Building Maintenance Engineer (Building Systems Chief)

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University of Maryland Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, MD

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Job Description
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) currently has an opening for a Building Maintenance Engineer (Building Systems Chief) to join Department of Facilities. Under limited supervision, the selected candidate serves as senior facilities representative during campus "off-hours" to ensure that all equipment is operating to standards and to respond to emergencies involving facilities and/or equipment operations.  UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021). BENEFITS: This NON-EXEMPT position offers a generous benefits package that starts with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.  UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.   PRIMARY DUTIES:
1. Monitors HVAC computer system and responds to deficiencies.
2. Makes building rounds to inspect equipment for safe operation and proper maintenance.
3. Starts, operates and secures HVAC-type equipment. Makes minor repairs.
4. Moves small equipment such as electric heaters and pedestal fans up numerous stairs due to a lack of heat or cooling.
5. Responds to police calls for door openings.
6. Answers telephones and takes messages. Writes work orders. Calls in help as needed.
7. Responds to emergency situations which may require climbing, lifting or use of tools in a stressful and inhospitable atmosphere and within a short amount of time, such as fires, floods, wind, snow.
8. May participate in clean-up of emergency events to include moving vacuum cleaners full of water, lifting pumps, pushing squeegees, brooms, mops, etc. May also use power tools to cut and fasten items such as plywood for security purposes.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Six years progressively responsible experience in the trade(s) where assigned to include at least two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of methods, practices, production procedures and equipment used on maintenance and operations crafts; of engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics and specifications; of the principles of air conditioning and refrigeration; of the practices and techniques used in installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment and systems; of refrigerant types, environmental impact, and gas reclamation procedures and equipment. General knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the refrigeration trade and of the National Electric Code. Working knowledge of plumbing, steamfitting and the electrical trades. Skill in the repair and maintenance of commercial or industrial HVAC equipment and systems; in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade; in brazing, soldering and silfoss; and of work control procedures. Skill in scheduling and determining resource requirements in trades occupations. Ability to supervise on-call personnel and to perform required inspections of trades work, materials and equipment. Ability to read and understand manufacturer's recommendations regarding scheduled and preventive maintenance, servicing and operation; to use computers and related software to diagnose HVAC system problems; to prepare written reports; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 pounds; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery or equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examination to determine the ability to perform the job. Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license may be required. Employees in this job class may be required to be trained to work with asbesto. Employees in this job class assigned to work with equipment containing CFC refrigerants must achieve and maintain valid certification in accordance with federal law.   Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union). Salary Range: $49,503 - $55,609 UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].  If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff
Shift: Variable
Organization: Facilities Maintenance
Job Posting: Aug 23, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

Organization

Welcome to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 61-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.

Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.

Sponsored research totaled $567.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010. With 6,349 students and 6,717 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.

Mission


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State¹s public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.

 

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Equal Opportunity


The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

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