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The Apprentice Engineer is responsible for performing independently or under supervision, tasks of a skilled nature, necessary for the operation, maintenance, repair, and remodeling of Center buildings, grounds and equipment. The incumbent must have an aptitude for mechanical, plumbing and refrigeration skills, and be able to obtain a class 3 boiler licenses. Additionally the incumbent should have working knowledge in at least two of the following areas: architectural, electrical, welding, HVAC, building automation, steam and hot water systems. This position reports to the Chief Engineer.
The engineer will be rotated through all departmental disciplines and perform work orders as assigned and be expected to complete them under supervision or independently depending on complexity of the work and completing all the required paperwork.
The engineer assists a skilled OE/Supervisor in all phases of work associated with a particular trade, and on occasion will be assigned relatively simple task to work independently. The individual should be able to complete the entire task which is assigned but should feel free to ask for additional instruction, guidance and oversight as needed. As the individual progresses through the apprentice program, these independent tasks will become more frequent and of a more complex nature commensurate with the level of skill the individual is displaying. The incumbent will be enrolled in a four-year supervised training program, with the employee progressing in 6 month increments if performance is satisfactory and license requirements, if any, are met. Responsibilities include:
The apprentice engineer will work the day shift Monday through Friday 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM and may be required to swing and or grave shift in accordance with the policies of the department.
The apprentice engineer will be required to enroll and complete the 4 year training program offered by Local 392, District 286. This will require a min of 8 hours of class time per week, which will be uncompensated by Fred Hutch, except to the extent outlined in the union contract.
Type of work to be performed include the following under supervision. Other duties may be assigned.