King CountySeattle 98104
Full Time

In order to be considered for this exciting opportunity, the successful candidate at minimum will demonstrate skill and ability to:.

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Hvac Engineer Ii

King County
Full Time 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States


Facilities Management Division (FMD) has an immediate need for an experienced HVAC Engineer to join the crew. The HVAC Engineer will be working in the Building Operations Section of FMD and reporting to the HVAC Engineer Foreman.
The HVAC Engineer is responsible for performing skilled day-to-day operation, inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of facility heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and related building systems and controls.
We are looking for someone who exhibits the technical skills as well as a strong sense of team- oriented camaraderie. We are looking for candidates who enjoy building effective relationships with their customers and co-workers.
Through a workforce of over 300 dedicated employees, the FMD operates and manages the County's capital assets by developing and maintaining cost-conscious, sustainable, high-quality facilities, and environments. The Building Operations Section of FMD maintains approximately 3 million square feet in facilities where King County provides regional services, including the King County Courthouse and District Courts, Maleng Regional Justice Center, King County Administration Building, King County Animal Shelter, and several Public Health facilities. Our facilities range in age from 8 to 100 years, with equipment such as boilers, chillers, DDC controls, ventilation fans, pumps and compressors, and fire/life/safety systems.
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As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
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Job Duties


  • In order to be considered for this exciting opportunity, the successful candidate at minimum will demonstrate skill and ability to:
  • Monitor, maintain, and repair direct digital controls (DDC).
  • Monitor and repair heating and air-conditioning equipment using computerized console controls.
  • Make adjustments necessary to compensate for temperature change or equipment failure. Inspect and adjust water levels, steam pressures, lubricants, coolants, drive belt, and bearing operation, filters, etc., to ensure proper equipment operation.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on large commercial heating and cooling systems and controls for those systems.
  • Adjust and calibrate large commercial heating and cooling systems and controls for those systems.
  • Conduct refrigeration maintenance and service.
  • Timely and accurate documentation of work in maintenance management system.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills


  • A Grade Three Steam Engineer License, a Refrigeration Operating Engineer's License, and Universal EPA Technician Certification (these items are required for this position).
  • Two years of experience, and demonstrated ability in operating, troubleshooting and repairing large-scale industrial, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, including boilers and pneumatic/digital (DDC) control systems.
  • Experience in solving customer service issues with tact and diplomacy, and ability to work with a broad and diverse customer base.
  • Knowledge of the products, materials, equipment and tools related to the industry. Knowledge of applied mathematics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Experience in reading and interpreting blueprints.
  • Experience evaluating and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical problems.
Supplemental Information


This position has been designated by department leadership as a FIRST RESPONDER in the event of a proclaimed emergency. Meaning this position has a role in emergency response and is responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, environment and/or restoration of order.

The selected applicant must possess a valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner in a variety of County vehicles.
Final appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a thorough federal and county background investigation and clearing a pre-employment physical examination.

This position reports to the King County Courthouse in Downtown Seattle, however, may be relocated to other locations such as the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.

Shifts: Swing (3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)/Grave (11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.) – We are recruiting for both shifts, days may vary.

We are also creating a hiring list for any future positions that become available in the next 12 months.
These positions are non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and are therefore overtime-eligible.

Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; schedule and work location are to be determined.

This position is required to be on a paid rotating standby list for non-duty days such as weekends and holidays.

Incumbents in these positions are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302.
This position is open to all qualified applicants. However, King County employees within the bargaining unit, Local 302, holding the same classification, who submit for lateral transfer will get preference.
If you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact Jessica Mango at .

The first review of applications will be on Monday, February 27, 2023.  
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer:
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.


Please submit a completed King County application, either online or paper.

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