Building Engineer

Duties

Bastyr University is seeking an experienced and dedicated Building Engineer.

About Bastyr:

Bastyr is a progressive internationally recognized pioneer in Natural Health Arts and Sciences education and research. Founded in 1978, the University today offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs that reflect multidisciplinary, science-based natural health curricula with an emphasis on the integration of mind, body, spirit, and nature. Regionally accredited since 1989, Bastyr University is composed of three schools, the School of Naturopathic Medicine, The School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences and the School of Traditional World Medicines. Bastyr is comprised of a main campus in Kenmore, WA, a health clinic in Seattle, and a branch campus and health clinic in San Diego. 

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Building Engineers are responsible for general repairs and maintenance of all buildings, structures, and equipment. Building Engineers perform preventative and repair maintenance to keep all buildings and equipment in good operating condition. A variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance duties are performed to carry out essential functions of this position, and engineers should be trained and qualified in one or more skilled craft areas. Job assignments involve the use of tools, equipment, and procedures that can be readily learned through on the job training.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Building Engineers are responsible for general repairs and maintenance of all buildings, structures, and equipment. Building Engineers perform preventative and repair maintenance to keep all buildings and equipment in good operating condition. A variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance duties are performed to carry out essential functions of this position, and engineers should be trained and qualified in one or more skilled craft areas. Job assignments involve the use of tools, equipment, and procedures that can be readily learned through on the job training.

This job requires physical abilities such as trunk strength, manual dexterity, and wrist-finger movement in order to perform the essential functions of the position. This position receives supervision in the form of daily assignments/work orders, projects and tasks to be completed, which are assigned by the Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer, and/or Director of Facilities Operations. This position performs the duties of the job within specific guidelines and departmental procedures. Also, this position is responsible for reporting any complex or unusual maintenance problems.

  • Maintains buildings, performs minor and routine painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and other related maintenance activities.
  • Builds, repairs, and/or installs counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framework, trim shelving, and sheet rock.
  • Replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile, carpet tile, and wall coverings etc.
  • Replaces wiring, switches, outlets, lamp holders, conduit and electrical apparatus in buildings.
  • Changes lights and ballasts as needed to maintain full operation at all times.
  • Unclogs drains, repairs faucets, flush valves, shower valves, showerheads, replaces toilets, urinals, skins and other minor plumbing related items as needed. Able to thread pipe and solder.
  • Paints, applies sheet rock compound, patch holes in walls, ceilings, floors, and doors.
  • Hangs pictures, chalkboards, corkboards, clocks, display cases etc.
  • Moves furniture, assembles furniture, delivers boxes etc.
  • Sets up, breaks down equipment and furniture for classes, CCCE, and special events.
  • Removes snow and or debris from walks, steps, driveways, and parking lots to assist Groundskeeper.
  • Checks all chillers/boilers for proper operation, notes and reports any unusual condition.
  • Shares vacant shift coverage responsibility for absences from illness/vacations to maintain shift coverage.
  • Completes assigned tasks and uses email and CMMS daily. Adds responses daily on all unfinished work so work can be re-assigned as needed to maintain consistent workflow.
  • Maintains the campus buildings for proper operations with use of equipment in a safe manner using accepted safety procedures, such as confined space entry, hot work, ladders safety, lock out/tag out, etc.
  • Consistent positive customer service and interpersonal skills with a Can Do – Customer Centered mindset.
  • Some responsibility for physical assets or fiscal matters, including own job-related accounting, suggesting or occasionally making minor purchases (i.e paint, lumber).  This person is highly responsible for maintaining shop machinery and tools, supplies, buildings and their related systems.
  • Other duties as assigned. Listed but not limited to:
      • Use heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, and misc. carts/vehicles.
      • Use all types of power and hand tools common in construction and maintenance to include mower, chainsaw, trimmers, pressure washer etc.
      • Assists Grounds, Fleet and other departments on repairs of vehicles and equipment.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend department staff meetings.
  • Will be required to develop a thorough knowledge of safety procedures associated with fire response, earthquake response, elevator failures, accidents and illness.
  • Attends special training courses that may be required by the University.
Qualifications: 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPR and First Aid certification required within 90 days of hire.
  • ACM training required within 90 days of hire
  • Pass a driving and criminal background check.
  • Ability to lift 65 pounds may be required.
  • This position requires proficient computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Suite of Office Applications, and CMMS, which includes preventative maintenance.
  • Grade 4 boiler firefighter license preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requires excellent organizational and communication skills.  Must be willing to be part of cooperative team effort.  Must be able to anticipate needs of others and provide appropriate advice and help to customers. 
  • Must have a positive, “can do” attitude.
  • Must kind, cooperative and tactful with the client. 
  • Must be able to understand and work with various personality types effectively to a win-win outcome. 
  • Must be goal-orientated and able to prioritize tasks.  Demonstrated ability to advise Chief Engineer of corrections that need to be made or to suggest work improvement methods.
  • Ability to operate all equipment in the boiler room, with proper training, or know whom to contact for assistance. Know boiler operations and maintenance according to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) code.
  • Ability to solve plumbing problems or know whom to contact for emergency plumbing repair. Pipe fitting experience is a plus.
  • Must comply with WISHA and OSHA regulations. Ability to notify Manager of situations and/or hazards.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical as per NEC & NFPA 70E and to current Washington State Department of Labor & Industries approved license.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair HVAC as per HVAC Technician Certification as approved by EPA.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair pumps, compressors, small motors, steam/hot water heating systems, etc.
  • Consistently complete work orders and planned maintenance tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to read, writes, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Clear communication is necessary for the safe operation of the campus facilities.
  • Must use good judgment when working in and around the student village housing buildings.
  • Errors or mistakes in judgment could cause disruption in daily flow and potential safety problem.
  • Considerable judgment required in performing daily duties.
  • Must appropriately assess situations and determine appropriate responses.
  • Must organize and prioritize varied tasks.
  • Working with electrical, boiler, water, and ventilation systems requires a high level of care and good judgment to assure that all systems are working property. These systems do affect everyone on campus. An error in judgment could cause building-wide electrical and heat loss, unsafe conditions, or explosions.
  • Comply with departmental policy for the safe storage, usage, and disposal of hazardous materials.

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #21-027 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume to: jobs@bastyr.edu.

Other Notes:

Bastyr University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and prescription coverage; generous paid time off; access to Bastyr’s Centers for Natural Health; and a competitive 403(b) retirement plan.

Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact jobs@bastyr.edu to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or jobs@bastyr.edu.