Operating Engineer II

Metro Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 months ago

Position summary

This position is open continuous and may close at any time. Those interested and qualified should apply without delay.

Metro is dedicated to shaping a better future for the greater Portland region. The work the people of Metro do every day benefits the lives of the people who live here, today and tomorrow. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits program. Learn more about the benefits Metro offers.

At Portland'5, our mission is to make a difference in the community through the arts by building and engaging community, and by making arts accessible in an environment where everyone feels connected in a welcoming safe space.

Portland'5 manages the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Keller Auditorium and Antoinette Hatfield Hall in downtown Portland, Oregon. We're looking for highly skilled, dedicated, motivated people who are excited to help us build back, and care for these wonderful buildings as they truly deserve to be.

We're looking for highly skilled, dedicated, motivated people who are excited to help us build back, and care for these wonderful buildings as they truly deserve to be.

As an Operating Engineer II it is essential you are able to provide a welcoming space at our performing arts centers. Under the supervision of the Facility Manager and Lead Operating Engineer, the Operating Engineer II operates and maintains all heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and mechanical equipment used in the daily operations of Portland'5 Centers for the Arts (Portland'5) facilities.

As an Operating Engineer II you will:

  • Perform repair and maintenance of:

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration systems

  • Boilers and heating systems

  • Pumps, couplings and associated motors

  • Electrical systems

  • Door pneumatic controls

  • HVAC DDC and computer controls

  • Kitchen and concession equipment

  • Windows, doors, door closers, door locks and latches

  • Lighting fixtures, interior and exterior

  • Building envelope (exterior doors, windows, etc.)

Repair and replace plumbing fixtures; clean drains

Operate HVAC controls and control computers for daily facility needs as well as for shows and events as needed

Handle on-call duty, one month at a time, rotated among staff EngineersInterface regularly with outside contractors who perform various regular maintenance and repair functions

Cut keys and provides related services

Solder and braze copper

Weld various materials with various methods - i.e.: stick, wire, TIG, MIGPerform basic carpentry and make repairs to wood features and furnishings

Perform some duties associated with network infrastructure needs such as; pulling and finding data cables, building and maintaining data patch fields, helping to manage Enterprise WiFi and telephone equipment and similar items

Assist with some event setups that require temporary power hookups, telephone and network connections, etc.

Attributes for success:

  • Experience with operation and maintenance of low-pressure and condensing boilers, centrifugal and modular scroll chillers, open and closed loop cooling towers

  • Controls: electrical, mechanical and DDC

  • Ability to maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures

  • Ability to maintenance and repair of doors, door closers, windows, latches and locksets

  • Experience to weld metal with various types of welding setups

  • Work in elevated locations as well as from aerial lifts such as Genie lifts, scissor lifts and similar equipment

  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public

  • Work independently, with other engineers, employees, and the general public

  • Work smoothly with outside repair and maintenance contractors in various disciplines

  • Understand of reading drawings and diagrams such as schematics, one-line diagrams, building mechanical, fire protection and floor plans

  • Reading and following written and oral instructions

  • Write clear, descriptive and understandable daily shift reports

  • Enter data into, and follow work orders generated by, facility CMMS software

  • Perform tasks that occasionally require heavy lifting, moving, etc.

Diversity and inclusion: At Metro, we're committed to hiring a workforce representative of the communities we serve, recognizing that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We invest in employees by supporting equitable and inclusive hiring practices, employee policies and training programs.


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific in your application materials on how your background is relevant.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Two years of experience as an Operating Engineer in a large public events facility, OR
  • We will consider any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position


  • Required must possess an Oregon Limited Maintenance Electrician License (LME)

  • Required possession of a valid driver's license. The candidate selected for the position will need to pass a Driving Record check prior to being hired. Speeding tickets do not necessarily preclude employment and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

  • Must be, or be willing to become, CPR and First Aid certified

  • Able to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays when required

COVID-19 vaccination requirement:

Metro is committed to ensuring the health and safety for our employees and our community. As a part of this commitment, Metro has implemented a vaccine requirement policy for employees, paid and unpaid interns and volunteers.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is considered a minimum qualification requirement for Metro job applicants. This proof will be requested during the hiring process.

If you require an accommodation under this policy for a medical condition or disability, or sincerely held religious belief, please email benefits.help@oregonmetro.gov.

If this statement is true for you, then you may be ineligible to apply:

If I was terminated for cause during any of my employment with Metro, or resigned in lieu of termination, I understand I may be ineligible for rehire for a minimum of 3 years.

Like to have qualifications:

You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience, including the military, or life experience that are relevant for this position.

  • General CFC Certificate

  • Refrigeration Brazing Certificate

  • Forklift Operator Certificate

  • Fall Protection Competent Person Certificate

  • Lock Technician or Locksmith Certificate

  • Network Infrastructure Certificate or Knowledge of basic TCP/IP networking hardware and physical infrastructure

  • OSHA-10 or OSHA-30 certificate


Beginning wage is $38.19 an hour. An employee achieves full rate $40.01 after successful completion of 6-month probationary period.

This position is eligible and is represented by Local IUOE 701 It is classified as an Operating Engineer II . Classification descriptions are typically written broadly and do not include the specific duties and responsibilities of the positions.


The application packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application. Make sure your application is complete, missing any part of these items could result in an incomplete application and will not be moved forward in the recruitment.

  • A completed online application; AND
  • Responses to supplemental questions

The selection process: We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows. The selection process is subject to change.

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications

  • In-depth evaluation of application materials to identify the most qualified candidates

  • Consideration of top candidates/interviews

  • Testing/assessments (if applicable)

  • Reference check

  • Background, driving records check for finalist candidate (if applicable)


Recruiter: Lamarkus Gilliard

Email: Lamarkus.Gilliard@oregonmetro.gov

Additional Information

COVID-19 safety: The health and safety of our employees and community is a top priority for Metro. Employees will be required to follow all Metro COVID-related policies and procedures, which may meet or exceed guidelines set forth by the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and other federal, state and local jurisdictions. Learn more at oregonmetro.gov/COVID-19.

Equal employment opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law. Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

Online applications: Metro accepts job applications online. If you need assistance or accommodation with your application, or access to a computer, call 503-797-1570.

Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-797-1570.

Pay equity at Metro: Every worker must get equal pay for equal work regardless of your gender, race, age or other protected characteristics. Metro has established processes and conducts routine pay equity reviews as part of the hiring process to ensure compliance with the 2017 Oregon Pay Equity Act.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): Metro pays both the employee and employer portion of PERS contributions for eligible employees.

Veterans' preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans' preference when applying for Metro positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

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Operating Engineer II