ABOUT THE DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION
We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. Over our nearly 60-year history, we have worked with thousands of organizations and leaders in the U.S. and worldwide to advance progress in the critical areas of science, ocean and land conservation, climate change, women’s reproductive health and rights, and the well-being of children, families, and communities. At a time of multiple, intertwined crises globally and here in the U.S., the Packard Foundation began in 2021 a long-planned review of our grantmaking strategies. The first step of our process was to rearticulate our vision and mission, reexamine our organizational values, and create a strategic framework that builds on and honors the Packard Foundation’s past while advancing justice and equity in all that we do.
Our Vision: A just and equitable world where both people and nature flourish.
Our new vision embraces a future where both people and nature flourish in a more just and equitable world. We explicitly acknowledge that the fate of people and the natural environment are inextricably linked. Solutions to the complex challenges we face must account for this interconnectedness.
Our Mission: We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world.
Our new mission takes on the critical work of addressing root causes of the challenges we face and mobilizing people for collective action. In addition to building on approaches that have guided our philanthropy for decades — working in partnership, committing to issues over the long-term, and grounding our work in science, knowledge, and data – we focus on understanding the systems that either accelerate or impede progress. It is only through just and equitable systems that we can find and sustain solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face today.
Our Values: Equity, Integrity, Belief in Individual Leadership, Thinking Big, Respect, and Effectiveness.
In addition to clarifying our long-held values, we added equity. We will champion equity by treating people with dignity, honoring a range of ideas and perspectives from those closest to the issues, creating inclusive processes, and funding people who have been historically excluded to spur progress for all. For more information, including our definitions of key concepts, please visit our website.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Facilities Management is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the Foundation’s buildings and grounds in effort to sustain a safe, secure, fully functioning, high-quality work environment.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Engineer performs activities involving the construction, repair, modification, and maintenance of buildings and related equipment. In collaboration with other members of the Facilities Team and with limited supervision, the Facilities Engineer performs their duties to ensure clean, safe, and well-operating buildings and machinery.
While this position may be called upon to complete any number of facilities-related tasks, a particular emphasis of the Facilities Engineer position includes competent in-field execution of troubleshooting, service, repair, and maintenance on our building and their equipment.
This position requires working onsite at the Foundation’s facilities in Los Altos, California.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform routine building and building equipment inspections.
Identify and create work orders for any discovered deficiencies, issues, and maintenance needs. Complete work orders as assigned.
Develop, enhance, and execute preventative maintenance assignments.
Consistent with the direction and overall guidance of the Facilities Manager, collaborate and provide technical hands-on assistance to Facilities staff. This may include assistance with ordering parts, identifying the correct steps for a repair, demonstrating technique, and extensive in-the-field participation with co-workers.
Routinely install, test, repair, and/or replace equipment, parts, control system components, and instrumentation. Commission new equipment.
Service, repair, or replace ballasts, faucets, toilets, water heaters, door hardware, appliances, drains, fans, heat pumps, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, etc.
Monitor, analyze, operate, and adjust various pieces of plant equipment via building automation systems and microprocessor-based devices.
Monitor, inspect, and test electrical systems to ensure proper functioning
Analyze, troubleshoot, and problem solve complex building systems under normal and abnormal situations. Take appropriate action to ensure continuous, reliable operation of equipment and systems.
Contact equipment manufacturers or appropriate specialists for assistance with resolving issues
With approval, acquire the services of outside consultants and vendors and manage their work
Read and follow operation and maintenance manuals and other documents to ensure proper operation of equipment
Identify efficiency improvements
Complete tasks efficiently and within time constraints
Recommend special and/or capital improvement projects to Facilities Manager
Complete other facility tasks and support collaborating departments needs as assigned
Work with integrity, sensitivity, and respect for others
Work in emergency situations during off hours, including weekends
How To Apply