Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

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Location
Minneapolis & St. Paul
Posted
Mar 27, 2017
Closes
May 05, 2017
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

The University of St. Thomas, Facilities Management is accepting applications for a full-time Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, II, I or Assistant.

General Purpose:

Mechanical Maintenance Engineers will perform preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems throughout the Universities properties.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Operation, maintenance, repairs, and water treatment testing of steam boilers, hydronic boilers, centrifugal chiller, cooling towers and closed loop systems.
  • Operation, maintenance and repairs of air handler units, exhaust fans, air conditioning units, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, refrigeration units, both commercial and residential.
  • Operation, maintenance and repairs of pumping systems associated with heating, cooling and plumbing systems.
  • Operation, maintenance and repairs of swimming pools, whirlpool spas, their water treatment and associated pumping systems.
  • Plumbing repairs and maintenance of drains, sinks, faucets, showers, toilets, flush valves, floor drains, water heaters, water softeners and any auxiliary plumbing systems.
  • Commercial and residential appliance repairs of refrigerators, stoves, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers.
  • Maintenance and repair of residential style forced air furnaces, hydronic boilers, air conditioners and their auxiliary systems.
  • Operation, maintenance and repairs of pneumatic air compressors, vacuum system, air dryers and their axillary systems.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of pneumatic control systems as related to the temperature control of mechanical equipment and systems.
  • Operation of the computerized Energy Management System (EMS) where it applies to the temperature control of mechanical equipment and systems.

Working Conditions

The physical demand level of the Mechanical Maintenance Engineer is heavy requiring occasional application of 76 -100 pounds of force, and frequent application of 46 – 60 pounds of force. The engineer will spend approximately 2/3 of their shift standing, walking, or climbing. At times the engineer will be required to crawl, crouch, or stoop. The engineer will often be required to reach over head or bend to low levels. The engineer will frequently have to lift items weighing up 50 pounds and on rare occasions may need to briefly lift or support items weighing 100 pounds. The engineer must have excellent hand dexterity and strong grip strength. Occasional work in hot, dusty and noisy environments may be required.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the mechanical maintenance engineers will be assigned corrective buildings and be the primary person responsible for performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building. They will be a back-up for engineers that are on leave or absent in buildings that are assigned to those engineers. Maintenance engineers can be called upon to respond to buildings other than the ones they are primary responsible for and required to make necessary repairs as needed.

On a rotating interval Maintenance Engineers are required to be “on-call”, the engineers are responsible to respond to all calls and pages and resolve issues as needed. Maintenance Engineers are required to be available to work weekends and holidays as needed.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer II

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the Maintenance Engineer II will work with mechanical maintenance engineers in their assigned buildings performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building. As skill levels and on the job experiences increase the Maintenance Engineer II will be assigned buildings to perform preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those buildings.

The Maintenance Engineer II is expected to progress toward the Maintenance Engineer qualifications in three (3) increments within eighteen (18) months by taking at least three (3) job-related (employer approved) classes (one (1) class each six month) with a passing grade or higher. The University will reimburse the employee for the cost of courses when the class is competed and passed (proof of completion and receipt required). Failure to pass these job-related classes will delay moving to the next increment.

During the third increment the Maintenance Engineer II will be a part of the “on-call” rotation, the engineer will be responsible to respond to all calls and pages and resolve issues as needed.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer I

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the Maintenance Engineer I will work with mechanical maintenance engineers in their assigned buildings performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building. As skill levels and on the job experiences increase the Maintenance Engineer I will be assigned buildings to perform preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those buildings.

The Maintenance Engineer I is expected to progress toward the Maintenance Engineer II qualifications in three (3) increments within eighteen (18) months by taking at least three (3) job-related (employer approved) classes (one (1) class each six month) with a passing grade or higher. The University will reimburse the employee for the cost of courses when the class is competed and passed (proof of completion and receipt required). Failure to pass these job-related classes will delay moving to the next increment.

Course work requirements:

EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.

Boiler operations course with preparation for next level of boiler license.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Assistant

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer the Maintenance Engineer Assistant will work with Maintenance Engineers in their assigned buildings performing preventive maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment and systems in those building.

They will be assigned specific tasks to be performed on their own related to preventive maintenance of flush valves, sink faucet repairs, HVAC filter changes, and respond to plumbing issues as they arise throughout all campus buildings. They will be assigned special projects by the Chief Engineer to give them further experience related to all aspects of HVAC equipment and systems.

A Maintenance Engineer Assistant will be encouraged to attend job related courses to further their education and experiences and prepare themselves to be qualified if and when a position opens as a Maintenance Engineer I or Maintenance Engineer II. The University will reimburse the employee for the cost of courses (preapproved by the University) when the class is competed and passed (proof of completion and receipt required). There is no automatic progression from this position to any other position.

Hiring Pay Rate Based On Position and Union Contract.

Potential Shift Hours (Based On Seniority)

Monday – Friday          7:00am – 3:30pm

Tuesday – Saturday      7:00am – 3:30pm

Monday – Friday          10:00am – 6:30pm

Monday – Friday          2:00pm – 11:00pm

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.

Qualifications:

Qualifications and Education Requirements

All Classifications

  1. Valid Minnesota drives license.
  2. Proficient in basic computer skills including MS Office, email, word documents and basic spreadsheet navigation.
  3. Be a member of a bargaining unit (Local 70).

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Graduate from a two (2) years technical school in the field of mechanical maintenance.
  3. Have five (5) years’ experience in the field of mechanical maintenance.
  4. Minimum of a Minnesota 1st Class C boiler license.
  5. EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate.
  6. Certified Pool Operators Certificate. Preferred or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer II

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Two (2) years’ experience in the field of mechanical maintenance.
  3. Minimum of a Minnesota 2nd Class C boiler license.
  4. EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate or the ability to obtain it in twelve (12) months
  5. Certified Pool Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer I

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. One (1) years’ experience in the field of mechanical maintenance.
  3. Minimum of a Minnesota Special Class C boiler license.
  4. Certified Pool Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Assistant

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Two (2) years’ experience in mechanical maintenance or custodial field of work.
  3. Minimum of a Minnesota Special Class C boiler license.
  4. Certified Pool Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain it in six (6) months.

Preferred Skills

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer III

  • Five (5) years’ experience working with steam boilers larger than 300 horsepower.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working with air conditioning and refrigeration.
  • One (1) year experience working with swimming pools and whirlpool spas.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer II

  • Three (3) years’ experience working with steam or hot water boilers.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with air conditioning and refrigeration.
  • One (1) year experience working with swimming pools and whirlpool spas.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer I

  • Five (5) years working in custodial/maintenance of buildings, having some boiler and plumbing repair experience.
  • One (1) years’ experience working with steam or hot water boilers.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Assistant

  • Three (3) years working in custodial/maintenance of buildings, having some boiler and plumbing repair experience.
  • Exhibit attitude and initiative to obtain minimum qualifications for position.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

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