Essential Functions: Check buildings to ensure proper temperatures are maintained. Access all public areas in buildings, including classrooms, offices, stairwells, hallways, restrooms, etc. to determine comfort level; set and/or reset thermostats as necessary; turn ventilation equipment on and off as appropriate.
Monitor all pumps, condensate tanks, valves, water heaters, reduction valves, swimming pool equipment, boilers and plumbing systems. Access equipment which may be at any height and in any location on campus; work with hand tools and at any angle. Clean all plenum chambers, fans, boiler rooms and other areas designated for heating and ventilation use.
Make running repairs on equipment as necessary. Replace stems and seats on all valves and traps up to one inch in size; control flow by opening and closing gate, globe and/or butterfly valves.
Clean and change air filters. Access filter chambers which may be located at any height and angle with cumbersome boxes containing replacement filters; adjust and replace belts on equipment. Respond to calls for service.All Operating Engineers are considered to be "Essential Personnel," and are required to report during a university emergency closure period. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Training in Stationary Engineer Trade School or recognized apprentice program.
Possession of Third Class Steam Engineer's license from the City of Detroit.
Some related experience in pipefitting and general maintenance.
Refrigeration experience preferred.
Ability to access equipment which may be at any height and angle from below ground level to several stories high.
Ability to work in varying environmental and possible hazardous working condition utilizing appropriate safety precautions.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.