Engineering Planner

Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


This position supports the Mechanical /Architectural, Preventative Maintenance (PM) Power Plant, Electrical, Critical Systems, and Controls teams of the Facilities Engineering department.  This is accomplished by backing up Supervisors and Leads in any area they require assistance, as approved by the Facilities Mechanical Engineer.  This position manages the 20-year capital equipment plan including providing replacement analysis of various pieces of equipment on their replacement year and identifying new pieces of equipment and systems to include in the plan.  Additionally, this position will assist in establishing SOPs for various work tasks and PMs within the department.  When new pieces of equipment are added, researching and quantifying the PM’s needed in conjunction with the Lead and Supervisor in that area.  This position also coordinates planned utility outages with both the workforce and the customers.  Additionally, the individual will process and close all PMs, QCing at least 10% of the PMs to ensure proper completion. Ensure clear equipment histories are developed and maintained, and that proper assets are associated to PMs and projects.  This individual will also be the technical manager of many small contracts in their area of responsibility and will perform analysis and studies as directed. Provide departmental support of Facilities teams, including acting as on-call supervisor on a rotational basis throughout the year.  This position also identifies training topics and maintains the training program.


Includes the following: 


Uses the eMaint CMMS database to plan, schedule, and coordinate the preventive maintenance of equipment, including A/C units, air compressors, air handlers, emergency power generators, automatic transfer switches, building automation systems, etc. Prioritize, plan, schedule, and follow-up on accuracy of the job plan for all planned PM and corrective work. Their focus is not day-to-day but is to be proactive and to optimize workforce productivity, managing work two weeks to one month in advance. Providing reports to supervisors and leads on schedule compliance (maintenance completed as scheduled) and planning compliance (accuracy of information, estimate of labor and material, improvement in labor effectiveness or increase of value-added activities).


Develops, incorporates, and implements preventive maintenance plans/SOPs and schedules for all facilities related equipment into the eMaint CMMS system. Modifies database to add/remove equipment, develop and modify job plans, modify maintenance intervals, and identifies special requirements for maintenance of technical facilities. Ensures records for documentation of completed work, compliance with regulations and certification requirements are maintained. When developing PM modifications that deviate from the Manufacturers recommendation should consider, but not be limited to the following:


  • How the equipment is used, including safety measures
  • Likely consequences of equipment failure or malfunctions including seriousness of and prevalence of harm
  • Availability of alternative or back-up equipment in the event the equipment fails or malfunctions
  • Incident history of identical or similar equipment
  • Maintenance requirements of the equipment



Provide customer-requested estimates of work for in-house staff and outside contractors. Coordinates with outside contractors and informs building administration on all equipment and utility shutdowns.


Update and maintain the 20-year plan for equipment and infrastructure for the Center by conducting analysis of data. Prepares reports and recommends changes to improve performance of the 20-year plan.


Reviews design documents (internally and externally developed) for equipment standardization and incorporation into the eMaint CMMS. Ensures close-out documentation for all new equipment on new construction and renewal projects have been captured by eMaint and other campus databases. Maintains O&M Manuals (bound and electronic) as well as OEM technical data to support maintenance and repair activities.


Other duties may be assigned.



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Four year college degree in Facilities Management, Engineering or related field or equivalent on-the-job experience
  • Four or more years of increasing responsibilities in facilities maintenance and operations for a large bio-medical research, hospital, heavy manufacturing facilities or other equipment intensive zero downtime operation is desired
  • Knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems (maintenance planning/scheduling software)
  • Strong technical knowledge in areas of Mechanical, Architectural, Electrical, Building Controls, and HVAC operations and maintenance
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to interact independently with staff at all levels, cross-functional teams, and external entities
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Dependable, on-time and proven good work habits
  • Able to work a varied schedule including shift work
  • Ability to be an effective trainer
  • Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $86,078 to $129,118 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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