- Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013 and 2014. The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
Facilities Operations Maintenance Specialist
Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013 and 2014. The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015.Evaluate equipment operations problems and emergencies in buildings on campuses having multiple buildings which are non-contiguous; take appropriate action to return equipment to it normal operating condition; monitor building systems operations to ensure their normal functioning. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.
Respond to emergency calls and reported malfunctions on mechanical, electrical or utility systems, e.g., elevators; apply journey-level knowledge in associated trades; work independently without on-shift supervision and exercise independent judgment to solve problems; call in and coordinate the work of other mechanics during emergencies.
This is a full-time, classified position, eligible for overtime, and subject to an alternate work schedule.
SALARY INFORMATION: The above salary range reflects the starting step (Step G) and ending step (Step L) salary for this classified position. As a new employed classified employee, based on annual increments, it will take 2.5 years to reach Step L on the salary schedule. This does not reflect any contractual changes, legislative mandated salary increases or Cost of Living Increases (COLA’s) that may be approved in the future.
Inspect and initiate corrective action on a variety of mechanical, electrical and air-conditioning equipment; determine need to call in and coordinate other mechanics as necessary to resolve emergency conditions.
Develop and conduct a preventative maintenance (PM) program for assigned machinery and equipment.
Perform emergency maintenance, operation and repair of electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings and utility systems.
Respond to and establish alternate operating modes for malfunctions of utility systems and personnel service systems, e.g., elevators, escalators, food service equipment.
Coordinate with campus police during off-hour emergencies, e.g., during fires, bomb threats and disruptions of primary utility systems.
Coordinate with campus operations personnel and initiate operating procedures to maintain building environmental systems and achieve optimal levels of energy consumption including initiating changes in campus operation through computerized Central Supervisory Control System.
Operate energy management systems (DDC Controls); setting set points and run schedules for lights/HVAC equipment.
Develop and participate in equipment identification program.
Adhere to and enforce safety rules, regulations and precautions.
Provide intermittent training to other trades and crafts workers.
Perform preventive maintenance.
Order supplies/materials to maintain an adequate inventory of required stock to carry on Shop or maintenance work.
Respond to general maintenance clean-ups, requests and miscellaneous duties.
May lead or direct journey level trades workers engaged in repair and maintenance activities.
Perform related and assigned duties as required.
HS Diploma or GED equivalent; AND
Four years of journey-level experience in one or more skilled trades, including but not limited to heating and air-conditioning systems, mechanical and electrical systems; OR
Experience working in a public agency with multiple facilities.
Your application must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete:
Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) describing how your skills and abilities relate to this position;
A one page Diversity Response (found in the Supplemental Questions).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must submit to and complete a National Criminal Background Check.
This position is covered under the the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA) bargaining agreement.
Physical ability to handle heavy equipment and materials;
Ability to work indoors or outdoors and work in all types of weather;
Ability to work an alternate work schedule to meet college operational needs.
Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled with a priority closing date of December 9, 4:00 p.m… Applications received by this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.
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