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The Operating Engineer I is responsible for performing independently, tasks of a skilled nature, necessary for the operation, maintenance, repair, and remodeling of Center buildings, grounds, and equipment. Must be proficient in mechanical, plumbing and refrigeration skills and possess a class 3 boiler license or be able to obtain one. Additionally, applicant should have working knowledge in at least two of the following areas: mechanical, electrical, welding, HVAC, building automation, steam and hot water systems.
Individual will be assigned primarily PM, mechanical, work orders and be expected to complete them independently. These responsibilities include estimating work both in terms of time and material, liaison with customers, executing the work, and completing all the required paperwork, Individual may also be assigned to work with and/or train apprentices.
Type of work to be perform: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Changes Filters, belts, bearings and bushings and must know how to align and tension appropriately
Must be able to use the control system to safely shut down air handlers and other pieces of operating equipment
Install and repair plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners, etc.
Repair and maintain plumbing by replacing parts or fixtures as needed, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains
Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.
Dismantle defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts
Replace up to 150 hp motors and motor components
Repair, replace, clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery
Layout, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment
Repair and maintain physical structure of establishment
Open valves on equipment such as compressors, pumps, and condensers to prepare system for operation and start equipment and auxiliary machinery
Observe temperature, pressure and ampere readings for system and equipment and adjust controls or override automatic controls to obtain specified operation of equipment
Connect hose from supply tank to compressor to replace coolant
Make periodic inspection of equipment and system to observe operating condition and need for repair or adjustment
Adjust controls to isolate and clear broken lines for repair or shuts down equipment
Repack pumps and compressors, clean condensers, and replace worn or defective parts
Set up and operate machine tools such as grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools
Operate cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts
High School diploma or equivalent
Six years experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction, or repair work or completion of at least two years of trade school and two years experience
Must have current Grade III City of Seattle Boiler Operator License or be able to obtain one within 6 months
Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Drivers License
Physical skills necessary to climb, bend, stoop, lift and perform tasks utilizing ladders and scaffolds, etc
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Dependable, on-time and proven good work habits
Good communications and computer skills
Able to work a varied schedule including shift work
In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions. Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.