Maintenance Mechanic


Maintenance Mechanic


The Maintenance Mechanic job description calls for a skilled individual who is capable of performing duties inside and outside the physical plant. Under general supervision, performs a variety of general maintenance duties which include electrical, mechanical, plumbing and pipefitting in the maintenance and repair of the buildings,grounds and equipment.  


  • A High School diploma or G.E.D., and five years related maintenance work experience.  

  • Performs work in the mechanic’s skill area such as assembly, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, soldering, cutting and pipefitting, carpentry, painting, drywall and grounds maintenance.

  • Diagnose equipment failures.

  • Installs and rearranges equipment. Dismantles, repairs and reassembles equipment.

  • Complete routine paperwork as required.

  • Uses typical mechanic’s tools, meters, and inspection gages.

  • Works from drawings, verbal instructions, work orders or sketches.

  • Operates equipment to check work as required.

  • Plan work scope, methods, tools and materials to be used for each project.

  • Responsible for material and equipment inventory.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and frequencies according to preventive maintenance schedules.  

  • Perform set ups and breakdowns for special events.

  • Frequently lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds is required and lifting and/or moving up to 100 pounds is required occasionally.


  • Effective written and oral communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Must have effective organizational, problem solving, and time management skills    

  • Energetic & self-motivated

  • Knows location of all shop equipment.

  • Able to start, stop, and work all equipment.

  • Works on ladders, scaffolds and in pits.

  • Flexibility and patience is desired

  • Must be flexible to work overtime, weekends and other shifts as needed

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relations with subordinates, supervisors, co-workers, faculty and staff.

  • Reliable transportation.

  • Assist with snow removal.

  • Ability to estimate and request supplies when needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities



Louisville, Kentucky 40204




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