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Maintenance Mechanic 2
Renton Technical College in Renton, Washington
Date Posted 07/20/2021
Admin-Facilities Management
Salary $4,679 - $5,715  USD Per Month
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Renton Technical College is looking for a full-time, classified and overtime eligible Maintenance Mechanic to join the Facilities team. This position reports directly to the Facilities & Grounds Services Director. This Maintenance Mechanic will perform the below listed duties and may assist with routine general maintenance tasks as assigned. The Maintenance Mechanic is a part of the emergency team and is required to report to work when the college is closed due to emergencies. This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the AFT-WA Employees Association. Work hours for this position are 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This position is scheduled to begin upon selection.

Renton Technical College, located southeast of Seattle, has provided quality education in a variety of occupations for over 75 years. Our apprenticeship, professional-technical certificate, and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology, automotive, and general education. Our outstanding college & career pathways program with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College and an Aspen Institute top 10 finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, serving those who chose to serve.

Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its faculty and staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions Include

  • Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Perform all building and equipment maintenance and repair as requested.
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Diagnose system failures and take corrective action.
  • Do scheduled maintenance on control systems.
  • Establish and maintain equipment service and maintenance schedules.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on the following equipment:
    • compressor air system
    • valves, pumps, water heater, gas PRV's
    • plumbing fixtures, domestic water system
    • air handling units, radiant heat system
    • exhaust fans
    • overhead rolling doors
  • Take appropriate action to insure that all equipment is maintained in serviceable and operating condition.
  • Move equipment, furniture, and materials within central campus and satellite facilities.
  • Maintain, service, and repair HVAC and their controls systems.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing, with college employees, departments and outside agencies.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socioeconomic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working / learning environment.
  • Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and diagnose the following systems and equipment at a journey level:
    • HVAC Systems including fans, dampers, motors and other equipment associated with heat pumps and central heating and cooling systems.
    • Domestic and heating water systems including valves, pumps, motors and controls.
    • Pneumatic and DDC control systems.
    • Direct expansion Freon and chilled water units.
    • Compressed air systems.
    • Gas fired equipment.
  • High school graduate or equivalent, and four years of general work experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work OR completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade. Experience in the use of hand tools, power tools, and other machinery and shop equipment.
  • Ability to work from lifts, ladders and work from heights.
  • Ability to lift fifty pounds repeatedly, climb ladders to heights of twenty feet, and be on your feet for an eight-hour shift. Ability to work overhead, from ladders and in confined spaces for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work on electrical, mechanical, and structural systems or buildings and utility distribution.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform self-directed job responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail required as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks, and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to represent the college in a positive and professional manner, while using tact, discretion and courtesy.
  • Ability to speak a regionally top spoken language other than English is preferred (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, and Chinese).

Terms of Employment

The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States.

All offers of employment are contingent to background checks, including employment and required degree/credential verification. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform successfully in the position. Finalists are required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080. Post offer, pre-employment criminal background checks are also required.

For questions regarding this position contact nmedbury@rtc.edu or 425-235-2296

2021 Employee Benefits Summary

Coverage begins the first day of the month following the date of hire. If the date of hire is the first working day of the month, coverage begins immediately. Spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and dependent children are eligible for coverage. Eligible employees at Renton Technical College (RTC) receive a generous benefits package in addition to their paycheck, including:

Medical Insurance
Employees pay a portion of their medical care cost through payroll deduction. The employee premium is based on the choice of plan and coverage for lawful spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. More information can be found by visiting www.hca.wa.gov/pebb

2021 Employee Monthly Contribution by Family Tier
PEBB medical Plans
Employee & Spouse
Employee & Child(ren)
Employee & Family
Kaiser Permanente NW Classic
Kaiser Permanente NW CDHP
Kaiser Permanente WA Classic
Kaiser Permanente WA CDHP
Kaiser Permanente WA Sound Choice
Kaiser Permanente WA Value
UMP Classic
UMP Select
UMP Plus-UW Medicine (ACN)

Dental Coverage
Renton Technical College provides dental coverage at no monthly premium cost to the employee. Benefit eligible employees have a choice of dental plans. Options include:
  • Uniform Dental Plan (Preferred Provider Organization -PPO plan) Administered by Washington Dental Service (WDS)
  • DeltaCare (Managed Care Plan) Administered by Washington Dental Service (WDS)
  • Willamette Dental (Managed Care Plan) Administered by Willamette Dental
Employees do not pay separate premium for vision coverage; it is covered under the medical plan. Optical service frequency and hardware (glasses, contact lenses, etc.) vary depending on type of plan selected.

Waiving Medical Coverage
If you have other medical insurance you can choose to waive medical coverage for yourself or any family member. If you have existing coverage through your spouse or domestic partner, please contact the plan directly to see how they will coordinate benefits.

If waiving medical coverage, the employee will still be covered under the dental insurance plan at no monthly premium cost.
Medical Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) & Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
The FSA and DCAP plans are offered by the College and the State of Washington. FSA is a PEBB sponsored benefit program that allows you to use pre-tax money in a calendar year to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical expenses and/or Child care expenses.

An FSA can save you 25 - 40% on your eligible expenses. Both plans are offered as payroll deductions.

Annual contributions in 2021 can be between a minimum of $240 to maximum of $2,750. As a "use it or lose it" IRC governed plan, medical expense reimbursements can be requested for employee, spouse, or their IRS eligible dependents.

Dependent Care FSA (DCAP) allows you to save on child or elder care expenses (e.g. babysitting, daycare, in-home care for an older dependent inept of self-care). Annual contribution is $5,000 for a Single person or Married couple filing a joint tax return. Contribution of $2,500 for each married participant filing separate tax returns.

