The Building Engineer reports to the Facilities Chief Engineer and provides support for all assigned buildings.
This role is responsible for performing the planned maintenance and reactive repairs of skilled trades, e.g., CRAC systems, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fire systems, utilities. Candidate must have a thorough background in planned maintenance, building management systems, and commercial mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems.
Operate and monitor automated and computer-controlled equipment including central plant HVAC with thermal storage, VAV air systems (AHU or package unit supplied), boiler heating systems, CRAC units, VRF systems, DOAS w/heat recovery wheel.
Perform planned maintenance and repairs to building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems (i.e. heating and cooling equipment, interior/exterior lighting, fire suppression systems, water treatment systems, plumbing fixtures) for corporate campus locations.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with vendors, contractors, engineers, and Ferguson associates. Inspects completed work for conformance to quality standards.
Respond to associate requests and work orders ensuring timely completion and satisfaction.
Perform general commercial office building repairs including door adjustments, ceiling repair, installation of wall hanging systems, carpet/flooring maintenance, cabinet repairs, etc.
Visually inspect buildings routinely to proactively maintain equipment and appearance. Troubleshoot deficiencies and failures and identify next steps that ensure proper function and aesthetic.
Exhibit necessary knowledge in all applicable code requirements and follow compliance by use of standard operation procedures and protocols. This includes all BOCA, NFPA, EPA, OSHA, State and local regulatory reporting agencies for equipment, utilities and facilities.
Follows all safety policies and procedures, maintains strict attention to detail when working.
Respond to, assess, and resolve after-hours emergency situations while keeping management informed.
May be required to work off hours or weekends with minimal notice. Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two (2) years or more Technical School education or a minimum of three (3) or more years of related experience.
Minimum of three (3) years in the operation or maintenance of central plant HVAC equipment and associated systems including knowledge of water treatment and testing for closed and open systems. Thermal storage system experience a plus.
Demonstratable knowledge of life safety and auxiliary power systems, UPS systems, fire pumps, HVAC systems, commercial plumbing, electrical and pneumatic controls, and building management systems.
Working knowledge of computer programs such as Trane SC/ES-Ensemble and Microsoft Office 365 and ability to work independently within those programs required.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, building layouts, equipment specifications, schematics and system drawings.
Must be customer service centric having a high level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail and quality of work required.
Ability to maintain an occasional schedule that includes planned and unplanned working hours in addition to regular daytime shift.
High-rise experience including traction/geared traction elevator systems, booster pump and circulating pump operation and maintenance a plus.