Union County College Maintenance Mechanic Helper in Cranford, New Jersey

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933.

The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

Campus: Cranford

General Description:

Under designated supervision performs a variety of repairs and maintenance on College property and equipment work, to maintain their appearance and condition. The primary and most important overall responsibility of all is to provide service in a pleasant, helpful and effective manner to students, staff and other members of the college community.

Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:

• Be able to follow oral and written instructions.

• Maintains buildings, equipment and vehicles; to assure that the outside appearance, safety, and serviceability is in compliance with recommended policies and standards, including recordkeeping.

• Required to operate vehicles for snow removal and for the transportation of employees and materials.

• Operate and maintain all grounds equipment, hand and power tools.

• Under supervision maybe required to perform carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing, and/or painting functions requiring a skill level and responsibility characteristic of a lower level (apprentice level).

• Maintains, repairs and replaces interior outside lighting fixtures and lamps to assure proper illumination for safety and security reasons.

• Under supervision performs mechanical repair and preventive maintenance to HVAC equipment.

• Assembles equipment/furniture using simple hand tools.

• Reports any problems back to the Facilities Manager and/or Director of any building/grounds condition requiring immediate action.

• Performs general clean-up work in and out doors using hand and power tools.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

• High School diploma or equivalent (GED).


Preferred Experience:

• Three (3) years progressive responsible general experience in the construction trades of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC or automotive repair.

• CDL license preferred with excellent driving record.

Competencies and Skills Required:

Preferred Experience:

• Three (3) years progressive responsible general experience in the construction trades of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC or automotive repair.

• CDL license preferred with excellent driving record.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

• This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.

• Works inside and outside and is dirty and greasy. May work outside in inclement weather and may be exposed to extreme temperatures.

• Exposed to dirt and disagreeable odors, and possible skin irritations from cleaning chemicals and solutions. Occasional exposure to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, and infections.

• Physical effort required. Frequently handles, lifts, carries, and sets up tools, parts, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.

• May be required to work from ladders and scaffolds and where items worked on are in hard to reach places. Care is required when working from ladders or lifting heavy equipment to prevent injury.

• Standing, stooping, bending, and kneeling. May work in uncomfortable positions.

• Some travel required.

Terms of Employment:

Part-time. Hours not to exceed 25 per week. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Willingness to work mandatory overtime in times of snow, plowing, and special events. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes twenty medical plans to choose from including PPO, HMO and HD plans offered by BC/BS and Aetna, three dental plans including two PPOs and one DMO offered by Delta Dental of NJ, and a pension plan with seven investment carriers. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union County College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.