Maintenance Mechanic/Welder

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Buildings & Grounds


The Building & Grounds Department at Penn State is seeking students for their vacant Maintenance Mechanic/Welder position. Duties include but are not limited to: preventative maintenance and minor repair duties on various mechanical systems and components such as pumps, valves, damper, actuators, air compressors, air stations and diesel engines. Plant systems such as steam cooling water, lube oil and pneumatics. Inspect, clean, and lubricate pumps, valves, motors, dampers, actuators, etc. Align and adjust belts and coupling devices. Repack valves as necessary. Operate welding equipment such as electric AC/DC arc, mig, lig plasma, hellarc and oxygen/acetylene other equipment such as drill press, grinder, power saws, pipe threader, portable power tools and hand tools. Layout, fabricate and construct simple to moderately difficult shaper and sizes and different metals. Repair weld, fabricate, install and repair high pressure steam and condensate water lines, high and low air lines, converters in tunnels, manholes, mechanical room, shops and buildings as required. Install welding and flange joined piping. Read and interpret drawing, lay out jobs. Use proper safety precautions at all times. Erect, work on and dismantle ladder and other staging as required.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088