FACILITIES SPECIALIST

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SALARY RANGE: $62,396 - $77,995

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: 4 - 10s - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: SAFETY MANAGER

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: SAFETY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS IN REVIEW

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Performs skilled maintenance, repair, adjustment, and minor construction work in the trades to ensure that cooperative facilities are properly maintained and meet standards. Oversee and interface with contract facilities maintenance trades. Assists in planning work, identifying facility’s needs, and in project management. Duties may fall into a variety of trades, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety and keys/security systems, carpentry, painting and janitorial services.

CORE COMPETENCIES

1. Quality Work: Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with all departments and co-workers to implement systematic changes.

2. Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products and/or processes involved. Duly perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

6. Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed. Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

7. Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers, board of trustees and membership.

8. Professionalism: Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

9. Support of Cooperative Goals: Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

10. Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Responsibility for a wide variety of non-routine assignments across multiple trades. Provide input to management regarding the work, including participating in planning maintenance work, participating in project management tasks, and investigating and resolving unusual situations. Provide coordination and assistance to other staff on elements of the facilities maintenance trades. This position may be called upon to perform tasks associated with any maintenance functions.
     

  2. Performs preventative maintenance on building systems, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and control systems and related components; tests system competency and component devices and evaluates performance. Assists management in planning and scheduling preventative maintenance work and recommends approaches to preventative maintenance programs.
     

  3. Repairs and maintains a variety of facilities systems, components and structures; Roofing, building plumbing, low-voltage and line voltage electric systems, door hardware, fire and life safety protection equipment/systems, sprinkler systems, sensors and related hardware and software, maintains indoor/outdoor facilities.
     

  4. Maintains air handling units; cleans and inspects all equipment, completes filter changes, lubricates, maintains and services mechanical and heating and/or cooling systems.

  5. Identifies repair and maintenance projects requiring the assistance of contractors or vendors; participates in estimates and evaluations of project costs; monitors work of vendors or contractors; assists in the review of new construction or remodel plans to assure compliance with facility maintenance standards.
     

  6. Accesses and makes all levels of adjustments to computerized control systems, such as for lighting or energy management systems; and troubleshoots control system problems.
     

  7. Maintains a broad working knowledge of materials, systems and code requirements related to maintenance of facilities.
     

  8. Responds to emergencies to ensure that all facilities are protected and remain operational. Assists with tasks including snow and ice removal, maintains equipment for readiness.
     

  9. Knows and understands all company safety procedures. Assists in facilities safety inspections.
     

  10. Operates a company vehicle and is responsible for its safe operation and reporting any observed maintenance needs.
     

  11. Maintains appropriate records and reports.
     

  12. Performs all other duties as assigned:

    • Rearrange furniture for events or classes

    • Remove and properly recycle all recyclable materials

    • On call maintenance for all facilities, 24/7

    • Maintain exterior property, including snow removal

    • Oversee janitorial services

    • Oversee and maintain property/landscape, weed control

    • Clean windows and glass doors as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Minimum Qualifications:

    • High school education or equivalent 5+ years of working experience in facilities maintenance

    • HVAC knowledge and low voltage specialty electrical license

    • Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing, and carpentry

    • Ability to work with minimal supervision

    • Must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills

    • Must be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to multitask

  2. Knowledge and Skills:

    • Knowledge of Cooperative policies and procedures.

    • Excellent people skills, including communication, diplomacy, interpersonal relations, and conflict management.

    • Ability to deal with the public in difficult situations.

    • Good problem-solving skills.

    • Organization skills including attention to detail and accuracy.

    • Professional appearance and attitude.

    • Excellent mathematical skills.

    • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply departmental processes and procedures.

  3. Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

    • Ability to push/lift 75 pounds

    • Ability to climb ladders and work effectively at heights on a regular basis

    • Bending at waist, sitting, kneeling, climbing, walking, crouching as job may require

    • Ability to work in extreme temperatures

    • Working around lubricants, solvents, batteries, cleaning fluids, paints, pesticides and herbicides.

The facilities specialist shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the cooperative.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: hr@inlandpower.com or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.