Work Schedule: FT; Variable 8 hour shifts, Sun-Sat between 5am and 10pm. Requires rotating after hours on-call shift.
General Description: The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all heating/cooling systems and boilers on campus, and for the preventative maintenance of all air intake and exhaust systems. The engineer on duty responds to calls for emergency repairs and provides access to buildings and facilities as needed. Reports to the Maintenance Manager.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Operate and maintain all heating equipment, air conditioning units, boilers, chillers, electronic and computerized control units, and related equipment on campus. • Maintain all building air intake, exhaust, and filter systems. • Provide emergency or after-hours service of fire alarm systems, fire emergency stations, and emergency lighting systems, repairing systems and resetting alarm pull-boxes as needed. • Perform minor troubleshooting on building elevators; respond to emergency calls for stuck elevators, calling elevator company for repairs when necessary. • Escort all building/equipment inspectors through buildings during annual inspections. • Respond to calls for temperature control or routine problems with heating/cooling systems. • Evaluate and/or perform emergency repairs of all types as needed. • Perform minor plumbing and electrical repair in buildings in emergency situations or as requested by the maintenance manager. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Mechanically inclined with the ability to perform emergency repairs in many areas. • Ability to make decisions and work independently without close supervision. • Ability to keep daily maintenance logs.
1. High school diploma or GED. 2. Two years of work experience with heating systems. Related education can substitute for exp. 3. Class IV Boiler Fireman license or higher. 4. Enroll in Class III Boiler Fireman certification training within three months of being hired. PLU will reimburse the cost of the class and materials, once certification is obtained. 5. Valid driver’s license. (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years.) 6. Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, physical exam and drug screen (including marijuana), pass PLU’s Driver’s Certification Training; and provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5-year Employment Abstract).
• Experience or certification in cooling and/or control systems. • Knowledge of computer operation and technology.
• May often be exposed to hot, dry, dusty, cold, wet, and/or humid conditions. • Work is often around very heavy equipment with large, awkward tools. • May occasionally work in high places or in an environment with a high noise level. • May be exposed to hazardous conditions; e.g. fire boxes, relief valves, hot pipes, etc.
• Ability to regularly stand/walk and occasionally climb, balance, or work in cramped areas. • Ability to bend and reach, stoop, and kneel while working in a variety of areas. • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.
To apply, please submit your application including resume, cover letter and a list of three references online at http://employment.plu.edu.
Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.
Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.
Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: $22.75-$24.75 per hour, DOE + excellent benefits
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.