Building Engineer III

Carr Properties
November 16, 2023
Boston, MA
Job Type


Carr Properties

Building Engineer III

Job Location: 60 State - Boston, MA

Department: Property Management

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

FLSA S tatus: Non-Exempt


This position directly supervises day porters, maintenance technicians, and maintenance assistants. Our Engineer III maintains and operates large and small scale HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, boiler systems, control systems and their support equipment, responds to tenant service requests, troubleshoots problems, recommends enhancements for all building mechanical and electrical systems and works on special projects assigned by the Chief Engineer. He/she is considered essential personnel and is required to respond to after-hour emergencies.


  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Operates and maintains water chillers, cooling towers, pumps, heat exchangers, air handling equipment, fans, automatic temperature controls, electrical switch gear, distribution switch boards and panels, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, valves, plumbing fixtures, and other mechanical and electrical equipment and systems in the building
  • Disassembles, cleans, examines for wear or damage, replaces parts, tests and adjusts mechanical equipment (pumps, fans, dehumidifiers, compressors, condensers, water coolers, cooling towers, etc.)
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the operating, maintenance, and capital improvement budgets (help with development before next level)
  • Assist with construction drawing review and construction oversight during customer TI projects
  • Helps to remove snow and ice from the outside of the building, including around the roof drains
  • Performs duties required to correct emergency conditions
  • Fulfills other duties as needed



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and blueprints. Have an understanding of HVAC controls
  • Capable of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals as well as computing percentages
  • Apt at dealing with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently while also exhibiting strong leadership and management skills


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum of five years experience in a similar job; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have OSHA 10 card or significant OSHA training
  • Classroom training / certificate in basic electrical and basic refrigeration
  • Universal CFC Certification
  • Appropriate License/permit for trade as may be required


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 for long periods of time, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must be able to 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 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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