General Maintenance Mechanic Job Description

General Maintenance Mechanic Job Description

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General maintenance mechanic provides maintenance on equipment such as sprinkler systems, exit lights, generators, pumps, motors, air handlers, exhaust fans, make up air systems, VAV, hot water systems, building envelope, roof and drain systems.

General Maintenance Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs general painting, plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, such as unstopping clogged sinks, drains and garbage disposals, resetting circuit breakers, replacing cord caps, buffer switches and light switches
Under moderate supervision performs various carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning work as required
Provides preventative maintenance activities
Perform routine maintenance checks and adjustments on General Motors engines and vehicles for such things as fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires, and clutches
Tune gas and diesel engines and, as needed, replace spark plugs, fuel filters, injectors and turbo chargers
Utilize various specific hand tools, power tools, and equipment
Maintain daily logs/records with the use of computers/tablets
Work within a team environment and contribute to team goals
Communicates through computerized maintenance management system and Outlook calendar, work status, equipment evaluations, , and e-mail
Knowledgeable in various utility systems, distribution, components, valves, pumps, controls, Knowledgeable in the basic Fire Alarm and suppression systems response and operation procedures

General Maintenance Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for General Maintenance Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OSHA, HAZWOPER, MRAP-U, CFC, EPA, HOV, AED, CPR

Education for General Maintenance Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the general maintenance mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Education, Department of Education, General Education, Technical, Associates, Law, Engineering, Business, Arts and Sciences, Technical Education

Skills for General Maintenance Mechanic

Desired skills for general maintenance mechanic include:

Building and equipment maintenance/repair techniques
Air handling units
Building and utilities construction
Elevators
Exhaust systems
Materials and inspection techniques
Water systems and refrigeration
Plumbing
Lock/door hardware/exit devices
Maintenance and installation techniques

Desired experience for general maintenance mechanic includes:

Welding skills should include carbon steel, TIG, MIG, heliarc, and pipe fabricating and repair
If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application
Able to lift and carry from 45 to 80 pounds (a 5-gallon water jug to a bag of concrete)
Move objects from one floor to another
Bend/stoop, climb stairs, kneel, balance, reach above shoulder height, walk, and twist
Verbal and written communications are a very important part of this job

