HVAC Engineer Senior

Website Multnomah County--Facilities and Property Management Division

Are you an experienced HVAC professional who is an expert in major commercial HVAC systems? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join Multnomah County’s Department of County Assets (DCA) Facilities and Property Management Division (FPM) as an HVAC Engineer Senior.

DCA manages technology, facilities, vehicles, and records for Multnomah County. We provide countywide services and support behind the scenes to ensure county programs can serve residents effectively. In short, we serve the people who serve the people.

In this position, you will perform the full range of duties in operations, control, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and adjusting building and/or facility HVAC systems. You will be working independently, applying well-developed subject knowledge, and exercising judgment and initiative.

Essential Job Duties:   

  • Respond to complex issues or repairs to major commercial HVAC systems. These include but are not limited to responding to boilers, chillers, RTU, AHU, mini-splits, heat pumps, PTACs, and cooling towers.
  • Repair specialty HVAC systems equipment.
  • Work on basic plumbing systems which includes the replacement and repair of sinks, faucets, toilets, urinals, and shower heads.
  • Able to unclog toilets, sinks, and floor drains; address connection to appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, drinking fountains, and water bottle fill stations; and change water filters.
  • Assist with building improvement or construction by reviewing building plans, assisting with demolitions, performing installation of new HVAC systems, ensuring code compliance is adhered to, and reviewing contractor work.
  • Ensure a safe work environment which includes keeping storage areas organized, securing supplies in the work vehicle, properly labeling pipes, following lockout / tagout procedures, and being aware of safety issues around themselves and others.
  • Drive a County vehicle during work hours.

Operationally Essential Position: Employees who have been designated as operationally essential (“Essential”) are required to report for duty regardless of facility closure or curtailment of some or all County operations.

Benefits: Multnomah County offers an exceptional benefits package, including employer-funded retirement savings; health, vision and dental insurance at very low cost to full-time employees and their dependents; paid vacation and sick leave; paid parental leave; wellness programs; a focus on work-life balance; paid holidays; life insurance; long and short term disability insurance; TriMet pass; and a employee assistance program. Find more details on our website. This position falls under the employee group: IUOE Local 701.

Our Commitment to Safety, Trust and Belonging: Multnomah County is committed to developing, nurturing and continually improving workforce equity by identifying and addressing the structural and policy barriers to equal employment opportunity faced by our employees and communities. County employees across the organization have stepped forward to develop a strategic plan and help create a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential. Learn more by reading our Workforce Equity Strategic Plan and exploring our Core Competencies for all County employees.

To Qualify
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent education and three (3) to six (6) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass multiple criminal history records checks, including OSP CJIS and ORCHARDS, should a job offer be extended.

Required Training, Licenses, and/or Certificates:

  • Oregon Industry Brazing Certificate
  • Refrigerant Certificate (EPA)

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Experience applying an equity framework in processes and decision making.
  • Proficient in computer usage for work order system, email, client communication, and training—experience using Google Suite, Tririga, and Workday.

Screening and Evaluation
The Application Packet: 

  • A completed online application.
  • A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, and the number of employees under your supervision.
  • A cover letter detailing how your experience and training qualifies you for this role, addresses why you are interested in this position, and demonstrates how your experience and skill set align with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed.

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how they relate to those shown in the Overview, Essential Job Functions and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored to determine your eligibility for an interview.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.
  • Technical exam (for some positions only): Allow up to two hours to complete. Some completed online and some in person.
  • Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
  • Reference check: All finalists must pass a thorough reference check.

Additional Information:
This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions.

Type of Position:  This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime pay.
Location:  401 N Dixon St. Portland, OR 97227
Schedule:  Day and swing schedule available. To be discussed when a job offer is extended.
Shift Differential Pay:  In addition to the established wage rates, the County shall pay an hourly premium of one dollar and seventy five cents ($1.75) to employees for all hours worked on shifts beginning between the hours of twelve (12) noon and seven (7:00) p.m.

Serving the Public, Even During Disasters:
Everyday, Multnomah County staff work together to serve as a safety net for our communities. During a disaster, this safety net becomes even more critical. All County employees have a role in serving the public during inclement weather, natural disaster, or other types of community emergency response. During these emergency responses, while typically there begins with a call for volunteers, county employees may ultimately be reassigned from their current position to a role in the emergency response in order to support the critical needs presented by our communities. For more information, please visit the Disaster Service Worker Information page.

To apply for this job please visit multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.

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