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Mechanic I - General

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Staff


Overview: Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position Mechanic I - General to perform highly skilled and skilled maintenance on University buildings, property, and related buildings. Works under the direction of the Superintendent of Mechanical Services, Superintendent of Residence Hall Operations and/or other Facilities Supervisors or Administrators.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,800 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in more than 140 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in The Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. Please visit for more information. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities, and fostering lifelong connections and success. The university believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The university's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Is responsible for performing skilled general maintenance on Quinnipiac University buildings, grounds, property, or related buildings, and snow removal.
  • Must be able to perform a variety of tasks with more than average skill in three or more of the following areas: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, and machine maintenance. May erect partitions, repair furniture, door closers, doors and some glass work. May construct bookcases, shelving and cabinets, do light plumbing, install sinks and toilets and repair same. May do painting from preparation of surface to finish coat. Must be able to perform highly skilled repairs on vehicles and motorized equipment, may drive trucks and other equipment and do related skilled work as required.
  • Must be able to perform a variety of tasks with more than average skill in one or more of the following areas; electrical and mechanical installations, heating and air conditioning units. May sharpen blades install light electric equipment, lights, plugs, etc., repair all types of electric operated equipment, pumps, generators, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, motors (gasoline, and electric).
  • All Maintenance Mechanic I's may be called for emergencies as required, including snow removal.
  • May supervise Maintenance Mechanic II's, Groundskeepers, Custodians, or other employees (i.e. students) assigned to work as Maintenance Mechanic helpers.
  • All Maintenance Mechanic I's will drive all motorized equipment and will be certified when applicable.
  • Will perform all duties listed in Mechanic I General job description.
  • Must have and maintain good written, computer and verbal communication skills.


  • Must have a valid CT driver's license.
  • Prior experience in grounds maintenance as described above.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

  • This position requires successful completion of a physical demands exam, drug screening, and background check.
  • The physical demands exam includes but is not limited to lifting up to 50 lbs., push/pull, and climbing.
  • Please note this is a union position with an hourly rate of $36.33.
  • The hours for this position are 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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