Maintenance Mechanic II
Company: Swarthmore College
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college
located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines
academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong
institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and
nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment
practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the
goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the
nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College
is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and
world. The 425-acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with
gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in
the Crum Woods.
Who We Are:
Facilities Management manages and maintains Swarthmore's 73
buildings as well as 423 acres of gardens, lawns, athletic fields,
and natural woodlands. In addition, it supports and maintains 101
faculty and staff housing units, which range from efficiency
apartments to historic homes. We also manage our own Heat Plant,
water cooling systems, and water tower. In total, the department
cares for 1.7 million square feet of structures on campus. The
Sustainable Maintenance Department, which is part of Facilities
Management, is staffed with approximately 30 staff members who
perform all building maintenance (Mechanical, electrical, HVAC
plumbing, paint for all campus facilities. Our goal is to provide a
comfortable, pleasant, and safe environment for students, faculty,
and staff so that the focus on academic excellence remains at the
Swarthmore college desires to fill the position of Maintenance
Mechanic II. This position provides a broad range of mechanical and
electrical expertise as part of College repair crews responsible
for maintenance and upkeep of buildings and their related systems
on campus. This includes performing tasks that require ability and
aptitude to trouble-shoot, diagnose and repair in a timely and safe
manner, a variety of problems including but not limited to:
interior and exterior surfaces , doors and hardware, lighting,
plumbing fixtures and equipment, food service equipment, heating
systems, elevators, electrical outlets and other electrical
appliances. A primary component of this position is to support the
Who you are:
The skills and abilities need for this position include a broad
range of maintenance skills with a focus on supporting the
maintenance of campus doors and locksmithing. These also include
general maintenance and repair, electrical, equipment repair,
plumbing, and other areas as defined in the full position
What you bring:
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize workload and
adhere to an established work schedule.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a supportive and
- Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and
coworkers to define problems.
- Ability to trouble shoot and repair mechanical and operational
problems in equipment and machines with a high degree of
- Adapts to new work situations, people, ideas, procedures, and
organizational structures, in order to accommodate an evolving work
environment. Demonstrates the ability to decide a course of action
to make repairs in a timely fashion in order to minimize disruption
of classes (e.g., due to faulty laboratory equipment) or other
College services (e.g., food services, faculty and staff offices,
- Builds successful relationships with customers, coworkers, and
administrators by acting in a professional, courteous manner.
Communicates and works effectively as a team member, in order to
maximize the effectiveness of the work group.
- Exhibits maturity, reliability, composure, and stability under
pressure in order to handle on-the-job challenges.
- Works successfully with diverse others and upholds the
College's commitment to equal employment opportunity and
affirmative action, in order to help the organization realize its
commitment to excellence through diversity.
- Use computer work stations for data input and reporting into
the computerized maintenance management system.
- Understands and abides by a high standard of professional
ethics in order to ensure the integrity of the organization.
- Valid Driver's license to operate College equipment
- Minimum of a High School or GED diploma
- A minimum of 5 years experience in a commercial setting
performing facilities maintenance, repairing mechanical equipment
or similar experience in a particular trade.
- A minimum of 3 years locksmithing / door hardware experience in
a commercial setting.
- The ability to be bonded and pass a background check.
- Safely conducts all work and follows all safety procedures.
Operates all hand and power tools required for the job in order to
ensure safe working conditions. Maintains an alert sense of the
dangers inherent in working with electricity, cutting tools,
heating systems, elevated work, confined space work and other
potentially harmful elements of the work.
What You Will Get:
You'll work at one of the world's most renowned liberal arts
Colleges, with incredible benefits, a stunning 420-acre campus, and
work environment. And you will join a team of passionate, creative,
and supportive people who work hard and have fun supporting the
Review the Swarthmore Benefits Guidebook , we offer benefit plans
starting at $0 per month! Upon benefit eligibility, the College
contributes 10% of an employee's salary to their retirement
account. Employees are 100% vested in their accounts on the date
Swarthmore Benefits Flyer
Paid Time Off (Staff)
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from
candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with
demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.
Advertised: Dec 01 2022 Eastern Standard Time
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