Job Description

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic
Job ID: 720930
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Facilities North
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105


Carries out special projects assigned by department manager. Performs a variety of mechanical, electrical and preventive maintenance activities as well as inspections, servicing, repair and overhaul of equipment and facilities based upon pre-determined skill set. Performs primary job responsibility and may act as team leader based on training and work experience. May be required to perform duties of Maintenance Assistant as needed.

  • Consult with and keep department manager informed of activities, needs and problems associated with primary work assignments. 
  • Report identifiable hazards/unsafe conditions relating to equipment, the building and grounds of the hospital. 
  • Perform technical services to building systems including but not limited to HVAC, plumbing and complex electrical systems.
  • Contact vendors for purchases and installations. 
  • Move furniture and equipment using proper equipment and assistance to meet needs of requesting party. 
  • Perform routine duties involving carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills by determining work to be done, obtaining necessary supplies and equipment, and performing duties in a safe skillful manner without jeopardizing own safety or that of others.
  • Demonstrate cost consciousness through efficient use of time, materials, staff, equipment, supplies, and available resources.
  • Operate all components of the utility systems, knows location and function of control and shutoff, and knows all utility system failure procedures.
  • Perform maintenance to the ground including snow/ice removal during the winter season.
  • Perform carpentry activities as they relate to either repair, renovation or construction. 
  • Paint and installs/repairs vinyl wall covering. 
  • Repair wall surfaces prior to application of finishes. 
  • Maintain, repair, install and perform preventive maintenance on numerous type of miscellaneous equipment.
  • Perform job functions with consideration to thoroughness, accuracy and neatness, effect on patients and others; demonstration technical knowledge and competence.
  • Perform plumbing installation, repair and preventive maintenance involving the domestic water and waste systems as well as the medical gas and vacuum systems. 
  • Perform installation, repair, and preventive maintenance on the electrical distribution system, lighting system, electrically operated equipment, air condition, and refrigeration equipment, heating system and associated equipment, mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Perform security functions when required. 
  • Perform testing, calibration, preventive maintenance and repair equipment included in the equipment management inventory according to established policies and procedures.
  • Transport System equipment and supplies. 
  • Operate cars, light trucks and maintenance equipment.


  • Graduate of two year trade or technical school with courses in one or more trades (heating, plumbing, electricity, electronics, refrigeration) OR equivalent demonstrated working experience. 
  • Five years experience in one or more trades (heating, plumbing, electricity, electronics, refrigeration). 
  • Standing and walking throughout the day.  
  • Stoops, climbs, crouches, bends when making inspections, repairs and adjustments. 
  • Lifts and carries tools, equipment and materials weighing up to 100 pounds maximum. 
  • Occasional hazards associated with mechanical and electrical equipment. 
  • Able to read blueprints and specifications and to visualize installation.
  • Able to make calculations for installations and repair of equipment.
  • Available to plow snow or otherwise report for emergencies.  
  • Capable of communicating with daily contacts in courteous manner. 
  • Ability to receive, comprehend, and carry out instructions; ability to work safely with equipment, supplies, and materials; ability to comply with attendance requirements; ability to comply with Personnel policies. 
  • Ability to perform as team player. 
  • Electrical tools, blueprints, motor vehicles, power tools, hand tools, etc.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Driver's License

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.66 to $26.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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