Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to bring wisdom to life through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
The Senior Mechanic provides maintenance of the infrastructure systems; provides maintenance, troubleshooting and repair services on all of the University's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. As a mechanic, you will coordinate with other mechanics and oversee trainees and lower grade personnel; report to Senior Plant Operations Staff.
Schedule will be: Monday-Thursday 2:00pm-10:00pm & Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm
Understand equipment and its use
Read and understand blueprints and schematic drawings
Supervise shutdowns of selected utility systems to coordinate with maintenance and construction activities
Perform service calls for occupants throughout the campus
Oversee trainees and mechanics
Perform daily inspections of utility systems in assigned areas of the campus
Repair all A/C equipment including absorption and reciprocating equipment
Repair BMS and pneumatic controls
Perform other job related duties as required
Experience and Educational Background:
High School and Related Trade School diploma plus a minimum of 8 years related experience
NYC No. 6 Boiler Operator License
CFC Universal Refrigeration Certification is required
NYC Refrigeration Engineers license is preferred
Skills and Competencies
Capable of lifting, pushing and carrying various heavy tools, equipment and material
Climb, balance, kneel, stoop or crouch to gain access to pipes, valves and equipment
Ability to use hand and power tools
Must adhere to operational safety rules and regulations as deemed by the University
Must be able to follow directives and possess good communication skills and ability to interact with building/office occupants effectively
Must be able to provide coverage on weekends and emergencies including severe weather emergencies
Mechanical aptitude in servicing HVAC and building equipment
Knowledge of proper and improper operation of heating and cooling systems/components
Knowledge of chemical treatment procedures and testing
Knowledge of boilers and associated equipment
Ability to perform major planned maintenance on systems/components as well as operation/maintenance of various heating/cooling systems
Ability to assume various specific assigned responsibilities for diagnostics, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of major heating/cooling system components
Ability to direct and supervise major repair, renewal and rehabilitation of heating and cooling system components
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.