Utility Engineer I

Community College of Baltimore County
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Class Description

Utility Engineer I is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the college’s mechanical and electrical systems.

Minimum Requirements

  1. High school diploma or equivalent. Advanced degree, and CFC Certification preferred.
  2. Formal specialized training in the operation and maintenance of HVAC, mechanical and electrical systems.
  3. A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible recent maintenance experience in building mechanical systems, heating and cooling systems, pneumatic and digital controls and energy management, including experience with commercial boilers (minimum of 250 H.P.) and large chillers (minimum of 250 tons).
  4. Journeyman HVAC License or Second Grade Stationary Engineers License required. First Grade preferred.
  5. Flexibility and ability to change shift when requested.
  6. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record of less than five (5) points on driving record.
  7. Ability to participate in bloodborne pathogens training within six (6) months of employment.
  8. Hepatitis B vaccination or a signed waiver.

Background Check:
  • Candidates may be required to successfully pass a background investigation, to include driving, fingerprint and criminal history evaluation.
  • Candidates may be required to successfully complete a pre-hire, post-offer physical examination, including drug screening.

This is an Essential Position and the employee must be available for building emergencies, and to perform regular duties or other assigned duties at times when the campus is closed to students and non-essential staff. Subject to 24-hours standby or call-in for building emergencies. May be required to work overtime or special hours as needed or required.

Position Specific Essential Duties

This position may have an emphasis in one of primary areas within the Engineering functionality of Facilities Management depending on skills and licenses/certifications; though, is that the expectation that position is interchangeable based upon need and direction of supervisor.

Plant Operations/HVAC
  1. Operates and maintains all mechanical and electrical equipment of the college, including chillers and boilers.
  2. Maintains, repairs, and replaces hot water, condenser, and chilled water systems, including pumps, control valves, heat exchangers, cooling towers, and related controls.
  3. Maintains, repairs, and replaces air-moving, heating, cooling, humidification, and filtering equipment and systems such as, but not limited to, fans, heat pumps, fan coil units, rooftop air conditioning systems, electronic and pneumatic modulating thermostats, humidistats, duct stats and volume controls.
  4. Records equipment operating parameters; maintains all necessary operating logs and records; as well as, prepares reports, as required.
  5. Operates all equipment with college schedules through building automation system.
  6. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, adjusts, calibrates and repairs electric, electronic, and pneumatic control system components associated with heating and cooling systems.
  7. Assigns analog and digital points, start/stop, status, and mode control through computer programming in building automation/energy management system.

  1. Adjusts, maintains and makes repairs to refrigeration and cooling equipment and all other electrical or electro-mechanical equipment.
  2. Responds to plumbing and heating/air conditioning issues; as well as, repairs and replaces defective faucets and small pipes, clears clogged drains, and operate various sewer machines to clear sewer and water lines.
  3. Inspects, tests, maintains, repairs, and replaces electrical equipment, including motors, emergency generators, uninterruptible power supply systems, relays, magnetic starters and variable frequency drives.
  4. Inspects, tests, maintains, repairs, and replaces wiring circuits, cable, wire, conduit, circuit break panels, fuses, and switches.
  5. Performs minor electrical repairs to wiring and lighting systems in building interiors and exteriors, including connections, outlets, panels, fixtures, switches, etc., and maintains safe working conditions of the same.

Functional Duties
  1. Performs preventative maintenance and document activity on building equipment, as necessary and required.
  2. May lead and instruct lesser skilled workers, as required.
  3. Makes suggestions, when appropriate, for building and structure modifications to improve operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
  4. Assists supervisor in monitoring of supplies inventory, maintenance of shop equipment and general work area housekeeping.
  5. Participates in snow removal or duties as assigned in response to college emergencies, as necessary and/or directed.
  6. Effectively performs in a service environment and follows all county, state, college, and departmental policies and procedures.
Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

CCBC Full Time Benefits At A Glance
Medical Plan year
Employees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. No preexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drug coverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plans require the selection of a primary care physician, but allow the option to change. Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November.

Dental Plan year
Employees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental or CareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November.

Vision Plan year
Employees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans. Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts, or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision. Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly (covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees and their family member's confidential 24-hour online and telephone access for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBC employees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.

Flexible Spending Accounts
(section 125)
Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay for out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees may allocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year for daycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees may allocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debit card is provided to simplify claims processing for health care expenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November. Administered by Benefit Strategies.

Life Insurance
Eligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded up to the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 and the maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of the premium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs 31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard Insurance Company.

Long Term Disability (LTD)
Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after 90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the gross monthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs 31 days after the employee's hire date. Administered by The Standard Insurance Company.

Legal Services
Employees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provides legal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation for commonly used legal services; plus will preparation, traffic violations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable power of attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November. This plan is administered by Legal Resources.

Retirement Plans
Employees are eligible, based on position classification, to enroll in one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers Pension System, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3) Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans require employee contributions except MD State ORP.

403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plans
For the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you could contribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you could contribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 'catch up contribution'.
Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln and ING.

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
For 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute the maximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older, that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 'catch up contribution.' Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.

Tuition Waiver/
CCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after a probationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement for courses taken at other colleges and universities are available after one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed: $200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to a maximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.

Financial Services
Employees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit, loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Union and M&T Bank.

Time Off (fiscal year)
12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safe leave the first year of employment and 18 days per year thereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the first year and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3 personal business days per fiscal year. Employees are eligible based on position classification and years of service to accrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days of vacation per fiscal year.

Free. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of Public Safety to use on all campuses.

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