Maintenance Mechanic 2- Moses Lake, WA

Employer: Big Bend Community College

Job Description:
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Position Summary:
Big Bend Community College invites applications for a Maintenance Mechanic 2 (MM2) position in the college's Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Department. This is the journey, working, or occupational level of the series. Positions at this level perform a variety of skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, remodeling and construction of buildings, grounds, machinery, mechanical facilities and equipment. This position will work independently and utilize a general knowledge of several related skill fields such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and machinist work. This position reports to the Building & Grounds Supervisor.

Big Bend Community College is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC’s main campus is located in the City of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and we serve approximately 4,000 students with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small, but thriving college community.

This position closes on November 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Primary essential duties and responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following:
- Assemble furniture and other fixtures; fix and repair existing furniture, carpet, and tile.
- Installs and adjusts doors and door hardware.
- Responsible for all operations dealing with American Disabilities Act (ADA) operators and door closers.
- Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on several types of mechanical equipment such as garage doors, doors, closers, operators, equipment, tools, and vehicles.
- Check grease and lubricate chains and bearings on garage doors.
- Perform preventative maintenance on parking lots involving fixing pot holes, sealing asphalt and painting lines.
- Troubleshoot/repair/replace receptacles, switches, bulbs, ballasts, photocells, ADA operators, pushbuttons, and other items.
- Move or install new security cameras and cable for changes to infrastructure for technology needs.
- Operate motorized equipment, such as trucks, tractors, forklifts, street cleaning equipment, rototillers, aerators, sod cutters, snow blowers, welders and wood working machinery.
- Help with setups and takedowns of events in buildings and on campus grounds.
- Utilize and maintain a variety of hand tools, power tools and other shop equipment.
- Research and fabricate materials and equipment in accordance with project requirements and state and federal regulations.
- Respond to service requests to keep building systems running properly and takes preventative and emergency actions to control any malfunctions.
- Read and interpret blueprints.
- Act as a team member across M&O trades, to assist other staff with projects as needed.

- Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
- Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies. This includes, but is not limited to: security and safety, understanding of SDS, equipment, infection control, fire, disaster, safe lifting and body mechanics.
- Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.
- Conduct self in a professional manner and ensures the interaction with team members and other support groups is conducted in a courteous and efficient manner conducive to the college’s values.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as may be required.

- Experience organizing tasks and responsibilities with multiple priorities and deadlines.
- The ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, visitors, and community partners verbally.
- Demonstrated competency in the ability to provide service in a multicultural environment.
- Experience providing services to and working with the public.

- Critical thinking skills: Seeks resources for direction, when necessary. Perform independent and creative problem solving. Decision-making is logical and deliberate.
- Organize daily work and prioritize tasks; keep track of information or work in progress, ensuring accuracy, handling interruptions effectively, and meet competing deadlines.
- Communicate effectively and convey detailed information to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
- Perform actions that demonstrate accountability. Ability to exercise independent decision-making in support of the M&O office.
- Practice within legal and ethical guidelines.
- Learn and adapt in the midst of new or shifting priorities with a “can-do” solutions-oriented approach to learning and problem solving.
- Provide services to diverse populations including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds; keeping an open mind to opportunities for all.
- Work independently and reliably. Regular and consistent attendance is expected and required.
- Prioritize multiple completing priorities and deadlines as well as frequent interruptions.
- Work with minimal supervision outside of a formalized, central office setting.
- Understand, interpret, and communicate rules, policies, and procedures.
- Work effectively in a team environment.

This position requires the physical ability to handle heavy equipment and materials weighing 35-50 pounds daily, 50-75 pounds occasionally, and over 75 pounds in some instances where assistance may be required. Work is performed indoors or outdoors in all seasons, all types of weather and with high noise levels from tools and equipment. Frequently walk from building to building . Occasional use of computer and exposure to terminal screens in performing work assignments. Kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, reach, and climb ladders frequently during the course of the shift. Frequent need for oral and auditory communications.

Basic work schedule is 6:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday through Friday. Hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.
Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

At the time of application, all candidates must posses the following:
- High school graduate/equivalent.
- Four years of general work experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work OR completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade.
- Unencumbered valid driver's license.
- Current valid automobile insurance.
- Physical ability to do required work.
- Direct experience providing customer service to internal and external customers.
- Experience working with individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, ethnic backgrounds.

- Associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully as a contributing team member.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and deal positively with frequent interruptions.
- Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency.

Prior to employment, 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 the position.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccination status will be verified through the new employee onboarding process. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position. Please reach out to the BBCC HR Office if you need information on a medical or a religious exemption.

Application Instructions:
This position closes on November 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- BBCC Online application.
- Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
- Comprehensive resume or CV.*
- Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
- Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.* And/Or Trade Certificates or proof of Apprenticeship in a Skilled Mechanic Trade if applicable.

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

The State of Washington Office of Governor issued Proclamation 21-14.1, the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement (Download PDF reader), on August 21, 2021. As an operator of an Educational Setting, Big Bend Community College is required to comply with the proclamation, and therefore the following shall apply:
- State employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
- Fully vaccinated means that an individual is two weeks past the final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

If you are a selected candidate, you will need to provide proof of vaccination in order to become a Big Bend Community College employee.

An employee may not be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if the individual is entitled to a legal disability-related reasonable accommodation or a sincerely held religious belief accommodation.

A background check including criminal record history will be conducted for new hires. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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Agency Big Bend Community College
Address 7662 Chanute Street, NE

Moses Lake, Washington, 98837
Phone 509-793-2008
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $4,286.00 - $4,855.00 per month

- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance

Work Location:
One location

Work Remotely:

Work Location: One location

Contact Person:
Phone: 509-793-2008
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $4,286 - $4,855/ MO

Posted on November 02, 2021

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