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Maintenance Engineer

Facilities Services


Reed College is hiring for a Maintenance Engineer. This position is responsible for the HVAC preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance of all campus heating and cooling systems. This position performs a wide variety of advanced skilled work to maintain campus mechanical equipment both analog  and digital controls. This position is part of the Facilities department and reports to the Director of Facilities Operations. 

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, non-exempt role with typical work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Pay for this position is $45/hour. This position is non-exempt on grade MAINT.

Who You Are

  • You always follow through from initiation to solution
  • You effectively troubleshoot to find solutions to complex problems
  • You are organized and effectively prioritize tasks and pivot as needed
  • You have effective communication skills and understand the importance of building relationships with stakeholders 
  • You are mechanically inclined and engineering driven
  • You are motivated to perform at a high level on all aspects of your work
  • You have an understanding of technical, mechanical equipment and methodologies 
  • You have a strong desire to share your knowledge and teach others in your field of expertise 
  • You are able to respond to emergency and urgent situations outside of scheduled work hours
  • Others find you approachable. They feel comfortable coming to you with questions and trust that you will provide support and/or service to assist them. 
  • You are interested in and able to lead and give direction to technical staff

What You’ll Do

  • Maintain and administer building energy management systems scheduling using designated scheduling software
  • Perform timely problem solving, troubleshooting and repair of equipment, reports of heating or cooling problems, and other urgent situations
  • Identify, implement, and evaluate effective preventative maintenance programs
  • Perform preventative maintenance of a variety of equipment and electrical repairs as it relates to HVAC equipment and other equipment as required
  • Respond to emergency situations as needed after hours and on weekends
  • Maintain a productive and safe work environment
  • Maintain all levels of operation for all HVAC/R equipment, ie, Boilers, Chillers, cooling towers, variable frequency drives, motor controllers, pumps, etc.
  • Operate, maintain, inspect all equipment related to a central heating plant, boilers, de-aerator, condensate equipment and compressors
  • Work with inspectors and authorities having jurisdiction, for safety compliance for all related equipment, such as pressure vessels
  • Adjust operations, scheduling of equipment to manage energy consumption, improving campus carbon reduction goalsAccess and retrieve automated work orders and assign work orders as necessary to technicians
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to recommend and evaluate energy efficiency improvements
  • Recommend standards and specifications for equipment, materials, and workmanship

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in an HVAC field which includes,
  • 2 years of experience in managing and/or servicing direct digital controls
  •  Active Oregon electrical license, LME, LBME, LEB or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. 

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.