Maintenance Mechanic III, Plumbing Shop - Georgetown University
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Maintenance Mechanic III, Plumbing Shop - Georgetown University
Georgetown University's Planning and Facilities Management team is responsible and committed to providing the community services related to campus planning and design, capital projects, custodial, facility maintenance, grounds and landscaping, sustainability, transportation and parking, and utilities. We strive to provide our clients with professional and timely services with sustainable practices integrated into our operations.
Air Conditioning System Installation and Maintenance
Installs and repairs systems to provide exact temperature levels in special conditions.
Determines the size, shape, and the location of close fitting ducts and installs or plans the installation of them so that the heat and exhaust is directed outside the test chamber or refrigeration unit without affecting the critical conditions of the unit.
Serves as an industrial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment mechanic, performing preventative maintenance inspections, major overhauls, installations and emergency repairs to ventilating fans, steam operated commercial kitchen equipment, and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
Maintains an exceptionally large variety of commercial and industrial systems - including types of equipment such as direct drive or belt driven exhaust fans, Direct Digital Controls (electronic and pneumatic), commercial type walk-in and reach-in boxes, water coolers, deep freeze boxes, air compressors, ice makers, centrifugal pumps and steam operated mixers and cookers.
Performs system inspections to check mechanical equipment and other related equipment for proper operation and to detect defects.
Air Conditioning System Troubleshooting
Examines complex air conditioning systems in order to troubleshoot, locate, and repair faulty equipment such as compressors, reciprocating, centrifugal, or rotary pump, and a variety of refrigerant controls.
Uses a variety of complicated motor controls such as hermetically sealed motors and pressure controls, thermostatic motor controls (remote and double remote), full and semi-automatic defrosting controls, relays, direct digital controls, and other controls to protect against overload or overheating.
Uses multiple types of power sources with various combinations or pulleys, belts, horsepower capacity, and tensioners.
Repair of Plumbing Parts, Equipment, and/or Systems
Independently modifies and repairs plumbing systems, such as utility, supply, and disposal systems.
Tests and makes needed adjustments to systems and equipment for proper operation, flow, drainage, and sanitary conditions.
Repairs equipment such as sewage, water, oil, and gas distribution systems and water closets; as well as tubs, fire sprinkler systems, and showers.
Repairs faucets, sinks, toilets, urinals, flushometer valves, and clogged drains.
Replaces clogged drains.
Works from building plans, blueprints, and sketches to plan and lay out the routing, placement, slant, slope, fall, and proper operation of systems and equipment.
Uses tools and equipment such as plumb bobs, mercury gauges, dividers, closet augers, hydrostatic pumps, and lead pots.
Electrical Maintenance, Installation, Testing, and Troubleshooting
Works from clear-cut oral or written instructions, blueprints, schematics, drawings, sketches made; the layout and placement of circuitry, fixtures, and controls; and the types of wiring, parts, and equipment installed; and removes, replaces, tightens, splices, solders and insulates defective wiring, controls, equipment and fixtures.
Locates defective parts/equipment through visual observation or through the use of test equipment; and performs basic installation or repair of electrical equipment incident to the construction or maintenance of buildings or facilities.
Installs or repairs equipment such as motors, generators, converters, inverters, alternators, transformers, controllers, power panels, breaker boxes, and switchboards; and assists with the installation of different types of power transforming equipment.
Locates broken, worn, damaged, or poorly operating wiring, fixtures, controls, and equipment.
Uses a small variety of test equipment, such as test lamps, voltage testers, ammeters, and polarity testers.
Building Codes and Regulations
Ensures that serviced equipment is installed, operated and maintained in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations; and notes and reports any inappropriate installations.
Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations.
Uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations.
Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.
Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.
Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed to effect repairs, and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs.
Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
Recommendations and Suggestions
Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations.
Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.
As assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures; and monitors tests and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.
Ensures completion of paperwork to assure accountability.
Records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on forms, documents and/or into computerized record system as needed.
Fills out, completes and submits such other forms and documents as may be required to assure that such information is properly recorded and submitted
High school diploma or GED.
Journeyman's license in the heating/ventilating and air conditioning and refrigeration, plumbing or electrical trade.
Master mechanic, journeyman plumber, or journeyman electrician designation preferred
4 to 5 years of experience performing general building maintenance work utilizing intermediate electrical, plumbing and HVAC /refrigeration skill
Experienced and knowledgeable in building automation controls with strong background in Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems and computer controls
Ability to inspect, adjust, calibrate and install pneumatic and mechanical devices
Knowledge and experience with using associated test instruments and diagnostic tools
Ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving
Possession of a current, valid driver license
Designation as a Master mechanic, Journeyman Plumber, or Journeyman Electrician
The duties include driving a university vehicle. If hired, the Maintenance Mechanic III must qualify as a university authorized driver.
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