Hvac Technician

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Seattle Center is seeking qualified professionals for the position of HVAC Technician. This position is part of a team responsible for keeping the central plant boiler systems, chillers, heat pumps, AC units operational 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 I Steam License or 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 must obtain a City of Seattle Grade II Steam Engineers license, within one month of employment.

Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Operate, maintain and repair 2 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 I or 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:

Preference will be given for applicants who possess these

Desired Qualifications:
  • 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

  • A current City of Seattle Grade I or 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 or 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: Seattle Center is a 24/7 365 operation. HVAC Technicians work various shifts, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.

This position is a standalone position, while on duty there are frequently no other engineers to provide assistance in case of equipment problems. 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:

Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. 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.

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, 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 our website: www.seattlecenter.com

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