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

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write, and understand English at a level sufficient to properly carry out job duties.
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise, and understandable fashion.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safe working practices.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing fixtures and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Strong knowledge of building materials, equipment.
  • Working knowledge of cardkey door locks and their operating systems. Ability to use a portable programmer to find and solve problems.
  • Ability to independently perform semi-skilled plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and carpentry repairs.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand architectural plans and specifications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with staff, management, students, residents, guests, and contractors.
  • Capable of properly prioritizing assignments and able make appropriate adjustments when there are changes in workload or competing deadlines.
  • Ability to read and understand all applicable policies, procedures, and rules.
  • 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.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License. Ability to drive a truck and/or electrical cart.
  • Some operational knowledge of personal computers and Some experience with basic computer software including Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel.
  • Capable of distinguishing different colors.
  • Available to work overtime including nights and weekends.
  • Must be able to work various shifts, including nights and weekends, on a regular basis.

Preferred Qualifications

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