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Engineer (HVAC, Building Systems, Preventative Maintenance, And Mechanical Systems), Job #103370

at Seattle Housing Authority

Pay: up to $41.49/hour
$41.49 - $
Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2367777
Keywords: engineer, electronic

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Engineer (HVAC, Building Systems, Preventative Maintenance, And Mechanical Systems), Job #103370
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
Salary: $41.49 Hourly + Excellent Benefits
Regular Full-Time, FLSA Non Exempt Position

The Seattle Housing Authority, a nationally recognized leader in developing and maintaining affordable, innovative housing communities, is accepting applications for an Engineer.

Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager or Trade Supervisor:
  • Perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties
    • Installation, maintenance, diagnosis, repair and alteration of: 
      • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration systems (HVAC).
      • Hot water tanks/boilers.
      • Control devices and related  equipment to assure maximum operation efficiency
      • Furnace (Oil and Electric).
      • Fire Extinguisher Equipment
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance schedules and routine servicing of system equipment.
  • Provide technical training, direction and information to other personnel as needed. 


E = Essential Functions
1.      Perform maintenance and repair on hot water boilers, furnaces, gas and oil-fired equipment, valves, lines, radiation and other equipment. E
2.      Perform highly skilled HVAC control design and maintenance including but not limited to the following areas: adjust, calibrate, design, and replace controls for HVAC systems as required; troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and electronic HVAC system; analyze and repair analog and digital circuitry.  E
3.      Diagnose and change computerized control boards as required; test for proper operation of HVAC system equipment; perform calculations to determine proper calibration and settings of pneumatic controllers and dials; inspect, troubleshoot and replace diagnosed malfunctions in sensor units.  E
4.      Prepare preventive maintenance schedules and conduct regular inspections of all HVAC and hot water boiler equipment and systems.  E
5.      Prepare estimates for installing new HVAC systems and/or repair and replacement of existing damaged ones; make recommendations on the condition of existing HVAC systems for capital planning.  E
6.      Repair circulating pumps, roof fan units. E
7.      Maintain, test, repair, and certify fire extinguisher equipment. E
8.      Maintain boiler and/or furnace room in clean and orderly condition. E
9.      Maintain and repair emergency generators. E
10. Maintain and repair metering equipment and devices for chemical treatment. E
11. May test and certify back-flow prevention devices.
12. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, work plans, performance measures, and continuous improvement of service delivery to assist in attaining the unit/program/department initiatives and goals, agency core strategies, and mission through a spirit of service, teamwork and respect. Work well with other employees, follow direction, and work well under pressure.
13. Attend all required training and safety meetings; use, maintain and replace assigned personal protective equipment; report all injuries and illnesses to supervisor immediately; complete and submit incident/accident reports as required; report hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices to supervisor; and follow all safety and health guidelines, practices, policies and procedures, and actively support and participate in the Emergency Preparedness program and tasks.
14. Assist in ordering supplies and maintaining an adequate supply of parts.
15. Make such reports and maintain records as are required.
16. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate, GED, or equivalent education as required by apprenticeship program.
Have completed an approved apprentice program for HVAC technician and worked as an HVAC Technician Journeyman for 4 or more years desired.
Four years of work experience working on Class 5 boilers desired.
Four years of work history working in a facility or plant as an engineer desired.
Washington State Driver's License and fully insurable driving record required.
Union membership required within 30 days of hire.
Must possess a valid Washington CFC license.
Must possess a valid Washington EL06B Electrical license within 12 months.
Eight (8) hours per year of continuing education required.

This is an FLSA Non-Exempt position covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1.          Heating, air conditioning, and energy management in Direct Digital Control systems.
2.          Construction, installation, maintenance and repair of heating systems using electric, gas, or oil fuel.
3.          Effective diagnostic techniques, appropriate for the trade, that produce fast and accurate results.
4.          Point-by-point troubleshooting guides to find faults in a short period of time.
1.            Follow verbal and written instructions.
2.            Work harmoniously with staff, tenants, and the general public.
3.            Read and interpret mechanical plans.
4.            Use good judgment.
5.            Operate a computer, computerized energy management software, word processing, Excel, work order systems, and time recording software.
6.            Follow point-by-point troubleshooting guides to find faults in a short period of time.
7.            Operate a commercial vehicle in a safe manner.
·         Housing, construction, and community sites.
·         Occupied units.
·         Occasional work in unsanitary or infested units.
·         Outdoor work in all types of weather.
·         Roof Tops.
·         Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
·         Seeing to read a variety of materials.
·         Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment.
·         Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
·         Lifting and carrying materials/objects up to 75 pounds as assigned.
·         Must be able to climb ladders, work in confined spaces, mechanical rooms, ventilation fan housing, etc., using appropriate safety procedures.
·         Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
·         Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job when required.
·         Inclement weather.
·         Occasional work in unsanitary or infested units.
·         Work with angry, hostile or abusive individuals.