Job Summary: Operates, maintains, repairs, and replaces building infrastructure related equipment including, but not limited to, air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, plumbing, temperature controls and instrumentation. Working Conditions: Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 399, or join after a 90-day probationary period. Physical ability to lift and maneuver heavy weights, climb and descend ladders, and work in hot, cold, cramped and confined quarters. Ability to work safely and at heights on ladders, lifts and scaffolding. Dexterity necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials. Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Steam heating and process equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, ventilation systems with associated components and hardware. Working knowledge of steam and refrigeration cycles and how it applies to building environmental systems which includes vibration analysis, balancing, and alignment of air handling units and pumps;
Plumbing, including water and sewage lines, pneumatic piping systems, all plumbing equipment and fixtures, pumps and valves;
Electrical distribution, electric motors, relays, controls, transformers, electrical and electronic components of all kinds;
Other duties as assigned;
Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
Training and/or developmental experience equivalent to full apprenticeship in HVAC along with a minimum of four years relevant and related work experience;
City of Chicago Stationary Engineer License.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Knowledge of the tools, instruments, methods and standard trade/safety practices;
Ability to perform calculations applicable to field of experience;
Working knowledge of chilled beams, heat recovery chillers, heat recovery wheels, hot water boilers, steam boilers, and chemical treatment for steam boilers;
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement;
Helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented. Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment;
Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose;
Balances listening and talking, speaks and writes clearly and accurately, keeps others informed;
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities
Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
Knowledge of JCI Metasys and Tridium frontends;
Basic understanding of how to troubleshoot mechanical systems;
Successfully uses multiple software program independently. Software may include Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, webmail and PeopleSoft;
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team;
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time;
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs;
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment;
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving, reading and interpreting technical drawings;
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatory requirements.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35536
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.