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Mechanic I - Controls Shop

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Selected candidate will need to successfully complete a physical exam, physical assessment, and background check prior to the first day of work.

Posting Details

Position Information

Date New Hire Needed
Job Title Mechanic I - Controls Shop
Department Facilities Management (Union)

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, ensuring proper operation of the Building Management, HVAC, Fire, Sprinkler, and other specialty control systems while adhering to local, state, and federal regulations. Must be able to read and interpret schematic drawings and technical literature. Will complete service calls as well as project work under the direction of the controls lead or project manager.

On-call duty required, alternating with other mechanics. Cross-training within different disciplines needed for on-call responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires three years experience in the operation and maintenance of building automation/fire alarm systems or heating/ventilating/air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Requires demonstrated proficiency with Windows-based computers, preferably energy management and programming building automation systems.

Must also have experience installing, troubleshooting and repairing the following: electronic components, electrical equipment, thermostats, control valves, dampers, actuators and relays.

Must be proficient in the installation of conduit, control wiring and field hardware. Knowledge of applicable codes, methods, tooling, and hazards associated with this trade is essential. The ability to read and interpret schematic drawings and technical literature is required.

Preferred Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in electronics or similar training is preferred.

Link to Job Description Mechanic
Link to Organizational Chart
FLSA Category Non-Exempt
Staff/Faculty Staff
Employment Status Full-Time
Employment Category Regular
Posting Date
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Selected candidate will need to successfully complete a physical exam, physical assessment, and background check prior to the first day of work.

Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number S00464
Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

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