• Senior Mechanic

    Posting Date 1 month ago(5/10/2018 11:11 AM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    1199 Union
    Plant Operation
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Beren- Lexington & 33rd 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 2,000 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 Senior Mechanic provides maintenance of the infrastructure systems; provides maintenance, troubleshooting and repair services on all of the University’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. As a mechanic, you will coordinate with other mechanics and oversee trainees and lower grade personnel; report to Senior Plant Operations Staff.  


    Schedule will be: Monday-Thursday – 2:00pm-10:00pm & Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm


    • Understand equipment and its use
    • Read and understand blueprints and schematic drawings
    • Supervise shutdowns of selected utility systems to coordinate with maintenance and construction activities
    • Perform service calls for occupants throughout the campus
    • Oversee trainees and mechanics
    • Perform daily inspections of utility systems in assigned areas of the campus
    • Repair all A/C equipment including absorption and reciprocating equipment
    • Repair BMS and pneumatic controls
    • Perform other job related duties as required


    Experience and Educational Background:

    • High School and Related Trade School diploma plus a minimum of 8 years related experience
    • NYC No. 6 Boiler Operator License
    • CFC Universal Refrigeration Certification is required
    • NYC Refrigeration Engineers license is preferred

    Skills and Competencies

    • Capable of lifting, pushing and carrying various heavy tools, equipment and material
    • Climb, balance, kneel, stoop or crouch to gain access to pipes, valves and equipment
    • Ability to use 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
    • Must be able to provide coverage on weekends and emergencies including severe weather emergencies
    • Mechanical aptitude in servicing HVAC and building equipment
    • Knowledge of proper and improper operation of heating and cooling systems/components
    • Knowledge of chemical treatment procedures and testing
    • Knowledge of boilers and associated equipment
    • Ability to perform major planned maintenance on systems/components as well as operation/maintenance of various heating/cooling systems
    • Ability to assume various specific assigned responsibilities for diagnostics, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of major heating/cooling system components
    • Ability to direct and supervise major repair, renewal and rehabilitation of heating and cooling system components
    • Train lower level grade personnel as assigned


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