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.
The Fred Hutch Boiler PlantOperating Engineer is a stationary building maintenance technician responsible for performing independently, tasks of a skilled nature, necessary for the operation, maintenance, and repair of Fred Hutch boilers, chillers, buildings, and support equipment. The Fred Hutch OE is a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302. Fred Hutch members of IUOE Local 302 benefit from very competitive wages, a pension, and a great medical and dental package.
Individual will be assigned primarily Boiler Plant operations, maintenance, and repair. Additionally, when acting as Watch Stander, and will have responsibilities that will include responding to freezers, incubators, or any other alarms initiated by the Building Automation System. Individual may also be assigned to work with and/or train apprentices and other OEs. Individual will work the day shift Monday through Friday 6:30am-3:00pm and will be required to work occasional weekends.
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.
Performs Boiler and Building rounds daily as required.
Operate and respond to the Building Automation Systems.
Maintains piping systems including valve replacement, steam trap troubleshooting and repair, temporary and permanent leak repairs, including emergency clean ups.
Update the electronic log, respond to emails, and communicate as a team player to keep everyone in the loop.
Complete work orders daily, assigned by the shop lead, in our computerized maintenance management system.
Perform Watch Stander duties on an occasional weekend rotation.
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 boiler room operations, equipment maintenance, construction, or similar trades related to mechanical maintenance.
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 Driver's License or ID.
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.
High School diploma or equivalent.
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 $45.93, 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 $39.18 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.
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.