Troubleshoot, service and repair a variety of building mechanical equipment and systems.
Determine if various mechanical equipment and systems are within normal operating parameters with emphasis on efficient use, i.e. steam, electricity, steam heated hot water radiation loops, chilled water and DX coil air conditioning systems.
Perform physical inspections of mechanical and building systems for proper operation; troubleshoots and repairs mechanical equipment and HVAC systems; performs adjustments to controlled variable devices, i.e. valves, motors, pumps, and dampers; informs management of issues or equipment that may need outside contractor service.
Participate in the design, layout and installation of remodeling, repair or modification projects affecting College buildings and facilities.
Maintain and service test and repair equipment and hand and power tools; keeps small inventory of frequently used supplies and parts.
Ensure that proper safety precautions are followed.
Maintain records of work performed and materials used.
May drive vehicles to work sites and transport materials as required.
Promote co-operation and a welcoming environment for all.
Contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
Other duties as assigned.
Central plant steam generation and distribution systems.
Practices and techniques of energy management and HVAC systems.
Materials and techniques of building and facility construction and maintenance.
Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
Basic record keeping practices.
Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with coworkers and students.
Repair and service of mechanical equipment using specialized instruments.
Using a computer, engineering applications and data management software in performing duties.
Safely using and maintaining hand and power tools related to the work.
Reading and interpreting manuals, specifications, drawings and blueprints.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines
Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
State of Minnesota 1st class C boiler license.
Valid driver’s license
4-5 years experience in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of building mechanical systems, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, kitchen and laundry equipment and boiler systems and controls or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Ability to work overtime and respond to after-hour calls as necessary.
Must show respect for differences in background, viewpoint, and need of others.
Must be able to become a member of Local 70 after 30 days of employment.
CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus. Today CSS programs are offered to more tha...n 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission---community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning---animate the college community experience.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.