Maintenance Engineer 

Position Title Maintenance Engineer
Reports To Maintenance Engineering Supervisor
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Summary This individual will perform regular and preventative maintenance for all of the organization’s facilities and equipment.



Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties.

  • Perform ongoing preventative maintenance and monitoring activities on equipment such as air handlers, refrigeration, and air conditioning units, high- and low-pressure steam systems and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
  • Record meter and gauge readings, clean coils, and oils motors, and replace bels, filters, switches, gauges, and motors.
  • Perform more complex work based upon experience, training, and license/certification. Assist skilled carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and other senior maintenance professionals in performing more complex maintenance, repair, and construction activities.
  • May supervise a small number of semiskilled workers.
  • Paint buildings and equipment, patch/plaster walls, and repair/replace tiles and other wall coverings.
  • Repair and construct wood and metal equipment, furniture, doors, windows, shelves, floors, security screens and other fixtures.
  • Open stopped sewage and drain lines; replace/repair faucets, toilets, sinks, valves, water lines and other plumbing equipment and fixtures.
  • Repair and replace electrical outlets, light fixtures, switches, and other controls.
  • Respond to maintenance requests in a timely manner and maintain accurate and timely records of maintenance/jobs performed.
  • Regularly conduct walk through inspections of assigned facilities. Maintain strong of knowledge of layout, structure, and continual functioning of all building systems.
  • Evaluate and obtain necessary parts for repairs and/or retrofit for older equipment. Maintain inventory and order supplies, replacement parts, tools and equipment as needed. Clean work area, tools, machines, and equipment.



To perform the job successfully, applicants should demonstrate the following skills.

  • Intermediate knowledge of standard tools and practices of the various trades such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, painting carpentry and plastering.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical and building trades.
  • Knowledge of (1) maintenance and equipment repair methods and (2) procedures to safely utilize hand tools and power tools while adhering to all safety precautions.
  • Ability to:
    • Perform semi-skilled and skilled work in a variety of mechanical and building trades.
    • Effectively communicate with contacts. clients, vendors, and other partners.
    • Perform duties with limited supervision and maintain a positive attitude when stressed.
    • Work in an environment with frequent periods of moderate to loud noise.
    • Perform operations using metric units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.
    • Crawl into small spaces to conduct repairs and inspections and occasionally climb ladders to conduct repairs and inspections.
    • Stand and sit for long periods of time.
    • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Interpret and work from sketches, blueprints, plans, penciled layouts, and drawings.
    • Lift/maneuver up to 60 pounds.


Education High School Diploma or GED required.
Certificates/Licenses Valid driver’s license required. Certification in one of the following disciplines is also required; HVAC, Electrical, and/or Plumbing.
Experience 5 or more years of semi-skilled experience in general maintenance work required.


If interested, please fill out the application form on our Careers page.

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