Assistant Building Engineer

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Assists Building Engineer in operating, installing, maintaining, and repairing building equipment and systems. Performs work in accordance with University standards and procedures for University buildings and properties. Under the direction of maintenance personnel: Assists Building Engineer in repairing and maintaining building systems such as low voltage electric wiring and controls, heating and ventilating systems, pneumatic temperature controls, air filters, refrigeration equipment, plumbing systems and equipment. Cleans coils and condensers, lubricates equipment, maintains air filters and performs minor repair work as assigned. Performs routine clean up at repair location or in central shop. Keeps working area clean and safe. 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 safe and clean. 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 general education degree (GED), one year related experience, or an equivalent combination of position-related education and experience required. Current valid driver's license, other licenses or certificates needed for this position as required by law required. Completion of job-related apprenticeship program preferred. Advanced job-related training programs preferred. Completion of job-related associates degree (AA) preferred. Certification in one or more of the following: welding, HVAC, basic electrical, plumbing, piping or an encompassing certification such as in physical plant maintenance preferred.

Unit Experience: See above.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Demonstrated ability to access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements required. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents required. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing required. Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position required. Demonstrated ability to problem solve required. Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, be capable of working at heights as required, be able to enter and work within tight spaces, and be able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.