GENERAL MECHANIC
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL

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Reads, understands and interprets blueprints drawings, floor plans, schedules and manufacturers operating and/or maintenance specifications as they relate to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and special equipment, building structures and finishes.

Performs minor, routine and preventive maintenance to include operating, cleaning, inspecting, adjusting, tightening, replacing, lubricating, reporting problems, etc., on electrical and mechanical equipment, plumbing systems and fixtures, and building structures and furnishings.

May be called upon to assist other maintenance personnel in the completion of their work to include Electricians, HVAC Mechanics, Plumbers, Carpenters, Masons, Painters, Sheet Metal Workers, etc.

Responds to requests for service from building occupants to include emergencies, hot and cold calls, lighting problems, plumbing problems, minor installations, repairs, adjustments, etc.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or directed by Division management and supervision.

Hourly Pay Range: ($15.58 - $16.20 - $18.71)

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Typical duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to the
following:
Perform inspections, major and minor repairs and replacements on mechanical,
pneumatic and hydraulic equipment such as air, gas, and vacuum delivery systems,
mechanically and hydraulically operated doors, conveyor systems, major appliances and
kitchen equipment, reciprocating engines (gasoline, diesel and propane gas operated),
autoclaves, laundry equipment, vehicles, lifts and hoists, power transmission devices
(gears, chains, belts, fluids, etc.), pneumatic air compressor, etc.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (continued)
Maintain, inspect, and/or test University equipment and life/safety and casualty
prevention systems such as fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire doors and dampers,
sprinkler systems, panic hardware, medical gas systems, and hospital beds, carts,
stretchers, wheel chairs, exam tables, operating tables, etc.
Perform inspections, minor repairs and replacements on room or space Heating,
Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment such as cabinet or unit ventilators (to
include filters, hot and chilled water coils, belts, cabinets and drains, dampers, motors
grills, fans, etc.), unit heaters, exhaust fans, induction and radiation units, room or space
thermostats, supply and return grills and plenums, mixing boxes, terminal reheat units,
variable air volume units, etc. Assist HVAC Mechanics with their duties and
responsibilities.
Perform inspections, maintenance, minor repairs, and replacements on electrical
equipment of 277 volts or less, such as incandescent and fluorescent lighting systems,
electrical receptacles, switches, battery powered lights (emergency) and equipment, exit
lights and directional signs, small electric motors, electrical appliances, powered
housekeeping equipment, hand dryers, etc. Assists Electricians with their duties and
responsibilities.
Perform inspections, minor repairs and replacements on building structures and
furnishings such as ceiling tiles, wallboard, plastered walls, resilient floor tiles, carpeting,
lighting systems, painted surfaces, wall coverings, internal and external doors and door
hardware, ceramic tile walls and floors, windows and window glazing room furnishings,
blinds, drapery hardware, wall mounted fixtures and dispensers and other similar
equipment. Perform the duties and responsibilities of other positions within Facilities as
skills and experiences permit.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or GED and two (2) years of related experience required.

Licensure / Certifications
Currently licensed with a Driver's License from the State of Alabama required.

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