IUOE Mechanic B

Rochester, NY


Fabricates, assembles, repairs and/or maintains mechanical apparatus, machines, facilities and/or equipment. Requires general knowledge and skill to perform fairly complicated machinery and bench operations. May assist higher classified trades personnel or work independently. Works to fairly close tolerances.


Under immediate supervision of departmental supervisor. May receive direction from higher classified trades personnel or higher level officer functioning as administrative head.


No formal supervisory authority.


A variety of hand, bench and machine shop tools such as gauges, gears, fixtures and lathes.


  1. With limited supervision lays out, plans, and completes mechanical, fabrication, and assembly assignments of moderate difficulty. Assists Mechanic A (or other skilled craftsmen) in tasks involving greater complexity or difficulty.

  2. Sets up and operates most machines as required.

  3. Works from blue prints, sketches, wiring diagrams and verbal instructions.

  4. May assemble and help maintain mechanical and electrical components of complicated models, instruments, apparatus and equipment.

  5. May specialize in maintaining mechanical equipment or apparatus in good and efficient working order. May include some electrical components of the equipment such as switches and control panels.

  6. May perform necessary electrical maintenance work on elevators, hoists, conveyors, and electric motors.

  7. May perform basic and routine level work commonly assigned to other trades (e.g., carpentry or electrical tasks) where performance of such tasks is incidental to performance of the mechanical work or is required in response to an emergency situation.

  8. Performs other duties requiring comparable skill and responsibility as directed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent educational training.

  • Able to read and write English; to use shop mathematics, charts, tables and handbook formulae; to read and interpret specialized drawings and diagrams.

  • Completion of approved apprenticeship program or equivalent combination of formal training and experience.

  • Required to use and/or wear safety equipment specified or provided by the University in the manner prescribed. Required to observe and follow safe work practices at all times as specified by OSHA or other regulations.

  • Depending upon functional area, may require a valid motor vehicle operator's license and the ability to operate vehicles in a trouble-free, safe and skillful manner.

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours when assigned.

  • Reachable by telephone at irregular hours for call-in duty. Must keep current phone number and address on files with Trade Supervisor and Department Office.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $23.34 - $29.66 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the first and last step pay rates for this job, as set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Individual pay will be set in accordance with terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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