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Maintenance Mechanic (Facilities)

Los Angeles, California Job ID: 203751
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Reporting to the Director, Facilities Management, the Maintenance Mechanic I provides building repair and maintenance for the daily operation of assigned building(s) including inspection, minor repairs, and preventive maintenance of building systems and furniture, fixtures, and equipment for American Career College, West Coast University and Administration. The Maintenance Mechanic I also performs, supports, coordinates general operational services for all locations including common area maintenance and responding to requests for movement of materials, shipping and receiving, room setup and breakdown, cleaning, and spills. The Maintenance Mechanic I provides coverage at campuses as assigned.


(Every effort has been made to identify the essential skills/qualifications of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only skills/qualifications you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of skills/qualifications does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential skill/qualification of the position.)

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Ability to work with individuals, small groups, and teams at all levels of the organization.

Ability to type routine reports, correspondence and e-mails.

Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

Ability create/understand formulas to compute rate, ratio, percentage and graphs.

Excellent time management skills and function well under pressure of deadlines and conflicting priorities.

Self-starter capable of operating with little daily supervision and the ability to escalate issues when and where appropriate.

Ability to manage and work effectively in a diverse student and associate community.

Ability to exercise good judgment.

Apply proper body mechanics and possess the ability to lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Attention to details, highly organized and computer literate.

Ability to work well in a fast-paced and professional environment.

Able to function effectively in a customer service atmosphere.

Flexible to meet the demands of the department including travel and after-hours work.

Ability to drive/travel locally to respond to after-hours emergencies as requested.

Ability to work after hours/weekends during pre-scheduled overtime as needed.


Requires basic knowledge of standards and processes within a narrow scope of work. Typically requires minimum of 3 years of experience. May require vocational or technical education in addition to prior work experience.


4 plus years prior work related experience or other demonstrated ability to make responsible decisions and accept accountability.

Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning repairs and maintenance.


2 plus years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school preferred.


Clean and valid driver’s license required.

Facilities related certifications preferred.




For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Los Angeles, California Campus: WCU Center for Graduate Studies Function: Support

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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