Towson University is currently accepting qualified applications for a MT Maintenance Mechanic Lead position in the Facilities Management Department. Under general supervision performs semi-skilled general maintenance and/or preventive maintenance work. As a lead mechanic may direct other mechanics in performance of their assignments.
The Maintenance Mechanic Lead is responsible for daily inspection of all building components and building equipment in all buildings within the assigned areas. Performs comprehensive preventative maintenance and repairs on mechanical systems and structural components of buildings and equipment. Responds to all related request and troubleshoots problems. Assists area maintenance mechanics on tasks as required. Serves as lead worker and backup for the Area Maintenance chief. Supervises area maintenance mechanic as required. Leads and trains unskilled a semi-skilled maintenance personnel; assists in determining work priorities, planning, scheduling, assigned and reviewing work. Inspects mechanical and structural components; ensures operational readiness and safety of related equipment and determines repairs. Makes necessary repairs to all building components and systems and obtains assistance from senior personnel when necessary. Prepares recurring reports reflecting daily operations and project status. Completes and updates logs, charts and service manuals. Prepares estimates of time and material required on assigned tasks. Reports deficiencies and safety problems to senior personnel. Ensures adequate supplies, materials and equipment are maintained in assigned areas. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the area where assigned. Cleans work area upon completion of assignment. Assists journey level trades personnel in skilled maintenance and repair work; assists in new construction and renovations work. Serves in other maintenance areas performing maintenance duties as required, or during vacations, weekends or emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.
Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Weekend duty on rotation basis is required. Schedule must be flexible in order to meet departmental needs. This position has been identified as Essential personnel
Four years of related work experience required, three years of which must be in maintenance and/or preventive building maintenance work. General knowledge of and skill in a variety of semi-skilled building construction or maintenance and repair practices and techniques used in the trade areas where assigned; of safety practices and procedures related to the assigned trade areas. General knowledge and skill in the use of tools and equipment of the trade. Skill in inspection and making adjustments, repairs and replacements to building fixtures and mechanical equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, to communicate effectively, to prepare estimates of time and material required for assigned work; to apply quality and safety standards, to complete logs and prepare records and reports, to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment or machinery, to work at heights up to 120 feet; manipulate heavy equipment, tools, supplies and /or exert for up to 70lbs; to concurrently manipulated multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritation environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions, to wear and work in personal protective equipment. Candidate must possess a valid MD driver’s license with no more than 5 points. High School Diploma preferred.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation and pre-employment physical are required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
$38,204 annually with University benefits including annual leave, holidays, personal and sick days; tuition remission; and excellent health, life, and retirement plans. Shift differential will be paid in accordance with policy. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required
Internal Number: 180000G7
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).