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Palace Lofts Engineer

at East West Family of Companies

Posted: 7/17/2020
Job Reference #: 92229514793

Job Description

Date Posted:
Palace Lofts
United States of America


Position Purpose/ Summary

Assist in and conduct the daily operations and maintenance of building systems including but not limited to: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other general maintenance requirements of facilities that vary from residential to commercial.  Customer service, attention to detail and a proactive approach is required

Essential Duties and responsibilities


  • Immediate response to emergency situations (fire, evacuations, water mitigation, equipment failures, etc.)
  • Perform work order requests
  • Perform preventative maintenance duties including but not limited to: changing filters, greasing motors, replacing lights, ballast and switches, temperature complaints, power outages, drains, patching and painting, etc.
  • Conduct periodic equipment inspections
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agencies and company directives in regard to safety and building operations
  • Maintain and ensure proper operation of life safety/fire systems/elevators
  • Ability to read and interpret as-built drawings
  • Snow removal and janitorial duties as required
  • Maintain the physical appearance of the common areas
  • Special projects and project management as requested by management
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to gain & retain trust of internal and external customers
  • Hands on, no job is beneath me approach 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications, office equipment and Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Ability to lift heavy objects when required
  • Ability to work on one’s feet throughout the day
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs
  • Ability to work in extreme environments - extreme heat and extreme cold
  • Ability to work one weekend day and four weekdays based on scheduling needs for full time; two weekend days and two weekdays for part time.
  • Ability to be on call on a rotating shift
  • Ability to be calm and resilient in emergency situations
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • Sustained background in a variety of trades
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • General maintenance experience strongly preferred
  • Must have a professional demeanor
  • Must have a sincere desire to help people - owners, guests, staff & alike

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interpret As Builts, Blue prints, Operation Manuals (O&Ms) and Spec Sheets
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, residents, tenants or vendors. 
  • Effectively present information to top management, tenants and contractors
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.   
  • Ability to write correspondence emails. Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively listen and comprehend homeowner, guest or vendor requests and concerns

Equipment Utilized

Variety of hand tools, power tools, snow blower, pressure washer, vacuum and building system equipment

Computer Operations

  • Microsoft Office
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Building Link
  • Key bank and fob system
  • Control Boards of building equipment such as fire alarm system, domestic water pumps, elevator control, etc.

Mathematical and Reasoning Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and the ability to read a tape.

Application Instructions

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