Maintenance Engineer

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Department: Maintenance
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Maintenance

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Union (Bi-Weekly)
Position FTE: 1.0

Position Overview:

The Maintenance Engineer will diagnose, repair and maintain HVAC, refrigeration, temperature control, pumps, air compressors, food service equipment and associated components of these systems. The Maintenance Engineer will also assist other Maintenance Department personnel as directed. This individual will report to the Maintenance Manager. This position requires continuous education to further educate and support this position.

Days/Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Salary: $27.14 – $36.18 per hour, subject to a 24-month progression.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, adjust, repair, and maintain ventilation and air conditioning equipment; including air handling units (AHU’s), pumps, chillers, fan coil units, heat pumps, air conditioners, DX units, pneumatic/ DDC/electric control systems, exhaust fans, etc.
  • Inspect, adjust, repair, and maintain a variety of heating systems and their components; including hot water, steam, forced air which utilize natural gas and propane fuels, pumps, coils, heat exchangers, thermostats, control systems, condensate tanks, etc.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on all equipment maintained under the College’s preventive maintenance system.
  • Inspect, adjust, repair, and maintain all types of food service equipment; including gas, steam, and electrically powered food service equipment, ware-washing equipment, and refrigeration equipment.
  • Direct the activities of student workers assigned to the Maintenance Engineer position.
  • Assisting with plumbing repairs as needed.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may be asked to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills to diagnose, repair, and maintain HVAC equipment, pneumatic temperature control equipment, pumps, air compressors, refrigeration systems, ice-making equipment, food service equipment, and associated components of these systems.
  • 18-month Vo-Tech Building Maintenance Program certificate required. Required to be Universal CFC Certified.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill using a variety of diagnostic equipment; including a volt/ohm/ampere meter, refrigerant manifold gauge, air velocity, pressure meter, and air-monitoring tools.
  • Working knowledge of computer based energy management and programmed maintenance systems.
  • Welding and metal fabrication skills required.
  • Able to work independently; self-starter.
  • A positive, cooperative service oriented attitude.
  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good record (subject to verification).
  • Neat and safe work habits.
  • Must pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Minnesota Grade C operating engineer’s license strongly desired.
  • Experience working with food service equipment.
  • Experience with residential systems installation and repair.

Physical Requirements/Demands:

  • Must pass pre-employment physical
  • Requires the physical ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, balance, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and exert up to 100lbs of force occasionally, 50lbs of force frequently, and 20lbs of force constantly.
  • Will work with and/or be exposed to chemicals and mechanical devices.
  • Will work within confined spaces and/or areas with dust or fumes.
  • Will work on roof tops and be required to work at elevations with a mechanical lift or ladder.
  • Work hours may vary.
  • Will work in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as in inclement weather.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the end of day Friday, November 11, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a non-exempt level position. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, pension plan with a 10% employer contribution, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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