Senior Maintenance Mechanic, Part-time (Cape May, NJ)

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Maintenance Mechanic, Part-time (Cape May, NJ)
Job Category AFSCME Local 888
Department SEBS-Haskin Shellfsh Rsrch Lab

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a part-time Senior Maintenance/Mechanic for the Rutgers Aquaculture Innovation Center (AIC) to perform mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair work on industrial motors, pumps, plumbing and electrical systems and associated equipment and assist with preparation of cost estimates for contracted work.
General summary:
• Works independently in a “zone” or as the only Maintenance Mechanic on a particular campus reporting directly to a second level supervisor.
• May guide and instruct other staff in the performance of a wide range of mechanical maintenance duties to repair and maintain equipment in good operating condition. Such duties may be based on work orders which provide little or no instruction or assistance.
• Responsible for estimation of work and procuring appropriate materials for him/herself or the group.
• May perform any duties of the group.
• Verifies results of work performed by the outside vendors.

Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week 20 hours
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 18
Position Salary $22,299-30,319 (part-time salary) /$21.36-29.04 per hr.
Annual Minimum Salary 44597.910
Annual Mid Range Salary 52618.100
Annual Maximum Salary 60638.280
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 888
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit Facilities Maintenance – New Brunswick
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent, plus four years of experience performing mechanical/electrical maintenance and repair work on industrial-type motors and pumps such as water distribution, high temp and vacuum pumps. Must be competent in performing complex and varied mechanical/electrical maintenance and repair work on these same types of industrial-type motors and pumps (electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, etc.). Successful completion of an approved training program or of a certified apprenticeship program in the trade, plus a minimum of two years experience and proven competency performing complex and varied mechanical/electrical maintenance and repair work on industrial-type motors and pumps may be substituted for the above experience.
A valid driver’s license with two years driving experience is necessary.
Will be required to successfully complete the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course.
Also requires good communication skills, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and read and comprehend technical manuals and blueprints.
May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of basic computer skills and software preferred.
Maintenance and cleaning of confined tanks.

Equipment Utilized

Industrial scale pumps, water intake, delivery and discharge systems, and electrical systems.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Special Conditions

Part-time 20 hours.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2609
Posting Open Date 06/29/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Notice to AFSCME Local 888 union members: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 7/10/17. Although AFSCME Local 888 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well. For additional information on positions posted on New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses call (848)932-3869.

Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Cape May, NJ

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a member of AFSCME - Local 888?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application