Seattle Center is seeking qualified professionals for the position of HVAC Technician. Click here to apply. 
Job Title: HVAC Technician ~ Seattle Center
Job Number: 2014-01197
Salary: $31.21 – $33.77 Hourly
Location: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Shift: Variable
Department: Seattle Center
Bargaining Unit: Operating Engineers, Local 286
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
A City of Seattle Grade I Steam License or City of Seattle Grade II Steam License is REQUIRED.
A City of Seattle Grade II License or City of Seattle Grade I License is required for this job; however we are accepting applications from applicants with a Grade III City of Seattle Steam Engineers license, with the condition that they must obtain a City of Seattle Grade II Steam Engineers license, within four (4) months of employment.
Job Responsibilities:
§ Operate, maintain and repair central plant high pressure, fire tube boilers and chillers and low pressure package boilers, both steam and hot water and associated equipment.
§ Operate, maintain and repair 2 central plant Centrifugal Chillers and associated equipment.
§ Perform inspections, installation, repair and preventive maintenance on existing equipment including valves, pumps, air compressors and associated equipment
§ Troubleshoot and repair A/C Units, Heat pumps and appliances.
§ Operate, install, troubleshoot and repair HVAC computerized control system.
§ Operate and maintain back-up diesel generator systems
§ Monitor and reset fire control panels.
§ Repair and maintain hydraulic systems on compactors and truck ramps.
§ Monitor and record readings of all equipment, prepare maintenance records of repair work.
§ Respond to routine emergency calls.
§ Perform, chemical test and treatment for boilers, cooling towers and Hydronic and chilled water loop systems.
·MUST already POSSESS a CURRENT City of Seattle Grade I or II Steam Engineers License
·PLUS requires two years of experience in the operation and maintenance of HVACR systems or a minimum of two years’ experience in a technical school HVACR coursework (or combination of education, training and/or experience with provides equivalent qualifications).
·OR; POSSESS a CURRENT City of Seattle Grade III Steam Engineers License PLUS Must have the ability to obtain a City of Seattle Grade II Steam Engineers license, within four (4) months of employment.
·Must have the ability to obtain a City of Seattle Refrigeration Operator’s License within 90 days of employment.
·Must obtain CFC Universal Refrigeration Certificate within 12 months of employment
·Required to stand, walk, climb, climb ladders or bend for extended periods of time.
·Able to lift up to 50 lbs. safely and effectively.
·Requires working at heights and in restricted areas using precautions and attention to safety procedures/equipment.
·Work requires exposure to excessive noise and requires taking safety precautions around equipment.
Additional Information:
Desired Qualifications:
Seattle Center is a values-based organization that encourages employee participation, open communication, teamwork and collaborative problem solving.
The most competitive candidates will have:
·The ability to work within a diverse workforce
·Proven methods to be effective in a team setting or alone after being given verbal or written instructions.
·Demonstrated ability to organize work, solve medium to complex problems and manage competing and inflexible deadlines.
·Proven methods to demonstrate that they are capable of working as a part of a team or alone without constant supervision.
·Significant experience in maintenance and operation of digital control systems.
Seattle Center is a 24/7 – 365 operation. HVAC Technicians work varying shifts, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
All successful candidate(s) —
Must be 18 years or older at time of application
·Must possess a current and valid Driver License – a Complete Abstract will be required for successful applicant(s)
·Will be required to complete a pre-placement exam
This position is a standalone position, while on duty there are frequently no other engineers to provide assistance in case of equipment problems. This demands an incredibly broad base of knowledge about virtually all our heating and air conditioning systems and the ability to troubleshoot and repair those systems to ensure ongoing support to events. 
For more information about Seattle Center, please visit
Please go to An active email address is required to establish an account with the City of Seattle Online Job system (NeoGov). Applications can be printed from the website or picked up from Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue -54th Floor, and mailed, along with a resume to: Employment Services, P.O. Box 34028, Seattle, WA, 98124-4028 OR visit us at Seattle Center Armory building Room 214 for a paper application.   For questions concerning this posting, please contact Sue Ruiz at 206.684.0994 or email at


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