Job location: BYU–Hawaii
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-16
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Under general supervision of the Director of Facilities Management, the Mechanical Engineer is primarily responsible for reviewing and developing projects and maintenance/operating plans that will include utilities savings in ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and water systems and equipment; test, adjust and calibrate boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and/or microprocessor control instruments for the purpose of developing the scope of work in the development of savings initiatives; develop projects that will provide better operating methods to maintain and treat water in cooling towers, and chilled water loops; projects that will maintain, diagnose, and make emergency repairs to natural gas, water, refrigerant, and air distribution systems; regularly use features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the HVAC systems, to assist others in optimizing energy usage; monitor building automation system data and adjust systems accordingly; adjust air flow, temperature and humidity balances for individual room s, building areas or buildings.
MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: include the following
(65%) Prepares projects, maintenance plans, operating procedures to reduce energy usage and develop future savings (a) provides directions and prepare bidding documents to improve all HVAC, mechanical equipment throughout University owned buildings; (b) be mindful of programs of preventative maintenance and repair to avoid breakdown and shutdown of utilities and facilities; (c) is responsible for planning long term and short term improvements of maintenance of chiller equipment, distribution system, monitoring and tracking all repairs ; (d) diagnoses problems on all HVAC, electrical/mechanical equipment, then offers instructions on replacement and repairs to affected parts; (e) improves preventive maintenance and suggest methods to document all electrical/mechanical equipment.
(35%) Documentation and inspections (a)actively investigates energy savings opportunities; (b) leads the Energy Management and Conservation Program; (c) understands all distribution components for needed repair and reports needs to Director; (d) increases knowledge of campus systems in self and other HVAC employees by attending available training and finding related information; (e) provides analysis for service contracts, maintenance needs and long term repairs (f) performs other tasks as directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Must have: • BS in Mechanical Engineer or similar required. • 7 years minimum experience. • Familiarity with design of commercial and education facilities. • Ability to work with and communicate with HVAC tradesmen and contractors. • Track record of dealing with energy management systems. • Experience with building controls and automation systems.
Must also possess a thorough knowledge of Heating, Ventilating , Air Conditioning equipment, cooling towers, pneumatic systems, closed loop cooling systems, chemical treatment procedures and practices used on closed loops and cooling towers, and maintenance of all common equipment found in an institutional central plant. Will be required to contribute and develop scopes of work and perform inspections on building commissioning.
The Mechanical Engineer must be able to maintain currency in applicable industrial safety orders and regulations relative to facilities, HVAC and related equipment. The incumbent must be able to read blueprints and create written plans and specifications; prepare rough drawings and sketches including electrical ladder diagrams; read and interpret complex operating manuals; analyze and respond appropriately to emergencies with solutions, prepare complex reports and be able to explain these reports to campus leaders who do not have the knowledge to understand complex reports; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
Requirements: • PE highly required • Supervisory or managerial experience a plus.
Skill Set: • Demonstrated ability and initiative to independently stay abreast of current and emerging trends related to mechanics, repair and understanding of potential client needs. • Provide engineering insight to the campus Construction group by suggesting changes to existing drawings and to existing mechanical functions. • Demonstrated insight, tact, and diplomacy skills sufficient to foster effective relations and build consensus within the Facilities Management department and other diverse groups on campus. • Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of the university and how the Facilities Management supports and enhances essential services including teaching, research and support operations. • Must adhere to the campus honor code, dress code and conduct his/her life in accordance with the campus requirements.
License or Certification: Current driver’s license required.* More information may be requested as you progress through the recruiting process.