Engineer | Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena - Spectra (Des Moines · IA)

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The Engineer performs skilled journey level and leadwork duties on the technical operation of critical facility systems, performing facility & equipment maintenance / troubleshooting, and system monitoring under general direction.  Employee performs advanced work in the maintenance and repair of steam generating boilers, electrical generating equipment & auxiliary systems, and centralized air-condition systems.  Accountable to the Asst. Chief Engineer and Chief Engineer.

  • Performs maintenance and repair of facility equipment, auxiliary systems, minor electrical and plumbing repairs 
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment and auxiliary systems; oils and lubricates fans, motors, pumps and generators, cleans screens, strainers, burners and automatic controls
  • Accurately and timely performs tasks to ensure the highest level of efficiency in the operation returning equipment to operational status
  • Troubleshoots and recommends operational methods and procedures
  • Responsible to continuously track daily performance and completed tasks through MicroMain web-based system
  • Effective and timely communication with management and team members including arrival, location, departure; communicating work issues and building needs; escalating issues to management as required
  • Work in accordance with Spectra safety policies / procedures, along with local, state, federal, OSHA guidelines
  • Repairs boilers, water pumps, fans and motors and replaces defective parts in accordance with provisions of prescribed preventative maintenance.
  • Blows down the boilers to lower the concentration of suspended and dissolved solids of the water and to check the low water cutoff and automatic controls.
  • Makes chemical tests of boiler feed water to determine its’ alkalinity, chlorides, hardness and pH level, and to prevent scaling, pitting of boiler tubes and buildup of sludge deposits.
  • With management approval, orders product, tools, supplies for maintenance & repair; receives product and maintains orderly inventory
  • Performs some, but less than the full range, of supervisory functions meeting company standards
  • Regularly inspects the facility, grounds and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions
  • Responds to emergencies, operates diesel powered electrical generator to provide emergency electrical power during power outages or curtailment as required
  • Participate in ongoing technical, safety and operational training programs as required
  • Work with vendors / contractors to ensure work is completed and meets company standards 
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all internal and external clients
  • Must work on-site, maintain excellent attendance, and contribute to a safe & healthy work environment. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Four or more years’ experience in the operation, preventative maintenance and repair of some or all of the following: steam generating boilers, centralized air-conditioning or electrical power generating equipment and auxiliary systems
  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in skilled trades, engineering or similar field will be considered in lieu of full four years’ experience
  • Basic computer experience including ability to accurately fill out web forms; check & respond to email.
  • Familiarity with computerized maintenance systems
  • Possession of a First-Class Stationary Engineer’s License or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Possession of Universal EPA license and a first-class stationary engineer’s license preferred
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as a part of a team; strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to report to work for emergencies as required
  • Ability to work a schedule that can vary including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays

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