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Emory University The Carter Center: Maintenance Mechanic in Atlanta, Georgia


The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at .


The Maintenance Mechanic maintains the safe operation and maintenance of building facilities and systems. This position conducts preventive maintenance activities, operations equipment, responds to customer complaints, and repairs equipment as directed. May use hand power tools and power equipment. S/he reads and interprets blue prints, drawings, schematics and written technical machinery documents to troubleshoot areas and make repairs accurately. This position reports to Building & Grounds Manager and directly works with Lead Maintenance Mechanic daily to provide building and support services.


  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License is required.

  • Ability to lift-up to 50 pounds and ability to bend, stoop and twist.

  • Typical work hours are M-F 7:30am to 4:30pm with one-hour unpaid lunch, must be able to work overtime as needed.


  • Maintains the safe operation and maintenance of building facilities, electrical and mechanical systems and plumbing.

  • Is responsible for operating and maintaining specific equipment, conducting surveys and inventories, performing preventive maintenance activities, responding to customer complaints and repairing equipment.

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, schematics and written technical machinery documents to troubleshoot areas and make repairs accurately.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.

  • May perform daily chemical tests on water systems and adjust chemical mixtures and feed rates.

  • Installs wall hung furnishings and equipment.

  • Maintains related computer databases.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Completion of a related technical school program, OR a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience in building maintenance, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, structural and general carpentry. May require a valid Georgia driver's license and insurable driving record. Some positions within this classification may require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to bend, stoop and twist.

Additional Details

Min Rate

USD $15.67/Hr.


USD $20.67/Hr.

Min Annual Rate

USD $32,600.00/Yr.

Mid Annual Rate

USD $43,000.00/Yr.

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Job Number 28207

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division The Carter Center

Department The Carter Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Facility Support & Building Maintenance

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322