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Job Summary Under minimum supervision, inspect, troubleshoot, maintain, calibrate, modify, and repair all conveyance and lifting equipment. Perform skilled electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic work. All conveyances will be maintained in proper operating condition to meet the requirements of the health and safety code of the State of California and other governing codes, laws, and regulations.
Job Duties - Perform planned and corrective maintenance on all conveyances (traction, hydraulic, and drum) and lifting equipment including, but not limited to, passenger elevators, freight elevators, sidewalk elevators, dumbwaiters, conveyors, hoists, and lifts of all types. Maintain the cleanliness and material condition of conveyance mechanical rooms and associated equipment - Respond to trouble calls dispatched from Service Desk, Campus Security, Central Utility Plant and Building occupants. Troubleshoot and repair all malfunctions - Perform upgrades and installations of new equipment on conveyances to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act and safety regulations - Perform and maintain up to date records for all safety inspections, tests, maintenance, and repairs - Assist and supervise third party contractors in conveyance modernization program - Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) program software to create, process and complete planned and corrective maintenance work orders - Provide written and oral reports effectively - Perform other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications Education and Experience; - High School graduate or equivalent required - Trade school or apprenticeship training in trade - Possess and maintain throughout the course of employment, general certification as a State of California Certified Competent Conveyance Mechanic (CCCM) - Knowledge of all levels of conveyance code requirements, e.g., State of California codes, Fire and Seismic Safety Codes, and their specific interpretations and applications to appropriate conveyance components. Working knowledge of UBC, OSHA, and ADA requirements as it relates to the function of conveyances. Ability to recognize discrepancies with respect to ADA and Fire/Life/Safety codes at each job and report to supervisor - Five years journeyman level experience repairing and maintaining all forms of conveyances - Familiarity with all major conveyance manufacturers and equipment - Expertise with all test instruments and tools of the trade - Ability to correctly and skillfully operate the various standard tools and equipment of the conveyance mechanic trade, e.g., test lamps, ammeters, voltmeters, etc. - Working knowledge of all conveyance systems, e.g., hydraulic, electric, gearless, MG Sets, variable voltage, and solid state; theories of operating and servicing procedures of conveyance systems, e.g., sequence of operations, motor controls, and dispatching - Ability to troubleshoot electro/mechanic systems for malfunctions, damage, or deterioration or need for adjustment by reading indicator lights on equipment, checking for burnt, loose, or dirty contacts and wires, worn out or broken parts and faulty wire insulation - Demonstrated experience with Motion Controls Engineering (MCE), Schindler, OTIS, O' Thompson and Smart Rise conveyance controls - Ability to read, interpret, and understand technical language in wiring diagrams - Ability to modify and/or adapt designs, procedures, or methods to make necessary alterations and modifications - Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations - Must maintain effective working relationships with others - Software proficiency at an intermediate level in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook - Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments - Skill in estimating material and labor requirements to accomplish task - Ability to work various shifts as well as overtime and weekends - Maintain a valid California driver's license throughout the course of employment - Must have the ability to communicate in English
Physical Requirements; - Must be in good health with the physical strength and agility to lift up to 80 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather. - Using mechanical assistance, hoist, lower, push, and pull large objects weighing up to 500 lbs - Must be approved by the examining physician for this position - Ability to distinguish among colors and work in confined spaces
- A National Association of Elevator Contractors Certified Elevator Technician (NAEC CET) Certification OR a National Elevator Industry Education Program Certification - Demonstrated experience working with conveyance software tools - Possess a valid, City of Los Angeles, Journeyman Elevator Mechanic license throughout employment - Demonstrated desire to continue education and/or training in conveyance systems as it pertains to the advancement of conveyance technology - Proficiency with AssetWorks and Kronos or similar preventive maintenance and timekeeping software is a plus
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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