Job - Maintenance Mechanic | California Institute of Technology- Pasadena, CA USA- Vacancy

Job Details: 
This full-time position will report to the Maintenance Manager and is responsible for providing day-to-day maintenance services to Institute housing. Including but not limited to apartments, student houses, condominiums and single family homes. Provides assistance with various projects and events, and ensuring a safe, clean and well-maintained living environment for over 1500 Caltech housing units supporting students, faculty and visitors. Must be able to provide professional customer service to internal and external customers. Resolves routine problems in a thorough and timely manner either with a team of maintenance workers or unsupervised.
Job Duties
– Provide maintenance services in conjunction with rehabilitation, renovation, preventative maintenance, and respond to service/repair calls
– Respond immediately to emergency maintenance requests in buildings or other areas as requested
– Perform interior and exterior painting of residences and common areas, including prepping, patching, drywall
– Plumbing - Perform various plumbing repairs, rebuilds, and installations including faucets, toilets, drain work, garbage disposal, water and gas pipes
– Carpentry - Perform minor carpentry including rebuilding walls, cabinet      installation, metal studs, base boards, trim, door installations, deck repair, wood laminates. Assembling, repairing or replacing wooden desks, chairs, doors, door frames, windows, window frames and bookshelves. Repair or replacement of windows blinds or curtains
– Telecommunications -troubleshoot Ethernet lines, communication lines for card access system, category 5 wiring, cable modems, satellite TV equipment, phone line wiring from box to room
– Electrical – running wiring, install circuits, circuit breakers, ceiling fans, lights; troubleshoot, find and repair shorts and wiring problems, repair alarm systems
– Locksmith – install, repair, reset locks, some re-keying
– Heating/Air Conditioning – troubleshoot problems and call contractors
– Masonry – repair decks, concrete ramps, driveways and brick walls
– Demolition – remove walls, cabinets, doors as needed
– Develop and maintain knowledge of various units and properties and their characteristics
– Conducts periodic inspections of all Housing properties
– Move furniture, tables and chairs. Pickup and delivery of boxes, parts or supplies
– Will require some weekend or after hours work
– Assists in administering the Emergency Action Plan as it pertains to Housing Department (Organizational Critical Status)
– Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications
– Two-Three years of relevant work experience
– High school diploma or GED
– Must have a valid driver's license
– Must have basic computer skills and be able to perform basic tasks on iOS devices
– Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-paced, dynamic environment
– Must be highly organized, detail oriented and proactive
– Requires good problem solving skills
– Resolves routine problems in a thorough and timely manner either with a team of maintenance workers or unsupervised
– Strong customer service skills and an effective communicator with those of diverse backgrounds
– Must have skills in handiwork and be comfortable using power tools
– Awareness and sensitivity to special interest groups, parents, students, faculty, and staff
– Must have patience and be able to deal with people under stressful circumstances
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Must be a team player
– Must comprehend simple instructions and ask questions to clarify when needed
– Must be willing to work after hours and weekends as needed
– Must understand basic math and measurements
– Must be in good physical condition and be able lift up to 80 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather ..More Details » [Apply] 
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