Facilities Engineer

Eden Prairie
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Facilities Engineer
Status:  Full-time regular position, non-exempt
Salary Range:  $23.60 to $27.97 per hour 
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Location: City Center/Community Center
Hours:  Standard business hours (8am-4:30pm); Shift may vary based on business need;
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Facilities Supervisor

Facilities Division
The Facilities Division is responsible for the daily operations, preventive maintenance, remodeling and long term maintenance programs of the 30 major facilities owned by the City and spaces leased by the City.  Total square footage of these facilities is about 1 million square feet. The major facilities include the City Center, Community Center, Senior Center, Water Plant, Utilities Garage, Maintenance Facility, 4 Fire Stations, Building 51, the Den Road Liquor Store, the Outdoor Center, 12 Park Shelters and 5 Historical Buildings.  The leased spaces include 2 of the 3 Liquor Stores and the Housing and Community Services space at the Eden Prairie Mall.

Position Details
The Facilities Engineer supports the Facilities Division to ensure smooth operations of the mechanical, electrical, and facilities safety equipment for City buildings. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

1) Performs preventative maintenance, testing, and repair of all building, mechanical, electrical, fitness equipment; uses a variety of hand tools and power tools.
2) Troubleshoots and repairs systems related to HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire/life/safety, elevators, emergency generators, ice rink refrigeration, pool equipment, pneumatic control, and energy management; assists facilities supervisors in performing inspections of this equipment and documenting the results.
3) Maintains the City ice rinks and pool facilities by performing ice rink refrigeration maintenance, pool maintenance, and ice re-surfacing operations.
4) Provides work direction to contractors in the HVAC, electrical, and mechanical trades; provides work direction to Facilities Technicians.
5) Creates and maintains records and/or inventory for work orders, inspection forms, building equipment, preventive maintenance, and utility and energy usage.
6) Supports division cross-function initiatives by developing skills, applying technical knowledge, assisting with projects; trains co-workers and staff in specialized skills.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements
Education: Two year technical degree in related field required; second class C boiler’s license required; first class C boiler’s license preferred, or, must obtain within 3 years of employment; must obtain Certified Pool Operator license within first 12 months of employment; ammonia refrigeration experience preferred.  Universal Refrigeration license preferred, or, must obtain within 3 years of employment.

Work Experience: Minimum of five years experience with industrial refrigeration, HVAC, boilers, pool operation preferred; experience in building construction, repair, and maintenance of systems and equipment preferred.

Technical Skills: Must have training in HVAC, cooling towers, energy management, electrical, mechanical, refrigeration, boilers, chillers, plumbing, fire/safety equipment, welding, pneumatic controls, and reading blue prints.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Occasionally exertion of force in excess of 50 and/or up to 100 pounds to move objects or equipment accessories is required. Must be able to exert 20-50 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Regularly must be able to climb ladders to reach building roofs. 

Working Conditions:
Work is performed inside and outside of buildings, involving driving vehicles to City owned property.  Seasonal conditions can include excessive heat or cold.  Conditions can include working in noisy, wet, muddy, slippery or dusty and windy conditions. Position requires incumbent to work on ladders and on roofs.  Position requires incumbent to work with water treatment chemicals.  There is often exposure to traffic and moving equipment.  There is considerable attention to detail when handling equipment in tight quarters or around people.

City Expectations
All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared expectations: Customer Focus, Flexibility, Initiative, Results Orientation, Public Stewardship, and Teamwork.

Position Specific Expectations
: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Organization: Ability to coordinate several activities, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously in a polite and professional manner; prioritizes what needs to get done; keeps things neat and orderly; utilizes tools for efficiency; factors several considerations when planning; establishes methods to ensure routine tasks are completed.

Problem Solving: Uses judgment to solve difficult problems in a timely manner; compares possible options; uses reasoning to explain necessary next steps; looks beyond the obvious; challenges the first answer and seeks alternatives; probes several resources to obtain all relevant information.

Technical Learning: Effective at acquiring skills, abilities and knowledge; quickly learns new industry, organization, and product information; has an aptitude for retaining and applying technical information; able to communicate techniques, software or product to others; is a quick study; able to work under tight deadlines and pressure.

Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts professional reference and criminal history checks for all employees joining the organization. In addition, the following is required for this specific position: driver’s check (must have valid Driver’s License and excellent driving record). All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

Apply online at www.edenprairie.org under “Employment”.


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.
First Round Interviews: Options available - February 21 and 22
Final Round Interviews: March 1, 2013
Pre-Employment Process: Week of March 4 – March 8
Anticipated Start Date: March, 2013 (negotiable)

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