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JOB TITLE:               Maintenance Mechanic

DEPARTMENT:        Administrative Services          

REPORTS TO:           Housing Operations Manager 

Position Summary      Handle routine maintenance for rental properties as well as campus single residences, apartments and townhouses, including 97 Olden. 

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Handle routine maintenance for rental properties as well as campus single residences, apartments and townhouses (45% for 97 Olden, 45% for remaining rental properties)
    • performing minor plumbing, carpentry, or electrical repairs.
    • repairing doors, locks, hinges, windows, screens, and other items.
    • performing minor patching, glazing and caulking. 
    • maintaining walk areas by sweeping, using snow and leaf blowers, and removing snow and ice with shovels and tractors, particularly at 97 Olden and 263 Mercer.
    • repairing and replacing light fixtures, outlets, fuses, plugs, cords, breakers and appliances; may operate minor electrical testing equipment.
    •  Performing the 97 Olden Lane Landscaping plan, to include;
      • fertilizing, weeding, leaf removal (by raking and leaf blowers), tree and shrub pruning, watering and planting and other related work. 
      • growing organic vegetable garden at 97 Olden. 
      • Coordination of Facilities Grounds Maintenance support.
    • responding to alarms as necessary.
    • Directly contacts vendors in the event of a discrepancy to ensure timely resolution.
    • pool openings, closings and upkeep (specifically 97 Olden, as needed 263 Mercer and Eno farm).
    • Supporting event logistics at 97 Olden as required.
  • All other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the Housing Operations Manager (10%) 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to perform basic maintenance repair work required. 
  • Ability to take direction as well as work independently and cooperatively required..
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task. 
  • Occasional overtime required.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds required.
  • Ability to twist, bend, climb ladders, and work from ladders and scaffolding required. 
  • None
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least three years of prior experience in maintenance work developing diverse maintenance skills required.
  • Strong communication skills required.  Prior tenant-relations experience strongly preferred.
  • Driver’s license required 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

Education, Experience and Knowledge

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.

Location: Princeton, NJ
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