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Building Maintenance Mechanic - General Maintenance 2nd Shift
Company: McDaniel College
Location: Westminster, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/10/2021
Expire Date: 10/10/2021
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Customer Service and Call Center, Education, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Sales, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Writing/Authoring, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Building Maintenance Mechanic - General Maintenance 2nd Shift

Job Description:

Physical Plant is responsible for maintaining College owned buildings and spaces.   General maintenance on the 2nd shift not only completes assigned tasks but also provides response for campus emergencies.  2nd shift work hours are from 1:30PM to 10:00PM.  The workweek will be Thursday through Monday with occasional overtime as needed.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Work independently with little supervision to accomplish maintenance and preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to deliver superior customer service to the campus community.
  • Exercise good judgment to respond to emergency requests.
  • Pay outstanding attention to detail.
  • Be proactive and take initiative when appropriate.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance of a general nature as necessary.
  • Participate in departmental On Call rotational schedule.  Respond to campus emergencies as needed.
  • Provide excellent communication with students, faculty, and staff - both verbally and in writing.

Specific Responsibilities:

The following are typical examples of the type of work performed under this job description. This list does not include all work to be performed and duties are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Director of Building Operations and Maintenance.

  • Make minor plumbing, electrical, HVAC repairs.
  • Skim debris from water, check and fill water levels as scheduled at McTeer Zepp Fountain. Perform emergency shutdown if needed.
  • Perform light carpentry tasks to include patching and painting.
  • Repair and replace door hardware.
  • Perform preventive maintenance such as:  Replace filters, clean dryer vents, sweep debris from drains, grease pumps, check fuel levels, etc.
  • Change light bulbs.  Clean light lens and light switches.
  • Check temperatures and program thermostats.
  • Install window air conditioners.  Clean filters on air conditioners.
  • Install flooring materials such as VCT, plank, and carpet tiles.
  • Cut and install ceiling tiles.
  • Reattach or replace gutters and downspouts.
  • Perform preventive maintenance such as:  Replace filters, clean dryer vents, sweep debris from drains, grease pumps, check fuel levels, etc.
  • Respond to emergency calls such as: flooding, hot/cold calls, security/lock issues, broken windows, clogged toilets/drains, no hot water, power outages, and fire system equipment failures.
  • Perform minor repair on kitchen and laundry equipment.
  • Provide assistance for special events and functions.
  • Complete work tickets in a timely manner and update work status daily.
  • Fulfill all responsibilities as required by the On-Call policy.
  • Clean equipment in related areas.  Keep mechanical rooms and work areas clean.
  • Perform snow removal.  Spread ice melt or salt as requested.
  • Operate, maintain, and use in a safe manner College equipment, tools, and vehicles.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Information Security Role: Data User

  • Follow the policies and procedures established by the appropriate Data Stewards.
  • Comply with federal and state laws and regulations as well as College policies, procedures, and standards associated with the College computing resources and institutional data used.
  • Use institutional data only as required for the conduct of College business within the scope of employment.
  • Implement safeguards prescribed by appropriate Data Stewards for Limited Access and Restricted Data.
  • Ensure the appropriateness, accuracy, and timeliness of institutional data used for the conduct of College business.
  • Report any unauthorized access, data misuse, or data quality issues to the appropriate Data Steward for remediation.
  • Accept and complete the confidentiality statement yearly if access includes Restricted data.
  • Report any suspected data breach to the CIO and the IT Help Desk as soon as possible.



  • Must have high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must demonstrate skill and experience equivalent to 2 years of previous maintenance experience.  The ideal candidate will have had prior experience in the same or similar role at another college or school, preferably working 2nd shift.
  • Must have ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under deadlines.
  • Must have valid driver's license with two or less points.
  • Must be able to work during emergency weather events including but not limited to snow, hurricanes, tornados, etc.
  • Must be able to respond to campus emergencies when called.
  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend written instructions, procedures, service manuals, and safety information.
  • Must have the ability to express oneself orally as well as in writing.
  • Must have the ability to learn departmental policies, procedures, and mechanical systems, proper use of tools and materials used to perform duties within a ninety-day probationary period.

Employee Responsibilities:

  • Must attend in-service/departmental meetings.
  • Must be familiar with employee handbook.
  • Must be familiar with departmental policies.
  • Must attend in-service education as directed.

Physical Characteristics:

This job requires the incumbent to be able to:

  • Stand, stoop, lift up to 75lbs., pull, climb, work overhead, stand on ladders, and walk throughout college-owned property. 
  • Work in conditions subject to noise, heat, cold, odors, dirt, outdoor temperatures, snow, steam, and emergency situations.
  • Perform duties in all areas of college properties including areas that are non-handicap accessible.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.  

Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled.

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Company Name: McDaniel College
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Website: https://mcdaniel.interviewexchange....
Company Description:
About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

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