Employer: Tacoma Community College - Tacoma, WA
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The main campus of Tacoma Community College is located on a 150-acre site upon which are located twenty-eight buildings with a composite area exceeding 484,000 square feet. The college also occupies one satellite campus requiring support and maintenance activities. In addition, the college owns equipment and vehicles necessary for the support of campus activities. This position is responsible for possessing the necessary skills for performing duties required to operate and maintain campus facilities and equipment in an efficient, safe, and satisfactory manner.
This position will perform skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and construction of buildings, grounds, machinery, facilities and equipment owned by the college. The focus of this position is to perform maintenance, operation, and repair of electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings and utility distribution. This position is responsible for providing the expertise necessary to maintain a satisfactory facility environment to support activities throughout the institution.
The responsibilities and activities described above are a portion of the duties assigned and are based on the needs and priorities established by the College. Therefore, variations to scheduled duties may occur at any time dependent upon specific circumstances and as directed by the Supervisor. This position requires that the incumbent be available on a daily basis while classes are in session to respond to requirements involving the college’s electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems.
This position requires working in adverse weather conditions. Incumbent must be physically capable to lift weights in excess of fifty (50) pounds and be willing to work at heights above ten (10) feet and in closed quarters. The College’s electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and utility distribution equipment is often located at floor level, at ceiling level, underground, in ceiling crawl spaces, in manholes, and on roof tops, so incumbent will be expected to be physically able to gain access, transport tools and equipment, and perform work in these environments. Incumbent will be required to gain access and perform work by using ladders, crawling, bending over, stooping, twisting, lifting, and digging.
The incumbent must be familiar with standard personal safety requirements and equipment used in processes common to building maintenance work. The incumbent will be expected to use a wide range of hand and power tools, and operate industrial building maintenance machinery, and trucks. The incumbent must be able to perform journey level work independently, with minimal supervision.
Perform journey level diagnostic, skilled repair and installation to campus building systems, and equipment.
Diagnose, assess, evaluate, repair, maintain, and/or install equipment such as:
• Electrical Distribution systems, electrical connections, switches, circuits, electrical equipment.
• Boilers, pumps, chillers, heat exchangers, circulation pumps, fans, air-handling units, duct heaters, motors, valves,
compressors, vacuum pumps, control devices and other HVAC equipment.
• Motor control systems.
• Control valves, actuators, thermostats, DDC components, and other HVAC control system components.
• Instructional equipment.
• Plumbing fixtures and water, gas, air, and drain piping and associated devices.
• Recommend remedial actions if required repairs of facilities are beyond in-house capabilities.
• Perform repair to buildings and ground equipment such as small appliances, electrical motors, shop equipment and various
motor vehicles as directed by Supervisor.
• Drive service truck as required, load and unload materials and supplies.
• Participate in planning and execution of renovation, remodel, and replacement projects involving mechanical and other
• Provide recommendations for improving the College’s HVAC, heating and mechanical systems to provide, conserve, and
manage energy consumption.
• Perform quality assurance checks, as directed, on work performed and with campus users.
• Provide repair cost estimates as requested.
• Perform building structural system repair and installation, as assigned.
• Perform preventive maintenance and operational checks to HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems, and college owned
• Perform boiler operations necessary to run, monitor, and provide safe, code compliant and reliable boiler operations.
• Perform operational checks and preventive maintenance to boilers, pressure vessels, chillers, heat pumps, cooling towers,
heat exchangers, circulation pumps, fans, air-handling units, duct heaters, motors, valves, compressors, vacuum pumps,
control devices and other HVAC equipment; as well as non-HVAC mechanical equipment and control systems.
• Calibrate and schedule mechanical equipment and controls associated with HVAC, or mechanical systems to insure
comfortable environments for college students, faculty and staff members, efficient operation, and code compliance.
• Maintain material and supplies stock levels.
Provide response to radio “trouble calls” and emergency situations
• Provide response, assessment, and appropriate remedial action or referral for, electrical, HVAC, and mechanical systems
related trouble calls.
• Provide response, assessment, and appropriate remedial action or referral for general radio trouble calls.
• Identify life safety and health issues and provide remedial action or referral to appropriate individual.
• Provide response and appropriate action to off hour emergency calls and suspended operations.
Perform duties necessary for departmental operational success
• Maintain regular communication to keep staff and users well informed of work status; and consistently employ other
effective customer service principles to provide excellent building maintenance service to the College community.
• Maintain established standards of work, customer response and professional conduct in performance of the position duties.
• Advise supervisor of requirements to replace or upgrade tools and equipment necessary to support maintenance of HVAC
and heating systems.
• Maintain a safe and orderly work environment.
• Incorporate current building and operational code requirements in performing applicable work and tasks.
• Maintain appropriate building and equipment records in keeping with established practices and procedures.
• May lead or instruct helpers or other maintenance workers as required.
• Assist in providing departmental input on electrical, HVAC, heating & mechanical needs to assist in preparing annual
budgets for the College.
• Provide assistance during inspections such as fire alarm and sprinkler inspections, boiler inspections, and elevator
• Participate in planning and project evaluation meetings.
• Review electrical and mechanical blueprints for capital projects for accuracy and sufficiency. Provide recommendations for
• Participate in college functions and meetings.
• High school graduation or equivalent.
• Four years of full time experience in building and equipment maintenance, or closely related field.
• Valid Class Five Boiler Operators License or the ability to obtain within probationary period.
• Valid Universal Technician certification with Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F; or the ability to
obtain within probationary period.
• Valid Washington State 07-Maintenance or 01-Journeyman Electrician License.
Conditions of Employment
• Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.
• Must have a current valid unrestricted driver's license.
• Must carry a two-way radio and be available for on-call duty.
• Capable of moving or relocating items up to 50 pounds, ability/willingness to work at heights (including those above 10 feet)
and in confined spaces and ability to perform repetitive functions such as reaching, bending, lifting, pulling, and kneeling.
• Ability to work effectively for extended periods during inclement weather, perform rooftop maintenance, rooftop cleaning of
debris, assist grounds crew clearing pathways, roadways and stairways of snow, ice, etc.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
• Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
• Skill in building and maintaining internal and external customer satisfaction.
• An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
• Knowledge of building and equipment maintenance.
• Adaptability and flexibility to respond to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
• An understanding and willingness to follow applicable laws, regulations, and other standards to establish and/or maintain a
safe work environment.
• Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
Complete application packages must include the following.
1. Tacoma Community College online application.
2. Resume and cover letter - In your cover letter, describe how your background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications for this position.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time position, and must be available to work Monday through Friday, between the hours at 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet department needs and some evening hours may be required. This position may serve as essential personnel during emergency situations or inclement weather. The salary range for this position is $3,948 - $4,466 per month, DOE/DOQ. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefits package to include: life, health, dental and long-term disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay. A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in the Washington Public Employees Association Higher Education or payment of a service fee is available within 30 calendar days of employment. The layoff unit for this position is “All Other Classified Positions including Gig Harbor Campus”.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5050; Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement may not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466
Contact Person: Teri Ievers
Location: Tacoma Community College - 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma WA 98446
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: $3,948 - $4,466 per month, DOE/DOQ