Building Engineer in Amherst, NY

Uniland Development Company Posted: 2023-09-12

Amherst, NY 14226

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Salary Range: $25.00 To 32.00 Hourly

The Building Engineer maintains, manages, and performs general maintenance and engineering duties at assigned locations. The position is responsible for a wide variety of engineering duties to maintain and maximize building system efficiencies and to control and maximize utility consumption at the building level. The Building Engineer repairs, replaces, installs, and maintains property, equipment, and buildings and responds to emergency, routine, preventive, and curative situations.

Engineering Duties:
Under general supervision of the Regional Chief Engineer, responsible for operating, maintaining, repairing or arranging for repairs of, and servicing basic building walls, doors, flooring, plumbing, HVAC, motors, fire protection, and other building systems.
Assists the Regional Chief Engineer with the administration and execution of planning, directing, and coordinating all general upkeep, maintenance, and repair items to the building mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems.
Responsible for performing emergency, curative, preventive, and routine tasks whether in-house or contracted and may involve normal lubrication, adjustment, cleaning, replacement of consumable parts (such as filters, indicator lights, etc.), and periodic testing of the equipment. These systems include, but are not limited to, air handling units (including both rooftop and built-up units), re-circulating air systems, water pumping systems, cooling plant and all plumbing system components.
Responsible for physical cleanliness and appearance of the physical plant, electrical rooms, mechanical rooms, cooling tower, elevator room and roof
Perform a variety of preventative maintenance (e.g. carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing) tasks as required and assigned such as, checks and repairs basic electrical fixtures, including fuses, switches, and outlets; replaces electrical switches, light bulbs, and fluorescent light tubes; checks and repairs basic plumbing fixtures, including spigots, traps and washers, and pipe fittings; makes minor repairs on mechanical equipment, such as furnaces, air conditioners, fans, pumps, gear boxes and conveyors; cleans and lubricates moving parts; packs glands; and performs various other preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment.
Completes assigned and self-generated work orders and tasks, follows instructions and issues assignments with concise and clear instruction; performs duties in professional workmanlike manner.
Follows approved purchasing methods to purchase repair parts, tools, and supplies needed to perform tasks.
Responsible for creation and maintenance of procedures, daily rounds, communication logs, and the like.
Completes all work in a safe and efficient manner. Provides necessary, dated remarks reflecting job activity for each visit.
Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives as related to building operations and practice safe work habits
Performs timecard, work order, and any other paper/digital and system requirements.
Manages vendor compliance for maintenance contracts, service vendors, and others.
Manages, oversees, and operates control systems including but not limited to Building Control, Security, HVAC and sub-meters.
Maintains a high level of communication and coordination with the Regional Chief Engineer, as well as the Property, Physical Plant and Operations Managers.
The Building Engineer is on call per department procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include assisting in snow and ice clearing operations.

Physical Plant Condition:
Manages and maximizes performance, efficiency, and full operation of building energy management, utility, and other systems.
Ensures that properties are always in top quality condition in all respects.
Performs thorough and critical building and site inspections for condition, budget, and improvement recommendation purposes.
Prevents and corrects condition deficiencies.
Continually recommends correction and improvement needs and recommendations which will sustain and/or improve condition, functionality, quality, and competitive position.

Appearance / Company Representation:
Wears and cares for provided uniform.
Clean and well groomed.
While performing duties, displays a courteous caring attitude, making every possible effort not to interfere with the tenant’s business, building, and property functions. Thoroughly cleans up entire work area upon job completion.
Speaks articulately with tenants and vendors; remains compliant with confidentiality concerns.

Operates company vehicles in a safe, responsible manner at all times, obeying all traffic laws.
Follows all company rules and regulations relating to vehicle use.
Maintains a clean driving record.
Maintains vehicle per maintenance schedules.
Always follows all policies, including times when company-owned vehicles are also assigned for personal commute.
Keeps both the interior and the exterior of the vehicle in clean, orderly, organized, well-stocked condition at all times.
Responsible for the maintenance, proper use, security and inventory of all company tools and equipment.
Promptly addresses repair and/or replacement needs for tools following company procedures.
Responsible for proper care and use of company provided tools and devices pursuant to company policies.
Maintains all stock areas in neat and orderly condition.
Purchases supplies per company procedures, including obtaining invoices and receipts for cost tracking purposes.

Property Management Performance Standards-
Customer Service:
Treats all customers with professionalism, courtesy and respect at all times.
Responds to customers’ needs immediately.
Maintains a positive attitude and approach at all times.
Sets a service example of high quality.
Provides absence coverage as assigned.

Performance Qualities:
Maintains high efficiency, quality organization, prioritization and time management skills.
Maintains a customer focus and sense of urgency at all times.
Maintains a focus on being a quality person who cares; constantly striving for improvement.
Maintains a focus on prevention of problems as well as immediate response and cure.
Maintains a focus on innovation, confidentiality, and all metrics.
Completes accurate and thorough documentation.
Personal Performance:
Maintains positive and productive working relationships with members of the department and other departments, customers, vendors and business partners.
Maintains a focus on the company’s and department’s mission statements, guiding principles and strategic plans.
Complies with all department and company policies and procedures.
Strives to meet or exceed goals and objectives; accomplishes goals and objectives.
Completes annual Performance Plan, monitors and reports on progress of the Plan.
Consistently scores highly in position key result areas.
Recognizes the need for an importance of documentation for effective record keeping and legal protections. Completes accurate and thorough documentation.
Completes continuing education classes and/or courses or utilizes other methods to obtain designations, certifications, and additional knowledge.
Actively remains knowledgeable of current industry methods and keeps skills current with changing systems and technology.

Key Results Areas:
Budget performance.
All work order measures.
Project completion.
Survey results

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility satisfactorily and meet or exceed the requirements. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required
Must possess basic computer skills, ability to operate Windows based software
2nd or 1st Class COB Stationary Engineer Certification required
Universal Refrigeration Certification preferred but not required
Ability to operate a manlift required
Ability to use a Multimeter required
OSHA fall arrest training preferred but not required
Thorough understanding of HVAC, electrical and building automation systems preferred

Read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, regulations, rules, instructions, business correspondence and procedures.
Write reports, business correspondence, and complete position forms. Ability to use position systems.
Effectively present information and respond to questions.
Speak effectively before individuals and groups.

Calculate figures and amounts.
Apply concepts of basic math, algebra, and geometry.

Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions.

he physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the following physical demands are required:

Regularly required to talk, hear, taste and smell.
Stooping, standing, climbing and frequent lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders)
Climb ladders and stairs
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities. While performing the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to the following: moving mechanical parts, moderate noise level, office equipment, and computers.

At Uniland, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees, interns, and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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