Journeyman Building Engineer

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Journeyman Building Engineer: Operates, installs, maintains, and repairs building equipment and systems. Performs work in accordance with University standards and procedures for University buildings and properties. Inspects and tests building systems and equipment. Troubleshoots equipment and identifies and solves problems. Dismantles defective equipment and installs new or repaired parts. Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of equipment. Interprets building and equipment documentation to troubleshoot and make repairs.Installs, repairs, and verifies proper operation of building systems and equipment. Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related pneumatic equipment; repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment. Uses appropriate tools and equipment. Helps introduce new employees to shop protocol, procedures and campus applications and equipment. Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed. Keeps working area clean and safe. Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment. Uses computers to enter and access job related information. Undertakes training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the University. Performs related job duties as may be assigned.

Unit Education: High school diploma or GED required

Unit Experience: Four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of position-related education and experience required; coursework completion or certification in HVAC, basic electrical, plumbing, piping and fluid-handling systems, refrigeration, building automation systems, or physical plant maintenance are highly preferred; completion of job-related apprenticeship program or completion of job-related associate's degree (AA) highly preferred

Unit Job Function Competencies: Demonstrated capability to use computers in the work setting required; ability to read and interpret instructions and documents required; ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing required; excellent customer service skills required; ability to perform basic mathematical functions relevant to the position and have strong problem-solving skills required; demonstrated mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity required; ability to lift, kneel, climb stairs, ladders, work at heights, work in tight spaces and withstand hot and cold temperatures required; a current valid driver's license required; willingness to work weekends as needed required as engineers work weekends on a rotating basis.