Job Details

McDaniel College
  • Position Number: 3062025
  • Location: Westminster, MD
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Building Maintenance Mechanic - General Maintenance 2nd Shift

About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

Job Description:
Physical Plant is responsible for maintaining College owned buildings and spaces. General Maintenance Mechanics assist tradesmen as well as perform general maintenance and repairs on campus equipment and property structures. General Maintenance Mechanic on the second shift will complete assigned tasks and work orders and respond to campus emergencies. This is an essential, 40-hour/week position requiring coverage Tuesday-Saturday from 2:00pm-10:30pm. Occasional overtime as needed.

Basic Responsibilities
Work independently with little supervision to accomplish maintenance and preventive maintenance tasks.
Demonstrate a commitment to deliver superior customer service to the campus community.
Exercise good judgment to respond to emergency requests.
Pay outstanding attention to detail.
Be proactive and take initiative when appropriate.
Perform repairs and maintenance of a general nature as necessary.
Provide on-call coverage as scheduled by supervisor.
Provide excellent communication with students, faculty, and staff - both verbally and in writing.

Specific Responsibilities
The following are typical examples of the type of work performed under this job description. This list does not include all work to be performed and duties are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Director of Building Operations and Maintenance.
Assist carpenter, plumber, electrician, HVAC, or steam plant personnel in performing preventive maintenance or making repairs.
Make minor plumbing, electrical, HVAC repairs.
Perform light carpentry tasks to include patching and painting.
Repair and replace door hardware.
Repair or replace windows and window hardware.
Change light bulbs.
Check temperatures and program thermostats.
Install flooring materials such as VCT, plank, and carpet tiles.
Cut and install ceiling tiles.
Reattach or replace gutters and downspouts.
Perform preventive maintenance such as: Replace filters, clean dryer vents, sweep debris from drains, grease pumps, check fuel levels, etc.
Respond to emergency calls such as: flooding, hot/cold calls, security/lock issues, broken windows, drainage problems, no hot water, power outages, and fire system equipment failures.
Perform minor repair on kitchen and laundry equipment.
Perform general maintenance, testing and cleaning of fountains and pools and take appropriate action based on test results.
Provide assistance for special events and functions.
Complete work tickets in a timely manner and update work status daily.
Clean equipment in related areas. Keep mechanical rooms and work areas clean.
Perform snow removal.
Operate, maintain, and use in a safe manner College equipment, tools, and vehicles.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Must have high school diploma or GED equivalency.
Must demonstrate skill and experience equivalent to 1 year of previous maintenance experience. The ideal candidate will have had prior experience in the same or similar role at another college or school.
Must have ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under deadlines.
Must have valid driver's license with two or less points.
Must be able to work during emergency weather events including but not limited to snow, hurricanes, tornados, etc.
Must be able to respond to campus emergencies when called.
Must have the ability to read and comprehend written instructions, procedures, service manuals, and safety information.
Must have the ability to express oneself orally as well as in writing.
Must have the ability to learn departmental policies, procedures, and mechanical systems, proper use of tools and materials used to perform duties within a ninety-day probationary period.
Must be able to become certified and maintain certification as a Certified Pool Operator.

Employee Responsibilities
Must attend in-service/departmental meetings.
Must be familiar with employee handbook.
Must be familiar with departmental policies.
Must attend in-service education as directed.

Physical Characteristics
This job requires the incumbent to be able to:
Stand, stoop, lift up to 75lbs., pull, climb, work overhead, stand on ladders, and walk throughout college-owned property.
Work in conditions subject to noise, heat, cold, odors, dirt, outdoor temperatures, snow, steam, and emergencies.
Perform duties in all areas of college properties including areas that are non-handicap accessible.

Additional Information:
McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit

Application Instructions:
Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and completed job application. Review of applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

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