Rail Building Operating Engineer (Job Number: 2020TB12489.2) - Multiple locations in King County, WA

Employer: Seattle Metro Transit

Job Description:
Rail Building Operating Engineer
Salary: $86,881.60 Annually
Location: Multiple locations in King County, WA
Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
Department: MTD - Metro Transit
Job Number: 2020TB12489.2
Closing: Continuous

This recruitment is open continuous; first consideration will be provided to those who apply before March 4, 2021.

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic hands-on Rail Building Operating Engineers (BOE) in the Rail Division of King County Metro Transit. Building Operating Engineers perform skilled day-to-day operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of facility heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and related building systems for Metro Rail facilities while providing the opportunity to be exposed to a diverse set of operating systems and technology. Selected candidates will be assigned work on a range of facilities located throughout King County and learn various systems.

Vacancy Information:
This recruitment will be used to fill immediate career service (CS) positions and may be used to create an eligibility list for future CS, TLT and SDA positions that may occur. Eligibility lists are valid for twelve months, or until exhausted, at the discretion of the hiring authority.

Who May Apply:
This career service position is open to the general public. Additional consideration will be given to King County career service employees. This recruitment may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future career service/and or temporary vacancies that may occur over the next twelve months.

Forms and Materials Required:
An online employment application, completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, with employment history going back at least ten years where possible(or more to include all relevant experience), including answers to the supplemental questions. Please see application instructions at the end of this posting for more details.

About King County:
As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nations' history, King County is a vibrant community with residents who represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we are changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Metro Transit :
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.

Competitive Benefits:
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region). We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and competitive vacation, sick, and holiday, are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan). For more details, please see the Benefits tab on this posting.

Work Location :
Selected candidate will report to Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility and assigned to work at multiple locations throughout King County.

Work Schedule:
Career Service employee work schedules and locations are based on a seniority "pick" system, which occurs twice a year. Employees must be able and willing to work any shift, including any combination of days off, at any location. Positions to be filled by this recruitment are non-exempt and therefore eligible for overtime pay.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Troika Braswell
Sr. Human Resource Analyst

Job Duties
Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. Job duties include but are not limited to:
- Perform maintenance, preventative maintenance and repair on HVAC, refrigeration equipment and systems.
- Troubleshoot and repair all air conditioning units, water coolers, split systems, direct and indirect gas fired rooftop units, boilers, chillers, heat pumps and mixing boxes.
- Troubleshoot building, water side, and air side systems through performance analysis.
- Troubleshoot, repair and adjust pneumatic, electronic and line voltage controls.
- Troubleshoot and repair electrical control circuits for all types of HVAC equipment.
- Maintain and repair air handlers including adjustments to airflow and temperatures to achieve maximum energy efficiency and comfort level.
- Conduct water tests and chemically treat boiler, condenser and chilled water systems.
- Use Facilities Automated Control System to locate system problems and take corrective action.
- Use desktop and laptop computers to access and operate control systems and related control devices.
- Maintain work logs, simple records and prepare reports as needed.
- Clean mechanical room, pick up and deliver parts.
- Optimize system/equipment operation for efficient energy management and energy reduction.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
- Three years of journey-level work experience in the HVAC field. This should include experience with refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, boilers, gas burners, chillers, heat pumps, direct digital controls (DDC) and line voltage controls, control circuits, hydronic, balancing systems, and variable frequency drives.
- Knowledge and skill in maintenance and repair of refrigeration equipment. This should include soft soldering, brazing, electrical schematic reading, equipment installation, electrical troubleshooting, calibration techniques and an understanding of the pressure/temperature characteristics of various refrigerants and how these apply to refrigeration troubleshooting and efficient equipment operation.
- Knowledge and skill in maintenance and repair of gas burners. This should include calibration and tuning techniques and the function/repair/diagnosis of the various elements in the gas train.
- Knowledge and skill with Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and line voltage controls. This should include the ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams, general trouble shooting techniques and the proper use of a multi meter to diagnose problems.
- Knowledge and experience with preventive and predictive equipment maintenance tasks and schedules.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skill to perform energy management functions and write equipment run programs and schedules.
- Demonstrate behaviors that include fairness, respect, inclusiveness, integrity, and ethical conduct.
- Ability to work well and respectfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds.
- Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to read and follow building blueprints and other design schematics.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work constructively on a team with a diverse group of employees.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Desirable Qualifications:
- Five years of journey-level experience in the HVAC field.
- Training in Siemens Building Technologies, Apogee PPCL programming, and/or Apogee Advanced Operations.
- Low Voltage Electrical certification.
- Experience with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) systems.
- Advanced skill in gas fired combustion analysis to enhance efficient operations.
- Advanced skill in troubleshooting hydronic systems.

Necessary Special Requirement:
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) certification to buy and handle refrigerants (certification must be received within the first year of employment)
City of Seattle Refrigerating Operating Engineer License. (certification must be received within the first year of employment)
City of Seattle Steam Operating Engineer Grade 3 License. (certification must be received within the first two years of employment)
Current valid Washington State Driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Physical Requirements:
This position is required to frequently lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift objects up to 100 pounds with assistance. Frequent walking, reaching, climbing, kneeling, stooping, and safe operation of power tools are also required. Work is often performed in cramped and awkward positions.

Work Environment:
Work may be performed in inclement weather, confined spaces and at heights such as roofs. Must be able to work in hot areas such as boiler rooms and inside fan plenums. When warranted, must be able and willing to wear safety equipment and protective clothing as required.

Application Process:
If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact for this job announcement 206-263-1523 tbraswell@kingcounty.gov If you are looking for technical support with your application please call 1-855-524-5627 to reach a specialist.

Selection Process:
Application materials will be screened for minimum qualifications. The most competitive applicants may be invited to participate in a testing and interview process. Employment offers will be finalized only after candidates have successfully completed the pre-employment process (which includes physical examinations). Reference checks and reviews of driving records will also be conducted prior to any final offer of employment.

Union Membership:
This position is represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587.

CLASS CODE: 8122100 (Transit Building Operating Engineer)

Supplemental Information:
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply:
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Agency: King County
King County Administration Bldg.
500 4th Ave. Rm. 553
Seattle, Washington, 98104
Phone: 206-477-3404
Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/

Contact Person:
Location: Multiple locations King County area
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/2987838/rail-building-operating-engineer?keywords=HVAC&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $86,881.60 YR

Posted on July 21, 2021

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