Mechanic I

Employment Type
Job Category
Facility Management & Maintenance
McBurney YMCA

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The McBurney YMCA is seeking a Mechanic. Under the direct supervision of the Property Manager, the Mechanic will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry systems at the McBurney YMCA, as well as its off-sites.  Will perform building repair, maintenance and cosmetic upgrades as directed.  Will also clean and maintain the inside and outside of the McBurney YMCA and its off-sites; including but not limited to the sidewalks, hallways, stairways, bathrooms, shower rooms, offices and all program areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs repairs as needed in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and swimming pool equipment (where applicable).
  • Performs building construction work as directed by branch leadership.
  • Cleans all bathrooms, classrooms, locker rooms, Fitness Center, Free Weight Room, offices, Gymnasium and in all other spaces within the branch.
  • Stores all deliveries, moves furniture, sets up and breaks down rooms and removes snow.
  • Strip and wax floors, also shampoos rugs as needed.
  • Informs Property Manager of all building issues.
  • Responsible for painting when assigned.
  • Follow standards of DOH, DOB, FDNY, HPD and ECB Departments.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of maintenance and building construction work experience and progressive responsibility.
  • Knowledge of of cleaning methods and equipment, along with basic understanding of the upkeep and care of equipment.
  • Understanding of cleaning compounds and chemicals, and their safe, efficient use (MSOS).
  • Maintain FDNY, DOB, and DOH log books as required.
  • Must be able to maintain pool, including reading, repair and maintenance.
  • Obtain F07, F01 within 6 months (of attaining position); S95 within 1 year of obtaining position.
  • Obtain Must obtain S12, S13, F07 and C42 Pool Certification within 1 year (of attaining position).Subject to mid year and annual review.
  • Obtain Building Certification within 3 months (of attaining position).
  • Must obtain, and C42 or C91 Pool Certification within 6 months of obtaining position.  Subject to mid year and annual review.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours as well as overnight.  Must be on call 24/7 when Building Grounds Superintendent is not on-site.
  • Knowledge of the use of mechanical, test equipment.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Center in Cornerstone. 

** New Requirement**

All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please use the “Additional Attachment” section on the online application to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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