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Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement. FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Administration & Strategic Initiatives (AVP), Building Services Department (BSD), Campus Engineering & Operations (CE&O), Facilities Employee Services (FES), Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC), Finance and Business Services (FABS), Transportations Services (TS), and UW Emergency Management (EM).
Campus Engineering & Operations has an outstanding opportunity for a Maintenance Mechanic 2 to perform skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and construction of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, buildings, grounds, machinery and facilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on all types of mechanical equipment such as HVAC equipment, laboratory equipment and electrical drive motors; change oil, grease, change or clean filters, valves, actuators, drive belts, sprockets, shafts and bearings to ensure proper operation
Perform troubleshooting, testing, adjustments, repair, installation and operation of HVAC systems in buildings.
This includes air terminal units, mixing boxes, valves, dampers, actuators, thermostats, sensors, manometers and filters
Drive service vehicles to transport tools and materials to job sites
Operate hand and power tools in a skilled manner; fabricate material and equipment in workshops
Remodel and construct facilities in accordance with project requirements; assist in the preparation of engineering data under the direction of an engineer
Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs
Create material order lists, inventory and stage material for installation
Suggest operation and maintenance strategies for campus HVAC systems to ensure continuous and reliable service
Respond to emergency situations such as HVAC outages in order to minimize or prevent loss of property, damage to research activities, and disruption to life-safety systems
Perform the work in accordance with applicable safety rules and environmental regulatory requirements and maintain records as required according to environmental requirements
Work with other trades to troubleshoot and repair system failures related to all aspects of the HVAC equipment and systems
Work with the preventive maintenance program on equipment, components, and systems Prepare and record equipment operational logs for the preventive maintenance program of the HVAC systems
Participate in and follow through with Campus Engineering & Operations process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas Systems)
Comply with occupational health and safety regulations that apply to work actions and conduct on the job, including the use of personal protective equipment whenever required; report safety infractions to the supervisor
Work with Engineering Services, Capital Planning and Development, contractors, Facilities Services trades, building occupants, and other clients as necessary for scheduled and planned required work
Demonstrate strong personal integrity, trustworthiness, responsibility and accountability
Possess the ability to handle stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude
Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous
Demonstrate professional work ethics
Follow all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures
Attend and actively participate in all required meetings and training
Perform other duties as assigned
Regular and predictable attendance is required
Core Competencies: -Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness -Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively -Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems -Be responsible and accountable -Use organizational skills and provide attention to details -Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude -Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous -Exhibit a professional work ethic -Continuously promote a safe work environment
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a journey worker, OR full-journey status in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience
Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license
Additional requirements include:
Experience working with complex HVAC systems, and in the repair, service, maintenance, and operations of equipment and components related to these systems
Have possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license recognized by the State of Washington and have a good driving record
Demonstrated experience working effectively on a crew
Must possess excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills
Must be able to communicate professionally and appropriately with supervisors, clients, staff and students
Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge in working with DDC systems from Johnson Controls, Siemens or Alerton
Knowledge in working with pneumatic control systems
Ability to read and interpret blue prints related to building HVAC systems
Experience with fume hoods and bio-safety cabinets
Demonstrated ability to work with clients during building ventilation system shutdowns and inconveniences
Experience selecting and installing filters including roll media, pleated and bag filters
Ability to work independently to improvise necessary system component repairs
Experience in basic desktop computer skills, maintenance work request and work order programs
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be able to work in a diverse workforce
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment
Must be able to work outdoors under all weather conditions
Must be able to drive service vehicles to transport tools and materials to job sites
Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and on portable hand-held radios
Must be able to lift or carry heavy objects, climb ladders, work in confined spaces, restricted movement areas, mechanical/electrical spaces, ventilation fan housing, etc., for extended periods of time and be able to climb ladders and work at heights
Must be able to work both independently and as a team member
Must be able to follow all Washington State safety rules and regulations
Must maintain a professional appearance at all times
The position requires working with asbestos containing equipment, following proper procedures
This position requires the wearing of personal protective equipment appropriate to the job task. Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
Work in animal research areas with the proper personal protective equipment
Additionally, approved safety shoes must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job
The position is subject to callback outside normal working hours to respond to emergencies, and occasionally scheduled overtime
Must be able to respond to system emergencies during regular business hours and outside of regular business hours
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. Must participate in medical screening/monitoring (such as TB screening and proof of measles inoculation) required for work assignments in locations, including but not limited to, nonhuman primate areas, the Animal Research and Care Facility, and the University of Washington Medical Center
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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