• Senior Multi-Trade Mechanic

    Posting Date 6 months ago(4/12/2018 9:50 AM)
    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

    Yeshiva University seeks a licensed individual for a Senior Multi-Trade Mechanic position. The Senior Multi Trade Mechanic, XII performs general construction and maintenance projects. This person 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.
    • Must possess at least one trade license (electrical, plumbing or equivalent)
    • 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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