Assistant Building Engineer

Join a great team at a Class A Office Building in Downtown Portland.

Required Education

High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience

Four years of building maintenance preferred

Required License or Certification


Reports To

Chief Building Engineer, Real Estate Manager


Real Estate Services

Job Type

Full-Time Non-Exempt


40 hours

Salary Rate



The Assistant Building Engineer is responsible for maintaining an efficient operation of all building systems and to inform the Chief Building Engineer of any condition affecting the building services, facility or client safety and comfort. The Assistant Building Engineer ensures that all maintenance needs for the building are completed or scheduled for completion. 


  • Experience with commercial building operating systems
  • High school or GED diploma
  • Minimum of four (4) years and general building maintenance procedures
  • Minimum of one (1) year of maintenance management experience
  • Preferred certifications: Universal Technician Certification, CFC, Stationary Engineer Journeyman card and/or LME licensing
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office/Suite and additional knowledge with any software program or technology identified as standard or requested by the Client
  • Ability to operate power tools, power lifts, scaffolding, ladders and read digital meters and voltage testers.
  • Advanced training on major building systems such as: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and General Building Operations, Strong communication skills, Solid problem solving and reasoning skills.
  • Covid-19 vaccine required


  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with all tenants in the building
  • Inspect and examine HVAC equipment, fire extinguishers, life safety systems, base building systems and domestic water supply systems for required maintenance
  • Develop work orders and complete as necessary
  • Complete daily rounds to check all area lighting and look for any scuffed walls or other visible maintenance needs
  • Identify malfunctioning or burnt out light bulbs and change or notify the Building Technician Engineer
  • Identify repairs needed for building/tenants’ units and notify the Building Technician Engineer or the Chief Building Engineer
  • Complete basic plumbing, electrical, painting, drywall and other repairs as assigned. Complete monthly meter reads for water and electrical systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all HVAC equipment and cooling towers
  • Operate automated energy management software system, symmetry access control systems and create access cards, and key trails system for tracking and issuing keys
  • Maintain inventory and order supplies when needed and keep a clean and orderly work shop
  • Perform any other duties as needed or requested

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