Building Mechanic

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Building Mechanic Overview

• Under the supervision of officials responsible for the coordination and accomplishment of facility, plant, and utility maintenance and operation work, perform the duties particular to, and normally required in, the trade of building mechanic, following recognized procedures and techniques for such work.

• To maintain the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning ( HVAC ) systems and equipment in good repair and working order.

Essential Duties:

• Install, repair, and maintain complete low and high pressure piping and all types of valves.
• Diagnose and remedy mechanical and piping problems on heating and air conditioning equipment
• Maintain and repair pressure and temperature regulators and pumps.
• Maintain and repair air handling
• Maintain tools, equipment and equipment room in a clean and orderly condition.
• Perform hand soldering, brazing, or welding operations on a wide range of metals and alloys;
• Repair and calibrate pneumatic controls;
• Repair and maintain heating and air conditioning equipment;
• Repair, replace and maintain ventilation systems;
• Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to electrical components of HVAC systems.
• As required, estimate materials needed and record time and materials expended on each work order.
• Will have minor oversight duties when General Laborer or Student Worker is assigned to assist in the work of the Building Mechanic.
• As required, be in an on call status and respond to emergencies on campus after hours.

Marginal Duties:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required

• Possess thorough knowledge of codes pertaining to maintenance and installation of HVAC systems
• A current State of Rhode Island Refrigeration or Pipefitter Journeyman License and/or City of Providence Stationary Operator License is preferred.
• Good oral and written communications skills.
• Understand the mechanical symbols and interpretations of building and mechanical prints.
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in HVAC and related fields required.
• Must be able to work off a punch list for residence halls and apartments.
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

• Must be able to individually lift a minimum of 50 lbs., and be able to, with assistance, move and transport material and equipment weighing in excess of 200 lbs.
• Must be able to work in confined spaces, requiring bending or stooping for long periods as well as standing for long periods of time. Must be able to work from ladders or elevated platforms and be able to work in extreme weather conditions.
• Work covers the full spectrum of buildings and activities. He/she will be required to work in conditioned and unconditioned buildings and spaces, within the central power plant, as well as outdoors in all but the most inclement weather.
• Shift for the Building Mechanic is 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Employee Status Union Status Union Shift: First If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Requisition Number AS462P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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