Jun 11, 2022

General Maintenance Mechanic

  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Bronx, NY, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. The College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and, within the tradition of liberal education, selected professional fields of study.

At Mount Saint Vincent, a student's education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students.

Job Description

The General Maintenance Mechanic is a full-time, non-exempt, Local 153 union employee of the College. The working hours for this position are 8:00am to 4:15pm from Monday through Friday. As a member of the Facilities department, the General Maintenance Mechanic will report into the Assistant Director of Facilities and will play a key role in maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing the infrastructural elements including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and carpentry functions of the campus buildings and equipment. As an "essential" employee, the General Maintenance Mechanic is expected to remain or report for work during partial or full day closings of the campus due to hazardous or other emergency conditions including inclement weather. This position is delegated the authority to prioritize work within the assigned tasks to maintain departmental work standards, and meet work goals and objectives. The General Maintenance Mechanic is required to make decisions based on a full knowledge of these guidelines. Deviations from these guidelines must be reported and/or approved by management.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:

Perform manual repairs when necessary (hardware, window/screen repairs, blind repairs, etc.)

Perform basic carpentry work including mounting boards/paintings, basic plumbing work including unclogging toilets, and basic maintenance/repairs to lighting/electrical systems including bulb/ballast changes, resetting breakers, etc.

Respond to work orders; establish priority of repairs; diagnose problems utilizing appropriate tools, and document repairs for recordkeeping

Perform preventive maintenance to building equipment/fixtures including pumps, HVAC equipment, and motors alongside the HVAC and Plumbing teams

Monitor, identify, and respond promptly to signs of malfunction in machinery such as changes in performance, temperature fluctuations, sounds, smells, or atypical energy usage; perform troubleshooting/diagnostics

Assist in performing emergency repairs on various types of machinery including mechanical and electric systems; identify and replace worn or damaged parts in a timely manner

Perform routine inspections of Fire Alarm panels and Boilers as needed and log/report status and temperatures

Assist other maintenance employees as needed including the HVAC Technicians, Plumbers, and Painters

Assist outside contractors by providing information regarding the existing structure, equipment, systems, and required modifications

Maintain inventory of repair equipment and supplies

Maintain housekeeping of maintenance storage closets and workshops as well as maintain a clean and safe work environment

Maintain records and submit basic reports as needed

Immediately notify proper parties of any injury and/or accident

Ensure resources are allocated efficiently and tasks are properly performed through field verification

Safely operate tools and equipment in compliance with all federal, state, and local safety requirements, including but not limited to: electric vehicles, specialized equipment, small power equipment, hand tools, etc.

Use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, protective gloves, hard hats, goggles, etc.

Maintain the College Facilities department's integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency via staff oversight and compliance to departmental work standards, work assignments, and maintenance policies and procedures

Additional duties as assigned by management



High School Diploma or GED

5+ years of relevant hands-on industrial/maintenance experience

FDNY Certificates of Fitness Preferred: P-99 (Low Pressure Boiler), S-95 (Fire Alarm Supervision), S-12 (Sprinkler), S-13 (Standpipe), Q-01/Q-99 (Refrigeration System Operating Engineer)

A valid NYS driver's license with a clean driving record

Ability to work alone and in groups

Able to read and write in English

Able to use Google Suite and Gmail


Demonstrated ability to perform a wide variety of maintenance task and work with power tools, small motorized equipment and vehicles

Ability to work with a high degree of independence, accountability and authority

Ability to walk and stand for an extensive amount of time

Ability to reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb and regularly lift and/or move 50 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects utilizing proper tools and leverage methods in excess of 75 lbs.

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations

Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, sometimes for extended periods of time

Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and on an on-call basis for emergencies when needed

Newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) and must provide proof of vaccination upon request by the College. Requests for potential accommodation shall be considered in accordance with applicable law if and at such time as a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not provide any medical or genetic information with their application.


College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.


Accrued 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days

10 Acknowledged Holidays

Medical, dental, vision insurance

Local 153 Union Sponsored Pension Plan

Health Reimbursement Account

Enhanced Short Term Disability Insurance

100% employer sponsored Long Term Disability

Voluntary Life Insurance

Commuter Benefits

403(b) Retirement Plan

Employee Assistance Program

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