excellent organization skills and the ability to learn new tasks, prioritize and organize work assignments, and work under stressful situations with good judgment required. Must be available for any emergencies and act in an engineering capacity to protect and preserve the physical plant and University buildings and their systems during an emergency. Schedule rotation may be required.

Additional Details

This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs. Schedule rotation may be required.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans