Department

Building Engineer (Residential)

Property Management
Posted: 11/02/2022
Full Time
Alexandria, VA
The Building Engineer shall provide building and system maintenance, operation, and repair work on assigned property, under the supervision of the Service Manager / Director.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of all boilers, heater pumps, valves, appurtenances, and lines used in the distribution of steam and heated or processed water.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of refrigerant compressors, condensers, evaporators, traps, transfer pumps, expansion valves, stop valves and float temperature and air conditioning systems in their entirety, including the use of approved recovery equipment and processes to comply with the law.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of pumps handling brines or other secondary refrigerating liquids, including water, together with all valves, appurtenances and lines used in the system.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of air compressors, together with distribution lines and all valves and devices for air control, including air dryer and filtering and separating systems.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of all natural and manufactured gas distribution lines, including all valves and devices for their distribution, regulation, and control.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of water filters, softeners, piping, expansion tanks, and pumps used in conjunction with water distribution, including all sinks and toilet bowls, including all supply lines, drains, water lines, control devices and sprinkler systems.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of all types of electrical motors and engines used to power pumps, compressors, generators, and fans.
  • Assist in the maintenance of elevators, man-lifts, escalators, and hoist ways except where this type of equipment is serviced and maintained by specialized contractors and only where the Engineer is properly licensed to do so.
  • Maintain and repair electrical/control systems including circuit diagnostics, tracing, and troubleshooting, operating, maintaining, and repairing all motor controls and related equipment drivers such as variable frequency drives (VFDs).
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of all fuel oil systems including piping, pumps, valves, strainers, filters, floaters, separators, lines, and controls.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of all fuel oil systems for HVAC, lighting, and other controlled mediums, including consoles, data gathering panels, remote sensors and indicating devices.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of sanitary sewer systems, sump pumps including basins and sumps, grease traps, water closets, urinals, flush valves, angle stops and piping.  This includes clearing blockages in fixtures and lines as needed and on a preventative basis as well.
  • Maintenance and repair of trash/recycling/composting/baling compactors, including electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment excluding tenant owned equipment.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of all life Safety related equipment, including support of testing for life safety related equipment.
  • Assist in the inventory control for parts and materials required to perform such maintenance and repairs to the building systems.
  • Equipment room maintenance and repairs to maintain the physical condition and appearance of these rooms and equipment located within them.
  • NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • N/A
  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (if any):
  • N/A
  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: (including certification, licenses, etc.)
  • High-school diploma or equivalent.
  • Universal HVAC Certification & Refrigeration and or EPA 608 I, II & III
  • Apprentice Engineer Course Certificate of Completion or equivalent.
  • Knowledge in the use of tools considered as necessary to the fulfilment of the duties of the engineer shall include all those which may be required in the performance of his duties, including such types of special equipment necessary to operate, maintain and repair the equipment listed.
  • COMMUNICATION SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence and/or reports
  • Ability to effectively present information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • REASONING SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions.
  • Ability to solve practical problems.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • TECHNICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to understand the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, engines, turbines, motors, combustion engines, pumps, air compressors, ice and refrigeration machines, air conditioning units, filters, dryers, fans, siphons, plumbing and electrical systems, cooling towers, valves, and pneumatic systems, sump pumps and sewer systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • PERFORMANCE METRICS:
  • Repair and maintenance of assigned duties in an efficient manner.
  • Compliance with Collective Bargaining Unit rules/regulations when applicable.
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