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Maintenance Mechanic 3 - Facilities Management Job Post

Posted: 3/5/2020

Maintenance Mechanic 3

Type: full time
Role: Maintenance and Cleaning
Location: WA

Apply at: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/hr/


$4,492.00-$5,205.00 Monthly

$53,904.00-$62,460.00 Annually




03/18/20 05:00 PM PST


The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.

Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the Top 5 community colleges in the nation, Pierce College is an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals. Check out our Aspen Institute`s Rising Star Award.

Pierce College is seeking to fill two (2) full-time Maintenance Mechanic 3 positions. One (1) vacancy is located at our Fort Steilacoom campus and one (1) vacancy is located at our Puyallup campus.

Under general direction, the Maintenance Mechanic 3 at this level performs skilled work in more than one trade or craft. Incumbents typically specialize in one trade or craft but perform journey-level and semi-skilled work in a variety of disciplines. Incumbents typically specialize in one trade or craft but perform journey-level and semi-skilled work in a variety of disciplines. Incumbents perform construction, maintenance, repair and modification of buildings, facilities, mechanical equipment, machinery and specific apparatus and utilize a working knowledge of several related skill fields such as plumbing, electrical, HVACR, welding, carpentry, and machinist work. This is the senior/specialist worker level of the series. The Maintenance Mechanic 3 reports directly to the Building and Grounds Supervisor and requires regular and consistent attendance.

About the District: The college enjoys a strong presence in the community and participates in numerous partnerships with business, community, government, and educational organizations. Want a feel for our District, take a peak with aerial campus views!

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - Located on a beautiful 140-acre site with views of Mount Rainier and recreational Waughop Lake, the campus enjoys modern facilities that include state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces; an immersive, full-dome digital planetarium; child development center; and a health education center.

Pierce College at Puyallup - Located on a luscious site with 125-acres of wooded land including modern facilities and beautiful hideaways.


HVACR Equipment and Systems:

•At a journey-level will operate, monitor, maintain, repair, replace, install, modify, construct and/or fabricate the conditioned air generation and distribution equipment and systems, heating water generation and distribution equipment and systems, cooling water generation and distribution equipment and systems, compressed air generation and distribution equipment and systems, vacuum generation and distribution equipment and systems, pressure vessels, refrigeration equipment and systems, gas fired equipment and systems, ventilation equipment and systems and various other HVACR equipment and systems.

Plumbing Equipment and Systems:

•At a journey-level will operate, monitor, maintain, repair, replace, install, modify, construct and/or fabricate the potable cold water distribution equipment and systems, potable hot water generation and distribution equipment and systems, drain, waste, vent (DWV) equipment and systems, sewer equipment and systems, drainage equipment and systems and various other plumbing equipment and systems.

Other Equipment and Systems:

•At a skilled-level will operate, monitor, maintain, repair, replace, install, modify and/or construct structures, fixtures, furniture, appliances and various other equipment and systems.

Other Duties:

•At a skilled-level will operate and maintain utility carts, forklifts and various other vehicles. Operate two-way radios, cell phones, computers and various other electronic devices.

•Remove snow and ice from building entrances, walkways and parking lots.

•Respond to and perform emergency functions, as required.

•Observe and report suspicious activity.

•Be accountable for assigned keys, tools, equipment and supplies.

•Maintain inventories and submit requisitions for tools, supplies and equipment to supervisor.

•May be required to perform custodial, grounds or other duties, as assigned.


•Minimum four (4) years of experience in the building trade industry maintaining, repairing and diagnosing building electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems at a journey level and building mechanical systems at a skilled level.

•Journey-level skill, knowledge, and experience in the maintenance, repair and diagnostics of building electrical systems and equipment.

•Journey-level skill, knowledge, and experience in the maintenance, repair and diagnostics of building HVAC systems and equipment.

•Journey-level skill and knowledge in the maintenance, repair and diagnostics of building plumbing systems.

•Skilled-level skill and knowledge in the maintenance, repair and diagnostics of building mechanical systems.

Special Conditions and/or Requirements:

•Type I & II or universal technician certification as required by EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act or the ability to obtain within six months of hire.

•The successful candidate must consent to and pass a criminal background check after a conditional offer of employment.

•Must possess a valid Washington driver`s license upon hire.

•Must consent to and pass a driver`s check upon hire.

•As essential personnel, this position is required to assist with after-hours emergencies to include evenings, weekends and holidays.

•This position has a 12 - month probationary period.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Accountability and Dependability:

•Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight

•Follows instructions, policies, and procedures; meeting productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.

•Acknowledges responsibility for mistakes and taking appropriate steps to make corrections; meeting expectations without making excuses.

