Trades Mechanic - First Shift

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Trades Mechanic - First Shift
Target Hire Date
06/21/2021 - 12 days to go
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There are two first shift positions available: one would work from Sunday - Thursday from 6:30am until 3:00pm and the other position would work from Tuesday - Saturday 6:30am - 3:00pm

Purpose of this Position:

Perform general maintenance and repairs in all college buildings. The position involves completing daily work order assignments which might include: replacing lightbulbs, unclogging toilets, moving furniture, changing air filters etc. The scope of duties falls within the range of work normally performed by carpenters, electricians, plumbers, locksmith et al., but do not require the skills of a journeyman or a licensed tradesperson. Trade mechanics must possess the ability to organize and prioritize workload with minimal supervision to meet required deadlines.

Report To: Crew Chief, Facilities - First Shift

Direct Staff Reports: none

Student Workers this position supports: None

This position is ‘Essential' and will be needed for emergencies or to work when the College is closed.

Essential Functions of the Role:
  • Complete work orders as assigned
  • Inspect buildings for safety, security or code violations
  • Interacts professionally with all members of the Emerson community
  • May be required to assist other trades as directed
  • Report building damages, malfunctioning equipment, needed maintenance and/or repairs in assigned work areas

Other Responsibilities:
  • Provide building access for contractors
  • Accurately document time and materials information
  • Maintain tools, equipment and equipment in a clean and orderly condition
  • Assist other departments when requested to do so

  • General working knowledge of building systems and functions
  • 2-3 years in trades, or related field
  • Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with co-workers and supervisors
  • Must be comfortable using email, and working within the work order system
  • Ability to work independently, resolve problems and function as a member of a team

Work Environment and Demands of the position:

Physical Place and Existing Conditions: Exposure to noise, dust, heat, chemicals, fumes, etc. Also, may be exposed to seasonal temperature extremes, including occasional wet and slippery conditions

Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time

Requires the ability to effectively communicate in person and through communication media

Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention


Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time: Yes

Requires ability to lift and move objects that are Under 50 lbs.

Requires ability to move materials: Yes

Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions

Bending, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling and twisting on an occasional to frequent basis

Amount of time required to travel to do this job: None

Grade of Position: A14N40

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40.00

Hiring Range: $42,750.00 - $44,700.00

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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

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Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

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