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Maintenance Mechanic

JLL North Randall Full-Time
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  • SUMMARY
    • Constructs, erects, installs and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood and wallboard, conforming to local building codes.
    • Plan gypsum drywall installations, erects metal framing for fastening drywalls and installs drywall to cover walls, ceilings, soffits and moveable partitions.
    • Seals joints between plasterboard and other wallboards to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.
    • Installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment.
    • Applies coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures.
    • Covers interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabrics.
    • Lays out, assembles, installs and maintains pipe systems, pipe supports and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating and sprinkling systems.
    • Assembles, installs and repairs pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems.
    • Installs, repairs and services mechanical or electrical locking devices.
    • Welds metal parts with gas welding equipment as specified by layout, welding diagram or work order.
    • Repairs broken or cracked metal objects, fills holes and builds up metal parts.  Lays out, positions and tack welds workpieces.
    • Reads blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation to assist in preparation of time, cost and labor estimates for remodeling projects or work orders.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:  (Other duties may be assigned by Building Management.)

      CARPENTRY

    • Ability to read blueprints to determine location and size of structures.
    • Selects specified type of materials.
    • Assists in layout preparation.
    • Erects framework for structures.
    • Verifies trueness of structure with plumb bob and carpenter’s level.
    • Lays out and installs partitions and cabinet work.
    • Applies sound-deadening and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.
    • Fits and installs prefabricated window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim and finish hardware such as locks and kick plates.
    • Erects scaffolding and ladders for work above ground level.
    • Lays out reference lines and points for use in computing location and position of metal framing.
    • Measures, marks and cuts metal runners, studs and furring channels to specified size.
    • Secures metal framing to walls and furring channels to ceilings.
    • Measures and marks cutting lines on drywall.
    • Scribes cutting lines on drywall and breaks board along cut lines.
    • Fits and fastens board into specified position on wall.
    • Cuts openings into board for electrical outlets, vents or fixtures.
    • Measures, cuts, assembles and installs metal framing and doorways.
    • Fits, aligns and hangs doors and installs hardware such as locks and kick plates.
    • Mixes ceiling compound by hand or with portable electric mixer and spreads compound over joints between boards.
    • Presses paper tape over joint to embed tape into compound and seal joint or tapes joint using mechanical applicator that spreads compound and embeds tape in one operation.
    • Spreads and smooth the cementing material over tape to blend joint with wall surface.
    • Sands rough spots after cement has dried.
    • Fills cracks and holes in walls and ceiling with sealing compound.
    • Installs metal molding at corners in lieu of sealant and tape.
    • Applies primer to walls and ceiling preparatory to final finishing.
    • Countersinks nails or screws below surface of wall prior to applying sealing compound.

      ELECTRICAL

    • Reads blueprints and assists Lead Mechanic with execution of final layout.
    • Follows diagrams or blueprints, ensuring that concealed wiring is installed before completion of future walls, ceilings and flooring.
    • Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs electrical conduit.
    • Pulls wiring through conduit or subfloors in accordance with local building codes.
    • Splices wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads, twisting or soldering wires together and applying tape or terminal caps.
    • Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment.
    • Installs control and distribution apparatus such as switches, relays and circuit breaker panels.
    • Connects power cables to equipment, such as an electric motor and installs grounding leads.
    • Tests continuity of circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components with testing instruments such as a multi-meter.
    • Observes function of installed equipment or system to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.
    • Repairs faulty equipment or systems.
    • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment.
    • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables.
    • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discusses malfunction with other maintenance workers to diagnose malfunction.
    • Replaces faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches and motors and positions sensing devices.
    • Assists in planning layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit and electrical apparatus in buildings.
    • Diagnoses and replaces faulty mechanical components of machines and equipment.

      PAINTING AND WALLPAPERING

    • Smooth surfaces and removes old paint from surfaces to prepare surfaces for painting.
    • Fills nail holes, cracks and joints with caulk, putty, plaster or other filler.
    • Removes fixtures such as pictures and electric switchcovers from walls prior to painting.
    • Spreads drop cloths over floors and room furnishings and covers surfaces such as baseboards, door frames and windows to protect surfaces during painting.
    • Paints surfaces with brushes, spray gun or paint rollers.
    • Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
    • Measures walls and ceiling to compute number and length of strips required to cover surface.
    • Sets up pasteboard and erects scaffolding.
    • Marks vertical guideline on wall to align first strip.
    • Smooth  rough spots on walls and ceilings.
    • Fills holes and cracks with plaster.
    • Removes paint, varnish and grease from surfaces.
    • Applies sizing (thin glue) to waterproof porous surfaces.
    • Measures and cuts strips from roll of wallpaper or fabric.
    • Mixes paste to desired consistency and brushes paste on back of wallpaper or fabric.
    • Trims selvage (rough edge) from strips.
    • Places paste-coated strips on wall or ceiling to match adjacent edges of figured strips and smooth strips with dry brush or felt-covered roller to remove wrinkles and bubbles.
    • Removes old paper with water, steam machine or chemical remover and scraper.

      PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING

    • Assists Lead Mechanic with studies of building plans and working drawings to determine works aids required and sequence of installation.
    • Assists Lead Mechanic in selection of type and size of pipe and related materials and equipment, such as supports, hangers and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
    • Plans installation or repair to avoid obstructions and to avoid interfering with activities of other workers.
    • Assembles and installs variety of metal and nonmetal pipes, tubes and fittings, including iron, steel, copper and plastic.
    • Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent and caulks joints.
    • Secures pipes to structure with brackets, clamps and hangers.
    • Installs hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment such as pumps and cylinders.
    • Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.
    • Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors.
    • Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings.
    • Cuts and threads pipe.
    • Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass and nonmetals, such as plastic.
    • Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking.
    • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water softeners.
    • Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes and opening clogged drains.

      LOCKSMITHING

    • Diagnoses and repairs non-operational locks and doors.
    • Inserts new or repaired tumblers into lock to change combination.

      PROJECT COST ESTIMATING

    • Provides information to Lead Mechanic to assist in all time study projects/estimates.
    • Maintains clear and accurate daily time logs to account for job activities and tenant billing as directed by Building Management.

      SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • None

      QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

      One year certificate from college or technical school, two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

      LANGUAGE SKILLS

      Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively with tenants, building owners, employees of organizations.

      MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

      Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

      REASONING ABILITY

      Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms and hands; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

      The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

      WORK ENVIRONMENT

      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to the risk of electrical shock.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles or vibration.

      The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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