IUOE Building Mechanic A

Rochester, NY


Assists in repairing and maintaining buildings, and most building utility systems and equipment performing a variety of tasks using some independent judgment.


Under immediate supervision of a University administrator, Working Leader, or the like. May receive direction from a Building Mechanic "A".




Hand tools common to the mechanical, electrical, carpentry, tile, plumbing, and other building trades. Occasionally uses some power tools such as saws, drill presses, and the like.


  1. Repairs many of the simpler types of mechanical equipment by replacing parts and adjusting them for best function. Usually handles items such as door closers, door and cabinet hardware, window hardware, curtain rods and cords, venetian blinds, and the like. May handle some more complex items and may make duplicate keys.

  2. Repairs electrical and plumbing lines and some fixtures and equipment. Repairs or replaces light bulbs, light fixtures, switches, outlets, ballasts, gaskets, valve packing and washers, faucets, shower heads, and the like. May handle some more complex items in a trainee capacity, under immediate supervision, or as a specialty, though not at the level of a licensed tradesman.

  3. Assists in the repair or replacement of components of buildings such as carpeting, tile, wallpaper, paint, windows, stair treads, roofing, woodwork, and cabinetry. Maintains air handling systems, replaces filters, and adjusts portions of the system.

  4. Receives and answers service requests and trouble calls. May request parts and supplies and assist in maintaining a stock of spare parts commonly used. Conducts preventive maintenance, and performs other duties as directed.


Requires 1-2 years of experience in the mechanical and building trades, and a High School education, or equivalent.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $25.22 - $32.23 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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