Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G09.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.� If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.�� To attach these documents, go to:� My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type � Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in Facilities Engineering located at the Medical School Campus.
This position requires the individual to be the on-site maintenance technician for his/her assigned areas; must be able to prioritize and accomplish work, monitoring conditions and securing assistance needed to resolve a variety of maintenance problems.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as primary Facilities Engineering contact for assigned area, prioritizing work and making initial assessment of conditions and service needs.
Responds to off-hour/weekend/holiday emergency pages/phone call-ins for assigned areas.
Plans and completes the repair and installation of HVAC, electrical, plumbing and carpentry work for short-range projects.
Estimates labor and materials, requisitions materials needed, and requests other maintenance staff assistance for long range projects.
Monitors contractor service schedules and equipment installations by outside contractors.
Monitors in-house service schedules and coordinates any scheduled interruptions (utility outages) of services.
Interfaces with customers to schedule and coordinate any interruptions of services (utility outages).
Follows through on completed work to verify that proper facility conditions are restored.
Becomes subject matter expert in assigned areas and understands sequence of operation for air handling units, exhaust fans and other building equipment and systems.
Keeps Facilities Engineering supervisors aware of facility conditions, problems, and needs.
Maintains effective communication with other Facility Maintenance Technicians and maintenance support staff.
Mechanical Systems: Cleans mechanical spaces, changes or cleans filters, lubricates moving parts, replaces pulleys/sheaves and drive belts, adjusts or replaces valve packing, checks coil efficiency through pressure or temperature drop, identifies and corrects mechanical noise. Replaces shafts and shaft bearings, fans and fan bearings, motors and motor bearings.
Heating Systems: Replaces thermocouples, gas valves and ignition systems for gas fired boilers and warm air furnaces. Repairs resistance heat systems and sequencers. Repairs/replaces steam heat control valves and steam traps.
Refrigeration Systems: Recovers refrigerant per EPA 40 CFR, retrofits refrigeration systems when necessary, repairs or replaces defective piping, components, compressors, motors, switches, relays and safeties. Leak tests, pressure tests and repairs leaking systems, complies with EPA and medical school tracking and documentation requirements for CFC/HCFC refrigerants.
Plumbing Systems: Replaces sink faucets, repairs faucet leaks, replaces aerators and vacuum breakers. Repairs, replaces and services toilet and urinal flushometers. Clears minor sink drain clogs. Clears blocked toilets and urinals; capable of properly using a closet auger. Performs minor water line connection repairs such as solder joints, compression joints, screwed fittings, etc
Electrical Systems: Replaces lamps, ballasts, switches and receptacles. Checks and/or replaces fuses, breakers, relays, contactors, transformers and motor starters. Replaces and wires motors.
Building Automation Controls: Repairs/replaces electric and pneumatic actuators and components. Calibrates or replaces thermostats, defrosts systems and safeties. Performs set point adjustments on microprocessors, calibrates and/or replaces air regulating devices.
Performs tasks outside of job description in support of the Department and the School’s mission.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works inside and outside, in dusty and dirty places such as pits and equipment spaces where temperatures may exceed 100 degrees and equipment may be oily and greasy. Exposed to wet and cold conditions, as well as noise and vibration from operating equipment.
Must be able to work in morgues, gross anatomy and pathology laboratories where human or animal bodies or parts may be within view of the worker. Employee may be required to work in the vicinity of labs containing biohazardous and/or radioactive substances.
A High School diploma along with vocational training is preferred. The equivalent of 2-4 years of related experience in trade skill functions along with demonstrated ability to perform varied maintenance tasks is desired. Must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of people. In order to advance from a lower level position at Washington University, the individual must demonstrate the ability to perform proficiently in the position being filled.
The ideal candidate will have strong customer service and building automation experience.
Able to diagnose and resolve a variety of maintenance problems involving HVAC, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and other conditions.
Able to resolve maintenance problems in a timely manner in order to avoid or minimize disruptions and delays in the work environments of faculty, staff, customers or the public.
Able to lift and carry tools and material weighing in excess of 50 pounds and be able to raise and carry with assistance items weighing 200 pounds. Climbs, balances, stoop, kneel and crouch to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment. Handles a variety of hand and power tools. Near-visual acuity needed to read equipment diagrams and inspect parts. Depth perception, field of vision and color vision needed to fit and install parts.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.