Apply today for Building Engineer position with City of Seattle:
|Invitation to Compete #24-14
Facilities Maintenance Department
80 hours per pay period
$27.64 – $30.50 per hourApplication materials must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014. This is a regular full-time, non-exempt and benefited position. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME; upon employment the individual selected must join the union and pay dues. This position is assigned to a shift that works Sunday – Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Seattle Public Library is Seattle’s center of information and knowledge and one of the most popular and valued services in the city. Library staff members are highly regarded by the public for their knowledge, quality of service and caring. Staff members are committed to the Library’s organizational values of respect, partnership, engagement, diversity, transparency and recognition. In particular, they demonstrate respect, engage in partnerships, and are transparent in their communications and intentions. A strategic priority of the Library is to foster an internal culture of innovation which focuses on creativity, engagement, learning and staff development.
This position is assigned to the downtown library in Seattle. The downtown Central Library is a LEED-Certified Silver Building. This high rise building encompasses 365,000 square feet, 12 levels and includes an HVAC system that exceeds environmental quality standards for commercial, high-rise buildings. This facility is internationally renowned for its architectural design and unique building systems. Read more information about the downtown library at: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-building-facts . The computerized HVAC controls are sophisticated and state-of-the-art. They adjust temperatures, air quality parameters and the air handling dynamics; and they are tied to other critical mechanical systems, including the hot water and fire-life systems.
The Building Engineer, as part of the highly collaborative and energetic facilities maintenance team, is the Library’s lead for recognizing, troubleshooting and resolving Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) operating problems. The position reports to the Building Maintenance Support Supervisors and works with teammates within the Facilities Maintenance Services Department. While this Building Engineer position is primarily responsible for maintaining and controlling HVAC systems at the downtown library; they will also complete work at neighborhood libraries, as necessary. These 26 branch libraries vary in age, size, heating/cooling systems, and architectural design. See more information about the branch libraries here: http://www.spl.org/Media/videos/LFA_wrapup/LFA_wrapup.htm .
The position is responsible for ensuring that HVAC systems work efficiently and are properly maintained. This position may be assigned to other building maintenance work as needed. This position must drive a library service vehicle to and from locations throughout the City of Seattle in a safe and timely manner; transporting tools, equipment and other items between sites. This position is required to be on standby duty on a rotational basis with other facilities professionals.
Diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve HVAC problems. Monitor system functioning using computerized controls. Make corrective and preventive adjustments. Take the lead in handling emergency HVAC problems to ensure that facilities can remain open to the public and staff and are safe and comfortable. Interpret data from the computerized control systems. Coordinate corrective actions with key vendors and library maintenance staff. When needed, contact vendors and contractors and arrange for major repairs, and coordinate all with the crew lead and unit supervisors. Perform elements of plumbing, refrigeration, pneumatic and electrical/mechanical crafts to effect system corrections and ensure efficient operation.
Operate building automation systems and controls. Monitor daily and routine system functioning and make corrections and adjustments as needed. Operate Siemens software and computerized controls. Advise library and maintenance staff about system and operational problems.
Oversee the maintenance and repair of the Library’s HVAC systems. Develop and implement regular maintenance and programming schedules for the Central and branch library HVAC systems. Oversee maintenance procedures and arrange for maintenance and repairs as needed. Keep up-to-date information about the operation of the systems, including information about relevant vendors, and contractors and sources of necessary parts and equipment. Coordinate the services of vendors and contractors engaged in new or upgraded HVAC installations or major repairs. Coordinate and communicate these activities with Library staff to ensure the smooth delivery of services in the Library’s public buildings.
Provide for the administrative support of HVAC operations. As needed, develop reports and studies, maintain operating records, maintain maintenance records, develop or revise preventative maintenance procedures, and assist with communications with contractors, vendors and staff. Maintain and update system documentation, equipment specifications, blueprints and schematics. Utilize the Library’s computerized maintenance management system in the completion of daily work and in the management of HVAC programs.
Ensure the safe operation of HVAC systems. Identify safety hazards and take appropriate action to ensure that equipment is operating properly, that maintenance and troubleshooting activities are performed safely and effectively, and that air quality meets all regulatory standards.
How to Apply
To be considered for this vacancy candidates must submit an application via this site and include:
All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014. Only applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. Applicants who are selected to move forward in the process will be invited to participate in an interview, written skills assessment, and hands-on skills demonstration.
Note: Successful candidates will also be asked to provide a current Washington State Driver’s Abstract upon employment.
THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROUDLY PROMOTES DIVERSITY IN EMPLOYMENT. If accommodations are needed during the selection process, please let us know.