Under general supervision, the Building Service Engineer trade classification has responsibilities that support operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration equipment/systems and related building automation systems.
Incumbent must be able to proficiently use building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems; estimate cost, time and materials for projects; participate in the maintenance and operations of applicable heating and air conditioning systems and equipment; maintain and service tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures and maintain a safe and clean work environment; maintain records and logs; retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; and consult and work with other trades workers. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials and some positions will require EPA approved certification in refrigerant recovery.
Work requires thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment; thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; general knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems; working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features; and a general knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.
High school graduate/GED
+1 year of trade vocational education in Steam Plant Operations
+1 year of trade vocational education in HVAC&R
+1 year of trade vocational education in Industrial Electrical
Gas tungsten arc welding certificate
Gas metal and flux cored arc welding certificate
Shielded metal arc welding certificate
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Satisfactory completion of the Post-offer physical required.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
Regular, reliable, on-time attendance required.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
Must be able to adjust regularly assigned work schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Incumbents may rotate through various shift assignments at stations either in the Central Plant or in the Facility Services Shop.
Must be able to work first, second, or third shifts.
Must be willing to use ladders to provide access to work areas and works from heights.
Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals, as research needs dictate, including but not limited to: TB testing and measles immunization.
Must possess an EPA Section 608 Universal Technician Certification.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.