Building Engineer



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. 




  • Provide general building maintenance as required, which may include opening the building, appropriate assistance in events, and emergencies
  • Carry cell facilities phone for responses, as available
  • Backup Clinic Facilities staff members in order to provide seamless service to the entire clinic as needed
  • Maintain the building’s operations with proper use of equipment in a safe manner using proper safety procedures, such as confined space entry, hot work, ladders safety, lock out/tag out, etc.
  • Will be a member of the Emergency response team
  • Provide excellent customer service with a positive attitude towards students, staff and visitors.
  • Coordinates work request forms from Facilities Manager as appropriate
  • Performs appropriate maintenance, electrical, plumbing, painting, HVAC, and repair tasks
  • Will have some weekend or night responsibilities depending on work order requirements, which may include opening the building, appropriate assistance in events, and emergencies
  • Responsible for executing work request forms and for performing maintenance and repair tasks. Record time and materials used per work order
  • Responsible for service and maintenance of locks and door hardware
  • Maintain the building’s operations with proper use of equipment, minor electrical repairs in a safe manner using proper lock out procedures
  • Provide electrical, mechanical, plumbing and maintenance support as directed
  • Manage inventory levels of medical, clinical, office and other misc. supplies throughout clinic
  • Collect, clean, sterilize and maintain clean ready to use levels of AEAM cups daily
  • Launder and stock blankets, misc. facilities linens and in-house lab coats
  • Organize all exam rooms on a weekly basis, which includes but is not limited to proper disposal of bio hazardous materials, wiping down counters, stocking rooms and general cleaning of patient care areas
  • Open/close clinic per shift requirements
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including regular attendance.




  • Test and repair all exam room equipment and fixtures as needed.  Exam entire clinic during routine closure weeks for Preventive Maintenance, failures and deficiencies correcting all items in a timely manner
  • Yearly satisfactory completion of clinic safety program, HIPAA and BBP trainings
  • Coordinate and lead safety committee meetings per OSHA regulations.  Serve as a permanent member of the committee with Facilities Manager
  • Will be required to develop a thorough knowledge of safety procedures associated with fire response, earthquake response, elevator failures, accidents and illness etc
  • Attend special training courses that may be required by the University



  • Will be assigned some weekend or night responsibilities for clinic operations depending on work order requirements and or demands of systems
  • Within 90 days of hire, must obtain a CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must have basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, security, and controls knowledge
  • Must have mechanical and mathematical aptitude
  • Problem solving and ability to ask for help and/or direction when appropriate
  • Valid Washington driver’s license
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel required.




  • 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 be assertive, but tactful.  Must be able to understand and work with various personality types at all levels
  • Must be goal-orientated and able to prioritize.  Demonstrated ability to advise Facilities Manager of corrections that need to be made or to suggest work improvement methods
  • Ability to solve plumbing problems or know whom to contact for emergency plumbing repair. Pipe fitting experience is a plus
  • 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 formulate and complete a preventative maintenance program. Demonstrate and carry out the preventive tasks in a timely fashion
  • Two or more years of experience with the ability to work autonomously within a Maintenance or Facilities department. Experience in commercial or industrial work
  • Customer service experience, including progressively responsible tasks, preferably in institutional and/or school or university maintenance services
  • Three years of relevant maintenance experience
  • Minimum High School or GED Equivalent, college or trade school preferred
  • Sustainable maintenance and trade licenses
  • Computer training, basic competence in MS Word, Excel and outlook
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language




This job description does not list all of the duties associated with this position and the employee may be required to perform additional duties assigned by the employee’s supervisor or otherwise a recognize requirement for this position. Bastyr University reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees requiring accommodation to perform the essential functions of this job so long as the university can do so without undue hardship.


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 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

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #21-046 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume to: