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Maintenance Specialist 4

Columbia Basin College
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2023


Columbia Basin College ('CBC' or the 'College') seeks a Maintenance Specialist 4 to supervise a variety of journey-level trades workers or general maintenance mechanics performing work on physical plant, campus buildings, grounds, or equipment. This position supervises field operations on construction and maintenance projects for a specified program. This position develops, implements, and monitors training, as well as implements and evaluates workflow priorities. Additionally, this position develops and disseminates instructions and information to unit personnel, and organizes, conducts and facilitates staff meetings. This position reports to the Director for Facilities Services.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by September 17, 2023 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

If you have questions or need assistance during the application or search process, please contact the recruiter for this position, Denise Cook at or (509) 542-4407.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Plan and organize day to day operations of the maintenance department and special campus projects, evaluate systems or facilities to determine maintenance or repairs that need to be performed and determine the work methods to be employed; assist in determining priorities and deadlines with the Director for Facilities;
  • Order materials and maintain an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop or maintenance work; manage inventory levels, enforce safety rules and regulations and write reports as required;
  • Supervise and lead maintenance staff in installing, repairing, and maintaining plant facilities and equipment. This includes selecting, training, and evaluating employees, conducting safety and training meetings, and addressing inquiries, complaints, and project completions;
  • Assist in budget development and expense tracking. Provide cost estimates and recommendations for projects. Manage small-scale projects with multiple vendors;
  • Review, write, and schedule work orders and maintenance requests, balance staff requirements, conduct building inspections, analyze systems, prepare reports on maintenance activities, and manage inventory levels within budget constraints;
  • Suggest process and procedure improvements for increased crew efficiency and tool utilization. Conduct periodic testing and preventative maintenance of building systems to meet regulatory requirements. Ensure compliance with Local, State, and Federal regulations for mandatory inspections. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on various mechanical equipment, including electrical drive motors, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems;
  • Maintain, operate, and troubleshoot boilers and related controls. Operate the DCM Automated Logic Control System. Troubleshoot, maintain, operate, and repair electric, pneumatic, and HVAC DDC computer programs, controls, equipment, wiring, and end devices. Develop and implement a Megamations (CMMS) system, including asset database creation, ongoing work in the PM program, and scheduling and issuing work orders to ensure mechanics' follow-through;
  • Collaborate with campus groups and customers to resolve major issues. Coordinate with stakeholders, vendors, and contractors. Maintain positive relationships and conduct meetings. Identify failing equipment and provide recommendations. Assist with Facility Condition Survey reports;
  • Respond to hazardous weather conditions and after-hours emergencies and/or assign others to;
  • Perform duties of Maintenance Mechanic 2 and 3 as needed;
  • Adhere to and enforce safety rules, regulations and precautions; maintain SDS sheets;
  • Be available to receive emergency calls and respond or delegate a response to the situation; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Three (3) years of applicable experience as a journey level trades worker, maintenance mechanic, or equivalent;
  • Two (2) years of experience in troubleshooting, repairing, and preventative maintenance of commercial HVAC systems;
  • One (1) year of applicable experience as a lead or supervisor; and
  • Valid U.S. driver's license or ability to obtain one before date of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship or full journey status as a refrigeration mechanic and/or current HVAC certification.
Skills & Abilities

Computer Skills : Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; operate personal computer with general understanding of application software; ability to learn office and College-specific software;

Design Skills : Generate creative solutions; translate concepts and information into images; use feedback to modify designs; apply design principles; demonstrate attention to detail; use automated monitoring and control systems; estimate time and materials; use arc and gas welding equipment;

Safety and Security : Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly; knowledge and observance of principles of operational hazards and safety practices of HVAC trade;

Quality : Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality;

Technical Skills : Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others; and

Written Communication : Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


This position is a full-time, overtime exempt, classified staff position. The typical work hours for this position are Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, must be available to work a flexible schedule when prior notice is given by the College. This position is available immediately.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal 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.

Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute.

**Please note that selected interview candidates will be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities related to this position (e.g., HVAC, Maintenance, Communication, MS Office Simulation [Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word], Customer Service, etc.).

In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that must be met and may be encountered by an incumbent when performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including frequent traveling between buildings on campus and driving employer vehicles off and around campus. Duties involve physical strength, agility and endurance to bend/reach, lift, pull or push objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, 80 pounds with help from others or by mechanical means, and climb a ladder and work from heights no more than 80 feet off the ground. Manual dexterity and coordination are required while operating equipment such as standard office equipment and grounds/maintenance equipment.


Work environment is performed in multiple locations such as a typical office environment, field and indoor/outdoor settings that includes some exposure to hazards or physical risks that require following safety and driving requirements. Interruptions occur on a regular basis. There can be exposure to adverse weather conditions and unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust and/or uneven surfaces, while performing the duties of this position.

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