Thursday, 13 April 2017 14:44

Building Engineer

Sponsoring Organization

The Public Theater



425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003


Until Filled



The Public Theater seeks an experienced Building Engineer who will be responsible for the daily operation, maintenance and repair of all of the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire alarm, fire suppression, and other systems at 425 Lafayette Street.  This position reports to the Director of Facilities & Operations Management and oversees an Assistant Building Engineer and a team of Operations Assistants. This is a hands-on role with supervisory duties but is not solely a management position.  Duties:


·         Conducts inspections of buildings, grounds, roofs, and equipment


·         Responsible for periodic general preventative maintenance on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, fire alarm and fire suppression and plumbing systems. These systems include, but are not limited to, air handling units (both rooftop and built-up units), re-circulating air systems, water pumping systems, cooling plant and all plumbing system components. 


·         Performs and/or oversees electrical and plumbing repairs; water treatment and testing, and repairs of doors and locking mechanisms, and basic maintenance tasks throughout the building


·         Oversees testing and repairs of fire alarm and fire suppression systems and trains all Operations staff in theater security, fire alarm systems, HVAC and theater maintenance procedures.


·         Coordinates with vendors, outside contractors, the Department of Buildings, FDNY, and the Environmental Protection Agency in maintaining compliance with building codes and preventing violations and acts as internal lead for inspections. 


·         Maintains fire alarm and fire suppression logs, maintenance logs and records; conforms to all written operating procedures and coordinates maintenance efforts with outside contractors and technicians when work cannot be performed in-house.


·         Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.


Requirements: The individual in this position must be available for emergency calls as needed.  Must have 2-5 years of experience and a working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, life safety, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations and be able to act upon any conditions that are out of the ordinary.  Must have the ability to read and understand mechanical drawings, manuals and blueprints and be proficient with Microsoft Office suite.  Must either have or be able and willing to get the following training certifications: F03 fire guard  certification, S12 city wide sprinkler, S95 supervision of fire alarm systems, P99 boiler operation, and 200 hour Certificate for completion for Operating Engineer and an EPA  Refrigerant transition and recovery course.


The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status

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