Lead Operating Engineer - Norfolk, VA


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Up to USD0.00 per year

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Branch Information

Raleigh Engineering - (USA) 701 Corporate Center Drive Suite 375 NC Raleigh , NC 27607



Job Description

Lead Operating Engineer


Responsible to ensure the proper efficient operations and maintenance of the mechanical electrical and plumbing systems for the assigned facility. The performance of all necessary maintenance and operational tasks are developed to assure maximum life and reliability of all mechanical/ electrical/plumbing systems. Typically, this position does not have a Chief Engineer on-site at the building and is sometimes the solo engineer at the building. This position may also include the supervision of maintenance staff at the building depending on the size and complexity of the assignment.

Essential functions and responsibilities

* Assist with or conduct the daily operations and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and general maintenance requirements for the buildings

* Supervise maintenance staff when applicable and assign, and monitor maintenance activities and projects

* Perform preventive maintenance duties, including changing filters, lubricating motors, replacing lamps, ballasts and fixtures, Inspecting and adjusting belts, replacing motor bearings, aligning shafts, and other inspections and maintenance recommended by equipment manufacturers

* Recommend improvements to the preventive maintenance program on an ongoing basis

* Develop and maintain effective building-specific maintenance procedures

* Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors and technicians

* Maintain stock and inventory control

* Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns

* Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and company directives as related to building operations and practice safe work habits

* Ensure management team is informed of current building operations by compiling and submitting monthly reports

Key Competencies

* Communication Proficiency (oral and written)

* Organization Skills

* Technical Proficiency

* Decision Making

* Problem Solving/Analysis

Important education

* High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

* Graduate of apprentice program or trade school preferred

Important experience

* 5+ years of related trade experience in operating mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in a commercial property setting

additional eligibility qualifications

* Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License, City Licenses, Operators License, Steam Engineers License, etc.

* Possess a valid "Universal" level certification for CFC and HFC based refrigerants (EPA Section 608); to service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants to the atmosphere or any similar combination of education and experience

* Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record with periodic checks

* Basic Computing Skills in Outlook, Excel & Word

May be only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts; may be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work and/or on call duties