Multi-Trade Mechanic

Posting Date 4 days ago(2/13/2018 3:22 PM)
Job ID
Employee Classification
1199 Union
Facilities Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Campus : Location
US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position

The Multi Trade Mechanic, X performs general construction and maintenance projects. The person in this position must be able to work in multiple locations within the NYC metro area and be able to accommodate varying work shifts.


General Construction

  • Install, repair and/or maintain wooden structures such as partitions, furniture, equipment and other wooded articles. Install wallboards, floor and ceiling tile, linoleum, tile and carpets, using hand tools, power tools and carpenter’s tools
  • Install doors and hardware. Repair windows frames and sashes, cut and replace window glass.  Install/repair window shades, blinds and rods
  • Fabricate and install shelves and countertops. Install cabinets and suspended ceilings

Electrical and Plumbing

  • Perform minor electrical work
  • Replace switches, outlets and light fixtures
  • Replace sinks and faucets
  • Perform other plumbing repairs as needed


  • Prepare areas for painting
  • Frame walls, tape, plaster and skim coat
  • Paint buildings and other structures using brushes, rollers or spray gun


  • Mix and pour concrete, lay bricks, cement blocks, ceramic tile
  • Apply grout, point brickwork
  • Apply caulking compound to seal cracks in walls and joints, using mason/bricklayers’ tools
  • Perform soldering

Erect scaffolds and sets up ladders

Keep work areas neat and clean

Perform other related duties as assigned



Experience and Educational Background

  • High School Diploma and 5 years of experience in one or more building trades is required
  • Valid state driver’s license is preferred

Skills and Competencies

  • Must possess the strength and dexterity needed to perform the job and the physical ability to move equipment as necessary
  • Must possess a working knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Must adhere to operational safety rules and regulations as deemed by the University
  • Must be able to follow directives and possess good communication skills and ability to interact with building/office occupants effectively
  • May be required to work from blueprints
  • Must be able to work in multiple locations within the NYC metro area and be able to accommodate varying work shifts
  • Respirator Fit Testing may be required



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