Building Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Cushman & Wakefield (


  full-time   employee

San Jose
United States

Job Title
Building Engineer
Job Description Summary
Responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of mechanical and/or electrical equipment for assigned property.
Job Description
Job Description
Perform all plumbing, electrical, or HVAC requirements of the building(s)
Maintain heaters, chillers, pumps, fan coil units, etc.
Monitor and adjust all mechanical/pneumatic equipment, control gauges, distributor panels, valves, thermostats, diffusers, and other equipment necessary to provide a comfortable environment for the buildings
Monitor Energy Management
Repair doors, ceilings, hand railings, and floors
Perform preventive maintenance duties, including changing filters, oiling motors, replacing light fixtures, Inspecting and adjusting belts, replacing motor bearings, aligning shafts and annual inspections as directed by manufacturers
Inspect engine room equipment, fan room equipment, cooling tower, all motors, house pumps, and sump pumps
Document and report activities to supervisor
Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns
Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and company directives as relates to building operations and practice safe work habits
Graduate of apprentice program or trade school
2+ years of related work experience in operating mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in a commercial property setting
Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License or City Licenses or any similar combination of education and experience
May be required to have certification as a Universal Technician for CFCs depending on market licensure requirements
Basic computer skills required
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record with periodic checks
Background checks may be required by client
Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
May be only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts; may be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work and/or on call duties
Physical Requirements
Ability to stoop, stand, climb, frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders) and safely install rigging/lifting devices
Regularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spine
Involves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work
Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
Ability to read and understand information presented orally and in writing
Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings, and schematics
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.