Location: Seattle, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.
With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.
Operating Engineers are 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 A 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 PM, mechanical and/or architectural 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, such as updating as-built drawings. Individual may also be assigned to work with and/or train apprentices.
Type of work to be performed: includes 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.
- Repair and maintain plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, 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 100 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.
- 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 lathe, grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools.
OE I: A skilled professional who generally has over 5 years of experience in the operation, maintenance or repair of one or more of the systems outlined above or the completion of the apprentice program or trade school program.
OE II: A skilled professional who has 3-4 years of experience in the operation or repair of one or more of the systems listed above.
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Must have current Grade III City of Seattle Boiler Operator License or be able to obtain one
- Mechanical aptitude
- Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's 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
This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, 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.
This position is represented by IUOE-302.
OE I: The hourly contracted rate for this position is a flat rate of $44.16, which is inclusive of a $7.75 Central Pension Fund diversion.
OE II: The hourly contracted rate for this position is a flat rate of $37.67 which is inclusive of a $4.89 Central Pension Fund diversion.
Position is eligible for shift differentials, premiums for licenses, and other wage premiums as governed by the collective bargaining agreement.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).
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.