Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Plant Operations invites applications for the position of Maintenance Repairman 2.
We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good. As part of this community, the Facilities Division designs, constructs and maintains a dynamic, safe, and sustainable campus to continually advance its nationally benchmarked living and learning community. The shops are responsible for preventative maintenance according to their expertise and keep all operating systems in good repair; make the campus a comfortable, safe, and attractive place to learn, live, work, and recreate; respond quickly to the emergency maintenance and repair needs of the campus community.
Under the supervision of the Auxiliary Maintenance Foreman, performs journeyman level work in several trades. Install, replace, repair and/or perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on university HVAC, electric, plumbing equipment, and building structures. Preference will be given to strong mechanical trade experience and understanding of food service operations.
The ideal candidate can follow oral and written directions; demonstrates effective communication skills required to utilize an electronic work order system and can recognize problems and determine proper repair solutions and corrective courses of action.
As a member of the Facilities Divisional staff, this position is deemed "essential" and must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the University due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons. Ability to work overtime when needed is also required.
TYPICAL PLUMBING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Inspecting, installing, repairing and maintaining piping systems, fittings and plumbing fixtures.
Inspecting all connections and other parts of system for leaks.
Replacing defective pipe by cutting, bending, threading and assembling pipe.
Soldering and caulking leaks and broken pipes.
Opening clogged drains with plumber's snake or vacuum plunger.
Replacing worn washers or other parts in leaky valves or taps.
Troubleshooting and repairing commercial kitchen equipment to minimize downtime of operation.
Repairing or replacing damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, faucets, flushometers, toilets, showers and bathtubs and/or connects them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints where necessary.
TYPICAL ELECTRICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Repairing, installing, replacing and testing electrical circuits, equipment and appliances using necessary hand tools and testing instrument
Inspecting and testing electrical lighting, power circuits and equipment.
Isolating defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, using suitable testing instruments.
Examining and testing elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes.
Replacing faulty switches, sockets, lamps, ballasts, plugs, fuses, insulators, and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixes and appliances.
Renewing circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring, or by splicing ends of broken wires.
Replacing defective equipment parts such as motor, bushings and bearings and other related electrical parts.
TYPICAL HVAC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Installing, inspecting, operating and repairing heating, ventilating and cooling equipment using necessary hand tools and testing equipment.
Inspecting and operating air conditioning units and machinery to determine that all are functioning properly.
Reading thermometers/gauges, and records readings.
Maintaining and repairs HVAC systems.
Making adjustment to thermostatic controls and blowers.
Lubricating compressors, motors and other moving parts.
Replacing air filters on a scheduled basis, cleans discharge and return grills.
Assisting in disassembling, repairing, and replacing condensers, thermostats, diffusers, humidistats, pumps, compressors, belts, pulleys and related equipment.
Testing systems before returning/placing them in operation.
Troubleshooting and repairs refrigeration equipment.
Testing joints and connections according to type of refrigerant used.
TYPICAL CARPENTRY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure all carpentry work is in adherence to specifications and standards set by the University, Federal, State, and local municipalities.
Planning and laying out work from blueprints, drawings, models or verbal instructions.
Utilizing a variety of carpentry and masonry hand tools, portable and stationary power tools, and leveling and measuring instruments.
Repairing countertops, cabinets, doors, partitions, floors, building framing and a variety of finish trim work.
Ability to install drywall, finish trowel or skim coat walls.
Performing minor bathroom and kitchen repairs, cabinets, fixtures, and partitions.
Repairing and replacing mirrors, screens, towel racks, doors, and door checks.
Repairing and replacing suspended ceilings and ceiling tiles.
Ability to layout and repair various types of flooring including carpet, tile, and wood.
Ability to layout, install and grout all types of ceramic tile.
Providing on-the-job training and assistance to co – workers and helpers.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ability to complete minor finish work associated with equipment repairs and food safety regulations.
Required to estimate materials needed and record time and material expended on each work order.
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices used in at least two of the building, electrical, or mechanical trades.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical trades involved.
Climbs, balances, stoops, kneels and crouches to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment.
Handles a variety of hand and power tools.
Must be able to work from heights, ladders and scaffolding.
Ability to operate and work from scissor lifts, bucket truck and man lifts, interior and exterior.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Two years of experience as a Maintenance Repairman 1 OR
Four years of experience in building and plant maintenance work, which has involved at leasttwo of the building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical trades OR
Any equivalent combination of experience and training that affords the applicant with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Ability to lift 80lbs.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices used in at least two of the building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical trades.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the trades involved.
Ability to care for and use the tools and equipment utilized in the trades involved.
Ability to detect defects in equipment and to make proper repairs or adjustments.
Ability to interpret and work from pencil sketches and diagrams.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to lift and move heavy objects and to work under adverse weather conditions.
Universal Refrigeration License preferred.
The University offers an excellent benefits package including tuition fee waivers for self and dependents. Advancement Opportunity.
Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 21-105
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.