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Property Technician IV

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

Pullman, WA
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Property Technician IV
Job Description:

The Opportunity

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative and detailed individual for our Property Technician IV. If you are looking for an opportunity to promote continuous improvement, then this position is for you!

SELs corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

Property Technician IV


  • Perform daily duties of Property Technician roles in the area of emphasis: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, grounds, building envelope, or interiors.
  • Lead, mentor, and coach employees in routine and technical duties, techniques, to achieve department goals.
  • Assist Supervisor to collect/record/analyze/prepare data in support of capital projects and budgeting in area of emphasis.
  • Collect/record/analyze campus use data to ensure optimization.
  • Own vendor/contractor relationships and audit work accomplished to SEL standards.
  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; perform routine maintenance as required.
  • Promote continuous improvement of workplace safety, environmental practices, area processes, and waste reduction opportunities to meet ISO standards.
  • Coordinate small projects, prepare project schedules and sketches. Ensuring accurate and timely execution.
  • Model SEL Values
  • Continuously identify, measure, and improve processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience and increasing responsibilities in maintaining commercial facilities, plus at least 4 years SEL specific experience and at least last three performance reviews with satisfactory or better ratings
  • Journey level certificate or equivalent for area of emphasis: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanics or pneumatics
  • Ability to operate power tools and equipment
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and strictly enforce safety procedures
  • Ability to understand written and verbal communications
  • Ability to work various shifts, hours and days depending upon current department workloads
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively and lead in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate small projects
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills needed for communications with our customers, vendors, contractors, and other Property Operations staff
  • Computer skills sufficient to satisfactorily use Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and Megamation.
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Ability to meet MVR Qualification Standards of SEL Background check results satisfactory to SEL
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • WSDA Private Commercial Applicator pesticide license as applicable.
  • Associates degree in a relevant technical field or Journey Level abilities in Maintenance related specialty.

Physical Requirements:

    Lift and maneuver 40 pounds frequently
  • Pull weight from high/low shelves
  • Reach
  • Bend
  • Grip
  • Twist
  • Stand for at least 8 hours

    To Apply for This Position:

    We ask all candidates to apply through our website at If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

    SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resume submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

    SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status.

    An Award Winning Company

    Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

    In January, 2015, SEL was chosen as one of the ˜Peoples Picks: 15 Great Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production by Great Place to Work®s Great Rated!„¢. This prestigious ranking celebrates the SEL 100% employee-owned culture as one of the best in the country. SEL has received numerous awards, including the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Better Workplace Award (2014 and 2009), the International and National Relief Award from American Red Cross (2013), the Fortune Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For (2012), the Puget Sound Business Journals Top 100 Largest Private Companies (2010 and 2012) and 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State (1999 through 2003, 2010, and 2011), Inc. Magazines 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (1990, 1991, 2008, 2010, and 2011), the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Manufacturing, Workplace, and Community Service Award (1998 through 2010), the Washington State Quality Achievement Award (WSQA), and the Washington Secretary of State Corporations for Communities Award (2010). Puget Sound Business Journal has also ranked SEL as one of Washington States Top 100 Largest Private Companies every year since 2007.

    In an independent survey conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company, SEL ranks first in all performance categories including: technology, features, security against hackers, web/internet information ability, technical service and support, maintenance cost, relay setting PC software, and price. Since 2006, SEL has also held the elite VPP STAR status certification from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Less than 2,000 companies in the U.S. earn the VPP STAR status for outstanding safety and health programs.

    Apply Your Talent. Make a Difference. Enjoy the Rewards.

    Are you ready to be part of a highly motivated and well-equipped team? Are you a quick learner who likes new challenges? If so, then you are ready to join us at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

    Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III delivered the first commercial digital protective relay in 1984. Under his technical, managerial, and fiscal leadership, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has expanded to become a leader in the power industry, employing almost 4,000 people world-wide. Dr. Schweitzer understands and supports the need for investing in employees. In return, he expects that we hire only the best, most highly motivated team members, and that we deliver simple, reliable, and cost-effective products and solutions.

    Our products and solutions must be simple and reliable because they protect the largest, most complicated machine on earth: the electric power grid. Blackouts remind us that reliable electric power is crucial to our society. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide.

    Our company and our products exist to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. That purpose has made SEL very successful, and the company is managed with sound fiscal judgment and that purpose in mind. Profits are reinvested to fuel the companys growth.

    In addition to offering a variety of challenges in a supportive, stable environment, SEL shares its success with employees through our Employee Stock Ownership Program. Its purpose is to involve employees in the companys long-term success and to encourage employees motivation, creativity, and productivity. Once employees become eligible, SEL will contribute a certain percentage of employees salaries, above their normal compensation, to accrue company stock with pre-tax dollars in their account.

    In SELs 30 Years of Innovation Video, SEL employees describe the innovation, creativity, and experience of SELs products and growth over the last 30 years!

    SEL has an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision for all regular full-time employees and their entire family, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, maternity leave, education assistance programs, a very generous employee stock ownership plan, 401K, flexible benefit account, and an outstanding work environment. Our SEL Family Center, located in the center of our Pullman campus, is home to Little Edisons School Child Care, the SEL Health Clinic, and the SEL Wellbeing Center. There are a wide-range of services and benefits available to employees and family members.

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