Position is responsible for performing plumbing, carpentry, and energy management duties for Washington University School of Medicine. May provide emergency response for emergencies occurring during his/her shift and repair items with capability to all phases of mechanical systems such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, etc. Repairs requiring a more highly skilled crafts person should be reported to immediate supervisor. Position requires the individual to monitor building automation and fire alarm equipment. Respond to all alarms on all systems accordingly.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitors campus building automation systems and fire alarm systems with computer workstations and software. Responds to HVAC and Fire Alarm events, performs equipment shutdowns and startups. Change temperature, humidity, and air flow setpoints.
Documentation of all incidents during a work schedule. Fire alarms, equipment failures, starting/shutting down of equipment, etc.
Document work requests into automated work order system.
Mechanical Systems: Replaces broken belts on Air Handler Units/Exhaust Fans when failures occur.
Refrigeration Systems: Perform temporary repair of climate room refrigerant systems per EPA 40 CFR. Repairs or replaces defective components switches, relays and safeties.
Plumbing Systems: Repairs faucet leaks, replaces aerators and vacuum breakers. Repairs, replaces and services toilet and urinal flushometers. Clears minor sink drain clogs. Clears blocked toilets and urinals; capable of properly using a closet auger.
Electrical Systems: Replaces lamps, ballasts, switches and receptacles. Checks and/or replaces fuses, breakers, relays, contractors, transformers and motor starters.
Performs monthly elevator recall test.
Performs preventive maintenance of DDC temperature control thermostats, heating valves and air damper controllers.
Performs monthly fire sprinkler valve inspections.
Other duties assigned.
Performs tasks outside of job description in support of the Department and the School's mission.
Valid Missouri Class E driver's license or Illinois Class D license.
EPA approved universal certification for handling CFC/HCFC Refrigerants per EPA 40 CFR.
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of people.
Two to four years of related experience in skilled trade functions, along with demonstrated ability to perform varied maintenance tasks, is desired.
Able to diagnose and resolve a variety of maintenance problems involving HVAC, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and other conditions.
Able to resolve maintenance problems in a timely manner in order to avoid or minimize disruptions and delays in the work environments of faculty, staff, customers or the public.
Able to lift and carry tools and material weighing in excess of 50 pounds and be able to raise and carry with assistance items weighing 200 pounds.
Able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment.
Able to safely handle a variety of hand and power tools.
Near-visual acuity (correctable with glasses) needed to read equipment diagrams and inspect parts.
Good depth perception, field of vision, and color vision needed to fit and install parts.
Minimal knowledge of Johnson Controls and Schneider Electric building automation systems.
Experience with commercial HVAC systems (AHU's, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Exhaust Systems and Climate Rooms).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Able to work with minimal supervision.
High School diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Minimum of two years of experience in carpentry, plumbing and/or energy management.
$19.56 - $30.35 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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