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Stationary Engineer 2

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Business and Financial Affairs

Position Title Stationary Engineer 2
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The Facilities Management Department supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

This Facilities Management position is responsible for safe and efficient operation of one or more high pressure boilers at Western Washington University’s Steam Plant. This includes multi-fuel firing. Depending on the day or night shift, the position requires independent Steam Plant operations. The Steam Plant is an essential campus facility required for building heating and domestic hot water heating of the 3 million square foot WWU main campus. Operations are required around the clock, 365 days of the year. The successful candidate must be available 24 hours per day for emergency response.

Stationary Engineer 2 responsibilities include:

  • Independently complete maintenance and repairs of boilers, machinery, controls, etc.
  • Make proper rounds in the steam plant, a minimum of one per hour, with the first round prior to relieving the shift being the most important.
  • Diagnose operating problems and implement corrective measures.
  • Monitor emergency alarms received from various campus locations and University Police/Public Safety.
  • Perform chemical testing and treatment of all boiler water return condensate and raw make-up water.

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Required Qualifications
  • Two years of experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of stationary or marine high pressure boilers and heating system OR

    Certificate of completion of an advanced Stationary Engineer course from an accredited vocational/technical school or community college and one year of experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of stationary or marine high pressure boilers and heating systems OR

    One year of State service as a Stationary Engineer 2.
  • Be familiar with combustion controls, including electronic and pneumatic controls and their hand/auto applications.
  • Have a good understanding of the main steam and water cycle of a steam plant and the function of the components in the system.
  • Ability to work independently in a safe thorough manner with close attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time well and work under pressure situations and meet deadlines.
  • Possess troubleshooting skills.
  • Utilize strong interpersonal skills in written and oral communication.
  • Proficient in the use of computer office applications in order to prepare documents on after hour notifications and responses for campus-wide services.
  • Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to starting work in order to drive a state-owned vehicle for travel to work locations.
  • Physically perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • State Stationary Engineer's or Marine Engineer's Steam Operator's License with experience of same.
  • Additional years related Steam Plant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of centralized air compressor systems for multiple facilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of steam turbine boiler feed water pumps.
  • Demonstrated experience monitoring emergency alarm and connecting personnel for a response.
  • Demonstrated experience switching between various fuel sources for higher pressure boilers.
Salary Position starts at $54,108 - $61,224 (depending on experience) and comes with excellent benefits! For more information on our robust benefits and employee perks please check out this document!
Bargaining Unit This position is part of bargaining unit B and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with Washington Federation of State Employees.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Position is open until filled; application review begins November 8, 2021.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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