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Maintenance Mechanic

Job Title:
Maintenance Mechanic
County Name:
Northampton County


Under supervision, the Maintenance Mechanic performs maintenance and repair work to machinery, equipment, and related facilities. A position in this class works in electrical, plumbing, mechanical equipment and other areas. Work includes the operation of motor vehicles and power equipment, and may include work at higher or lower level on an incidental basis. This position requires on-call duty on a rotating weekly basis, twenty-four hours per day.  


This position reports directly to the Operations & Maintenance Supervisor, and/or Operations & Maintenance Associate Supervisor.    


This position is not responsible for the supervision of other employees.


Receives and completes work order assignments for preventative maintenance and repairs related to mechanical equipment, vehicles, diesel generators, electrical fixtures, drains, and other facility components.

Inspects and tests faulty items, mechanisms or structural components; identifies source of problem or other repair needed; determines materials needed for jobs, checking against supplies; secures materials and equipment for each job; coordinates schedule for job performance, including the shutoff of power, with other building personnel and those in affected area.

Follows standard safety practices, including safeguarding building users, visitors or residents; finishes job to insure proper operation of item and conformance to accepted standards, or refers to higher level personnel.

May keep records of jobs performed, materials used and related information; may instruct and oversee the work of other personnel providing assistance with jobs, as directed by supervisor.

Services, removes, repairs, replaces, tests and operates specialized equipment such as generators, industrial laundry and kitchen equipment, chair lifts, and heating system parts, and general equipment such as door closers, locks, lights, blowers, and mechanical tools.

May make repairs to structural components of various facilities; services, removes, repairs and replaces doors, windows, walls and partitions, and related elements; may tour assigned area to identify needed repairs, read gauges and/or check general status of facilities.

Drives trucks of various sizes to haul equipment or materials; operates drill presses, lathes, air compressors and jack hammers, and similar maintenance or construction equipment, including cutting and welding equipment; provides preventive maintenance for and repairs of such equipment and vehicles.

Assists other trades personnel and performs such work on an as needed basis.

*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description. Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Completion of a high school, or general equivalency, diploma; AND

At least four (4) years of full-time experience in equipment and facility maintenance or repair work which has included involvement in troubleshooting jobs and/or overseeing other workers.  Post high school training program or apprenticeship in one of the affected trades may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to two (2) years of the experience requirement.

DRIVER’S LICENSE - Employees assigned to this title will be required to possess and maintain a valid and current motor vehicle driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION – As a post-offer, prerequisite for appointment, appointees must pass a motor vehicle driving record check.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire with the County of Northampton. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

The County of Northampton will follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines with regard to booster(s) and when individuals are considered fully vaccinated.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and contracted service personnel.

Ability to work in close proximity to nursing facility patients, families and visitors, if required by work assignment.

Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques commonly employed in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and facility maintenance and repair work. Must be proficient in reading electrical drawings, including wiring, schematic, panel schedules, and line diagrams, as well as proficiency in electrical motor controls and troubleshooting motor problems using electrical drawings.

Must be proficient in reading plumbing pipe drawings, have knowledge of drain opening, cutting and threading pipe, soldering, and faucet repairs.

Ability to perform or assist with building renovation projects including the installation or repair of framing, drywall, tiling, carpeting, doors, and windows.

Ability to operate a personal computer to enter information into and secure information from established programs.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  

Posting Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Expiration Date:
Contact Name:
Sherry Christman
Contact Link:
Sherry Christman
669 Washington Street, Easton PA 18042