Stony Brook University Maintenance Assistant in Stony Brook, New York

Maintenance Assistant


Position Summary

At Stony Brook Medicine, our Maintenance Assistants use hand andshop tools to perform semiskilled maintenance and repair work on structures andequipment.

Qualified candidates should demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and time management skills. They should have attention to detail and be able to work with all levels of the organization.

Duties of a Maintenance Assistant may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Operates machine tools, including, lathes, shapers, milling machines, metal cutting saws, planers, and radial drill presses, to manufacture metal items, such as large bushings and special bolts, and performs the less difficult machine operations, such as threading bolts and cutting keyways.

  • Repairs, maintains, and services automotive and mechanical equipment by performing activities such as adjusting hydraulic brakes, replacing wheel bearings, performing minor body work, and replacing components, includingstarters, fuel pumps, water pumps, mufflers, and gas tanks.

  • Performs routine replacement and repair of plumbing and steamfitting equipment and installation of new equipment, according to layouts provided by the supervisor, by cutting, fitting, and threading pipe; removing existing pipes andfixtures; repairing and adjusting water mixers, thermostats, and other fixtures locating and unplugging stoppages; repairing domestic steam equipment such as steam tables, dishwashers, and laundry equipment repairing leaks in steam and water lines; overhauling vacuum pumps; and insulating steam lines.

  • Cuts, welds, and brazes a variety of metal materials and equipment manufacturers standard items of sheet metalware such as pails, dippers, and garbage cans, and assists in maintaining and erecting signs.

  • Performs semiskilled carpentry activities including repairing doors, windows, window sashes, storm windows, stairs, railings, furniture, locks, and door hardware operating shop machinery to make and assemble bookcases,shelves, tables, trenches, signs, and modular furniture erecting and moving partitions building forms for concrete work and, under supervision, assisting in erecting and renovating buildings and structures.

  • Operates and maintains heating and hot water equipment in a small facility by replacing parts, such as filters and pumps; cleaning equipment and fireboxes; replacing and adjusting components, such as thermostats and points; and checking oil level in storage tanks.

  • Assists in repairing and maintaining locks by making keys, changing lock combinations, opening locks when keys are not available, installing locks, and cleaning and repairing locks.

  • Performs semiskilled masonry repairs and installation activities such, as pointing up brick and stone work, patching plaster walls, setting tiles, laying brick and stone, finishing concrete work, replacing fire brick in boilers, and operatingequipment including mixers and concrete block machines.

  • Repairs, rebuilds, and assists in installing metal, slate, shingle, and built-up roofs.

  • Assists in painting and decorating work by performing interior and exterior painting not requiring fine finish or decorative treatment, staining and finishing wood and furniture, painting equipment, installing wallpaper, and spray painting surfaces and equipment.

  • Performs the routine tasks of the electrical trade, including repairing electrical equipment such as overhead door motors, vacuum cleaners, electric ranges, and other appliances; replacing brushes on large electric motors; laying and repairingelectrical cables and wires; installing and maintaining lighting fixtures, outlets, and switches: and adjusting points and contacts on electrical equipment.

Job Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the trade or trades to which assigned.

  • Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and regulations for the trade or trades to which assigned.

  • Ability to read plans, specifications, manuals, and blueprints.

  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.

  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to supervise others.

  • Ability to climb ladders and work at heights on scaffolds and platforms.

  • Ability to use the tools, machines, equipment, and materials of the trade or trades to which assigned.

  • As assigned, ability to operate a motor vehicle.


Required Qualifications: Two years of experience inmaintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled trades workeror completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver's License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working in a hospital setting and/or in the hospital industry. Possess excellent interpersonal skills, time management skills, have attention to detail and be able to work with all levels of the organization.

Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .



Job Field: Skilled Trades

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: Maintenance Assistant

Department/Hiring Area: Hospital-Building - Structural

Stony Brook University Hospital

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: Aug 2, 2018

Posting End Date: Aug 16, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Salary: As per civil service guidelines

Salary Grade: SG9

Req ID: 1802232