Stationary Eng 2 - Prem Pay

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Stationary Eng 2 - Prem Pay

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Job Summary:

  • Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a Stationary Engineer 2- Premium Pay. This position is responsible for overall operation and maintenance of a high pressure heating plant consisting of one or more boilers up to 150 h.p. each or tending high pressure power boiler system consisting of two or more boilers over 150 h.p. each. The successful candidate must be able to exercise independent judgment and decisions concerning operations and safety activities of the steam heating plant.
  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have NIULPE Second Class Stationary Engineers License or City of Spokane Stationary Engineer 2 License within 12 months of hire for continued employment.
  • Possession of a valid drivers license is required.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three years of experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of stationary or marine high pressure boilers and heating systems.
  • Journeyman status as SteamFitter/Pipe Fitter, Millwright or HVAC/R Tradesman
  • Certificate of completion of an advanced Stationary Engineer course from an accredited vocational/technical school or community college and two years of experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of stationary or marine high pressure boilers and heating systems.
    One year of State service as a Stationary Engineer 1.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 70
Responsibility / Duty:
Responsibility in the operations of boilers or chillers and plant auxiliaries. Make rounds and inspect operating equipment as required.

Diagnose system operating difficulties and causalities. Take preventative measure to minimize same. Inform the Assistant Director and the Stationary Engineer 4 of all encountered problems. Perform all related preventative and corrective maintenance tasks directed when on shift, or when assigned maintenance duties.

Start and stop plant equipment as required to make independent judgment as to what equipment is to be operated for optimum efficiency.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 25
Responsibility / Duty:
Perform boiler water/cooling tower chemical tests and confer with other Stationary Engineers 2’s and supervision about the results, make adjustments as determined.

Monitor Cheney/Spokane campus via computer for proper operations. Answer phone, recorded messages: call out other trades as needed for “off hours” repairs and/or other emergencies

Inspection of tunnel distribution system, maintenance and repair of tunnel/plant/Spokane Center equipment, boilers, chillers and auxiliary systems.

Reports emergency situations and equipment deficiencies when they occur. Follows university policies and department procedures and practices

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
May be assigned specific responsibilities and duties pertaining to plant equipment and maintenance. Monitor key box and reports keys that are out after hours to responsible supervisor.

May be assigned team leader as individuals/teams are encouraged to continually learn/think and contribute ideas on how to improve processes that affect them. This team viewpoint is required to successfully coordinate plant operations to meet the goals of the department and the university

Operates University vehicle and possesses Washington State Driver’s License

Perform other duties as required.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must be able to work in elevated ambient temperature.
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical and hearing test.
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Information: $58,020 - $64,020

Posting Date: 04/02/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 4/18/2021
Screening to Begin: 04/19/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 6/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time