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 Dining Maintenance Mechanic. 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.
WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities
Under the supervision of the Auxiliary Maintenance Foreman, the Dining Maintenance Mechanic performs journeyman level work in several trades including installing, replacing, repairing and/or performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on university HVAC, electric, plumbing equipment at University dining facilities throughout campus.
The ideal candidate can follow oral and written directions, demonstrate 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. Preference will be given to strong mechanical trade experience and understanding of food service operations. A Universal Refrigeration License is also a plus.
Inspecting, installing, repairing, and maintaining piping systems, fittings, and plumbing fixtures.
Connecting and disconnecting equipment to gas lines.
Opening clogged drains with plumber's snake or vacuum plunger.
Troubleshooting commercial kitchen equipment to minimize downtime of operation.
Repairing or replacing damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, faucets, flushometers, toilets, showers and/or connect them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps and valves.
Inspecting and replacing faulty switches, sockets, ballasts, plugs, fuses, insulators, and other simple elements of electrical systems and appliances.
Reading thermometers/gauges, and records readings to track equipment efficiency.
Lubricating compressors, motors and other parts and repairing or replacing parts as necessary
Assisting in disassembling, repairing, and replacing condensers, thermostats, diffusers, humidistats, pumps, compressors, belts, pulleys, and related equipment.
Reading thermometers/gauges and recording readings.
Lubricating compressors, motors and other moving parts.
Replacing air filters on a scheduled basis,
Cleaning discharge and return grills.
Performing minor bathroom and kitchen repairs to cabinets, fixtures, countertops, and partitions.
Igniting pilots on stoves, fryers, and grills
Repairing various types of flooring
Completing minor finish work associated with equipment repairs and food safety regulations.
Estimating materials needed and recording time and material expended each work order.
Other related duties as assigned.
Four years of experience in building and plant maintenance work, which has involved at least two of the building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical trades OR
Two years of experience as a Maintenance Repairman 1 OR
Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
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.
Climb, balance, stoop, or kneel to gain access to pipes, wiring & equipment.
Must be able to work from heights with ladders, lifts and/or scaffolding.
Ask about alternate work schedules and advancement opportunities.
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. The ability to work overtime when needed is also required.
Applicants must successfully complete the 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.
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.