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Sarah Lawrence College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 9, 2024

Job Details


Job Description
Under the supervision of the Facilities Director, performs a variety of work, installing, maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment in the maintenance of College properties.

Essential Duties Summary
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00 pm

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Installs, maintains and repairs equipment such as steam valves, steam traps, steam or water coils, steam or water radiators, unit heaters, water heaters, boilers, condensate and circulating pumps and piping & plumbing associated with water and heating/steam lines.
  • Provide preventive maintenance to all fan coil units, boiler units, air compressors, packaged roof-top units. Change air filters, belts and grease.
  • Perform cleaning of all residential boilers.
  • Troubleshoot and replace fuses, coils and contacts on mechanical equipment.
  • Daily inspection of all mechanical rooms with reporting back to supervisor of any issues.
  • Daily inspection of swimming pool & rowing tank.
  • Install, repair and service electric motors.
  • Remove, install & repair appliances.
  • Replace fuses & electrical switches.
  • Perform basic plumbing repairs such as unclogging toilets, sinks or urinals, troubleshooting and repairing when possible, water leaks, leaking faucets and water fountains.
  • Performs basic electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures.
  • Maintain tools and equipment necessary for work.
  • With approval of the supervisor purchase supplies and materials necessary to complete projects.
  • Assist other Facilities staff with completing larger projects.
  • Overtime required at the discretion of the College. Overtime is an essential function of non-exempt/hourly employees and at various times during the academic year there are overtime occurrences for a specific skill-set; voluntary overtime opportunities, usually during the summer months and mandatory overtime based on seniority rotation.
  • There is on-call assignments (including mandatory on-call) based on seniority rotation.

Other duties as assigned: Handle repairs and replacement work not directly related to mechanic work such as cleaning flat roof drains & gutter and leaders when necessary, shade replacement, sign installation, repairing loose floor & ceramic tiles, stair treads; replace ceiling tiles, caulks windows & doors. Assemble and moves furniture, assist with hanging pictures, bulletin boards and shelving and times assists with campus table and chair set-ups.

Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Three to five years of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration experience and a variety of maintenance skills.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting equipment, moving furniture, working in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to safely use tools, equipment and work from ladders and scaffolding.
  • Ability to complete the following trainings as required: lock out tag out, confined space, MSDS, asbestos and lead identification, ladder safety, emergency evacuation, in-house OSHA and respirator training and other training SLC requires or mandates.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with all SLC community members, guests and contractors
  • Perform other maintenance work and assist others as directed.

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment

Posting Number: S00358P
Open Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $28.56 - $29.56/hr

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Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study and connect their passions across a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area

The iconic college campus, located just north of New York City, is not the only reason to work at Sarah Lawrence College.

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees.
  • Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore, and a 35-hour office workweek, with flexible summer hours for office staff on Fridays.


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