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Swedish Health Services Sr. Engineer - Facility Management in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Maintenance Engineer I (1.0 FTE, Evening Shift) to work in Facility Management at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Maintenance Engineer I is responsible for performing high skill level troubleshooting, diagnosis, installation and repair of critical and non-critical mechanical plant systems and equipment. Systems include HVAC – plumbing – electrical - medical gas – fire and life safety and other specialized equipment .

In this position you will:

  • HVAC – Advanced knowledge of the location, use, control of and maintenance processes for chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, boilers, steam controls, VFD, VAV, CAV, pneumatic controls, induction units, and building automation systems.

  • Plumbing – Specifies and installs all industry standard piping, valves and fittings (MBI – copper – cast – poly). Installs and repairs faucets, flushometers, sinks, toilets, DWV, drain cleaning, backflows, steam traps.

  • Electrical – Responsible for generators, ATS, MCC, motors, disconnects, inter-ties, breakers, lighting, ballasts, testing equipment, switches, and outlets. Assist with monthly generator testing and scheduled maintenance. Inspect, lubricate and connect power to motors. Knowledge of location and functions of disconnects, breakers and inter-ties. Diagnose and replace lighting, ballasts, switches and outlets.

  • Medical Gas – Ability to troubleshoot, inspect, calibrate and perform testing and repairs on compressors, vacuum pumps, scrubbers, air pumps, filtration, monitoring, calibration, and gas outlets.

  • Fire/Life Safety – Ability to identify system types and locations. Ability to locate, operate and/or test valves, pumps, pressurization fans and emergency elevator operation procedures. Perform and/or assist AHJ, testing companies and Facilities with all testing requirements as indicated by CMMS and departmental documentation. Perform high skill level of fire control function, alarm system devices, sprinkler system function; wet and dry systems, pump and valve locations, FDC pressurization fans and elevator recall functions, suppression system and emergency lighting testing. Knowledge, location and ability to silence panels, SFD protocol for resetting alarm panel, arm and disarm points and replacement of detectors and initiating devices.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school education or GED

  • Must have successfully completed at least one formal specialized, related training courses

  • Must have valid licenses as required to perform assigned tasks

  • Must have at least four years experience in equipment inspection, testing, repair and maintenance of required systems and equipment

  • Solid background in the use of common and sophisticated tools and systems

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Facilities Management

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 289307