Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Senior Plant Mechanic to join the Facilities Department. This is a regular full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Reporting to the Plant Supervisor, the Senior Plant Mechanic assists with the maintenance, repair, and installation of all mechanical and related facility process systems in Institution buildings and laboratories. Ensures safe and efficient scientific and administrative operations and maintenance and insures that work is in accordance with appropriate building codes and safety regulations.
Requires limited direction; through training and/or work experience, is skilled in several trades, with a large emphasis on plumbing, enabling the application of technical knowledge to perform assigned tasks independent of supervision; unusual and unprecedented situations are reviewed with Plant Supervisor.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift 25-50 lbs independently above shoulders, 5 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 10 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include frequent and prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic/fine grasping and manipulation, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, stooping, and climbing ladders/stools. Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, with others, and independently. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants, excessive heat and humidity, excessive cold, grease and oils, infectious and contagious diseases (through maintenance of piping/waste systems), odorous chemicals and specimens, severe weather, prolonged work hours, and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.