Purpose of Position
The Building Engineer 1 applies trade skills to perform preventive maintenance and corrective repair of building systems for the safe, efficient and proper operation of the assigned property. The individual in this role must be capable of completing all tasks as directed by the Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer or property management staff with some supervision, assisting when assigned team projects and accepting responsibility for actions and results.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
• Complies with all applicable codes, regulations and governmental agency and Company directives related to building operations and work safety.
• Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
• Basic understanding in all shift operations and satisfying work orders.
• Arranges for subcontractors when required.
• Performs preventive and operational maintenance programs and practices.
Electrical: Possesses a basic knowledge of electrical systems, circuits and electrical safety procedures. Possesses basic knowledge in troubleshooting, short circuits, grounding issues, etc. of single- or threephase AC circuits. Competent in the replacement of outlets, switches, lighting ballasts, circuit breakers, motor control starters, motors, etc. Assists with the preventive maintenance program for all electrical equipment.
HVAC: Possesses a basic knowledge of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and Central Plant operations to include troubleshooting of same. Assists with preventive maintenance for all building mechanical equipment such as air handlers, pumps, variable air volume units, etc. Possesses basic understanding of building automation systems (BAS). Responds to HVAC calls. Has basic knowledge in chemical treatment. Performs basic inspections on chillers; makes adjustments and records findings. Replaces belts, motors, bearings, actuators and valves on all mechanical equipment. Possesses basic understanding of pneumatic or direct digital control (DDC) controllers and actuators for proper operation.
Building Engineer 1
Life Safety: Possesses a basic understanding of the property’s life safety systems and all life safety recordkeeping. Identifies and responds to fire alarms and trouble calls; properly enables or disables points. Conducts inspections of emergency generator and fire pumps; records results. Makes recommendations for outside service as appropriate.
Miscellaneous: Repairs or replaces door closures, hardware and operators. Adjusts or repairs security systems.
• Maintains adequate supplies and tools and orders materials necessary to complete all tasks.
• Updates job knowledge at an appropriate level by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, growing personal networks and possibly participating in professional organizations.
• Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value.
• Assists with other duties as necessary and provides general support of the Parkway mission in whatever way(s) possible.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
• Working knowledge of the safe and proper use of the following tools: ladders, lifts, basic hand tools, multimeters, amp probes, anemometers (airflow meter and hood), pressure gauges, drain augers, plungers, safety goggles, ear protection and fire extinguishers.
• Basic knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment such as chillers, generators, switchgears, pumps, air handling units, etc.
• Effective interpersonal and customer service skills, appropriate for level, to work with customers, co-workers and outside vendors.
• Effective time management and personal organization skills; works with a sense of urgency; able to meet deadlines.
• Growing proficiency in computer technology beyond a basic level; includes email systems, mobile smart phones, memos and spreadsheets.
• Professional, effective written and verbal communication skills. Requires the ability to read, write and speak English to interact with co-workers and tenants, receive direction and complete tasks and work orders.
• Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret documents. Capable of defining problems, collecting information, establishing facts and drawing conclusions at a level appropriate for the position.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide common units of measure and apply these concepts to practical situations.
• Must be available for after-hours and weekend assignments or emergency calls.
• Maintains a valid driver’s license.
Education and Work Experience
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Minimum 1 - 2 years’ experience in the building operation/maintenance field.
• Universal CFC certification preferred.