Job Type: Staff Job Description: Summary: The Maintenance Engineer manages campus buildings by maintaining electrical systems by providing electrical power and equipment; offering engineering support; operating, and repairing HVAC, life safety, and plumbing systems, and performing general building maintenance to optimize equipment performance, maintain the building's operability, and ensure the comfort and safety of occupants.
Strength in at least two of the areas below, as well as the skills and ability to operate all tools, equipment and computer programs required to fulfill duties of the job.
Maintain Electrical Systems: Troubleshoot, adjust and repair/replace lighting systems, change electrical fuses, control boards, electrical fixtures.
Operate HVAC systems: Collect data, analyze performance, check efficiencies of Building Automation Systems (BAS)
Repair HVAC systems: Calibrate equipment, recover refrigerant, troubleshoot and repair air dampers, pumps, fan coil units, VAV boxes.
Oversee Life Safety Systems: Operate and test fire alarm panels, emergency generators, fire pumps, sprinkler systems, smoke and heat sensors
Maintain Plumbing Systems: Maintain plumbing fixtures, water heaters, drains, water filters.
Provide General Building Maintenance: Maintain door hardware, roof systems, ceiling tiles, flooring, window systems and minor wall repairs
High School Diploma or GED
Requires formal training in repair of mechanical or electrical equipment
Three years' experience as a skilled maintenance mechanic is required
Willingness and availability to work alternative shifts as needed
Willingness and availability for snow/ice removal as needed
EPA certification, preferred
Must have valid driver's license
Must have the ability to work from ladders, scaffolds and rooftops of buildings as well as the ability to work in tight spaces such as tunnels and attic spaces. Requires the ability to bend, stoop, lift 50 pounds, carry objects 50 pounds and less, and lift objects from ground to waist or overhead level.
Must be able to detect abnormal noises, feel size, shape and temperature or texture of objects with the hands, handle hot or cold objects, judge depth, see and discriminate colors, stand much of the time, work while wearing protective equipment (respirators, arc flash, hoods, etc.), work in dust, oils, fumes, or smells, work in both high and low temperatures.
Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
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Internal Number: R-0000883
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.