Facility Technical Supervisor

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 5 months ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Seattle Center is seeking a Facility Technical Supervisor. This position supervises, directs, inspects, and evaluates the work of a crew of HVAC Technicians who operate, maintain, install and repair the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment and other mechanical systems on campus. This position may supervise, direct, inspect and evaluate the work of other Trade groups as assigned by Management. This position reports to the Assistant Facility Maintenance Supervisor for the Trades group.

To excel in this job, you will need solid technical know-how and strong leadership skills. Technical know-how includes experience with operation of Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS Siemens) on a large multi-facility campus with boiler, refrigeration and HVAC systems. The desired candidate will have a track record for leading and developing teams; proven ability to lead through collaboration and influence, foster and model effective team building skills, coach, counsel and develop employees, including those of different racial, cultural and demographic backgrounds.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the day-to-day operations and supervision of staff members including setting clear expectations and directions, fostering creativity, assisting with proactive problem-solving and demonstrating effective decision-making

  • Provide technical expertise and direction to the crew to solve technical operational problems

  • Provide technical expertise to Project Managers, outside contractors, Architects and Engineers

  • Provide training and mentorship for team members

  • Ensure specialized equipment is properly maintained by staff and qualified maintenance contractors

  • Develop, implement and communicate procedures and policies regarding unit budget, safety, purchasing, staff work scheduling, asset management and reporting systems

  • Evaluate performance of direct reports; provide coaching and recommend discipline when appropriate

  • Develop and monitor productivity metrics; perform periodic equipment inspections and develop capital replacement schedules

  • Manage and operate water features, elevators, pressure vessels and fire systems

  • Serve as Seattle Center's Air Quality competent person

  • Understand and integrate energy management practices into existing HVAC systems

  • Represent the department on various interdepartmental committees


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires four years of experience in the operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers with a capacity over 20,000,000 BTU/hour input and refrigeration and air conditioning equipment with a capacity of at least fifty tons, including one year of supervisory experience (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:

Preference will be given to applicants who possess these

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience installing, troubleshooting and repairing electrical and gas HVAC systems and related equipment

  • Ability to work variable shifts including weekends and holidays

  • Proficiency using building controls software systems including troubleshooting programs

  • Familiarity using MS Office 365 Products including Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint

  • Familiarity using EAM work management system

  • Ability to provide clear supervision and management direction in an environment of change

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team, and demonstrated success in team building and creating unity within diverse groups

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to make difficult and challenging decisions

  • Two or more years of supervisory experience


  • A City of Seattle Grade III Steam Engineer's License
  • A City of Seattle Refrigeration Operating Engineer's License
  • A current and valid Driver's License at the time of application

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • This unit works variable shifts including weekends and holidays

  • Required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time and to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Work is performed in noisy environments

  • Requires working at heights and in restricted areas using precautions and attention to safety procedures/equipment

  • Must be able to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and work with required personal protective equipment in place

Additional Information: Seattle Center operates 24/7 on all 365 days per year.

How to Apply:

Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Submit the following items to be considered for these vacancies:

  • NEOGOV online (or paper) application

  • Supplemental questionnaire

  • A cover letter AND rsum

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 Driver's Abstract (at your own expense) that demonstrates a good driving record.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons offered employment are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at time of hire.

About Seattle Center:

With over 12 million visitors each year, 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 our website: www.seattlecenter.com

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