Building Engineer


Bastyr University is looking for a full-time Building Engineer in our Facilities Department for our Kenmore Campus.

Compensation: $21.50-25.50/hr, DOE

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week


  1. 403(b) (Automatic Employer Contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours worked)
  2. Medical, Dental, Vision
  3. Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account
  4. Employee Assistance Program
  5. No cost Life Insurance
  6. Disability Insurance
  7. Sick Pay
  8. Personal Day
  9. Vacation
  10. Community Service Days
  11. Paid Holidays
  12. Employee Tuition assistance
  13. Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible
  14. Shuttle transportation available
  15. LinkedIn Learning

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.

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.


  1. Maintains buildings, performs minor and routine painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and other related maintenance activities.
  2. Builds, repairs, and/or installs counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framework, trim shelving, and sheet rock.
  3. Replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile, carpet tile, and wall coverings etc.
  4. Replaces wiring, switches, outlets, lamp holders, conduit and electrical apparatus in buildings.
  5. Changes lights and ballasts as needed to maintain full operation at all times.
  6. Unclogs drains, repairs faucets, flush valves, shower valves, shower heads, replaces toilets, urinals, skins and other minor plumbing related items as needed. Able to thread pipe and solder.
  7. Paints, applies sheet rock compound, patch holes in walls, ceilings, floors, and doors.
  8. Hangs pictures, chalk boards, cork boards, clocks, display cases etc.
  9. Moves furniture, assembles furniture, delivers boxes etc.
  10. Sets up, breaks down equipment and furniture for classes, CCCE, and special events.
  11. Removes snow and or debris from walks, steps, driveways, and parking lots to assist Groundskeeper.
  12. Checks all chillers/boilers for proper operation, notes and reports any unusual condition.
  13. Shares vacant shift coverage responsibility for absences from illness/vacations to maintain shift coverage.
  14. Completes assigned tasks and uses email and CMMS daily. Adds responses daily on all unfinished work so work can be reassigned as needed to maintain consistent workflow.
  15. 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.
  16. Consistent positive customer service and interpersonal skills with a Can Do – Customer Centered mindset.
  17. Other duties as assigned. Listed but not limited to:

              1)Use heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, and misc. carts/vehicles.

              2)Use all types of power and hand tools common in construction and maintenance to include mower, chainsaw, trimmers, pressure washer etc.

              3)Assists Grounds, Fleet and other departments on repairs of vehicles and equipment.

Education and Preferred Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent
  2. Associates degree and/or trade school preferred.
  3. Two or more years of experience with the ability to work autonomously prioritizing workflow within a maintenance department.
  4. Experience in residential, commercial, or industrial environments preferred.
  5. Customer service experience, including progressively responsible tasks, preferably in institutional and/or school or university maintenance services.
  6. One year of verifiable recent maintenance experience.
  7. Grade 4 boiler fireman license preferred
  8. CPR and First Aid certification required within 90 days of hire.
  9. ACM training required within 90 days of hire
  10. Pass a driving and criminal background check.
  11. This position requires proficient computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Suite of Office Applications, and CMMS which includes preventative maintenance.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to lift 60 pounds may be required.


How to Apply:

Please refer to job #22-030 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter, resume and three references to:


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 

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. 

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