Personal Integrity:

•Earns others` trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions by respecting the opinions and assessments of others.

•Maintains confidentiality during investigations and personnel matters.

•Communicates truthfully.


•Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables by knowing and supporting teammates` work; helping teammates who need or ask for assistance.

•Encourages team unity through sharing information and expertise, working together to solve problems and putting team success first.

•Supports fair treatment and equal opportunity for all; listening objectively and with consideration for the ideas and input of others.

•Respects the talents and contributions of co-workers.

Relationship Building:

•Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect by maintaining an open, approachable manner and treating others fairly and respectfully.

•Preserves others` self-confidence and dignity and showing regard for their opinions.

•Seeks to resolve confrontations and disagreements constructively; focusing on the situation, issues, or behaviors, rather than the person.

•Demonstrating a balance between building rapport and getting the work done.

Safety Focus:

•Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices.

•Performing work in a safe manner at all times; avoiding shortcuts that increase health and safety risks to oneself or others.

•Maintains and inspects PPE (Personal Protective Equipment); using PPE as required.

Adaptability and Flexibility:

•Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

•Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems.

•Copes well and helping others deal with the ongoing demands of change;

•Sees and showing others the benefits of change; recovering quickly from setbacks and finding alternative ways to reach goals and objectives.

Stress Management:

•Maintains composure in stressful or adverse situations by: handling workloads, competing demands, changing assignments, interruptions and distractions with a positive attitude.


•Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.

•Performs tasks thoroughly with care; checking work to ensure completeness; remaining aware and taking care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.

Customer Focus:

•Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with Facilities & Operations services by seeking ways to improve service delivery; assessing the quality of services from the customer`s point of view; recognizing adverse customer reactions and developing better alternatives; emphasizing a team approach to providing great customer service.


•Diplomatically handles challenging or intense interpersonal situations by working through difficult or awkward interpersonal situations in a positive and professional manner.

•Exercises appropriate tact and discretion in conversations and sharing information with others.


•Listens accurately and actively as well as communicates clearly and effectively with individuals and groups.

•Communicates clearly and effectively in writing maintaining proper usage and grammar, and is able to review and critique the work of others.


•Ability to operate software programs such as MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, Megamation (maintenance work order system), and Time and Leave Reporting (TLR) software.


•Ability to exhibit tolerance of others; recognize the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other differences; understand the differences in and responds appropriately to others in the workplace.

•Demonstrates trust in, sensitivity to, and mutual respect of others; recognize and manage personal biases.


To be considered for this position, applicants must:

•Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.

•Complete the online application profile at http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/hr/.

•Apply for the specific job opening.

•Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. At Pierce College, we value culturally responsive and compassionate individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter, please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. Please include in your response how your previous education and/or professional experience contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of student success for a diverse community of learners. (Cover Letter)

•Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

•Transcripts are not required in order to apply for this position, however, if you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education. Please upload current copies of your transcripts, if available. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: www.naces.org/members.htm (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required upon hire). (Transcripts)

•Upload (attach) a list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)

Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Terms of Employment:

Pierce College is hiring two (2) full-time (40 hours per week) classified, overtime-eligible position with Pierce College District. One position`s primary work location will be at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and the other position`s primary location will be at the Puyallup campus. Each position may require occasional travel to Pierce College campuses or sites. Work hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekend work, and occasional travel as required. As essential personnel, this position is required to assist with after-hours emergencies to include evenings, weekends and holidays. This position may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites. This position has a 12 -month probationary period.

Salary & Benefits:

The starting salary range of this position is $4,492.00 - $5,205.00 a month (dependent upon qualifications), with annual periodic increments up to $5,205.00. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long-term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our Benefits and Leave website at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr-benefits.

Physical Work Environment:

This position is required to work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions. This position is exposed to noise, electricity, lifting, hand and power tools, rotating and reciprocating machinery, welding, extreme temperatures, working at heights, using ladders, confined spaces, compressed gas, pressure vessels, airborne contaminants, hazardous materials and waste, and blood borne pathogens. Requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), fall protection, MSDS, lock-out/tag-out procedures, First Aid/CPR/AED, RCW and WAC compliance.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342.Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state`s free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process:

Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.

Please note: This is a competitive selection process. Your application materials will be reviewed and evaluated based on the minimum qualifications listed for the position. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the District`s needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.

Conditions of Employment:

•An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

•Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.

Bargaining Unit:

This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employee Association (WPEA).

Equal Opportunity:

The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.

For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: jobs@pierce.ctc.edu.

Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:

Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator

9401 Farwest Drive SW

Lakewood, Washington 98498

(253) 964-6519

Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer

(253) 864-3229

Apply at: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/hr/

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