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Your role as a Senior Facilities Engineer, Chilled Water Technician:

The Chilled Water Technician is primarily responsible for operation and maintenance of the ballpark cooling plant. The primary role is for chilled water plant troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs. The position requires exceptional knowledge and experience with chillers, cooling towers, water treatment, air handlers, and chilled water piping. Additionally, as a Senior Engineer, you will lead general ballpark repairs and special events, including working in building trades, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical.

All the responsibilities we will trust you with:

  • Provide prompt, professional, and courteous responses to all requests, including those from food and beverage service provider, other contracted building service providers and Ballpark patrons

  • Assist to ensure compliance with all City, State and Federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards, and regulations

  • Expert knowledge of chilled water plant including chillers, cooling towers, heat exchangers, and chemical treatment systems

    • Ability to determine when plant adjustments and repairs are necessary according to load requirements and or equipment problems

    • Display knowledge building management automation systems (BMS) and the use of direct digital controls to operate and monitor chilled water lant and HVAC systems

    • Ability to secure plant during utility outages in order to protect equipment

    • Ability to read mechanical drawings, supervise repairs, and installation of new mechanical systems

  • Performs scheduled maintenance including start-up and shutdown of cooling towers and chillers. Performs routine preventive maintenance of chiller plants and boiler systems in accordance with industry best practices

  • Observes operation of chiller plant systems and associated equipment/ components to detect potential failures and identify causes of malfunctions. Inspects equipment for changes in calibration, dimensional requirements, and manufacturers' specifications. Performs maintenance, troubleshooting tests and calibrates HVAC systems, subsystems and components using precision measuring equipment

  • Performs maintenance on chiller cooling towers, service fan motors, and belts. Blows down and cleans cooling tower sumps, strainers, header, trees, and nozzles. Replaces and installs pipe and check valves in water feed systems, strainer/water filters/piping, and fittings. Cleans chiller tubes and controls during the off-season, to ensure work is performed safely and industry best practices are implemented

  • Dismantles, inspects, and replaces pumps, bearings, seals and other related parts. Collects and tests samples of chiller plant systems to determine if proper levels of acidity, causticity, and alkalinity are maintained in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and procedures

  • Treats water according to test results with tannin, phosphate, caustic soda or sodium sulfate for control of corrosion and scale formation. Treats cooling tower water for bacteria and collects samples for laboratory tests

  • Operates special shop equipment such as drills, grinders, fork trucks, hoists, and cranes. Removes, replaces, repairs defective or worn parts; lubricates, cleans and recharges chiller equipment; conducts leak detection tests; maintains chiller plant service controls solders/brazes tubing and piping; installs and replaces filters, metering devices and solenoids. Adjusts and calibrates pneumatic equipment to manufacturers' specifications, using approved procedures and test equipment

  • Maintains HVAC electrical components (circuits, wiring, starters, relays, and motors) and mechanical components (compressors, fire boxes, valves, pumps, condensers). Performs removals, replacements and repairing defective or worn parts; cleans and lubricates components. Calibrates and adjusts electrical control devices such as thermostats, humidistats, modulating valves, relays, and controllers

  • Completes required documentation and reports for the operation and maintenance of chiller equipment and related components. This includes completing proper forms, logs, tags and updating automated databases to record maintenance work completed

  • Prepares parts requisitions for the supervisor's approval

  • Perform maintenance on chilled water air handlers and fan coils

  • In addition to the chilled water plant, facilities engineers must be able to operate, maintain, and perform repairs on MEP and life safety equipment throughout the facility as outlined by Director, Facilities including, but not limited to:

    • Pumps

    • Boilers

    • Air Handling Units

    • Fan Powered Terminals and Terminal Boxes

    • Plumbing and Sewer Systems

    • Test, adjust and repair sewer diverters as needed

    • Life Safety Systems

      • Act as a first responder to fire alarm signals

      • Provide assistance to fire department

      • Assist contractor with periodic testing of fire alarm system

      • Test fire sprinkler systems

      • Test smoke fire dampers

  • Aid in training and development of fellow engineers

  • Maintain, without flaw or exception, plant logs and files to include, but not limited to:

