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​Maintenance Mechanic I - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Maintenance Mechanic I - Georgetown University Law Center

The Maintenance Mechanic I performs preventive and maintenance trade work for maintaining building systems, equipment, and related components. Services include routine and skilled preventative maintenance and repair of building systems (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVACR, painting, snow removal). May be required to drive University vehicles when necessary.

Position is considered emergency staffing and must follow departmental and University policies regarding emergencies.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

General Maintenance

  • Responsible for performing efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of all building systems.
  • Building systems include HVAC, water treatment, electrical, lighting, plumbing, energy management, fire protection, structural, hardware and keying.
  • Develops skills in installing, fabrication, constructing, troubleshooting and repairing complex mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Receives work assignments, plans work to be performed, and obtains necessary tools, equipment and materials; Completes assignments, responds to community, and completes paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of equipment and employs service procedures and techniques indicative of first-class work.
  • Possesses knowledge of safe and efficient operation of all equipment, power and hand tools. Responsible for the care of assigned equipment, tools and uniforms
  • Responsible for keeping shop, equipment rooms, related mechanical areas and common area clean, organized and safe.
  • Inspects all areas of the building(s) and reports deficiencies as well as suggestions for improvement
  • Assist in the monitoring of contractors, inspecting work and generating deficiency lists.
  • Project a positive appearance and attitude at all times. Demonstrate exemplary tenant relations, team spirit and respect of others.
Emergency Response
  • Performs snow removal and emergency services during inclement weather and University emergencies.
  • Responds to all building system emergencies as directed.
  • Understand community emergency procedures and ensure the safety of the Georgetown Law students, faculty, and staff.
  • Drive University vehicles when required. Follow all driving procedures.
  • Serve on various shifts and to occasionally work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays to ensure adequate building coverage and perform necessary repairs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position reports directly to the Maintenance Manager at the Law Center. Employee works with other trades, alone or with helper as the situations requires. The work constitutes a direct service of the department in ensuring a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the University community can live, learn, and work.


  • High School Diploma and 4 years of building maintenance experience.

  • Must be graduate of a vocational or technical trade school or equivalent training.

  • Must have a Universal CFC certification. Must have valid driver’s license in Virginia, Maryland, or District of Columbia. Must be qualified to conform with University Driving Policy.

  • The work requires the ability to lift and carry minimum of 50 lbs. to heavy items; to walk, climb stairs, able to work on scaffolds, lifts and ladders over 12 feet in length, bend and crouch, and to reach and pull to work on equipment; and to use hands, arms and legs in using the tools and materials of the trade.

  • Employee is responsible for complying with life safety and OSHA requirements.

Essential Designation

The Maintenance Mechanic I position is designated as Essential under University guidelines. Therefore, willingness and availability to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the departmental expectations is essential.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The work requires the ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds and sometimes heavier items; to walk and to climb stairs; to work on scaffolds, lifts, and ladders more than 12 feet in length; to bend and crouch, and to reach and pull to work on equipment; and to use hands, arms and legs in using the tools and materials of the trade.

The Maintenance Mechanic I is responsible for complying with life safety and OSHA requirements.

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Submission Guidelines:

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.