General Maintenance Mechanic Examples

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General Maintenance Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of general maintenance mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for general maintenance mechanic
  • Maintain and repair kitchen appliances
  • Utilize hand tools
  • Utilize power tools
  • Inspect classrooms and furniture for repair and maintenance needs
  • Move and reset classroom furniture within classroom, between buildings and/or between campuses
  • Troubleshoot lighting systems
  • Paint interior walls and perform drywall repairs
  • Install chair rail and corner guards
  • Respond to trouble calls
  • Make warranty repairs
Qualifications for general maintenance mechanic
  • Must be able to communicate requests, status, equipment evaluations, , through e-mail, work order systems or other written means
  • Minimum 1 year of previous experience or completion of a vocational school program
  • Utilize hand tools (e.g., wire strippers, incandescent bulb changer, linemen's pliers, channel locks, hammer, screwdrivers, sockets, bits, nut drivers, hex wrenches, levels, drywall hand tools, tile tools, measuring tapes, clamps)
  • Troubleshoot minor electrical outages and change batteries in ADA door opener controllers
  • May give direction, supervise and evaluate students
  • Attend furniture installation training for repair and warranty work
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General Maintenance Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of general maintenance mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for general maintenance mechanic
  • Work closely with custodial staff for classroom cleanliness
  • Remove gum from classroom furniture
  • Asbestos class 3 training required
  • Responsible for all aspects of classroom maintenance
  • Two to four years of job related experience (Preferred)
  • Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within certain time frames (Preferred)
  • Ability to work cooperatively with health system staff (Preferred)
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to change in workload and work schedule (Preferred)
  • Repair, replace and/or install a wide range of building items
  • Travel and work on multiple campuses
Qualifications for general maintenance mechanic
  • One year working experience in process industrial mechanical maintenance is preferred or
  • Associate degree in any core maintenance skill (lubrication, millwright, pipefitter, welding, or machining)
  • Desire and motivation to work in a team-based environment
  • Ability to climb ladders, walk distances, work at heights on platforms, work in tight/close spaces
  • Willing and able to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work around moving process equipment
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General Maintenance Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of general maintenance mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for general maintenance mechanic
  • Plumbing repair and maintenance of restrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, drinking fountains
  • Take asbestos class 3 training (required)
  • Work in all departments of this pork processing facility, performing preventative maintenance repairing equipment used in production such as conveyor lines, trolley systems, Rendering machinery, and hydraulic systems
  • Maintaining and repairing all mechanical facilities and physical structures throughout the manufacturing plant
  • Follows ISO procedures to complete duties as required by the job specification
  • Schedule work and review progress and workmanship of team members
  • Administrative duties assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to special order research, purchasing
  • Under moderate supervision operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs, as required, all building systems, equipment and fixtures consistent with manufacturer’s guidelines, design parameters, and accepted practices
  • Under moderate supervision inspects buildings and roofs
  • Under moderate supervision maintains, makes operational repairs and performs preventative maintenance tasks for residential and commercial-type building systems, materials, equipment and fixtures
Qualifications for general maintenance mechanic
  • Must have ten (10) years’ experience working with General Motors vehicles
  • Ability to carry out tasks, which require a sequence of steps, and also deal with upset conditions that may affect or modify normal operational parameters
  • Ability to medically qualify to don and work in respiratory equipment including Self Contained Breathing Apparatus which may be required to respond to emergency conditions
  • Must comply with safety requirements such as wearing ear plugs, hard hats, eye protection, steel-toed shoes, and safety related PPE
  • Aspiration to train and re-train as job requirements become more complex
  • Expected to develop mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic, maintenance skills to J1 Journeyman level
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General Maintenance Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a general maintenance mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for general maintenance mechanic
  • Repair plumbing systems as needed
  • Under moderate supervision operates and keeps in good working order a variety of equipment including hand and power tools, mobile electronic devices, measuring/diagnostic/testing meters and instruments
  • Under moderate supervision reads and interprets basic blueprints, sketches, schematics, and wiring diagrams
  • Under moderate supervision performs brazing, silver and lead soldering, pipefitting, welding and fabrication as required
  • Coordinates repairs with other trades, offices and departments affected by all operations
  • Assists in furniture and event set ups and break downs, decorations for special functions, meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the normal scope of the department’s responsibilities and the individual’s capabilities
  • Responsible for preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance in our various facilities and attractions
  • Work closely with other park departments (Operations, Merchandise, Culinary Operations, ) to accomplish any work that is assigned
  • Assist with park set up and winterization of park facilities and attractions
Qualifications for general maintenance mechanic
  • Advanced knowledge in refrigeration systems (including industrial kitchens and freezers)
  • At least 5 years as a refrigeration engineer in a hotel or restaurant environment
  • You should be able to communicate effectively, maximize resources, and adhere to strict health and safety regulations
  • You will be able to maintain excellent working relationships with your department and hotel colleagues
  • Welding experience and brazing experience
  • At least 5 years as an industrial kitchen mechanic in a hotel or restaurant environment
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General Maintenance Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a general maintenance mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for general maintenance mechanic
  • Dismantle, repair, make adjustments to, overhaul, erect, install, assemble, fabricate and service mechanical equipment and process piping equipment throughout the plant
  • When necessary can perform specialized skills related to machinist/assembly repairs
  • Perform basic root cause failure analysis (RCFA) on equipment and use reporting systems to record information
  • First response to elevator trouble calls and perform basic troubleshooting of elevator door problems
  • Repairs and replaces faucets, sinks, showers, urinals, toilets, pumps, valves, water lines and unclogs sanitary drains
  • Repairs, install, replaces, and tests electrical circuits, panels, and fixtures using hand tools and electrical testing equipment
  • Repairs and replaces window screens, window balancers, peep holes, and ceiling tiles
  • Retrieves lost articles on the roof or in the elevator shafts, sink drains, and commodes
  • All duties necessary to keep the physical structure in good repair
  • All duties to keep hospital equipment in good repair
Qualifications for general maintenance mechanic
  • Strong preference for candidates with additional language skills in German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Korean or Chines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of furniture installation, repair and warranty work
  • Four years of experience maintaining, repairing, and fabricating parts for machinery, tools, and equipment such as automobiles, trucks, hydraulic systems, lift trucks
  • Completion of an approved Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship Program
  • Working experience in process industrial mechanical maintenance is preferred
  • Minimum four (2) years experience working in an industrial environment

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