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Building Engineer

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Building Engineer
Role: Building Engineer


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

M-F 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Engage in multi-craft work in order to operate, maintain, repair,
and modify building equipment and structures.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Minimum of 2 years experience in commercial building
2. Reading, writing and English speaking skills.
3. Must be able to work in varying physical environments,
including heights and outside weather.
4. Must have a valid Illinois driver's license.
5. Must be able to be contacted by telephone for emergencies,
and be able to respond to the College within 30 minutes.
6. Must be able to work from a ladder.
7. Must be able to work on feet at least 8 hours.
8. Working experience of steam and hot water boilers.
9. Knowledge of water treatment.
10. Must be able to lift 100lbs.
11. Working experience of the following, but not limited to:
a. Electrical up to 480 volts
b. HVAC controls
c. Kitchen equipment
d. Steam and hot water boilers
e. Absorbers and chillers
12. Must have an EPA - Refrigerant Recovery Act - Universal

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

1. Engage in multi-craft work assigned by Manager of Plant Operations.
2. Operate, maintain and repair equipment.
3. Operate and maintain all H.V.A.C equipment.
4. Maintain and repair lab and kitchen equipment.
5. Maintain and repair building plumbing and electrical systems.
6. Engage in controlled maintenance inspections and perform the
necessary work to keep all equipment in safe and efficient
operating order.
7. Perform remodeling and construction work within the scope of
developed skills.
8. Must perform duties in a manner so as to conserve energy of
all utilities.

Other Duties:

1. Learn new skills through "on the job" experience as well as
through formal and informal training.
2. Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Plant

Physical Demands:

Heavy (up to 100 lbs occasionally or 50 lbs frequently or 25 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Visual Acuity (arm’s length)

Work Environment:

Loud noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative. Outdoor weather, Hazards, Close quarters, Vibration, Fumes or Airborne particles

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 11/18/2019. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 11/25/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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