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The Operating Engineer I is responsible for performing independently, tasks of a skilled nature, necessary for the operation, maintenance, and repair and remodeling of Center buildings, grounds and equipment. Must be proficient in boiler operations and maintenance, mechanical, plumbing and Refrigeration skills and possess a class 3 boiler licenses or have the boiler experience necessary to qualify for a boiler licenses within 6 months. Additionally, should have working knowledge in at least two of the following areas: architectural, electrical, welding, HVAC, building automation, steam and hot water systems.
Individual will be assigned primarily Boiler Plant Operations, Maintenance and Repair and will have Watchstanders responsibilities that will include responding to freezer, incubator, or any other alarms that come up. Individual may also be assigned to work with and/or train apprentices and other OEs. Individual will work the day shift Monday through Friday 6:00am-2:30pm and may be required to work swing and or grave shift in accordance with the policies of the Department.
Type of work to be performed:
As the day shift Watch Stander, you will need to meet with the grave shift WS when taking over the shift and pass on necessary information to the swing shift WS when leaving your shift
Update the electronic log, pass-down log, e-mail, Outlook calendar, and work as a team player to keep everyone in the loop
Work orders as assigned by your Lead
Uses the Siemens Apogee, Direct Digital Control system to monitor and trouble shoot plant operations compressors, pumps and air Handlers located remote from actual plant and cleans Boilers and Cooling Towers
Respond to system alarms as well as any radioed in from security
Operate Multiple Boiler plants simultaneously
Our facilities operate 24hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year
Repair and Maintain, Boilers, Chillers, Pumps, Cooling towers, and other pieces of equipment typically found in a boiler room including boiler tear downs and tube cleaning
Maintains piping systems including valve replacement, steam trap troubleshooting and repair, temporary and permanent leak repairs, including emergency clean ups
Performs Boiler and Building rounds daily as required
Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with the Lead, co-workers, and or Supervisor
Attends weekly on-site training classes
Participates in scheduled system shut-downs, drain downs, and system refill
Inspects and repair pumps, valves, fans
Replaces air and water filters for various types of equipment
Responds to pneumatic tube system and nurse call alarms at the SCCA clinic
High School diploma or equivalent
Four to six years experience in boiler room operations 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 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 email@example.com 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.