Facilities Mechanic - Building

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Department Manager and the Supervisor/Lead, incumbent is responsible for providing support to properties managed by UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services. The Facilities Mechanic will perform semi-skilled tasks, not requiring a licensed technician, involving the installation, removal, diagnosis, repair, and preventive maintenance, of various parts, equipment, and assemblies, on a regular and continuous basis. Required skills will include knowledge of plumbing, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, doors and windows, building hardware appliances, floor and ceiling systems, roofing, and basic construction methods. Experience in the use of building and maintenance, parts and materials, and standard hand and power tools is required.

The position is physically demanding and the necessity to work varying and sometimes extended hours under difficult conditions should be expected. The ability to read, write, and speak English, to prepare forms and paperwork associated with the various tasks, to operate a personal computer, and to drive a car or small truck are also required.

Job Qualifications

1. Ability to read, write, and understand English at a level sufficient to properly carry out job duties. Required

2. Ability to speak English in a clear, concise, and understandable fashion. Required

3. Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision. Required

4. Knowledge of safety standards and safe working practices. Required

5. Working knowledge of plumbing fixtures and procedures. Required

6. Working knowledge of basic electric theory, wiring, and 120/208v electrical systems and working knowledge of basic electric theory, wiring, and low-voltage 12v/24v electrical systems. Required

7. Working knowledge of mechanical equipment including motors, fans, heaters, air conditioners, and controls. Preferred

8. Strong knowledge of building materials, equipment. Required

9. Working knowledge of cardkey door locks and their operating systems. Ability to use a portable programmer to find and solve problems. Required

10. Ability to independently perform semi-skilled plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and carpentry repairs. Required

11. Ability to read, interpret, and understand architectural plans and specifications. Required

12.Ability to select appropriate tools for each task assigned and to use these tools properly and safely. Knowledge and skill in operating all hand and power tools standard to the maintenance and construction trades. Required

13. Basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, plus the ability to understand fractions, decimals and percentages. The ability to compute basic formulas such area calculations. Required

14.Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with staff, management, students, residents, guests, and contractors. Required

15. Capable of properly prioritizing assignments and able make appropriate adjustments when there are changes in workload or competing deadlines. Required

16. Ability to read and understand all applicable policies, procedures, and rules. Required

17. Ability to stand, walk, crawl, climb, stoop, push, pull, and crouch for extended periods. Able to repeatedly raise or lower objects weighing up to 50 lbs from the floor to waist high and rotate upper torso. Ability to lift material and parts, up to 50 pounds, from shoulder to above head while standing on a ladder. Ability to work in dirty and noisy conditions, in wet or humid weather and in fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures. Required

18. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License. Ability to drive a truck and/or electrical cart. Required

19. Some operational knowledge of personal computers and Some experience with basic computer software including Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel. Required

20. Capable of distinguishing different colors. Required

21. Available to work overtime including nights and weekends. Required

22. Must be able to work various shifts, including nights and weekends, on a regular basis. Required