29 days old


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 183043
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 09/24/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $5,845 - $7,788 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Permanent Negotiated Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Ranked among the nations top ten hospitals for the fourth year in a row by US News and World Report. UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.

UWMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time FACILITIES OPERATIONS MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST. The individual in this role will evaluate equipment operations problems and emergencies in UW Medical Center; taking appropriate action to return equipment to its normal operating condition; monitor building systems operations to ensure their normal functioning. Respond to emergency calls and reported malfunctions on mechanical, electrical or utility systems. e.g., elevators, hospital life support systems; apply journey-level knowledge in associated trades; work independently without on-shift supervision and exercise independent judgment to solve problems. The individual will also inspect and initiate corrective action on a variety of mechanical, electrical, life support, and air-conditioning equipment; determine need to call in and coordinate other mechanics as necessary to resolve emergency conditions, and coordinate with campus police during off-hour emergencies.

Ventilation: supply, return, and exhaust fans, fume and ETO exhaust fans, dampers, smoke dampers, motors, belts, mixing and static control boxes

Operating, monitoring, confidence testing, controls, repair, comfort and air quality complaints;
Heating: pumps, valves, coils, steam equipment, convectors, exchangers

Operating, monitoring, controls, repair, comfort complaints
Refrigeration: chillers, air conditioners, blood banks, ice machines, refrigerators, freezers, ultra low freezers, hair dryers

Operating, monitoring, controls, repair, alarms
Support Equipment: medical air producers, medical vacuum producers, dental vac, waste vac, medical gases (oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide)

Operating, monitoring, confidence testing, controls, repair, ordering
Electrical: normal and emergency power distribution (main and tie breakers, panel feeds, branch circuit breakers, automatic transfer switches, motor control centers,
variable frequency drives, isolation alarms, UPS) operating, monitoring, confidence testing, alarms

Lighting: fixtures, controls (remote switches, dimmers, time clocks, relays) operating, repair, re-lamping

Fire Sprinklers: fire pumps and regulators, main, section, and zone valves, sprinkler heads operating, monitoring, confidence testing, repair

Fire Extinguishers: ABC, CO2, Halon operating, monthly inspction

Fire Alarm: computer terminal, audio panel, pressurization panel, elevator recall, local zone input and output panels, detectors, flow and tamper switches

Operating, monitoring, alarm response, repair, resetting
Chemical Spill: ascertain source (at personal risk), cordon off areas, summon SFD and EHS and coordinate with them to final disposition

Critical Alarm: computer terminals and printers, initiating devices (temperature, pressure, duress, failure) operating, monitoring, programming, alarm response
Metasys: (building automation) computer terminals, printers, local controllers, sensors, operators operating, monitoring, programming, alarm response, repair, reports

Pneumatic Tubes (Swisslogic Pneumatic Tubes System) vacuum producers, monitors, stations, gates, carriers operating, monitoring, repair, alarm response
Plumbing: hot water heating, piping, valves, fixtures, drains, plaster traps operating, monitoring, meter reading, repair, alarm response

Nurse Call: master, duty, and patient stations, patient control units, quad pads operating, monitoring, repair, programming, alarm response

Communication: telephones, stenofons, televisions, two-way radios operating, repair, programming, replacement

Hospital Beds: several varieties with optional scales, extenders, controls, trapeze operating, repair, installation

Misc. Equipment: blanket/solution warmers, sterilizers, imprinters operating, repair

ETO Sterilizers: changing toxic cylinders, alarm response

Sanipak: medical waste sterilizer and garbage compactor repair

Doors/Windows: automatic, security, and exit doors, hardware, time clocks, blinds operating, programming, repair, and alternative security

Clock System: master and remote clocks operating, and replacement

Kitchen Equipment: dishwasher, ovens, rills, kettles, walk-ins repair

Floods: control source, contain and minimize damage, contribute and coordinate to final disposition

Building Leaks: roofs, windows, expansion joints, planters, decks, drains control flooding

Ceiling Tiles: spline, t-bar lay-in replacement and removal

Utility As-Builts: ventilation, pneumatic tubes, plumbing, medical gases update and maintain drawings of building utility systems

Perform other duties as assigned.

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Minimum Qualifications:

Four years of journey-level experience in one or more skilled trades, including experience in heating and air-conditioning systems, mechanical and electrical systems. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-10-29

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