Operating Engineer

2 days left

Location
Washington, D.C
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 23, 2019
Closes
Oct 23, 2019
Ref
2019-1249
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a highly qualified, energetic, and professional maintenance engineer. This position's primary objective is to oversee and actively manage all aspects of the AEI building, including keeping property equipment functioning and in good repair and keeping premises presentable by performing tasks with the chief engineer and maintenance technician. Primary responsibilities of the maintenance engineer include maintaining all property maintenance records, performing preventative and scheduled maintenance inspections and repairs, and ensuring life-safety systems are operational. This person will remove, clean, replace, and maintain air conditioning units, electric heaters, sump pumps, kitchen equipment, and other electromechanical equipment within and around the building.

The engineer will work primary with the chief engineer and work in tandem with all AEI departments on issues related to maintaining the building. This person will respond to and resolve tenant service work order requests such as lighting, plumbing, heating and cooling, and any other building problems as needed. Additional responsibilities include ensuring services for all systems under contract have been performed in a timely manner by appropriate outside contractors, vendors, or suppliers; adjusting controls on mechanical systems to meet required building standards; and managing daily checks, operation, and maintenance of the building's equipment. This position is designated as "essential personnel," which requires that employees report to work during emergency situations. The engineer's schedule will also be impacted by AEI events that require monitoring packaged terminal air conditioners, electric heaters, electrical power circuits, and other electromechanical equipment within and around the building.

The engineer must have a high school diploma or general education degree, experience using Microsoft Office programs, and the ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. A DC-3rd liscense is required. Hospitality experience or a related field is a plus. The ideal candidate speaks effectively before organization customers or employees, works well in a fast-paced environment, and has extensive experience working in a building or facilities management role. Qualified candidates should submit an online application at www.aei.org/jobs, complete with a resume and brief statement of interest.

About AEI

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars' conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.