General Maintenance Mechanic - Licensed

University of New Haven   West Haven, CT   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 6, 2022
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General Maintenance Mechanic - Licensed


Search #22-01M


The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of nearly 7,000 students from across the globe.


Within the University of New Haven’s colleges and schools, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across engineering, health sciences and healthcare, business, law enforcement and public service, the liberal arts and sciences, and the fine arts.


More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a longstanding commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. The University of New Haven ranks among the top universities in the Northeast and boasts nationally ranked programs in a number of majors across business, criminal justice, health sciences, engineering, cybersecurity, forensic science, and the liberal arts and sciences.


Here, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty members provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.


Under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, who was named the sixth president in 2004, the University has experienced significant growth — both in enrollment and in the expansion of the University’s West Haven campus. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled, and first-year applications have nearly quadrupled.


Over the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching 26 new academic programs. The University has also added campuses in Tuscany, Italy, and Orange, Conn.


For more background on the University of New Haven please visit:


The University of New Haven: Campus tour given by students and an overview message from President Steve Kaplan.



The University of New Haven’s Facilities Department invites applications for a Licensed General Maintenance Mechanic, third shift (Tuesday through Saturday 11pm – 7:30am). The successful candidate will be expected to install, maintain, repair, inspect and service all of the University’s West Haven campus buildings, utilities, structures, and grounds encompassing academics, athletics, residential housing, and administrative office buildings. It is also expected that the incumbent will perform work within and outside his/her license(s) jurisdiction in any or all of the above areas including non-maintenance and construction projects.


Applicants must possess a Connecticut state tradesmen’s license of one or more of the following designations (E-2, S-2, P-2) with a high level of comprehension and expertise in the area of licensure. In addition, applicants must have broad working knowledge of electricity, plumbing, mechanical and pneumatic controls, carpentry, masonry, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning such that general service work (non-licensed) in all areas can be performed. The incumbent must, possess the skills necessary to effectively troubleshoot problems, diagnose problems, interpret building and safety codes, drawings, blueprints, schematics, and diagrams. Knowledge and capability of operating hand and power shop equipment and tools is required.



  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a collaborative manner with peers and colleagues.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Superior customer service skills and ability to respond in a professional, courteous, timely and constructive manner.
  • Ability to understand and interpret work orders and document all follow up via the University’s work order system.
  • The incumbent will be required to work scheduled overtime, special events and be on call for emergencies. In addition, employees will be required to work under inclement weather conditions.
  • Comply with all safety regulations and procedures common to the individual’s job classification and University rules and procedures.
  • The incumbent must be physically capable of performing all tasks and duties assigned for this position and keep an orderly and clean grooming appearance.


University of New Haven Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Vision

The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a diverse institution which celebrates, respects, and values individuals of all social identities. We believe that as members of the university community, our socio‐cultural differences ignite intellectual growth and foster a culture of understanding that embraces our ever‐changing society.  



If you have the qualifications we are looking for and are interested in working for an institution where the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic and one that is guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success, we want to hear from you!  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references, all of which will remain confidential, through this link:


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It is mandatory that UNH employees abide by all pre-determined Covid related policies and procedures.


The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.