Building Engineer

Bernstein Management Corporation
Beltsville, Maryland
Aug 14, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time

Job Summary
The Building Engineer provides professional, courteous and cost efficient maintenance for the property. This position does not have supervisor responsibilities.
Primary Responsibilities*

  • Test and replace parts and components in plumbing, electrical, and heating systems
  • Identify, recommend, and implement preventative and on-going changes to preserve or upgrade equipment
  • Evaluate and maintain facility and grounds, meeting operational standards, and schedule tests.  Perform snow removal and maintain curb appeal, including the conditions and appearance of the property
  • Maintain fire and safety standards for all areas of the facility and grounds
  • Handle tenant service requests within the timetable prescribed by the Manager
  • Implement the company’s Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Assist Manager in controlling maintenance expenditures
  • Coordinate subcontractor work that may be required and inspect completed contractor work
  • Check roof top units, heating & cooling of tenant spaces for proper conditioning; notify Manager of malfunction
  • Maintain shop, boiler room, trash room, storage areas, etc. in a clean, neat and organized way
  • Perform cleaning functions as required by the Manager.  Promptly report to Manager any conditions requiring maintenance or cleaning that you observe
  • Be on call after hours and weekends in the event of an emergency
  • Excellent attendance and certain physical demands (e.g. lifting up to 50 lbs.) are required to perform the essential functions of this position

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, as described above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook E-mail and basic computer skills
  • Reliable
  • Great customer service skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to accept responsibility and accountability for his/her actions
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect safety
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity environment
  • Ability to multi-task and follow through
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to actively listen to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others
  • Ability to work effectively as a team contributor on applicable assignments
  • Ability to respond to others’ needs in a timely and courteous manner

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • Four years previous well-rounded Commercial maintenance experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years HVAC systems and Energy Management Systems knowledge and experience
  • Minimum of 2-4 years Plumbing experience
  • Minimum of 2-4 years Electrical repair experience
  • Valid drivers’ license


  • Associate’s degree (two year college or technical school)
  • CFC license
  • CAMT

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands
Stand C (Constantly)
Walk C (Constantly)
Sit O (Occasionally)
Handling / Fingering C (Constantly)
Reach Outward C (Constantly)
Reach Above Shoulder C (Constantly)

Climb C (Constantly)
Crawl C (Constantly)
Squat or Kneel C (Constantly)
Bend C (Constantly)


10 lbs or less C (Constantly)
11-20 lbs C (Constantly)
21-50 lbs C (Constantly)
51-100 lbs O (Occasionally)
Over 100 lbs O (Occasionally)


12 lbs or less C (Constantly)
13-25 lbs C (Constantly)
26-40 lbs O (Occasionally)
41-100 lbs O (Occasionally)

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Bernstein Management Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable law.

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