General Maintenance Mechanic

General Maintenance Mechanic

Hatfield Marine Science Center //
Newport, OR //
Posted on: November 29, 2022 //
Apply by: December 1, 2022
Application Information: On the Posting page, there is a button below and to the right of the title "General Maintenance Techinician" called "Apply for this job" For additional information please contact: David Huber at [email protected] or 541-272-7011

This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time General Maintenance Mechanic positions for the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University (OSU).

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is Oregon State University’s campus for research, education, and outreach in marine and coastal sciences. Through its partnerships, HMSC improves scientific understanding of marine systems, coastal processes and resources, and applies this knowledge to social, economic, and environmental issues. The Hatfield Marine Science Center has more than fifty years of accomplishment in research, education, and outreach. Originally established as a marine laboratory for Oregon State University, it has grown to encompass a large group of partners on its 49 acre site on Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. Within OSU, HMSC includes researchers, students, or faculty from five colleges. It serves as home to several University programs and institutes, including the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, and the Marine Mammal Institute. It also includes important components of the Oregon Sea Grant program and the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center.

Hatfield Marine Science Center Facilities strives to maintain the highest educational and service standards for our customers. The focus of the Maintenance and Facilities unit is quality, efficiency, and customer service oriented Operational Maintenance, Repair, and Construction. HMSC is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open, respectful and enjoyable living, learning and working environment. A personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments is a core value of HMSC.

The General Maintenance Mechanic performs skilled journey level work in the fabrication, maintenance and repair of machinery and physical plant operating equipment and systems, and performs related work as required. Primary responsibilities of this position are the operation of the seawater system and related equipment and all other general maintenance at HMSC under the guidance of the Facilities Manager and Maintenance Supervisor.

This position will also provide quality, courteous, continuous, reliable, and efficient facilities maintenance services to all internal and external customers. In addition, this position will identify and evaluate equipment renewal, repairs, preventative and scheduled maintenance. The results of which will provide safe, secure, and sanitary facilities for students, staff and faculty working in both OSU and NOAA owned facilities.

This position is deemed essential personnel and may be required to report to work during emergency university closures.

This position is located in Newport, OR.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Performs assigned tasks utilizing blueprints, shop drawings, and sketches. At the completion of an assignment, the work site shall be clean and free of debris and in a condition conducive to either immediate occupancy or ready for the next trade. All tools and materials shall be left clean and free of debris and dealt with accordingly. Will require lifting, carrying, pulling and/or pushing equipment and or tools up to 75lbs.

40%-Mechanical maintenance and repair: Inspect, adjust, maintain and repair seawater related equipment such as pumps, pump motors, filters, air compressors, piping, chemical feed systems and seawater disinfection equipment. This equipment repair and maintenance ensures compliance with federal standards and HMSC mission. Will service generators and vehicles by checking and changing oil, grease, and coolants, replacing minor components such as batteries, headlights and mufflers. May perform minor tune-ups. May perform maintenance and repair of larger equipment such as refrigeration systems. Fabricate tools, machinery and parts or utilize discarded parts in repairs. Use of tools and equipment of various trades such as pipe cutters, saws, drills, planes, sanders, shears, and oxygen/acetylene welding tools, arc welding, and wire welding equipment. Coordinates preventative maintenance program through scheduled inspection and servicing of equipment and facilities and maintaining records of repairs and maintenance performed.

20% – General maintenance and construction work such as building fences, repairing buildings and similar structures, installing shelves; use of power tools, such as drill presses and various saws; painting activities include cleaning surfaces to be painted by use of scrapers and dusters, mixing and applying paint to surfaces such as walls, beams, and girders. Performs various other skilled trades work such as installing signage; installing and repairing seawater pipes, valves, fittings, stovepipes, grates, chimney caps, animal care equipment and other sheet metal articles.

10% – Ensures that all parts, materials, and labor are accounted for and assigned to the appropriate job. Order parts and materials appropriate for the job being performed. Submit receipts and invoices for these purchases to the business office in a timely manner.

10% – Conducts daily rounds to ensure that all vital HMSC facility functions remain operational.

10% – This position will perform other duties such as room set-ups, cleaning, organizing the shop and all other duties as assigned.

5% – Acts as in-house consultant, along with the Facilities Manager, to conceptualize, organize, bid, inspect and report when a contracted project is completed in accordance with NOAA, HMSC and OSU standards for all repairs, installations and upgrades.

5% – Enters permit required confined and non-permit required confined spaces for cleaning,
servicing, repair and construction purposes. These spaces include, but are not limited, to seawater storage facility tanks.

Skills & Experience

Education & Experience

Minimum Qualifications
Four years of experience maintaining, repairing, and fabricating parts for machinery, tools, and equipment such as automobiles, trucks, hydraulic systems, lift trucks, etc.; OR completion of an approved Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship Program.
Additional Required Qualifications
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics. Must obtain Confined Space Supervisor certification within 6 months of date of hire.
In accordance with the Department of Commerce Background Investigation policy, the incumbent must successfully obtain the appropriate security clearance within 90 days of the employment start date.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
To possess the ability to install and align pumps and motors up to 50HP.
Knowledge of and experience with seawater treatment systems. Knowledge of and experience with low voltage wiring controls.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

Will require lifting, carrying, pulling and/or pushing equipment and or tools up to 75lbs.

Working Conditions

This position is expected to contact his/her supervisor (or Person In Charge) by phone during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures to determine if she/he must report to work. This position will often be required to lift or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and pushing or pulling carts weighing up to 50 pounds. This position is required to work in and have access to student rooms and community areas of student residences while occupied by students. This position is Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and occasional weekends and holidays. Must be available for infrequent call back after normal work hours in the event of emergencies. Requirements of this position also include working in periods of inclement weather.

Salary & Benefits
Salary: $20.62-$26.00/hr
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period 16th - 15th of the following month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Min Salary $20.62
Max Salary $26.00