    • Boiler room machine logs

    • Chemical usage logs

    • Non-company personnel logs

    • Maintenance of time logs

    • Operating engineers' logs

  • Maintain superior appearance and working condition of all the MEP systems assigned to the Engineering Department

  • Compose written, factual reports of occurrences and incidents on property, including appropriate and prompt completion notices relative to all assigned work orders

  • Proactively search for opportunities to improve the physical facility, including identifying problem or deficient areas, developing immediate solutions and recommending workflow efficiencies

  • Ability to successfully troubleshoot unplanned challenges and offer cost effective, safe, and compliant solutions

  • Perform all Maintenance in a safe manner and comply with all written company policies

  • Assist emergency authorities and response teams

  • Represents the Club in a positive and professional manner at all times

  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Your areas of knowledge and expertise that matter most:

  • Knowledge of chemical treatment situations and ability to operate and troubleshoot system

  • Clear understanding of OSHA regulations and the ability to proactively ensure compliance with such regulations

  • Proficient computer skills including experience with MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc., and general knowledge of office equipment

  • Proven ability to:

    • Read and understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form, including shop manuals and drawing

    • Read and use all types of refrigeration test equipment, analog digital multi-meters, pressure and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow measuring devices, and leak detection devices

    • Knowledge of basic hand tools (i.e., socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws, and hammers, etc.)

    • Knowledge of power tools (i.e., pneumatic, electric or engine drive), drill motors, saws, grinder, impact wrenches, etc.)

    • Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situations

    • Ability to use deductive logic for troubleshooting equipment

  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and effectively work well with all employees and outside vendors in a collaborative, respectful manner

  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with proven ability to multi-task and manage projects on strict deadlines

  • Experience in with Tridium Niagara HVAC controls a plus

  • Experience with LEAN Six Sigma philosophies and practices are a plus

  • Consistent, punctual and regular attendance

  • Maintain professional demeanor with a high degree of discretion, integrity, and accountability

You will be required to meet the following:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of employment

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of previous engineering experience, including Chiller training and certification

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and clean driving record

  • Able to work unsupervised on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shifts, as needed

  • Must be available to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. This includes the ability to work baseball games, non-baseball events, and traditional office hours, whichever is needed at any given time

  • Minimum physical requirements: able to travel to and gain access to various areas of the ballpark (indoor and outdoor) for prolonged periods of time in a variety of weather situations; position requires standing 100% of the time, the ability to lift and transport 25lbs or more, climb up and down stairs and ladders, access remote work areas and confined spaces ( i.e. crawl spaces, roofs, etc.), and the ability to use full range of manual dexterity (i.e.: sitting, squatting, bending, kneeling, lifting and walking)

  • As a condition of employment, you must successfully complete all post-offer, pre-employment requirements, including but not limited to a background check and drug screening

Pay and additional compensation:

Per the California pay transparency law, the base hourly range for this full-time position is $40.00 to $45.00. Eligible overtime as applicable. As a candidate for this position, your pay and related elements of compensation will be contingent upon your work experience, education, job-related skills, and any other factors the San Diego Padres considers relevant to the hiring decision for this position.

In addition to the base pay, the Padres believe in providing a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package for its employees. Benefits include, but are not limited to:, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with employer match + automatic company Safe Harbor contribution, Basic Life Insurance (with option to purchase Supplemental Life Insurance), Pet Insurance, generous paid time off (PTO) and holiday program, paid employee parking, onsite barista service, lunch provided weekly, employer provided game tickets to home games, onsite fitness classes and experiences, ballpark discounts on food and retail, work from home Fridays (during the offseason and when team is on the road), smart casual dress code and so much more! All benefits are subject to eligibility requirements and the terms of official plan documents which may be modified or amended at any given time.