As one of the great gardens of the world located just 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is rooted in a steadfast mission of excellence in horticulture, education, and the arts. Across our many departments, each and every staff member creates the magic that makes our Gardens distinctive. Our team of dynamic professionals is what sets us apart, and our spirit of legacy, innovation, and opportunity is what guides us. While beauty is our heart, our people are our soul.
Longwood Gardens is seeking a full time Fleet and Equipment Mechanic. This individual will be performing repairs and preventative maintenance on all Longwood fleet vehicles and equipment. We are looking for someone to perform skilled mechanical duties, which include diagnosing and repairing, in addition to performing preventative maintenance. Vehicles and equipment include, but are not limited to tractors, pick-ups, diesel dump trucks (under and over 26,000 lbs.), mowers, chain saws, weed eaters, blowers, snow equipment, small utility vehicles, excavators, backhoes, swap loaders and generators. This individual will also be involved with ordering parts and maintaining inventory, working with local parts vendors. Expertise in operating various “tools of the trade” such as ODB II scan tool, electronic wheel balancer, tire changing machine, air tools, vehicle lifts, multimeter, brake lathe, charging system tester, emission computer, etc. Individual will perform state safety and emissions inspections on fleet vehicles. Individual will also be required to train staff on pre-usage equipment inspection and general operation. Ability to operate a rollback truck to provide on-property recovery of vehicles required. This position also requires off-hours mechanic coverage during snow operations. Some off-hours special event coverage also required.
Preferred candidate will have a two-year degree from a technical school and a minimum of 3 years of job-related experience. Candidate will have good communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of people. In addition, successful candidate must be able to use a computer to enter repair orders, coordinate external dealer work, research equipment and use email. Flexibility to work after hours as necessary for fleet upkeep required. Must have the following valid licenses or must be obtained after hire within 60 days: CDL Class A driver’s license, a DOT medical card, a forklift operator’s license, and PA State safety and emission inspection licenses.
Successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Exceptions to the COVID vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons.
Longwood Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion strengthen our institution and the world around us.