Building Mechanic

Nashville, TN posted on March 3

Accepting applications through: Friday, March 13, 2015

Starting Salary: $41,206 ($19.81/hour) 

Shift: 2nd (3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.)

Job Purpose:

Under general direction, diagnoses, repairs, installs and maintains plumbing, irrigation systems,
water and gas piping, fire suppression systems, mechanical systems to include pumping stations, waste water treatment systems, motorized drive assemblies, automatic doors and baggage conveyor systems.

Essential Job Functions:

Troubleshoots, repairs and installs water systems, hot water heaters, circulating pumps and electrical heating units.

Welds, brazes, solders, bends, cuts and threads pipe and tubing.  Uses gauges, instruments and service equipment to take readings, diagnose, analyze, calibrate, service and correct operating performance malfunctions of mechanical systems.  Reads, interprets, and works from blueprints, schematics and technical manuals.

Performs preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment in compliance with established departmental service, warranty and maintenance standards.  Repairs mechanical doors; baggage conveyors.  Checks sprinkler systems for pressure and leaks; installs plumbing fixtures; repairs water and steam pipes.  Repairs and installs irrigation systems.

Completes written reports to document maintenance and repair of mechanical systems and equipment.


Supplemental Job Functions:

Performs related work as required.

Performs snow removal duties as assigned.


Education and Knowledge:
Graduation from high school or GED.  Formal training in commercial plumbing, mechanical piping, and gas systems.  Knowledge of terminology, tools, techniques and safety practices used in the maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical systems.  Mathematical knowledge of sufficient depth to calculate volumes, areas, and flow rates to properly size water and drainage pipes.  Certification in CFC refrigerants is desirable. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver's License; must obtain a Tennessee Commercial Class C Driver’s License within the first six months of appointment.  Must maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airport Operations Area) clearance.

Work Experience:
Two years of experience repairing commercial plumbing, piping, and mechanical systems and equipment.  Experience in fire suppression systems desired.

Mental Skills:
Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, schematics and technical manuals.  Ability to perform “take-offs” and calculate material requirements.  Ability to maintain records and reports.  Ability to communicate clearly over two-way radio.  Understanding of maintenance management philosophy.

Manual Skills:
Skill in the use and care of assigned tools and equipment.  Skill in welding piping systems.

Physical Effort:
Ability to climb ladders and work at various heights above ground.  Ability to perform manual labor, frequently exerting forces equivalent to lifting up to 50 pounds and occasionally exerting forces equivalent to lifting up to 75 pounds.  Ability to pass a color vision deficiency test, as well as, a medical physical examination.
Working Conditions:
May be exposed to extreme outdoor temperature and/or inclement weather for extended periods.  Works in close, confined quarters and below ground level situations.

Safety of Others:
Reasonable care.

Public Relations:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Supervisory Skills:
Ability to assume lead responsibilities when directed.

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Human Resources
One Terminal Drive, Suite 501
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 275-1622
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.






Starting Salary: $41,206 ($19.81/hour)