Lead Stationary Engineer- IL- Campus Facilities

Midwestern University
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Job Details Description

The Lead Stationary Engineer is responsible for the management, maintenance, and repair of all mechanical power systems supporting the academic, research, and clinic environments of Midwestern University. This lead role oversees a team encompassing Stationary Engineers, Building Mechanics, and Mechanical Technicians covering multiple shifts and providing seven-day coverage. The position reports to the Supervisor of Engineering Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and direction to the mechanical engineering team in performing daily and weekly responsibilities and duties. Prepares schedules and work assignments for personnel;
  • Oversees and monitors the operation and maintenance of boilers and related commercial, residential, hospital, and kitchen equipment located in multiple buildings.
  • Oversees the work performed by staff members, including emergency repairs to a variety of plumbing, refrigeration, air conditioning, and other equipment.
  • Develops and executes operational procedures for building equipment and stationary engineering operations.
  • Uses blueprints, diagrams, schematic drawings, and maintenance manuals to locate sources and diagnose problems with electrical, plumbing, and mechanical equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and directs service calls to Stationary Engineers and other maintenance personnel, including contracted vendors.
  • Ensures staff performs work safely and in compliance with appropriate codes and regulations.
  • Orders supplies, parts, and equipment necessary for operation and maintenance activities.
  • Employs technology systems to perform and record preventive maintenance procedures and document maintenance records.
  • Plans training program for Stationary Engineers, Building Mechanics, and Mechanical Technicians. Trains and monitors the competency of staff in performing primary work responsibilities.
  • Secures price quotations for supplies and repairs, including multiple quotes as necessary per the university guidelines.
  • Oversees and utilizes open material and service accounts; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance within established budget guidelines; communicates discrepancies with the Supervisor.
  • Oversees outside contractors performing HVAC maintenance and repair services to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Coordinates air filter changes for all main buildings on campus and clinics. Coordinates apartment filter changes and changing filters.
  • Maintains chiller, boiler and water tower, water pumps, chemicals, motors central plant of mechanical plants.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position will have supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, in-person, predictable, attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    High School diploma or GED required. Must have a State of Illinois Stationary Engineer license. One year certificate from college/technical school or Associates degree or equivalent from two year College/Technical school is preferred. EPA Universal Certification is required. Must have a combination of experience, education, and formal training equivalent to 6 or more years of development as an HVAC/mechanical professional. Experience in building maintenance is desired. A valid driver's license is required.

    Computer Skills

    Computer proficiency in MS Office, Word. Excel knowledge is desired.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and color vision.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in this environment is moderately loud.

    Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account. We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday's, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

    Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


    Qualifications Skills Behaviors




    Education Experience Licenses & Certifications

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news