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POST DATE 10/11/2017
END DATE 3/29/2018

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Vienna, VA

Vienna, VA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYResponsible to ensure the proper performance of all necessary maintenance and operational tasks developed to assure maximum life and reliability of all mechanical systems for assigned properties/facilities. Typically does not have a Chief Engineer associated with the building or is a solo engineer at the building.


* Assist in and conduct the daily operations and maintenance of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and general maintenance requirements of buildings

* Supervise maintenance staff, assign, and monitor maintenance projects

* Perform preventive maintenance duties, including changing filters, oiling motors, replacing light fixtures,Inspecting and adjusting belts, replacing motor bearings, aligning shafts, and annual inspections as directed by manufacturers

* Recommend improvements for the preventive maintenance program on an on-going basis

* Develop and maintain effective building specific maintenance procedures

* Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors and technicians

* Maintain stock inventory control

* Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns

* Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and company directives as related to building operations and practice safe work habits

* Ensure management team is informed of current building operations by compiling and submitting monthly reports


* Graduate of apprentice program or trade school

* 5+ years of related experience in a commercial property setting

* Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License or City Licenses

* Or any similar combination of education and experience

* May be required to have certification as a Universal Technician for CFC s depending on market licensure

* requirements

* Possess and maintain a valid driver s license and good driving record with periodic checks

* Background checks may be required by client

* Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* May be only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts; may be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work and/or on call duties


* Ability to stoop, stand, climb, frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders) and safely install rigging/lifting devices

* Regularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spine

* Involves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work

* Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you

* Ability to read and understand information presented orally and in writing

* Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings, and schematics

Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmat ive Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status..