FACILITIES OPERATIONS MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST
|Req #: ||119858 |
|Department: ||FACILITIES SERVICES: CAMPUS ENGINEERING&OPERATIONS |
|Appointing Department Web Address: ||http://www.washington.edu/facilities/ |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Posting Date: ||03/28/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 04/23/2017 |
|Salary: ||$5,173 to $6,889/month |
|Union Position: ||Yes |
| || This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information |
|Notes: || This position is subject to callback outside of the rotating shift hours and occasionally unscheduled overtime. |
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple openings.
Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
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 Facilities Operations Maintenance Specialist ("FOMS") to monitor and evaluate building systems and equipment operations problems and emergencies, taking appropriate action to return systems and equipment to their normal operating condition; monitor building systems operations to ensure their normal functioning.
Respond to emergency calls and reported malfunctions involving mechanical, electrical or utility systems. This includes a wide range of systems and equipment such as: elevators, ventilation, heating, refrigeration, electrical, building lighting, street lighting, fume hoods, fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, chemical spills, critical/computer alarms systems, plumbing, doors/windows, kitchen equipment, floods, building leaks and ceiling tiles.
Apply journey-level knowledge in associated trades to triage problems and direct appropriate trades to complete work; work independently and exercise independent judgment to solve problems.
Monitor building systems operations to ensure proper functioning. Initiate corrective action if required on a variety of mechanical, electrical, life support and air conditioning equipment.
Coordinate with campus police during off-hour emergencies, e.g. fires, security threats and disruption of any utility systems.
Coordinate with campus operations personnel and initiate operating procedures to maintain building environmental systems. This includes monitoring and controlling equipment remotely through the direct digital control (DDC) systems.
Respond to building fire alarms and provide assistance to Seattle Fire Department personnel as required.
Develop and participate in equipment identification programs.
Test and certify building Fire Sprinkler Systems.
Participate in and follow through with Campus Engineering and Operations (CEO) 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.
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.
May provide intermittent training to other trade and craft workers
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
May perform occasional preventive maintenance
Perform other related duties as required.
| Four years of journey-level experience in one or more skilled trades, including experience in heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, mechanical and electrical systems. |
Additional requirements include:
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION: City of Seattle Confidence Testing of Automatic Sprinkler Systems (CT-AS) must be obtained within six months of employment; successfully retesting every three years.
Demonstrated effective communication skills with clients in normal and adverse conditions.
Ability to learn/use basic PC computer skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Experience as a Building Engineer. |
Journey-level experience in at least two skilled trades.
Excellent HVAC skills and repair experience.
Excellent electrical repair experience and troubleshooting in a commercial or institutional setting
Excellent plumbing skills
Experience in the operation of elevators and the emergency evacuation of trapped occupants
Experience in the repair and troubleshooting of street lights
Good commercial refrigeration controls skills and repair experience
Good carpentry skills
Good commercial equipment repair experience
Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and maintenance work request and work order programs.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Must be able to work rotating shifts. Depending on the rotation, this involves working nights, weekends and holidays to provide 24/7 coverage 365 days a year. Due to the requirement for continuous coverage this position is subject to callback outside of the rotating shift hours and occasionally unscheduled overtime. |
Have possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license recognized by the State of Washington and have a good driving record.
Must be willing to work in BL2 and BL3 labs (shower in shower out facilities)
Must be willing and able to access confined spaces and heights using appropriate safety procedures.
Must be able to lift or carry heavy objects, climb ladders, work in restricted movement areas, mechanical/electrical spaces, ventilation fan housing, etc.
Must have a great ability to work under adverse conditions and under pressure situations.
Must be able to use effective communication skills with clients to help mitigate major facilities emergencies.
Must be able to work in a diverse workforce.
Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
Must be able to work outdoors under all weather conditions.
Must be able to communicate effectively on portable hand-held radios with the Seattle Fire Department, University Police Department and other Facilities Services staff.
Must be able to follow all Washington State safety rules and regulations.
Must maintain a professional appearance at all times.
Must be able to work around asbestos containing material and equipment, following proper safety procedures.
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job.
Approved safety shoes must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job.
A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas.
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.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.