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Property Services

Maintenance Engineer

Building Engineer



Building Engineer utilizes advanced skills to maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.  Working under limited supervision, building engineer monitors building system operations and performance for the purpose of maintaining facilities for employees and public in a safe operating condition. Must utilize several trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, heating and cooling to perform preventive and corrective maintenance work orders. Having good people skills and the ability to work in a team environment are a must. There are no formal supervisory responsibilities in this position, however Building Engineer will need to provide assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. Building Engineer may assist with coordination and assignment of work tasks.



  • Inspect and maintain building systems including, but not limited to, fire alarms, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing
  • Do general cleaning and upkeep of buildings and properties
  • Inspect and diagnose problems to determine the best way to correct them, frequently checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts manuals
  • Do routine preventive maintenance to ensure that equipment continues to run smoothly
  • Do corrective maintenance to minimize equipment downtime
  • Maintain the building lighting system, including element and ballast repairs or replacements
  • Review assigned work orders. Estimate time and materials needed to complete repair. Order necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks
  • Meet with contractors to estimate repairs and costs
  • Oversee and inspect the work performed by outside contractors as necessary
  • Keep detailed records of work



SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment used in skilled trades, power and hand tools, etc.; adhering to safety practices; handling hazardous materials; and planning and managing projects. Must be able to utilize personal computer and / or cell phone for work order system, email and training. Basic skills with Microsoft Office Outlook are required.


KNOWLEDGE is required to read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. A high school diploma is required. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: standard methods, materials and tools used in assigned skilled trade; and safety practices and procedures.


ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; developing effective working relationships; displaying mechanical aptitude; working under time constraints; and complying with OSHA regulations.


ABILITY to perform the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 15% sitting, 25% walking, and 60% standing.



Building Engineers often carry out many different tasks in a single day. They could work at any number of locations, both indoor and outdoor. They may work inside a single building, or be responsible for the maintenance of many buildings, such as those in a facility. The job is performed under temperature variations and a generally hazard free environment.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.


ISS Facility Services is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes a diverse workplace.

Date posted:  Nov 24, 2021
Region:  Americas

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, 90039-1103

Job Category:  Property Services
Full time/Part time:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  3156