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General Trades Mechanic

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

Job Details

General Trades Mechanic
Join our community and experience Emerson College!

Are you a skilled tradesperson with experience in a variety of trades such as plumbing, electrical work, and carpentry? Emerson College seeking reliable and hardworking general trades mechanics to join our Facilities Management team. Our staff works closely together as a team and are always willing to help each other whenever needed!

The Trades Mechanic will perform a variety of duties around the college related to general maintenance and construction. In addition, this position will respond to building maintenance issues and client requests and will ensure that a safe environment is maintained for all campus users.

There are multiple, immediate openings in all three of our shifts:
  • First Shift (6:30am - 2:30pm)
  • Second Shift (2:30pm - 10:30pm)
  • Third Shift (10:30pm - 6:30am)

The hiring range for this position is an hourly rate $23.68 to $28.4, commensurate with years of relevant experience. Second and third shift workers will receive a pay differential.

Additionally, new hires will be eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus.

In addition to pay, Emerson has a great benefits package, including tuition benefits for staff, spouses, and dependents.

Opportunities exist for apprenticeships and continued learning.

Consider applying today, you will be able to indicate which shift(s) you are interested in during the interview process.


Read below for more information about the job, the qualifications, and more:

  • Maintain campus properties, ensuring that a safe environment is provided for all users.
  • Complete daily work order requests.
  • Give access to contractors as necessary.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment.
  • Perform seasonal maintenance tasks as appropriate.
  • Assist trades personnel as needed.
  • Remove snow as required.
  • Perform necessary administrative tasks.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS - Qualifications are deemed required or preferred and represent what is needed to effectively perform job.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 3-5 years of job-related experience with demonstrated competence required
  • Good attention to detail required
  • Experience in a higher education setting preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with the job.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and other trades
  • Self-starter with good problem-solving skills

PHYSICAL ABILITIES - Activities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • This position is active in nature, continuous movement throughout the college campus is required.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions from supervisors and to verbally communicate with co-workers is essential.
  • Repetitive movements, frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds, reaching, pushing, stooping, climbing, and the ability to detect color-coding and read will be expected.

WORK ENVIRONMENT - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
  • This position works both indoors and outdoors.
  • Exposed to moderate noise levels
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme temperatures and inclement weather conditions
  • Exposed to dust, oils, chemicals, and fumes
  • Exposed to vibration, moving mechanical parts, and the risk of electric shock
  • May occasionally work in a confined space or in a high, dangerous place

Disclaimer: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job duties described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.


The hiring range for this position is an hourly rate of $23.68 to $28.41, commensurate with years of relevant experience.

Grade of Position: 23-06NE

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

In addition to a competitive salary, Emerson College is committed to the health and well-being of our employees and family members. We offer a generous benefits package to regular staff scheduled to work 20+ hours per week.

Benefits include outstanding health plans with limited out-of-pocket expenses, dental plans, generous time-off programs, and a 403(b) retirement benefit with a 9% employer contribution once eligible. Additional benefits such as life and disability coverage as well as commuter offerings are available.

Please refer to our benefits website for a full list of benefits and eligibility requirements.

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Emerson College enrolls over 5,800 graduate and undergraduate students from 49 states and more than 70 countries. Its main campus is located in the dynamic, multicultural city of Boston. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson's commitment to inclusive excellence is supported by a range of resources such as the Office of Internationalization & Equity, the Social Justice Center, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

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