Building Engineer

Position Reports to: 
Director of Facilities

Employment Status: 
Full-time, Shift will be from 10:00pm – 6:00am

Minimum Qualifications:
Three - Five years’ experience in building systems operations in a large public or private facility; Class A engineer license or certificate required; knowledge and experience with high voltage electrical panels and distribution systems; knowledge and experience with plumbing systems; knowledge of building fire suppression and alarm systems; ability to perform routine and advanced repairs and maintenance on building equipment using O&M manuals; Understand how to interpret building blueprints. The ability to make repairs to essential HV AC equipment and monitor all heating and cooling systems required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain building infrastructure to include HVAC systems, boilers, and gas equipment. Daily routine preventive and corrective maintenance on all building systems.  Handle other building concerns as required. The equipment used in this position are 500-ton chillers, large capacity heating boilers, large capacity hot water system; along with all hand and power tools.


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    222 North 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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