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First Class Engineer

Continuum Services Detroit Full-Time
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First Class Engineer

Location: One Campus Martius

Position Summary:

The First Class Building Engineer plays an integral role in the safe and efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of the physical building and all of its systems to include HVAC and MEP equipment.  While working on a team with other experienced Engineers, this position will professionally provide prompt and courteous response to tenant requests and to the public. Serving as a Systems Operator, this position will provide assistance ensuring compliance with all City, State, and Federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulations. Schedule: (Midnights) Monday - Friday 10:00 pm – 6am (May change based on need)

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in commercial HVAC
  • Experience operating large tonnage chiller plant
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of mandatory core Continuum Engineering training programs within prescribed time frame

Credential Requirements:

  • Current City of Detroit 1st Class Refrigeration Operator’s license for all halogenated refrigerants
  • EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal Certification

Essential Knowledge & Skills:

  • Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with staff
  • Read and understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form, including shop manuals and drawings
  • Read and use all types of test equipment, analog/digital multi-meters, pressure and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow and quality measuring devices and leak detection devices
  • Intermediate user knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows
  • Knowledge of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive) drill motors, saws, grinder, impact wrenches, etc.
  • Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situations
  • Ability to use deductive logic for troubleshooting equipment
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and written

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate, maintain, and repair all electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and MEP equipment as outlined by supervisors including but, not limited to:
  • Chillers – Cooling Towers – Pumping Systems – Boilers – Water treatment systems – Air handling and fan systems – cabinet and radiant heating units – Package /C systems – Dry Coolers – UPS systems – Generator and fuel systems – variable frequency drives – electrical switchgear and distribution – lighting and control systems – fire suppression, detection, notification systems – water distribution systems – sanitary and drainage systems – building automation systems – door hardware and locking systems – restroom fixtures and partitioning systems – ceiling systems – parking equipment
  • Perform chemical analysis tests as set forth by the supervisor, reporting any abnormalities and substandard results
  • Induce water treatment chemicals at proper amounts and times in heating and cooling systems.
  • Properly record and maintain meter readings, service request forms, and preventative maintenance forms, and various inspection logs
  • Perform all maintenance in a safe manner
  • Follow all current emergency procedures set forth by Continuum Services and the assigned property, including but not limited to:
  • Direct and assist with evacuations, bomb searches and life safety alarms as deemed reasonable and prudent
  • Assist emergency authorities and response teams
  • Comply with all Company and client policies
  • Aid in training and development of fellow engineers
  • Clean and paint all equipment and surrounding areas designated by supervisor
  • Maintain accurate and timely equipment, event, alarm, personal time sheets, and program logs/reports as directed by supervisor
  • Maintain superior appearance and working condition of all MEP systems assigned
  • Assume additional duties as delegated by Engineering Manager, Lead Engineer and/or Property Manager
  • Willing to work all hours, days, and shifts as assigned by Engineering Manager, Lead Engineer and/or Property Manager

Other Requirements:

Essential Physical Abilities:

  • Must pass and obtain certification for use of self-contained breathing apparatus and must maintain facial hair in manner for proper fit and use
  • Use olfactory, auditory and visual senses
  • Work standing all day
  • Lift 50 lbs. or more
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders
  • Access remote work areas and confined spaces (i.e. crawl spaces, roofs)
  • Use full range of manual dexterity (i.e. sitting, squatting, bending, kneeling, lifting, walking)
  • Ability to work from raised platforms (i.e. scaffolding, mechanical lifting equipment)

Recommended skills

Water Treatment
Building Automation Systems
Drainage Systems
Heating And Cooling
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Continuum Services provides you a single-source solution for interior and exterior facility operations, maintenance and repair. Instead of coordinating multiple vendors, work with just one. With multidisciplinary expertise under one roof, Continuum can streamline your facility’s needs-while increasing the value of your asset.

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