The Operating Engineer will work with the Chief & Lead Engineers to ensure that all maintenance resources, funds, materials, and equipment, are being used in the most efficient manner as to preempt tenant disruptions and minimize equipment downtime. Essential Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of BMS, HVAC, energy management, electrical, plumbing, lighting, life safety, fire protection, and security systems
• Plan, coordinate, and/or perform preventive maintenance and repair services on building operating systems including HVAC, electrical/lighting, plumbing, fire & life safety, and security systems. Consults with clients/property managers to schedule preventive maintenance and other downtime to minimize business interruption and inconvenience.
• Retrieve pricing for parts/supplies and service repairs. Coordinate contractor, tenant, and management approval.
• Assist with the coordination and oversight of maintenance efforts with outside vendors.
• Complete tenant requests in a timely manner ensuring proper follow up upon completion.
• Ensure that all required inspections remain up to date for building operating systems including Fire/Sprinkler Systems, Elevators, Boilers, Backflow Preventers, etc.
• Maintain Stock and inventory control.
• Ensure the cleanliness and organization of all work areas.
• Participate in a rotating on call schedule for the Tarrytown portfolio ensuring timely responses as needed for after-hours emergency calls.
• Other Duties as assigned.
An Operating engineer is handy. Not only can operating engineers recognize the proximal cause of a problem, they can use the tools of a plumber, electrician or carpenter to resolve the issue quickly and without drama. They know how to inspect a building's elements and diagnose potential problems. They can repair and maintain buildings' physical systems, such as heaters and piping. They know how to keep the building in the best condition possible by their own efforts or those of specialists, such as those licensed for elevator repair.
Operating engineers use your description of a problem and their own analytical skills to troubleshoot problems and arrive at the best solutions. They watch for potential problems and, when appropriate, contact the building owner or supervisor to prevent them. Building engineers may even move new equipment, such as refrigerators or heating units, into or around the building when necessary and rewire, replumb or reconnect systems when needed to keep the building in pristine working order.
Not only do operating engineers understand building construction and repair, they also understand building security systems, such as security door systems and burglar alarms. Those who work in industrial -- rather than residential -- settings work with systems to protect both employees and on-site assets from unauthorized entry and threats such as fire or explosion. They also monitor the building's surroundings, not only for security purposes, but also to provide a pleasing exterior appearance through activities such as painting or grounds maintenance.
Qualifications and Requirements Basic Qualifications
• Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license
• Technical experience in all aspects of building engineering with a strong background in HVAC, plumbing, electrical equipment, repair and maintenance and overall system design and application.
• Previous experience with automated building management systems and/or energy management control systems.
• Ability to read and utilize blueprints, schematics, and control diagrams a plus
• Attended a certified trade school and obtained VAC certificate or has equivalent education and experience from other industry related trades.
• Universal CFC Certification required. Desired Characteristics
• Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact positively with a wide range of people
• Customer service oriented
• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more
• Decisions made with thorough knowledge of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines
• Ability to effectively present information to Management, owners, and building occupants
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