Under minimal supervision, the Maintenance Engineer A is responsible for Journeyman A level plumbing work including construction, repair and installation of various plumbing systems, equipment and fixtures on the Evanston campus.
- Installs, repairs, and maintains plumbing systems which include water supply piping, drain piping and vent lines;
- Installs, repairs, and maintains process piping systems and associated equipment;
- Installs, repairs, maintains, and tests back flow preventers;
- Installs and repairs reverse osmosis and distilled water piping;
- Installs, repairs, and maintains building sprinkler systems;
- Maintains and tests fire lines and standpipes;
- Estimates time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs; maintains records of work performed and parts used;
- Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
- Training and /or developmental experience equivalent to full apprenticeship in plumbing with a minimum of four years relevant and related work experience;
- Illinois license required and CDL preferred;
- Good knowledge of tools, methods, and standard trade safety practices;
- Must be able to pour lead joints, and work with polyethylene and glass pipe;
- Excellent knowledge of plumbing codes;
- Ability to communicate with campus customers in a friendly manner;
- Ability to exercise professional independent judgment in work and problem solving situations with minimal direct supervision;
- Must be very reliable, customer and quality conscious;
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
- Demonstrated ability to formulate realistic plans and contingencies and establish appropriate measurements of anticipated results.
- Ability to identify actual and potential issues and risks, monitor and enforce safety regulations and provide education and training.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
- 7-9 years advanced plumbing work.
- Self-directed individual with leadership skills;
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts;
- Ability to write precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
- Willingness to stay current on technical/professional information and identify methods for improving work procedures or systems.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.