Facilities Engineer (Full-Time)


Facilities Engineer

The Seattle Times - North Creek, Washington 


The Seattle Times is seeking a Facilities Engineer at our North Creek Facility in Bothell, WA. This position works as part of a team with responsibility for the repair and maintenance of the building, equipment, grounds, and related support systems. This includes repair and maintenance of building envelope and interior infrastructure, as well as support of HVAC, compressed air, steam, alarm systems (Fire & Security), and fire suppression systems. Also assists with environmental and safety regulation compliance.

Essential Functions

  • Respond, troubleshoot, and repair system failures or malfunctions as reported by user departments or through work orders. Address emergencies that arise during the course of the work shift.
  • Operate and maintain supporting equipment such as boilers, chillers, air compressors, air handlers, pumps, etc.
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of building envelope and interior infrastructure involving carpentry, drywall, painting, carpet and floor work.
  • Furniture relocation, reconfiguration and repair.
  • Locksmithing and door repair.
  • Operation and maintenance of fire and life safety systems, including response to problems relating to the fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems.
  • Be knowledgeable and assist with emergency fire alarm, security, and aid car procedures.
  • Order supplies in support of assigned responsibilities.
  • Vendor interaction for pricing and coordination of work.
  • May develop processes, procedures, or decision guidelines to facilitate complex workflow.
  • Other duties as needed.

Job Specifications and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • College or Trade School in Facility Support or related field, or significant related experience required.
  • Five or more years’ experience in building operations and maintenance required.
  • Experience with the service of DDC and/or pneumatic HVAC controls required.
  • Solid experience in three or more of the major building maintenance disciplines such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, fire detection systems, security systems, etc…)
  • Refrigeration Operating License preferred.
  • 3rd Grade City of Seattle Boiler/Steam Engineers License preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills and positive customer service attitude.
  • Ability to lift objects of differing weights and shapes weighing up to 50 lbs., occasionally overhead and while working from ladders.
  • Flexible availability and able to work overtime as needed.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Computer literate.
  • Able to work from elevated platforms, ladders, confined spaces as needed.
  • Able to operate forklifts and scissor-lifts.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and priorities.