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Building Engineer

Posted: 01-30-19 Company: Carr Properties Location: 200 State Street

Department: Property Management

Reports To: Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer, or Property Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


This position maintains and operates large and small scale HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, boiler systems, control systems and their support equipment. This position also responds to tenant service requests, diagnoses and repairs building mechanical and electrical systems and works on special projects assigned by the Chief Engineer. 


• Performs preventative maintenance on equipment such as filter changes, lubrication, inspection, and adjustment of belts and pulleys, cleaning of boiler and condenser tubes, cooling tower maintenance, ballast replacement, and bearing replacement

• Operates and maintains water chillers, cooling towers, pumps, heat exchangers, air handling equipment, fans, automatic temperature controls, electrical switch gear, distribution switch boards and panels, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, valves, plumbing fixtures, and other mechanical and electrical equipment and systems in the building

• Regularly checks and records temperature, pressure, water flow, air flow, and chemical readings

• Performs duties required to correct emergency conditions such as sewer back-ups and water infiltration

• Helps to remove snow and ice from the outside of the building, including around the roof drains

• Performs painting as needed


• Knowledge and understanding of the use of tools needed to perform work on electrical and mechanical systems

• Understanding of HVAC Systems Controls

• Technical skills in the areas of: plumbing (pipe cutting, resolution of sewer back-up problems, etc.), electrical systems (wiring, tracing out bad circuits, etc.), HVAC systems, pneumatics, and fire and life safety systems 

• Working knowledge of air and water balancing

• Computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

• Ability to read hazard material labels and instructions

• Ability to recognize the needs and be sensitive to the feelings and concerns of customers and employees

• Ability to work within set standards and procedures, be able to receive guidance, supervision, follow work rules, safety and security practices, and meet deadlines

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, and the ability to compute percent

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions

• Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations


• High School Diploma or general education degree (GED)

• Minimum of four years experience in a similar job, or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Basic electrical, basic refrigeration and Universal CFC Certification recommended

• Appropriate License/permit for trade as may be required


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to differentiate items such as chill water lines, condenser water lines, and the fire system. 


Carr Properties is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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