The Maintenance Mechanic I primarily is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers and chillers for the heating and cooling systems on campus. The Maintenance Mechanic I is distinguished from the Building Service Engineer in that the Maintenance Mechanic I typically works with centralized equipment, while the Building Service Engineer must service centralized equipment and a wide range of distribution systems and equipment. Under general supervision, incumbents monitor, operate, and maintain boiler and chiller systems and their components; respond to calls; manipulate features of building automation systems to adjust space temperatures and air intake to optimize comfort while conserving energy; affect building automation programming schedules for the heating and cooling of campus facilities; conduct chemical analyses for water treatment for both chillers and boilers; perform some soldering and brazing on plant equipment and pipelines; and may provide work direction to semi-skilled and unskilled assistantsExamples of typical activities for each classification are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive; incumbents may perform related work activities.
High school graduate/GED
+1 year of trade vocational education in Steam Plant Operations
+1 year of trade vocational education in HVAC&R
Gas tungsten arc welding certificate
Gas metal and flux cored arc welding certificate
Shielded metal arc welding certificate
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must either currently hold or be willing to obtain the EPA Section 608 Universal Technician Certification within the first six (6) months of employment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Satisfactory completion of the Post-offer physical required.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
Regular, reliable, on-time attendance required.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
Must be able to adjust regularly assigned work schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Must be able to work first, second, or third shifts.
Must be willing to use ladders to provide access to work areas and works from heights.
Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals, as research needs dictate, including but not limited to: TB testing and measles immunization.
Must join the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501 within 30 days of hire. Must maintain membership throughout employment.
This position requires constant seeing, touching and feeling.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.