General Mechanic

State of New York Wassaic, NY
Minimum Qualifications Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled journey-level position, which would provide training that is equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprentice training in a trade or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade at a school or institute may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis.


* Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the trade or trades to which assigned.

* Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.

* Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

* Will be required to train and supervise others.

* Candidate will be trained in the operation and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.

* Will be required to plan and lay out work, develop time and material lists for projects assigned.

* Will be required to read and interpret plans, codes, diagrams, architectural blueprints and specifications.

* Basic computer skills preferred

* Valid NYS driver's License


General Mechanics perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance repair, installation and construction tasks in the mechanical, building and electrical trades in multiple community residences and other buildings.


* Performs a variety of carpentry related duties, including but not limited to installations and repairs of flooring, repair and adjustment of doors and hardware, stairs, railings, and replacement of ceiling tile.

* Performs minor electrical duties including but not limited to replacing receptacles, light fixtures, and circuit breakers.

* Repairs, installs and maintains plumbing fixtures and appliances, including but not limited to: sinks, showers, baths, commodes, dishwashers, domestic water and drainage distribution systems.

* Preforms a variety of painting related duties including but not limited to preparing surfaces, priming and painting.

* Performs maintenance, and preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment including but not limited to bathroom exhaust fans, clothes dryers, sump pumps and generators

* Requires daily travel within the district.

* May require some travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.

* Work schedule may vary based on operational need.

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