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Maintenance Mechanic 1

Company: Whatcom Community College
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Description:

Classified, Maintenance Mechanic 1




Salary


$3,871.00 - $4,378.00 Monthly




Location


Bellingham, WA






Job Type


Classified




Department


Facilities & Ops






Job Number


00308








Closing


1/27/2020 4:59 PM Pacific

Description
Whatcom Community College invites applications for a Maintenance Mechanic 1 (Class Code 626J) position in the College's Facilities and Operations Department. Under general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, this position performs various maintenance related tasks to effectively maintain and develop our campus facilities to meet the highest expectations for cleanliness, safety, functionality, aesthetics, and customer service with a focus on continuous innovation and improvement of facilities.This position interacts with the supervisor, co-workers and various members of the campus community to accomplish work. Designated work will be assigned by the supervisor. Some work assignments may also come from the supervisor or leads through verbal, electronic or written work requests.
Job Responsibilities
Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Repairing, assembly and installation of furniture, equipment and campus property;
  • Light carpentry, sheet rock repairs, painting, and framing;
  • Assisting and coordinating duties of Support Associates in basic job functions;
  • Furniture and equipment moves;
  • HVAC filter changes and basic mechanical equipment programming;
  • May make trips off campus to pick up supplies, materials, keys, signage, etc.
  • Responds to campus emergencies, building alarms, emergency repairs, and inclement weather conditions, which on occasion may be outside of normal work hours;
  • Perform building lock/unlock and basic inspection;
  • Snow/ice removal;
  • Perform related duties as required, which may include general maintenance.
  • Requires punctual and regular attendance.


    Qualifications, Salary and Appointment
    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Valid Washington driver's license and insurability.
    • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the maintenance position including lifting up to 50 pounds and standing/walking/stooping a good portion of the shift, as well as ability to climb ladders.
    • High School Diploma or GED AND two (2) years of general work experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Computer competency and knowledge of MS Windows operating system (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
      • Basic locksmithing skills and understanding of door/window hardware.
      • Basic knowledge of plumbing, and or electrical systems.
      • Basic knowledge of carpentry, sheet rock, interior finishes and the use of related building materials.
      • Commercial electrical maintenance and, or troubleshooting experience.
      • Low voltage wiring experience, such as class 2 fire alarm or HVAC control wiring.
      • Commercial HVAC experience.
      • Experience in a community college/higher education work environment.
      • Develops innovative ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges and brings ideas to supervisor.
      • Earns the trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and public through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
      • Actively contributes to a work environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of organizational goals. Treats everyone with respect and dignity, and appreciates the differences in people.

        The successful candidate must demonstrate:

        • An understanding and follow applicable standards to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
        • The ability to adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities.
        • Good communication with customers to ensure effective completion of work orders and maintain excellent customer service.
        • The ability to focus on tasks, working efficiently and handling interruptions appropriately.
        • A physical ability to perform the functions of the job including ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and agility to bend/walk/stand for extended periods of time and climb ladders.

          Salary:

          • Range 44G, full-time salary starting at $3871 per month with periodic increments to $4378 per month. This position is a unionized position represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees. The successful candidate has the choice to be a union paying member or not.

            Benefit Package:

            • The position comes with a full benefit package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan.

              *Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the following:

              • Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
              • Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.

                Start Date:

                • As soon as can be arranged with successful candidate.

                  Shift and Working Conditions:

                  • This position will work Monday-Friday business hours. Work schedule may vary from season to season depending on specific needs of the college. The position requires the ability to work both indoors and outdoors, often in inclement weather. The ability to safely handle power, trades tools, equipment and other maintenance related products is essential to this position.

                    Application Due Date:

                    • Application due on Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 4:59 pm.


                      Special Instructions to Applicant
                      A completed application consists of an online application and:

                      • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
                      • Diversity statement that addresses how you have committed to equity and inclusion in the past and how you might support a diverse workplace and educational environment through this position.
                      • Current resume.
                      • List of three recent professional references with contact information.





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