Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA is hiring a Facilities Engineer.

More information and how to apply is available on the WWU Human Resources page.  The deadline to apply is Friday, May 12th.

About the Position: The Facilities Engineer 2 performs engineering assignments in support of required installation and operation of the centralized Emergency Management Center and all associated mechanical & electrical components throughout the University system.  Under general direction, work activities include system controls, system maintenance, system design and recordkeeping.  This position has a high level of responsibility and technical expertise and involves elements of controls monitoring, troubleshooting and creative analysis, design and engineering interpretation, programming, integration of new systems, process optimization, database analysis and reporting, and communications.

This position is part of a Public School Employees of WWU bargaining union.  New employees are required to meet the membership requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement within 30 calendar days of employment.
About the College/Department: Facilities ManagementPosition Responsibilities:

  • System Controls
    • Monitor equipment and building alarms using diagnostic tools available
    • Monitor facility environmental conditions connected to the system
    • Review, interpret, and edit building control programs and program modules with significant complexity
    • Exercise specific engineering project responsibilities to manage and control the sequence of operations and system optimization of all connected mechanical and electrical equipment/systems through the Building Automated Control System (BACS)
    • Monitor and analyze with Building Automated Controls System (BACS) mechanical & electrical equipment and operations; review and recommend changes that directly related to accepted engineering practices and ASHRAE cycles of operation
  • System Maintenance
    • Thoroughly comprehend, interpret and evaluate design documents, building plans and specifications; recommend changes where necessary based on standard engineering practices; convert when necessary design documents and engineering data into detailed sequence of operations and prepared control programs; insure that actual sequence of operations will comply with all pertinent code requirements
    • Troubleshoot system discrepancies to determine the difference between a BAC problem and field related problem; route system alarms to the appropriate shops for resolution; this requires competent Server, workstation and network diagnostic capabilities, including the use of Wireshark, managed network monitoring, and other specialized tools
    • Help resolve conflicts of HVAC overlap or control inadequacies during implementation of new systems or controls being added to the BACS
    • Strong teaching component to share knowledge and skill sets with fellow employees in a cooperative peer to peer working environment
  • System Design
    • When necessary, convert design documents and engineering data into detailed sequences of operation, flow charts, and prepared control programs and modules
    • Insure that actual sequence of operations will comply with all pertinent code requirements; a very high level of programming proficiency is required for successful candidates, with a strong preference for Siemens PPCL
      • Similar high level experience with other text based controls languages, like Basic, Pascal, Python, C, and Fortran may apply
    • Apply significant analysis of data sets and optimized algorithm approaches for set-point refinement of floating control and process loops
    • Prepare specific reports and drawings to include ladder diagrams, block diagrams or wiring details for installation by University personnel and occasional interface with outside contractors
    • Prepare specific building plan review documentation for Public Works new construction, University personnel, and internal shops reference
    • Thoroughly comprehend, interpret and evaluate design documents, building plan sets, submittals and specifications; recommend changes where necessary based on standard engineering practices
  • Record Keeping
    • Prepare specific reports to include SQL database analysis, objectivity database analysis, and Excel analysis with short and long term trending definitions, prepared and presented to internal and external consumers of the data including the Campus Energy Manager
    • Create and effectively manage all Building Automated Control Center records including building control records as approved by the Technical Maintenance Supervisor; include surveys related to energy usage, trend data and overall system operations; incorporate verbal and written reports from other engineering functions, maintenance personnel or other sources into equipment operations as necessary
    • Archive data and records for liability and/or insurance purposes
    • Maintain an active alarm and repair record of all BAC system generated problems
  • Physical Demands
    • Standing/walking – constantly to 50% of the time
    • Sitting at computer or sitting at work station – constantly to 50% of the time
    • Lifting/carrying
      • Occasionally – 11 – 33% of the time – items weighing up to 25 pounds
      • Seldom – 1 – 10% of the time – items weighing up to 50pounds
    • Bending/twisting/crouching/kneeling/squatting – to perform duties above
    • Reaching below knees/knees to shoulder/above shoulder – to perform duties above
    • Access small areas; these areas may be between ducts, inside ductwork, in access holes, under floors, and in crawl spaces
  • Other
    • If listed on the Physical Plant essential personnel list, must report to work when called on to do so

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or four years of college level coursework in related engineering studies or seven years of progressively more responsible and complex HVAC engineering work
  • Knowledge of ASHRAE and IAQ standards for ventilation and mechanical systems
  • Documented experience with Siemens Apogee Building Automation Control Systems (BACS) to include but not be limited to: DDC controls applications, base level PPCS (Powers Process Control Language), computer programming language, specific accepted ASHAE applications for sequence of operation, and computer based networked controls with central monitoring
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to work in commercial and institutional settings
  • Proficiency with SQL database application, MS Word, Access, Excel, Windows or latest current version of operating system or equivalent
  • Driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to starting work
  • Technical accuracy and recordkeeping skills
  • Ability to manage time well and work under pressure situations with tight schedules and deadlines to complete projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a friendly and cooperative manner with students, staff, and faculty at all levels of the organization, and in contacts with the public
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Possess technical accuracy and recordkeeping skills
  • Possess or gain specific computer program knowledge to perform assigned duties
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend blueprints
  • Effectively read and understand written information and instructions
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations

For unescorted access into the Public Safety Office and for access to residence halls, this position must undergo a fingerprint background check.Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) rules and regulations and standard job safety rules
  • Knowledge of IBC, IPC, NFPA, and NEC
  • Strong communication skills, including written, visual graphics (i.e. drawing, charts) and verbal

Academic Emphasis: N/AJob Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: New hires typically begin at $4109/month including an excellent benefits package
Bargaining Union: PTE
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  Note:  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.  You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application.

Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of three professional references.Other Information: Follow Western Employment on Facebook and @WWUEmployment on TwitterJob Posted: 4/21/2017
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins May 12, 2017; position is open until filledRecruitment #: 170190
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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