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Building Engineer II

Company: HealthPartners
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Building Engineer II

  • Job ID: 67900

  • Department: HPMG & C Building Engineer

  • City: Apple Valley, MN

  • Location: HP - Apple Valley Clinic

  • Position Type: Full-Time

  • Anticipated Work Schedule: Typically Monday through Friday 6:30 - 3 with a 1 hour lunch, or to meet the needs of the facilities supported

  • Hrs/Pay Period: 75

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    Job Description:
    HealthPartners is currently hiring for Building Engineer to support the building of our new Apple Valley Clinic. The Building Engineer II position is responsible for maintaining the general condition, operation, and appearance of HealthPartners/GHI property (buildings, grounds, parking lots) including basic electrical, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, and painting work. We are a nonprofit integrated care delivery and financing system based in Bloomington, MN. At HealthPartners, you'll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity, and partnership. By working together, we will improve health and well-being, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable. We seek colleagues who wish to help advance diversity, equity and inclusion and foster an environment where everyone feels welcome, included, and valued.

    • Diploma graduate from an area vocational technical institute in commercial building maintenance or five (5) years' experience in commercial building maintenance in facilities with at least 20,000 square feet, and with the completion of vocational technical training of at least one (1) course in each of the following areas: mechanical maintenance, electricity, plumbing, carpentry, and heating and cooling systems (HVAC).

      Equivalency consideration will be given to individuals with ten (10) years' experience working in a commercial facility in the areas of mechanical maintenance, electricity, plumbing, carpentry, and heating and cooling systems (HVAC).

      • Meet the minimum standards for Building Engineer II position including:

      • Electrical

        a. Know electrical codes and follow electrical safety practices.
        b. Working knowledge of AC, DC, single-phase and three-phase power and low voltage.
        c. Trouble shoot electrical circuits using multi-meter.
        d. Familiarity with wiring diagrams/schematics.

      • Plumbing

        a. Working knowledge of plumbing accessories, valves, pumps, seals, etc.
        b. Able to install, repair or replace toilets, sinks, faucets, flush valves.
        c. Know proper use of power snake for drain lines.
        d. Able to repair various piping systems (copper, plastic, galvanized, etc.)

      • Heat and Air-Conditioning

        a. Understand operation, and have a working knowledge, of various mechanical systems (boiler, heat pumps, cooling towers, roof tops).
        b. Understand the refrigeration cycle.
        c. Working knowledge to check and charge system refrigerants, pressures and recovery.
        d. Able to perform preventive maintenance tasks on HVAC equipment, motors, filters, compressors, bearings, pumps, etc.
        e. Able to trouble shoot electrical and pneumatic problems.
        f. Understand water treatment for boilers/cooling towers.
        g. Have a basic understanding of energy management systems (including operation, monitoring and alarms) and knowledge of direct digital controls.

        • Possess Universal CFC Certification and be currently licensed in the State of Minnesota with a First Class boiler-operating license.

        • Pass bonding and security clearance requirements.

        • Possess a current valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

        • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

        • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

        • Show initiative and remain solution-oriented.

        • Courteous, cooperative and able to establish effective working relationships.

        • Ability to learn and work with computer systems.

        • Ability to compute mathematic calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide).

        • Detail orientation, accuracy, and the ability to follow instructions.

        • Effective organization and prioritization skills.

        • Pass HealthPartners pre-employment physical exam.

        • Knowledge of health codes, national and local fire codes.


          • Certificate of completion of specialized training in electricity, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and/or related field.

          • Experience as a commercial building maintenance technician.

          • Experience in a medical facility.

          • Residence within twenty (20) minutes driving time to the clinic.

          • Experience in grounds maintenance, landscaping, snow removal and parking lot maintenance

          • Experience with and ability to operate and understand computerized energy management systems.

            Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to push/pull carts and other equipment, climb, lift (80 lbs.) and shovel snow. Possess manual dexterity and visual acuity to complete required duties and responsibilities. This position requires working in various temperature conditions and noise levels; in indoor and outdoor settings; and around fumes and/or hazardous odors, dust, and chemicals.

            • Install, monitor and maintain all operating equipment and property throughout assigned locations.

            • Identify and make needed repairs and/or replacements throughout assigned locations (including furniture, fixtures, equipment, walls, doors, windows, floors, woodwork, paint, etc).

            • Anticipate staff and patient/member needs, respond promptly, and acknowledge all needs in a manner that best represents site operation.

            • Ensure that all assigned locations' space temperatures and appearances are maintained and appropriate for staff and patient/member comfort and experience.

            • Respond to and resolve facilities-related issues, concerns, and/or complaints in a timely and professional manner.

            • Maintain accurate log entries to record equipment in need of repair, and prioritize efforts accordingly.

            • Report hazards and/or injuries to site leadership and/or the Facilities Engineering Supervisor, and take immediate action to correct the issue(s).

            • Perform security and safety procedures as established by site leadership and the Facilities Engineering Supervisor. This may include performing clinic opening and closing procedures.

            • Assist as required during life safety and medical events.

            • Consult with contractors/vendors as needed, with prior authorization from site leadership and/or the Facilities Engineering Supervisor.

            • Respond when contacted as part of the emergency call list, and assist on location in the event of a disaster.

            • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of all engineering areas.

            • Perform general cleaning and floor care at assigned locations, monitoring custodial services and reporting issues and/or concerns to site leadership and the Facilities Engineering Supervisor.

            • Monitor, complete, and document preventative maintenance in accordance with the preventative maintenance schedule/program for staff and patient facing areas, property infrastructure, and equipment.

            • Manage, update, and provide input on the preventative maintenance computer system.

            • Complete maintenance request work orders for all assigned locations in a thorough and timely manner.

            • Perform ground maintenance for assigned locations.

            • Ensure that all equipment required for day-to-day activity is scheduled and operating properly.

            • Make recommendations related to saving energy, resources, or otherwise acquiring/maintaining sustainability.

            • Make recommendations to improve site-related safety and loss prevention.

            • Act as a resource to Building Engineer I, assisting in analyzing problems, reviewing cost estimates, and making recommendations for use of outside contractors. Assist Building Engineer I in performing installations, repairs and grounds maintenance as needed.

            • Provide input for building budget development, management, and cost forecasting.

            • Other duties as assigned.

              HealthPartners is recognized nationally for providing outstanding care and experience for patients and members. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to and search for Job ID #67900
              Additional Information:
              This position will support the Apple Valley and Inver Grove Heights Clinic
              We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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