• (Sr.) Building Mechanic

    Location Valley Forge
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/29/2018 11:30 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Customer Service/Support
  • General Position Summary

    The (Sr.) Building Mechanic will support the Facilities Services Department’s responsibility for the maintenance of critical infrastructure systems supporting PJM control rooms and computer rooms; as well as preventive/remedial maintenance and property management functions for the site including the mechanical, electrical, structural, environmental, and fire protection systems.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the reliability of critical infrastructure support systems (power distribution/HVAC/water) serving the PJM control room and computer rooms. On shift and project participation in the performance of effective periodic preventive maintenance and timely remedial maintenance tasks .
    • Responsible for performing facilities support tasks such as limited custodial duties, package delivery, furniture set up/knockdown, painting, basic carpentry, cable pulls, and meeting room set-ups.
    • Perform monitoring and recording of equipment performance by periodic reading of gauges and displayed information, and appropriately responding to visual and building automation system generated alarms.
    • Perform electrical construction such as installation, termination, and inspection of electrical systems ranging up to 480 volts A.C. Basic understanding of electrical theory such as Ohm’s law and NEC code is required
    • Diagnosis of electrical problems, understanding of test instruments such as ohmmeters, ammeters, voltmeters, and temperature detectors.
    • Read building prints such as electrical single line, schematics, and wiring drawings, HVAC design drawings and architectural plans to determine existing infrastructure for planning and/or trouble shooting.
    • Utilize Building Automation Systems (BAS.) to monitor infrastructure environmental systems and address system alarm conditions and problems
    • Perform mechanical tasks such as replacing/installing systems components, as air conditioning piping, pumps fans and air handler filters. Ability to correctly read pressure and temperature gauges.
    • Familiarity with inspection and basic diagnosis of fire protection systems including ionization detectors, rate-compensated temperature detectors and double-interlocked (pre-action) sprinkler systems.
    • Responsible for maintaining an inventory of spare parts and materials onsite.
    • Utilize the Cadapult FM integrated work management system to document and track work orders and preventive maintenance plans

    Characteristics and Qualifications


    • High School degree
    • Ability to visualize and solve complex problems
    • Experience using effective verbal and written communications skills
    • Experience with common hand and power tools (hammers, drills, wrenches, ratchet sets)
    • Experience in a commercial office facilities support operation
    • Experience in a PJM facilities consulting/management/leadership role, which should include a knowledge of the skills required to perform the essential duties
    • Experience with PJM facilities building systems including, but not limited to, power facility, electrical distribution, mechanical, fire alarm/suppression, building controls automation, dispatch operations and campus plan layouts
    • Experience with building, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering concepts
    • Experience with facilities software systems including workorder systems or integrated work management systems
    • Valid Driver's License Upon Hire & through out employment.


    • AS, Business or BS, Engineering
    • At least 5 years of experience


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