Skilled Trades Wkr2 Mechanical 2nd/3rd Shift
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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Repair and maintain physical structures, fixtures, machinery, plumbing, and electrical and mechanical systems in university buildings in accordance with blueprints, manuals, and codes and work as a member of a self directed work team. Will be predominantly engaged in the preventative maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment, controls and systems associated with HVAC, refrigeration, and energy management on university properties.


1. Preventive maintenance is a major component of this position. Recognize the need for and perform preventive maintenance on all types of mechanical equipment, including compressors, refrigeration systems, fans, motors, emergency generators, etc.

2. Repair and replace equipment associated with steam generating and distribution (boilers, pumps, lines) system controls (electronic and pneumatic), emergency generators and transfer equipment, air conditioning (cooling towers, chillers, fans), computerized energy management and other systems as directed.

3. Inspect and log the operation of campus mechanical systems: accurately maintain associated records.

4. Transport and install equipment necessary for mechanical work throughout the University area.

5. Perform general maintenance duties on campus.

6. Familiarity with the proper use of basic hand tools, power tools, and safety equipment.


Duties not restricted to those mentioned, perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Frequent contact with department staff

University: Regular contact with all members of university

External: Occasional contact with vendors and contractors

Students: Contact with students in work Zone as it pertains to skilled trades’ maintenance


This position has no direct supervision of staff employees.


Experience: 7 years experience working on mechanical systems, including steam, refrigeration, and system controls, in an institutional, heavy industrial, or light commercial (but not residential) environment. Experience in more than one discipline is desirable, but not required.

Education/Licensing: High school education required. Accredited vocational training or completed an apprenticeship in mechanical system maintenance and repairs is preferred. Third Class Stationary Engineer’s license is desirable, but not required. A valid Ohio’s driver’s license free of significant violations.


  • Must be able to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • 2. Must be familiar with hazards typical to the institution (radioactivity, asbestos, chemicals, etc) and related safety equipment and procedures. Training will be provided.

    3. Must be able to independently diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctioning mechanical systems, controls, and equipment, ranging from window air conditioners up to major pieces of fixed equipment, such as industrial chillers and boilers.

    4. Must be able to read technical drawings, but must also be sufficiently familiar with systems and equipment to diagnose problems without prints.

    5. Basic computer skills and must be willing to learn Work Management System software to record work performed in the Zone.

    6. Familiarity with the proper use of basic hand tools, power tools, and safety equipment.


    Must be physically capable of reaching any area of facilities with tools and materials including confined spaces and roofs. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. Must be physically capable of reaching any area of properties with tools and materials, including roofs, basements, and crawl spaces; this may involve frequent balance, frequent bending, stooping, stretching, crawling and climbing. The employee is directly exposed to the following hazards in the work environment: animals, moving machinery, blood borne pathogens, chemicals, commercial cleaning solvents and oils, confined space entry and / or restricted access, excessive noise, fumes, dust, pesticides or herbicides, radioactive materials, and repetitive motion. Personal protective equipment (gloves, hard hat, hearing protection, protective eyewear, safety shoes, and respiratory protection) is provided.


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