Commercial Maintenance Engineer I-Mechanical Shop

200372 Requisition #

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We are looking for experienced Commercial Maintenance Engineers to join our Maintenance Team. Bring your knowledge, skills, experience and passion to Creighton University.

Creighton University located in Omaha Nebraska spans over 150 acres has over 50 buildings and employs over 2250 people making it one of the largest employers in the Omaha community. A comprehensive Jesuit university we are comprised of nine (9) colleges and schools including Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Professional Studies, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions, Dentistry, and a Graduate School. Creighton University was founded in 1878 and has an enrollment of 8,000 students. We have a diverse student body and workforce.

Our Mechanical Shop has an opening for a Commercial Maintenance Engineer I. Below is the summary and qualifications.

The shifts will work Monday to Friday; 7am-3:30pm, (position will require to be “on call” on a rotational schedule)

Job Summary
Our Maintenance Engineers are critical to the university’s success. They are responsible for keeping the university operational 24x7. Our maintenance department follows a generalist model and will be responsible for senior level maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of commercial and residential electrical systems, plumbing systems, heating/air conditioning systems and a variety of kitchen equipment.

While performing the duties of either job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching and crawling all day. The employee must frequently lift and move items up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation. Additionally, must be able to work in cramped spaces, climb ladders, work at heights of 20 feet and above.

Essential Functions:
•Knowledge of and experience troubleshooting, maintaining and replacing lights, ballasts, lighting controls, lighting systems, retrofitting and converting florescent, metal halide and HPS to LED lighting.
•Troubleshoot and repair faulty electrical circuitry, pumps, motors, motor controls, science lab equipment, kitchen equipment (commercial and residential), and exhaust fans. Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of equipment, emergency generators and systems. Responsible for continual preventative maintenance on all systems and equipment.
•Knowledge of and exposure to working on 208/120 Volt 3 phase systems and 480/277 Volt 3 phase systems.
•Projects: Assist in the installation of new equipment, wiring of new equipment, wiring pumps and motors. Assist with occasional temporary power projects. Assist with the operation and maintenance of emergency systems, backup generators, and emergency power.
•Electrical Safety –proven knowledge of electrical safety procedures and the importance of following all safety rules / procedures

•Open, repair, replace broken, clogged pipes, and drain lines. Repair and replace domestic water application systems such as piping, faucets, regulators, water softeners. Experience in operating manual and electric drain machines.
• Exposure to and knowledge of safety procedures, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and conducting preventative maintenance on steam/ condensation systems. pressure reducing valves (PRV’s), steam traps, controls, condensate pumps, and strainers. Work with low, medium, and high-pressure steam.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC):
•Experience in and knowledge of troubleshooting diagnosing, repairing and preventative maintenance on refrigerant systems, heating water systems, ventilation systems, steam heat, refrigerant, chilled water, steam, radiators, heat exchangers, boilers and chillers.
•Experience in and knowledge of diagnosing and repairing pneumatics, compressors, pumps, motors, air handler units, fan coil units, and exhaust fans.

Kitchen Equipment:
•Experience in and knowledge of troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing of commercial and residential kitchen equipment to include refrigerators, microwaves, deep fat fryers, ovens, gas kitchen equipment, steam kitchen equipment, ice makers, water softeners, and dishwashers.


• High school diploma or equivalent is required. Some level of post-secondary education preferred (ie technical / trade school, college or university studies)
• Valid and current driver’s license required
• Formal training in HVAC, plumbing, and/or electrical systems is preferred.
• Minimum of 2+ years of maintenance experience as a Maintenance Engineer in a Commercial setting with a good knowledge of HVAC equipment, electrical, and plumbing systems. Proficiency in troubleshooting electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems strongly desired

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures;
• Complete assigned PM’s and provide feedback on any improvements that might be needed;
• Maintains a clean, safe and organized work area;
• Work as a team - mentor other technicians by sharing knowledge and skills to help everyone achieve their goals. Work as a team to complete any projects assigned;
• Strong focus on customer service and creating positive interactions with internal and external clients. Develop and maintain a good working relationship across all levels in the organization;
• Successful candidates will be a self-starter with strong communication skills (verbal and written);
• Understands and embodies Creighton vision and mission. Follows and understands the core values, employee standards of behavior and company policies and procedures;
• Continuing Education: Fully participates in ongoing technical, safety, and operational process training programs and implements strategies into their daily work;
• Computer skills: proficient computer skills in order to be able to enter and retrieve data through the Creighton Word Order System (AIM), including work orders, preventative maintenance activities, equipment failure, and incident reports and to ensure documentation is completed as be able to complete time-card submission via online system;
• Ability to be “on-call” on a rotational schedule;
• Ability to work outside in various temperatures (summer/winter);
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation;
• Ability to work at heights of 20 feet and above

Required Licenses/Certifications:
Must have a current and valid driver's license with a clean driving record for the last 3 years and no major violations within the last 5 years

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 75-100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 75-100 % (pound: 50 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No
Working with Animals: Yes (at times)
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes (at times)
AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.



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