Boiler Operator/Hvac Technician

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

Position Description

Are you looking for an end goal, long-term career opportunity that offers comprehensive benefits including: medical, dental, vision, (dependent children at no-cost!) an excellent retirement program, long term disability, group term life insurance, paid parental leave, maternity and paternity leave, deferred compensation options, a free public transportation (ORCA) pass and much more?


Seattle Center, Technical Facilities Management Division, is seeking full-time HVAC Technicians to welcome into our dynamic team!

This position will run continuously only until filled so apply today!


The HVAC Technician position is part of a team responsible for operating and maintaining the Seattle Center boilers, chillers, heat pumps, AC units, plus all Air Handling Units and mixing boxes in the buildings and facilities. This HVAC Engineering unit is part of the Division of Technical Facilities Management. This position reports to the HVAC Crew Chief.

A City of Seattle Grade II Steam License is REQUIRED;however, we are accepting applications from applicants with a Grade III City of Seattle Steam Engineers license, with the condition that they mustobtain a City of Seattle Grade II Steam Engineers license, within six months of employment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate, maintain, and repair central plant high pressure, fire tube boilers, and low-pressure package boilers and both steam and hot water associated equipment.

  • Operate, maintain, and repair two central plant Centrifugal Chillers and associated equipment.

  • Perform inspections, installation, repair, and preventive maintenance on existing equipment including valves, pumps, air compressors and associated equipment

  • Troubleshoot and repair A/C Units, Heat pumps and appliances.

  • Operate, install, troubleshoot, and repair HVAC computerized control system.

  • Operate and maintain back-up diesel generator systems

  • Monitor and reset fire control panels.

  • Repair and maintain hydraulic systems on compactors and truck ramps.

  • Monitor and record readings of all equipment, prepare maintenance records of repair work.

  • Respond to routine emergency calls.

  • Perform, chemical test and treatment for boilers, cooling towers and Hydronic and chilled water loop systems.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A current City of Seattle Grade II Steam Engineers License.

  • Requires two years of experience in the operation and maintenance of HVACR systems or two years of technical school HVACR coursework (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Desired Qualifications:

You will be successful in this role if you have:

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • The ability to work within a diverse workforce.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting or alone.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow verbal or written instructions.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, solve medium to complex problems and manage competing priorities and inflexible deadlines.

  • Work experience in maintaining and operating digital control systems.

License, Certification, and Other Requirements:

  • A current City of Seattle Grade II Steam Engineers License.

  • A valid Washington State Driver License

  • Ability to obtain a City of Seattle Refrigeration Operator's License within 90 days of employment.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Stand, walk, climb, climb ladders, bend for extended periods of time.

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. (up to 75 lbs. with assistance) safely and effectively.

  • Working at heights and in restricted areas using precautions and attention to safety procedures/equipment.

  • Exposure to excessive noise and requires taking safety precautions around equipment.

Additional Information

The wage for this position is pending legislative review.

Seattle Center is a 24/7 - 365 day per year operation. HVAC Technicians work various shifts, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Frequently this demands an incredibly broad base of knowledge about all our heating and air conditioning systems and the ability to troubleshoot and repair those systems to ensure ongoing support to events.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following items to be considered for these vacancies:

  • NEOGOV online (or paper) application

  • Supplemental questionnaire

Your application may be rejected if these items are missing or incomplete. Note, simply providing a cover letter and rsum is not a substitute for completing the application itself.

Successful candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment physical.

Selected candidates will be required to submit a Full Driver's Abstract (at your own expense) that demonstrates a good driving record.

About Seattle Center:

With over 12 million visitors each year, the Seattle Center is one of the top tourist attractions in Seattle. The various venues and event types happening on campus reflect the rich diversity of our community. Seattle Center employees directly impact the way people see, understand and experience the City of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region. This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment performing a critical function that offers complexity, variety and fun - all while contributing to the legacy of an iconic Seattle community asset.

For additional information about Seattle Center, please visit us:

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Boiler Operator/Hvac Technician

City Of Seattle, WA