ENGINEERING/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - PPL Center (Allentown, PA)
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Summary: Under general supervision by the Chief Engineer, Engineering Technicians perform general facility maintenance and repair tasks of average to considerable difficulty to ensure that the facility remains in a presentable, operable and efficient condition. Tasks include ensuring proper working condition of HVAC, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems, carpentry, occasional grounds keeping and general trades’ tasks. In the absence of the Chief Engineer, Engineering Technicians will receive instruction from the Director of Operations.
The primary focus of this Engineering Technician position is on proficiency in the area of skilled crafts
Perform basic plumbing, electrical, painting, masonry, welding, carpentry, dry wall and other trades related tasks
Perform troubleshooting, repairs and adjustments to locks, doors, cabinets, sinks, faucets, toilets, kitchen equipment, emergency equipment
Provide quick response and perform tasks in a timely manner with a high regard to quality that will consistently meet and/or exceed high standards.
Ensure compliance of all work related activities in a fair, ethical, and consistent manner.
Respond to emergency requests for repair services, diagnoses problems and either immediately makes repairs or calls on a supervisor for additional assistance or direction
Operate a wide variety of equipment and tools used in the maintenance of the facility such as saws, drills, torches, sanders, cutters, grinders and other maintenance equipment
Monitor and Maintain building systems as required
Schedule and monitor the facility Building Automation System (BAS). Make adjustments to thermostats, Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes and other interior space controls on a regular basis to maintain a comfortable and efficiently maintained environment.
Complete maintenance service requests and preventative maintenance in a timely manner. Recommend repairs needed on equipment and facility structures. Prepare and submit time, material and cost reports.
Keep work areas clean during and after completion of tasks
Accurately maintain maintenance/repair records, inventory logs and replacement schedules for equipment and supplies.
Solicit quotes from vendors. Obtain approval for purchases or services. Orders and picks up parts and supplies.
Assist in monitoring work being performed by third party contractors
Maintain storage areas and equipment in designated areas in a neat and orderly manner
Plans work to ensure cost effective use of labor and materials
Performs duties and responsibilities with view toward Department goals and energy conservation
Perform other duties as required
Experience performing similar job duties in a multipurpose public assembly facility, Ice Arena / Hotel preferred.
Any combination of experience and training equivalent to three (3) years of hands-on experience in general facilities and systems maintenance and repair, or comparable experience as a trades assistant or laborer with demonstrated proficiency in the required duties. Be able to demonstrate proficiency in skilled crafts such as welding, woodworking, drywall, minor plumbing, minor electrical, painting, tile work, mechanical repairs.
Familiarity with OSHA requirements.
Possession of an electrical license is highly desirable
Knowledge of boilers, chillers, refrigeration and ice making helpful.
Willingness and desire to work nights, weekends and holidays as required
Needs to have general handyman skills
Operational characteristics, services and activities of building maintenance programs including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, painting, carpentry, dry wall, grounds keeping, machinery and masonry work
Proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools
Applicable safety rules, practices and procedures related to the building trades
Relevant federal, state, and local regulations
Operate a wide variety of equipment used in the maintenance of the facility such as saws, drills, torches, sanders, cutters, grinders and other maintenance equipment
Drive/operate vans, pick-up trucks, forklifts, high-lifts, floor scrubbers, and other vehicles as required
Grasp, hold, bend and twist a wide range of tools, equipment and materials
Understand and carry out instructions that are furnished in written, oral and or diagram form; deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and adapt in the work environment
Read and interprets blueprints, specifications, shop drawings, manufacturer’s specifications and other reference materials to determine most appropriate methods of competing tasks
Identify job related challenges and make corrective recommendations to supervisor
Work independently or in a team environment with or without supervision
Work at heights of up to 65-feet and lift up to 40-lbs. unaided.
Work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities
Communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors, facility users and other contacted in the course of work
Perform strenuous manual labor.
Provide a customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Demonstrate professionalism in entering occupied areas of the facility.
Assure safety standards are used which comply with all company, local, City, State and Federal guidelines
Work a flexible schedule including early mornings, days, evenings, overnight, weekends, holidays, extended (long) work days and extended numbers of days
Education / Training:
High school diploma or equivalent GED
Specialized training in a facility maintenance or technical related field
Specialized training in Skilled Crafts
While performing the essential functions of the job, employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crouch; and sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds, work in high places on ladders and motorized lift equipment. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; constantly communicates with staff, vendors and other to exchange accurate information.
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