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Mechanic (Building Systems/Electrical Controls)

St. Louis, Missouri

Posted: 5/20/22
Deadline: 8/1/22
Salary: 33.09 Hourly

Reference Number: JR65997

About This Organization

Washington University’s collective success is greatly attributed to the passion and outstanding efforts of our community. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence and dedicated to carrying out our missions of research, teaching and patient care.

WashU prides itself on being a place where people matter and serious work is done. Our people work together in an inclusive community that celebrates diverse perspectives, collaboration and innovation. We are a community of individuals inspired to work together to develop big ideas and tackle challenging problems.

We value the well-being of our people. Washington University strives to create a positive employee experience where faculty and staff thrive, both personally and professionally. Our faculty and staff find meaning, connection and vitality in their work and life with a healthy work-life balance and support to learn, grow and make an impact at WashU, the community and the world.

Job Duties

The Mechanic (Systems/Controls) maintains, troubleshoots, and tests of the campus fire alarm systems and provides support for the ancillary systems monitored by the fire alarm panels such as elevator recall, and fire suppression. This position is a member of the collective bargaining unit, Local #148 International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO.

-Proactively identify, communicate, and address fire alarm deficiencies and failures.
-Diagnose fire systems failures using a variety of diagnostic tools including, but not limited to, multi-meter, computer-based fire alarm software, electrical schematics and blueprints.
-Assist in annual testing of fire alarm system including, but not limited to, smoke and heat detectors, door hold opens, smoke exhaust systems, etc.
-Respond to work order requests in a timely, efficient, competent, and friendly manner.
-Maintain records such as test results per department policy.
-Utilize material, supplies, tools, and other University assets in a safe, and responsible manner.
-Willingness to work in multi-craft positions/situations.

Benefits for this position are in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement with IUOE Local 148. Union employees receive generous health, retirement and tuition benefits, as well as sick time and paid vacation. Union employees also receive 10 paid-holidays and two floating holidays each year.

Required Qualifications

-Must be able to obtain a Missouri Class E Driver’s License by the end of the Probationary period and cannot drive University owned vehicles until Class E Driver’s License is obtained.
-Must have successfully completed a recognized craft apprenticeship program, a technical school training program (such as a Ranken Technical College two-year certification program) or other equivalent training program.
-Minimum of five years’ experience working in a particular craft or multi-craft position.
-Candidate must have completed a recognized craft apprenticeship program, technical school training program, or equivalent training program in the electrical, electronics, or electronic controls field.
-Working knowledge of 120 V AC systems.
-Familiarity with Microsoft based software (Outlook, Excel, Word).


33.09 Hourly

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