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Building Engineer

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Title:                       Building Engineer

Reports to:             Director, Workplace Solutions

Job Summary:       The Building Engineer is responsible for the daily operation and upkeep of Heritage’s 250,000 square-foot workplace on Capitol Hill including buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment. The Building Engineer keeps equipment in working order and evaluates needs or problems involving: heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and general maintenance. The Building Engineer works to ensure that Heritage’s buildings and grounds are safe and secure; playing an important role in the execution of security and emergency procedures. This role is directly supervised by the Facility Manager.

Job Duties:

  • Open and close the buildings on a daily basis by completing checklists; perform other scheduled tasks and checklists on a recurring basis.
  • Monitor all building systems and equipment; keep systems in good working order, recognize and resolve issues as needed.
  • Respond to service or maintenance requests in a timely manner, including after-hours emergencies.
  • Keep accurate, current records on preventative maintenance, and equipment testing in accordance with direction from management.
  • Perform basic plumbing maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting, including toilets, faucets, valves, clogged lines and equipment.
  • Perform minor electrical maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting, including lamps, ballasts, switches, and receptacles.
  • Perform other minor repairs, including drywall patching, office and touch-up painting, door hardware installs, lock rekeying, art and window treatment hanging, office furniture moves, and furniture maintenance.
  • Perform general maintenance as assigned and support the cleaning and upkeep of the buildings and grounds.
  • Maintain the safety and security of the facilities by knowing and executing emergency and security procedures. Maintain fire suppression and fire alarm systems.
  • Perform turnover procedures during intern housing vacancies three times per year.
  • Maintain clean and orderly storage, and mechanical areas. Keep inventory of tools and supplies.
  • Enforce building rules and performance expectations on third-party contractors. Work with building management and contractors to expedite building improvement projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skill Factors:

Education:       High School Diploma, building trade, or technical schooling preferred

Experience:     4-5 years of similar general maintenance, facilities, or general contracting experience

Computer:       Basic computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office and email

Special Skills/Requirements:  

  • Ability to think mechanically and solve technical problems
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and adapt with a positive attitude to changing priorities
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Attention to aesthetic details
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently, and with all types of people
  • Ability to work overtime including nights, and weekends on occasion
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the team’s goals and objectives
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