Under the direction of a Lead Maintenance Engineer & A engineer, the Engineer Helper performs maintenance on building HVAC and plumbing systems, including associated ancillary equipment. Performs job-related duties as required or assigned.
Performs corrective and preventive maintenance on typical building plumbing and HVAC equipment including fans, pumps and motors;
Changes filters on fan units and cleans equipment rooms.
Assist (A& B) engineers with other duties as assigned.
High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational training and experience from which comparable skills can be required.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Illinois, provide own reliable transportation and purchase a University parking permit (as required).
Working knowledge of tools, methods and standard trade/safety practices.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Knowledge of the tools, instruments, methods and standard trade/safety practices.
Ability to perform calculations applicable to field of expertise.
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
Helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented. Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose.
Balances listening and talking, speaks and writes clearly and accurately, keeps others informed.
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities.
Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
Attended or attending Local 399 Union School or equivalent experience and training.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Mechanical, electrical and refrigeration skills.
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team.
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time.
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving, reading and interpreting technical drawings.
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatory requirements.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37022
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.