Head Mechanic

  • Far Rockaway, NY
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: MI115-2691213

Head Mechanic and Maintenance


Candidate will oversee a team of 4 – 6 direct reports, and is expected to be not only a leader, but hands-on. The Head Mechanic will be responsible for leading the development of his team, and the design and implementation of formal preventive maintenance programs for all laundering, folding, ironing, and sealing equipment. Candidate must provide examples of leading and developing teams within multiple business units. This role is responsible for a single site but could encompass leading the standardization of processes across multiple sites.

Reports to:

Director of Operations


  • Must be able to communicate effectively with Team Members at all levels of the organization.
  • Develops and Maintains Preventive Maintenance (PM) records and inspections noting defects and deficiencies and tags defective equipment for non-use when necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Operations to develop a PM schedule that is aligned with customer requirements. The PM schedule should be based off the OEM equipment manufacturers weekly, monthly, quarterly PM schedule.
  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting electrical, electronic, and pneumatic controls, rebuild pumps, valves, regulators, and have an excellent understanding of steam and/or thermal oil systems.
  • Experience sweating and soldering joints as well as solder repairs on leaking plumbing lines.
  • Ability to repair, modify, and rebuild laundry systems equipment:
    • Milnor washers and dryers, Chicago Sheet Folder/Ironer, Chicago and Jensen Towel/Blanket Folders, Super Sylon Ironer, Heat Sealers, etc.
  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical schematic diagrams and utilize a variety of testing equipment for troubleshooting of equipment and systems to the board level.
  • Good understanding of electrical circuitry
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with a good working knowledge of tools
  • Basic computer literacy-email, internet, and basic knowledge of Microsoft
  • Maintain a good inventory of parts on facility equipment. Based on OEM recommendations.
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time and be in good physical condition.
  • Maintains tools, equipment, and work area in clean, safe, and orderly condition.
  • Ability to maintain an elevated level of energy and take proactive and strategic approach to issues.
  • Must have the ability to sustain an elevated level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Must have the ability to work as a team or on your own.
  • Must be able to cross train existing and new in-house mechanics.

  Highly Desired:

  • Highly organized and detailed.
  • Six + years’ leading teams in the Facilities Maintenance field in the hospitality or related field preferred.
  • Ability to design and implement plans for new installations and retrofit existing systems.

 What are we looking for?

  • Troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of commercial laundry equipment and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of water re-use systems is desirable.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the equipment and the laundry room by performing weekly blowdowns of the equipment and duct work to eliminate the build-up of lint.
  • Coordinate and schedule outside contractors as needed.

We offer an excellent benefits package including:




Life Insurance

Paid Vacation

401K Plan

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

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