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Mechanic Second Class

Facilities Operations, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Engineer, the Mechanic Second Class performs maintenance and repairs on HVAC units, systems, and other engineering plant equipment. This position is on call 24/7 for emergencies and watch coverage as needed.


The schedule for this position is Tuesday-Saturday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.


Essential Functions        

Operates, maintains, and repairs HVAC units, associated equipment, and controls (including, but not limited to, window AC, split units, refrigeration units, boilers, steam heating equipment, thermostats, and other control-related devices and equipment typical to building services.
Performs general maintenance duties, including (but not limited to) campus service calls for plumbing, lighting, hardware, and other items typical to large university facilities.
Ability to blow-patch, prep, repair, and paint walls as needed.
Inspects and repairs life safety systems and equipment as assigned.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Minimum of 4 years in general maintenance or construction, with 3 years of direct experience in either HVAC, plumbing, painting, or electrical trades.
Valid New York State driver’s license.
The candidate must possess or obtain the following FDNY Certificates of Fitness before completing their probationary period.
Other certificates of fitness may be required to meet the position’s duties. Certificates must be maintained throughout employment.
(F-01) City-wide Fire Guard for Impairment
(F-60) Fire Guard for Torch Operations
(G-60) Torch Use of Flammable Gases for Hot Work Operations

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Must be able to read English and follow written instructions.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Painting and plastering experience.

Minimum Biweekly Salary for Internal Applicants with 3 or more years of service: $2,472


Maximum Biweekly Salary for Internal Applicants with 3 or more years of service: $3,090


Minimum Biweekly Salary for New Employees: $2,472


Maximum Biweekly Salary for New Employees: $3,090


Union Affiliation: Local 810







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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