Permanent employees, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and dependent children under 26 years of age. Are eligible to enroll in life Insurance. Coverage is effective first of the month following the date of employment for basic coverage; for optional coverage, amounts become effective the first of the month following approval date.
  • Basic Coverage: $35,000 Basic Term Life & $5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) this is employer provided at no cost to the employee.
  • Supplemental Life Coverage(s): Supplemental term insurance coverage for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available in$10,000 increments from $10,000 up to $100,000, at additional cost to the employee.
  • Supplemental AD&D Coverage: Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available at additional cost to employee.
Life Insurance Evidence of Insurability may be required for certain supplemental coverage amounts.

Long-Term Disability (Two Plans offered)
  • Basic Plan: Employer provided and at no cost to the employee. It Provides 60% of the first $400 pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income. The maximum benefit $240 per month; the minimum benefit $50 per month. Benefits begin after 90 days of disability or the period of accumulated sick leave, whichever is longer.

  • Optional Plan: Pays 60% of pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income, and is available at additional cost to employee. Maximum benefit $6000 per month; minimum benefit is $240 per month. Cost for the optional plan is determined by employee type and waiting period selected.
Retirement Options (Tax Deferred Retirement Plans)

PERS Plan 2: defined benefit plan for classified staff
Employee Contribution: 7.90% of gross salary
Employer Contribution: 12.86% of gross salary

PERS Plan 3: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for classified staff, Administrators, and Exempt employees
Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15%
Employer Contribution: 12.86% of gross salary

TRS Plan 2: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for Faculty
Employee Contribution: 7.77% of gross salary
Employer Contribution: 15.51% of gross salary

TRS Plan 3: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for Faculty
Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15% of gross salary
Employer Contribution: 15.51% of gross salary

TIAA-CREF: defined contribution plan for Faculty, Administrators, and Exempt employees Employee Contribution: Under 35: 5% of gross salary; 35-49: 7.5% of gross salary; 50 & over: 10% of gross salary
  • Employee and Employer contributions to applicable retirement plans are mandatory for benefit eligible employees. The amount of the deduction and contribution are dependent upon the retirement plan chosen and may vary by current contribution rates in effect.

Supplemental Retirement & Deferred Compensation Plan

Supplemental Retirement Plan: In addition to regular matched retirement, employee can voluntarily participate in a 403(b) plan and set aside a portion of their income in Pre-Tax Elective Deferral or an After-Tax (Roth) Elective Deferral. Agreements and amounts can be changed at any time.

Deferred Compensation Plan: The State of Washington 457 plan permits employee to set aside additional pre-tax earnings for retirement savings.
Certain tax regulations allow employees to participate in one or both supplemental 403(b) plans and State of Washington's 457 deferred compensation plan.

Contributions to a 403(b) or 457 plan are funded solely by the employee.

Credit Classes (Reduced Classes)
Faculty employed at 50% or more and permanent classified, exempt, or administrative staff may take almost any credit class on a space-available basis if requirements and prerequisites have been met. To get the reduced tuition rate, the employee may not register until the date listed in the enrollment calendar (usually the third day of the quarter). Hourly and probationary employees are not eligible for this reduced tuition.
Auto and Home Insurance – Liberty Mutual
PEBB members may receive a discount of up to 12 percent off Liberty Mutual’ s auto insurance rates and up to 5 percent off Liberty Mutual’ s home insurance rates. In addition to the discount, Liberty Mutual also offers:
  • Discounts: based on your driving record, age, auto safety features, and more.
  • A 12-month rate guarantee on their competitive rates.
  • Convenient payment options including automatic payroll deduction, electronic funds transfer, or direct billing at home.
  • Prompt claims service with access to local representatives.
Credit Unions
Eligible employees may join one of two credit unions. Both offer member services that include payroll direct deposit, automatic bill pays, savings and checking accounts, overdraft protection, personal lines of credit and low interest loans.
  • School Employees Credit Union of Washington
  • Washington State Employees Credit Union
Home Street
As an RTC employee you are eligible for exclusive homeownership benefits with the Hometown Home Loan Program offered through Home Street Bank. With this benefits package, you have access to vital homeownership resources.

Paid Holidays
Eligible employees will be paid for up to eleven (11) of the following holidays:
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • The legally designated day for Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Personal Holiday (1 day)
Employees accrue vacation (16.67 hour per month for exempt employees), sick (8 hours per month), and personal leave based on their classification (8 hours per year for exempt employees). To determine the accrual rate, refer to the appropriate contract or collective bargaining agreement.
Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML):
This benefit offers partially paid leave to care for yourself or a loved one in times of serious illness or injury; to bond with a new child joining your home through birth, adoption or foster placement; and for certain military-connected events if you have a family member in active duty service. Under the PFML program, the Employment Security Department (ESD) will replace up to 90% of an eligible employee’s typical weekly wage (up to $1,000 per week). To learn more about this benefit, please visit the ESD PFML website at https://www.paidleave.wa.gov/workers

Health Benefits / Plan Comparisons / Plan Contact Information: www.hca.wa.gov/pebb Retirement Programs:
  • State Board Retirement: http://www.sbctc.edu/colleges-staff/my-employment/retirement.aspx
  • State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP)/TIAA-CREF: http://enroll.tiaa-cref.org/sbctc/
  • Washington State Department of Retirement Systems: http://www.drs.wa.gov
Renton Technical College Benefits Office:
Soha Qassis - Benefits Manager
Phone: 425-235-7861
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