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Building Engineer

Position Title: Building Engineer
Supervisor: Chief Engineer
Department: Facilities
Grade: 53, non-exempt, union
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, with one
weekend day and weekend rotations
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Summary

This position will provide operation, maintenance, and repair services for the Dumbarton Oaks
building systems. These services include but are not limited to preventive, corrective and
predictive maintenance, daily mechanical and electrical room inspection and troubleshooting and
providing corrective solutions to complex HVAC system failures.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the knowledge and skills at professional and/or trade
person’s level to perform operating, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing of HVAC,
electrical, plumbing systems as well as commercial appliances, book conveyance system, fire
protection equipment, basic carpentry, and locksmith work. The incumbent will also be required
to maintain inventory control; assign, review and supervise contractors’ work to assure contract
work compliance as assigned.

This position is considered essential and is required to report to duty when scheduled or as
needed even when the institution is otherwise closed due to weather or another emergency.
Workdays and hours are subject to change to meet the needs of Dumbarton Oaks.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will work under the general supervision of Chief Engineer and will work
independently on operating, troubleshooting and diagnosing HVAC equipment to maintain
optimal IAQ conditions for the mission critical areas, such as Museum and Library spaces.

  •  Performs a variety of building maintenance tasks. Completes projects requiring light
    carpentry, carpentry repair, minor building repairs and assists with the upkeep of the
    buildings. Works with in-house technicians and carpentry contractors as a team when
    assigned.
  •  Provides preventative and planned maintenance duties in all areas of the buildings and
    grounds including electrical, HVAC, plumbing and other systems as directed.
  • Must be able to use CMMS system utilized for routine maintenance, repair activities as well as PM work. Must be familiar with BAS system and have the ability to operate the HVAC system through Siemens Apogee.
  • Maintains excellent communication practices with supervisor and all others as designated during performance of duties. Maintain proper documentation practices for all assigned tasks, emerging issues, new discoveries (detrimental or beneficial), and work related discussions.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Must document at least 5 years of experience in HVAC work, buildings and/or physical
    plants. High School diploma or equivalency required.
  • Possess Class #6 Steam Boiler Engineer License or higher issued by the District of
    Columbia. Equal or higher grades of steam engineer licenses issued by other states will
    be considered as substitute.
  • Must have CFC certification.
  • Electrical Journeyman or higher license is highly desirable.
  • Driver’s license required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must be able to speak, write and read English. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret
    operating manuals, blueprints and diagrams related with this position. Must be able to work
    independently and take initiative when necessary as well as be capable of working as a member
    of a team.
  • Must be familiar with OSHA regulations concerning all relative safety issues for this position
    and comply with all standard safety codes and practices and perform work in accordance with
    recognized trade standards.
  • Previous experience in higher education institution or non-profit is preferred. Graduate of a duly
    recognized school of technology, a graduate of an approved engineer apprentice training
    program, or an AA or higher degree in engineering studies is highly desirable. Previous
    experience with Siemens Apogee BAS controls is highly preferred.
  • Good communication and documentation practices by using basic computer skills and office
    software such as Outlook email, MS words, Excel, Power Point, CMMS, etc. is essential.

Physical Factors

Must be able to push, pull, lift up to fifty pounds and routinely walk to and from various
buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site; must be able to stand,
walk, carry, stoop, kneel, bend, reach overhead, climb, and focus both near and far. Must be able
to work outside in different weather and be able to climb stairs and ladders and work at flat
building roofs for equipment or roof maintenance.

To Apply

The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant
qualifications by clicking the link below.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=48515BR

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).