General Maintenance Mechanic

Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
Position Information

Position Title General Maintenance Mechanic Department Building Maintenance Fixed Term End Date Part Year No Part Year Months FLSA Status Non-Exempt Standard Hours (hours per week)


Position Summary Information

Position Purpose

Perform skilled maintenance tasks to repair University buildings, equipment and machinery. Tasks may include the alteration, fabrication, and construction of buildings, structure, or articles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Electrical: relamp, replace small electrical fixtures, fuses, light switches and outlets.

Assist electrician in installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring and equipment.

Plumbing: perform general plumbing repairs and assist craft plumbers in installing, maintaining and repairing plumbing fixtures, heating systems and piped utilities.

Mechanical: repair various types of equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations. Must be able to perform metal fabrication techniques including gas and arc welding, soldering and brazing. Assist the HVAC mechanics with related equipment repair and service.

Building Maintenance: clean, maintain and repair miscellaneous building fixtures and accessories, repair windows, blinds, doors, gutters, drains, shelving and other building hardware. Installs and repairs floors and wall coverings such as ceramic tile/grout, carpet floor tile and linoleum.

Construction: thorough knowledge of all types of construction and repairs. Familiar with concrete form work, rough framing, finish carpentry, windows and doors, roofing, floor and wall coverings and paint preparation.

Painting: familiar with all techniques of repair and preparation to assure proper base, adhesion and finish results for such surfaces as wood, plain and galvanized steel, aluminum, glass, plaster, stucco, wallboard and masonry.

Estimates materials and labor requirements, prepares cost estimates, keeps records and makes reports. Reads and works from blueprints and specifications, does material take offs and coordinates work flow with other crafts. Works under general supervision.

Provides Work Direction



Must possess a valid California driver's license.

Physical Demands

Frequent kneeling and bending of legs and back required.

Work Environment

Reasonable accommodations will be made to facilitate the performance of this work by persons with physical or mental impairments. This position is included in the SCU Maintenance bargaining unit. Union membership is a condition of employment.


Knowledge of applicable safety procedures and regulations.


Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least two (2) of the above areas. To be qualified as a journeyman, an individual must have completed the required training through a formal apprenticeship program.


Must be able to read and sketch basic diagrams, interpret plans and specifications and follow oral and written instructions in English.

Must be able to demonstrate skilled, safe use of power and hand tools, and operate within the guidelines of a work order system.

Preference will be given to individuals with skills training, knowledge of multiple building trades, codes and ability to train others.

Be able to work at elevated heights such as rooftops, extension ladders, scaffolding, etc.

Must be able to lift and move moderately heavy objects, up to 65 lbs., safely.

Education and/or Experience

A high school diploma of GED equivalent is required and at least four (4) years experience at a journeyman trade level or equivalent progressively responsible building trades experience.

Salary Information $35.56 per hour

Posting Detail Information

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

* SCU Website

* SCU: University Promotion/Transfer

* Periodical

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* CAL Jobs

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* Indeed

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* * Are you a current or former Santa Clara University employee?

* Yes

* No

* * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?

* Yes

* No

* * What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

* High School Diploma

* Professional Certificate

* Associate's Degree

* Bachelor's Degree

* Master's Degree

* JD

* PhD

* * Do you have a minimum of 4 years related experience?


* NO

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Cover Letter

* Resume

Optional Documents

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