Building Engineer / Facilities / Maintenance - Omaha, NE
Responsible for the maintenance and appearance of the Home Office property and grounds, as well as the upkeep and operation of the company's building operating systems and equipment. This includes performing minor and major repair work and general preventative maintenance of the HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Ensure the safety and comfort of employees and tenants by proactive maintenance measures and needed repairs. Maintain company grounds, which include assisting in ice and snow removal from sidewalks and parking lots.
- Maintain, operate, troubleshoot, repair, and update building operating systems and equipment. This includes performing minor and major repair work and general preventative maintenance of the HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure efficient operation.
- Perform building checks for HVAC problems, water leaks, climate control, etc and alarm checks.
- Work with outside vendors on snow removal issues, sprinkler system repair, installation of new equipment, and plumbing projects.
- Responsible for the adjustment of heating and cooling equipment to maintain the proper comfort and control for employees and tenants.
- Initiate adjustments of sprinkler systems for proper watering of grounds during dry or wet seasons; repair sprinkler lines when needed.
- Ensure employee safety by making walk-throughs of the grounds and parking lots (which include attending to needed repairs, ice and snow removal from parking lots, sidewalks, and maintain snow removal equipment in the winter).
- Ensure proper lighting in all areas by replacing bulbs and ballasts as needed, and update to energy-efficient lighting when possible.
- Utilize knowledge and skills to conserve energy for the organization and minimize expenses through appropriate building and grounds maintenance.
- Respond to facility work requests in the areas of safety, building operating systems and requests for service.
- Ensure proper level of clean towels, soap, paper products and other supplies for the wellness center; company and executive restrooms. Launder towels and store as necessary.
- Prepare and maintain maintenance logs and records.
- Test fire sprinkler systems; set company clocks for the beginning and end of Daylight Savings Time; check and maintain the emergency lighting system.
- Responsible for upkeep of maintenance areas, such as electric rooms, boiler rooms, and equipment rooms.
- Conducts research and provide recommendations regarding resolution of issues and/or challenges; work with service users to assure recommendations are represented clearly.
- Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.
- EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent is required. Courses in pneumatic and electric controls; steam plant operation; heating and cooling; refrigeration and air conditioning; and fundamentals of pneumatic HVAC controls are preferred.
- WORK EXPERIENCE: 1 to 3 years of experience with building maintenance and building systems, such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical and general upkeep.
- COMMUNICATION: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to provide direction to contractors and vendors, as well as to interact in an articulate manner with employees.
- SPECIAL LICENSES REQUIRED: Third Grade Stationary Engineer License preferred.
- CHARACTERISTICS SPECIFIC TO JOB: Attendance is required with a physical presence of the employee at the workplace during scheduled hours of work. In addition to handling reasonably necessary stressors of the job and working reasonably well with others. Must be familiar with the location and have working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, life safety, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations and be able to act upon any conditions that are out of the ordinary. Must have mechanical aptitude. Ability to work with hand tools, testing equipment, and general maintenance tools. Must have strong attention to detail and organization skills. Must be able to work under pressure.
- WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT: Workflow and nature of essential job functions are somewhat standard although processing of work requires mental and visual focus. Business necessitated interruptions occur occasionally and restarting work processes requires the need to briefly review ending points and statuses.
- SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work performed requires continuous physical activity over 50% of the time. The job involves continuous lifting, pulling and pushing of heavy materials. Job may require standing or walking nearly all of the time. The work may involve frequent strain due to strenuous work positions such as frequent stopping, crawling and kneeling. Manual dexterity to complete strenuous physical tasks such as setting up displays, etc., is essential.
The above job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this position.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CSO is a drug free workplace and requires post offer drug testing. Generally, CSO does not hire individuals who utilize tobacco/nicotine products.. For information on what defines use of tobacco/nicotine products, exceptions, and inquiries about the policy please contact Human Resources at (402) 399-3336, toll free at 800-826-6587, extension 3336 or visit CSO’s website at www.cso.com and click “Careers”. Those applicants in need of reasonable accommodations to the application, the hiring process or the position applied, should communicate the request to Human Resources.
Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of our post-offer drug screen and a background check which includes criminal, education, and past employment. Some positions may also include credit and/or motor vehicle report. Criminal convictions do not necessarily prevent employment. Various factors may be considered including, but not limited to, the type of conviction and its relationship to the job, the nature and seriousness of any offense and the length of time since conviction. Applicants are not obligated to disclose any sealed criminal record.
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