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Employment

Current Job Openings

Maintenance Mechanic 3

Salary: $4,627.00 – $5,229.00 Monthly
Location: Tacoma, Pierce County, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 2020-07022
Closing: 11/8/2020, 11:59 PM Pacific

The Opportunity
The Maintenance Mechanic 3 (MM3) is within the Museum Support Services Division (MSS) and functions as the lead worker in the Facilities Services Department. This department is a vital component to the success of the organization. Facilities Services is responsible for maintaining building systems such as environmental control, utilities, plumbing, mechanical systems and the automation systems that execute operations. As the lead worker, this individual will specialize in HVAC and perform journey-level and semi-skilled work in a variety of disciplines that include plumbing, mechanical, and electrical. Without this management the society would not be able to function at an accredited level for a Cultural Property.

Why you would want this job:

Work/Life balance with set schedule
No traveling, only between two buildings minutes apart
Great benefits package

A little about us:
Founded in 1891 and now into its second century of service, the Washington State Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and vividly presenting Washington’s rich and storied history. The Historical Society offers a variety of services to researchers, historians, scholars, and lifelong learners, as well as operating the State History Research Center and the Washington State History Museum.

Our mission is to partner with our communities to explore how history connects us all. Our vision is to be the recognized destination for Washington State history. We will achieve this by serving as our state’s primary history educator, making history relevant to our modern lives, and supporting civic dialog where all are welcome.

We have a strong commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and are looking for team members who have a passion for professionalism and serving the public, and a desire to contribute to a positive work culture.

Duties
Leads the Facilities Services Department

Plans work, organizes tasks, and performs skilled and unskilled maintenance tasks associated with installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems and associated components.

Consults with appropriate resources to plan, estimate, and execute projects; requisitions materials, equipment, and supplies for work tasks.

Maintains preventative maintenance plans for all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Directs the work tasks of Maintenance Custodian.

HVAC & Automation Systems

Monitors HVAC climate controls systems

Oversees scheduled contractor maintenance service projects related to refrigeration, steam distribution systems, commercial air-conditioning (environmental) equipment, air handling units, and pneumatic/electronic/electrical or mechanical control systems.

Oversees annual testing of fire suppression, heating and cooling systems.

Oversees contracted maintenance service agreements and plans and schedules associated maintenance projects with approved vendors.

Equipment & Training

Maintains inventory of work tools, maintains tools in working conditions and replace as required.

Plans, organizes, and directs training for assigned facilities personnel, as needed.

Other Duties

Including but not limited to assisting other departments with space arrangements, moving artifacts and materials.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

HS Diploma/GED equivalent.

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of the HVAC trades; operation and theory of steam generation equipment, fluid and gas systems; laws, rules or regulations that pertain to pressure vessels.

Able to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans and sketches.

Effectively lead and direct the work of maintenance custodian.

Basic computer skills and be able to utilize automation systems.

Move, lift, or transfer 75lbs.

Able work in inclement weather, walk and stand for long periods of time, able to work from a ladder or platform.

Use basic hand and power tools safely, effectively, and efficiently.

Must have a valid driver’s license free from serious traffic violations.

Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.

Believes that the results achieved directly result from personal decisions and actions.

Acknowledges and corrects mistakes.

Interpersonal Skills – Interacts with co-workers, clients and others in a positive manner. Practices active listening. Is open and honest. Treats others with respect, kindness and consideration.

Productivity – Produces quality, desired results in an efficient manner. Manages resources efficiently.

Safety – Performs work in a safe manner at all times. Assesses the work site for hazards. Maintains an organized work area. Identifies, corrects and reports unsafe situations. Seeks guidance from supervisor and safety committee if needed. Attends and actively participates in safety training events. Considers the safety of other employees and visitors on the job site.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

Journey-level standing as refrigeration mechanic or steamfitter as attested by:

Completion of recognized apprenticeship in refrigeration or steamfitter trades and two years of journey-level experience as an HVAC Technician.

OR

Full journey-level status in Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and two years of journey-level experience as an HVAC Technician.

OR

Six years of applicable experience in performing work is refrigeration or steamfitter trade or a combination of the two.

Special Requirements

CPR/First Aid & AED certification within 6 months of hire.
Must pass background check prior to employment offer.
Must have a valid driver’s license free from serious traffic violations.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

Work is performed inside and outside in a variety of seasonal conditions. This position works with complicated HVAC, power, and water systems, power tools and lifts, and sharp instruments that require PPE and hazard awareness.

40 hours per week, typical hours are 7am to 3:30pm

Travel is required between the two managed properties. Agency vehicles may be scheduled for use.

Required use of hand and power tools, drill, saws, grind, cuts, pressure washer, mover, line trimmer, backpack blower, scissor lift and forklift.

Some interaction with the public required.

UNION SHOP PROVISION: This position is in a bargaining unit and falls under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the state of Washington and the Washington Federation for State Employees (WFSE).

You will want to ensure you have a current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information attached or available to provide at the time of interview.

NOTE: Prior to any new appointment into the Washington State Historical Society record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

To apply, please carefully follow the below instructions:
We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the education, experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. The information you provide will be used as a basis for deciding who will be selected for the next step in the process. An incomplete application packet may automatically be disqualified.

By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.

Washington State Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (253) 798-5901. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Kathy Tarli at (253) 798-5901 or ktarli@wshs.wa.gov.

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Agency Information

The Washington State Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership organization, open to any and all individuals, families, or firms. The Historical Society is also recognized in statute (RCW 27.34) as a trustee agency of the State of Washington with enumerated powers.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington State Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information.

Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 407-8210 or email jobs@des.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

For more information, contact Kathy Tarli, Human Resources Manager, at 253-798-5901 or kathy.tarli@wshs.wa.gov.