Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Facilities Management Department supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
This Facilities Management position is responsible for the day to day operations of Western Washington University’s Steam Plant. In this capacity they assist the Chief Engineer with the planning of plant operations and substitute for the Chief when they are off duty. The Steam Plant is an essential campus facility required for building heating and domestic hot water heating of the 3 million square foot WWU main campus. Operations are required around the clock, 365 days of the year. The successful candidate must be available 24 hours per day for emergency response. Under normal daily operations they will lead and work with personnel in production and maintenance in a large, complex central steam plant facility operating multiple water tube boilers and a centralized compressed air system that drives pneumatic controls across campus.
• Have had at one time the license of First Assistant Engineer or higher through the US Coast Guard or equivalent from a jurisdiction of authority. Equivalent examples are: Washington State stationary engineer license of Class SE 2 or higher with corresponding experience, or Washington State licensed boiler inspector with required 3 year operational experience.
• 3 years’ full time supervisory experience of boiler plant, or similar industrial work in the past 5 years.
• Ability to manage time well and work under pressure situations and deadlines.
• Possess good trouble shooting skills and mechanical ability.
• Have a thorough understanding of related construction means and methods.
• Utilize strong skills in written and oral communication.
• Proficient in the use of computers, spreadsheets, and word processing programs.
• Ability to work with University enterprise software programs for work order requests, accounting, and recording positive time-keeping as per University policies.
• Valid driver license or the ability to obtain one prior to starting work in order to drive a state-owned vehicle.
• Physically perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Have had at one time the license Chief Engineer Steam and or Motor classification through the US Coast Guard or equivalent from jurisdiction of authority.
• 3 years’ full time supervisory experience with power plant operations including coal, gas, or oil fired water tube boilers, with associated feed water systems, including all auxiliary equipment with safety and operational devices such as combustion control and automated burner management.
• Demonstrated experience working with other trades or disciplines.
• Demonstrated experience with steam driven feed water pumps.
• Demonstrated experience with steam plant improvements, upgrades and retrofitting.
• Demonstrated experience with high voltage electrical generation systems.
• Demonstrated experience with compressed air production systems.
• Demonstrated experience with local governing authorities including emission air quality.
• Demonstrated experience pneumatic and DDC control systems.
• Demonstrated experience with overall energy performance metrics and analyzing consumption trend data for both buildings and power plants.
New hires typically start at $5,077 per month with an excellent benefits package.
This position is part of bargaining unit E and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Position open until filled; application review begins 1/13/2019
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); email@example.com
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.