Maintenance Mechanic 2 - Richland, WA

Employer: Columbia Basin College

Job Description:
Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Maintenance Mechanic 2 to perform skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, remodeling, installation and construction of buildings, grounds, machinery, facilities and equipment. This position will maintain physical facilities requiring skilled mechanical and trades work. The Maintenance Mechanic 2 must have a good working knowledge of several related skill fields such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, welding and machinist work. This position reports to the Maintenance Mechanic 4.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by June 28, 2019.
Primary Responsibilities:
- Perform installation, preventative maintenance, diagnostics and repairs of mechanical equipment, piping, tanks and pressure vessels;
- Inspect and diagnose malfunctions; repair, maintain and test plumbing, heating, cooling and other process piping systems; clear plugged waste lines;
Construct, lay out or plan piping assemblies in accordance with pipe fitting practice; construct various types of pipe joints for high or low pressure systems;
- Cut, fit, fabricate and assemble a wide variety of articles, materials and devices;
Read and interpret plans, blueprints and sketches; construct, remodel, repair or alter buildings and other structures from plans, sketches or instructions; may construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications; may participate in surveying;
- Operate a variety of power tools and equipment; sharpen and set saws and other tools;
- Adjust, repair or replace various College equipment and plumbing fixtures;
- Estimate amount of materials, preliminary costs and time needed for installation and repairs;
- Perform maintenance, operation and repair of electrical, mechanical, structural and HVAC systems of buildings; work with electrical connections, switches, circuits, electrical equipment, thermostats and valves;
- Use standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of carpentry trade; standard lumber types and grades; utilize proper safety precautions;
- Repair windows, doors, floors, stairs, furniture fixtures, painted surfaces and cupboards;
- Build and install cabinets, furniture and other fixtures;
- Drive service trucks as required; load and unload materials, tools and supplies;
- Assist in the preparation of engineering data under the direction of an engineer;
- May perform minor maintenance on automobiles and equipment;
- Repair various roofing systems;
- May instruct helpers or other maintenance workers as required; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a journey worker or full-journey status in a union in related fields (electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, welding or machinist);
Four (4) years of applicable work experience and/or vocational training; and
*Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for year basis.
Valid U.S. driver's license or ability to obtain one before the date of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:
Able to maintain, operate and troubleshoot hot water boiler and chilled water hydronic systems;
Able to repair, install and maintain mechanical and electrical components of HVAC systems (i.e. bearings, shafts, motors, sheaves, electrical relays and mag starters, etc.)

Skills & Abilities
Computer Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; operate personal computer with general understanding of application software; ability to learn office and College-specific software;
Customer Service Skills:
Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments;
Oral Communication:
Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings;
Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality;
Technical Skills:Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others; and
Written Communication:
Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

This position is a twelve (12) month, full-time, overtime eligible represented classified staff position. The work week is 40 hours per week, with occasional overtime as assigned. The typical work hours for this position after the training period will be Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be an orientation/training period lasting no more than (2) months on a Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule. Working hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work may be required. This position is available immediately.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
**Please note that selected interview candidates may be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities in the following areas: Grammar, Typing, Microsoft Word and Excel.

In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.

Ability to perform demanding physical labor;
Must be able to lift 80+ pounds; crawl, bend, stoop, stand and walk for long periods of time; use extra exertion when tightening or loosening during use of various tools;
Able to climb stairs and ladders and endure heights of varying degrees; and
Must be able to cope with working indoors and outdoors in extreme hot or cold weather as well as under rainy and windy conditions.

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Contact Person:
Location: Richland, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $49,932 - $57,948 MO

Posted on June 19, 2019
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