Building Engineer I

Carr Properties
November 3, 2023
Boston, MA
Job Type


Carr Properties

Building Engineer I

Job Location: One Congress - Boston, MA

Department: Property Management

Reports To: Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer, or Property Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


This position assists with the maintenance of HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, boiler systems, control systems, and support equipment. This position responds to tenant service requests and works on special projects assigned by the Chief Engineer.


  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment such as filter changes, lubrication, inspection, and adjustment of belts and pulleys, cleaning of boiler and condenser tubes, cooling tower maintenance, ballast replacement, and bearing replacement
  • Regularly checks and records temperature, pressure, water flow, airflow, and chemical readings
  • Performs duties required to correct emergency conditions such as sewer back-ups and water infiltration
  • Helps to remove snow and ice from the outside of the building (where applicable)
  • Performs locksmith duties
  • Performs painting as needed


  • Knowledge of and understanding of the use of tools needed to perform work on electrical and mechanical systems
  • Understanding of HVAC Systems Controls
  • Technical skills in the areas of plumbing (pipe cutting, resolution of sewer back-up problems, etc) electrical systems (wiring, tracing out bad circuits, etc.) HVAC systems, pneumatics, fire and life safety systems
  • Working knowledge of air and water balancing
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Ability to meet work standards and varying work schedules as necessary
  • Ability to read hazard material labels and instructions
  • Ability to recognize the needs and be sensitive to the feelings and concerns of customers and employees
  • Ability to work within set standards and procedures, be able to receive guidance, supervision, follow work rules, safety, and security practices, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with all staff members as a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute percentages



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum of two years experience in a trade (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.) or vocational schooling; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic electrical and basic refrigeration


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus in order to differentiate items such as chill water lines, condenser water lines, and the fire system.

This position is safety-sensitive.


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