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Facility Mechanic
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/22/2022
Admin-Mechanical Service
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Facility Mechanic
Job Category Staff & Executive - Facilities/Environmental/Maintenance
Department IPO-Facilities Maintenance-NB
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Facility Mechanic for the Facilities department within Institutional Planning & Operations.
Under the direction, performs a variety of maintenance repairs  and installation/replacement such as machinery, mechanical equipment, carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC/R. Responds and takes action on all skilled trade calls.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Operates, maintains, repairs and installs machinery, plumbing, HVAC/R controls, as well as varied tasks including painting, carpentry and electric.
  • Responds to trouble calls and requests within facilities, using hand tools, power tools, analyzing equipment and testing requirements.
  • Performs routine building maintenance and inspections on mechanical equipment and related facility systems.
  • Performs routine building maintenance and inspections on plumbing, electrical, HVAC/R and related facility systems.
  • Performs routine building maintenance and inspections in the areas of carpentry, painting and general repair.
  • Prepares, maintains and submits to the Supervisor, Maintenance and Construction requisitions for materials, work orders, required records and reports, pertaining to facility equipment/systems.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1700
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 21.760
Annual Mid Range Salary 22.260
Annual Maximum Salary 22.930
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description IUOE, Local 68
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Technical School diploma or equivalent level of knowledge plus two (2) years of experience in the fields of electrical plumbing, HVAC/R, carpentry painting and/or general maintenance in industrial, education and/or healthcare setting.
  • Ability to perform minor repair to all skilled trades including mechanical equipment/system, HVAC/R, electrical, plumbing and fire alarm system.
  • Valid New Jersey Driver’s License.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • New Jersey Black Seal Engineer’s License.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Physical Demands: Ability to perform physical labor without restriction, including lifting equipment in excess of fifty(50) pounds performing work on roof, scaffolds and ladders.
  • Work Environment: Working inside and outside on utilities department equipment driving from campus to campus to perform daily maintenance functions.
Special Conditions

Posting Number 22ST0212
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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