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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc Building Engineer in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Building Engineer

Location Research Triangle Park, NC

Job Function Facilities Services

Employment Status Regular, Full-Time

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We are in search of an experienced Building Engineer for a position that is located in a first class, Biotech facility at a flagship property. This individual will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of all building systems, operate the building in an efficient manner, and perform a variety of tenant services while maintaining positive tenant relations in accordance with the Company's established operational and safety procedures.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex (including sexual or gender identity), religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or medical condition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects buildings and equipment to detect malfunctions and needed repair, making notes using Angus work order system

  • Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools

  • Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, trenching and laying new lines, replacing drain hoses on washers and similar devices, etc.)

  • Performs minor painting, carpentry and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.)

  • Prepares the surfaces and paints various structures and equipment floors, roofs, doors, restroom facilities, etc.) to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools

  • Periodically inspects building and equipment to determine necessary preventative maintenance needed, notes malfunctioning equipment, building cleanliness, and consults with Asset Management regarding such conditions

  • Will perform the physical duties required to correct emergency conditions such as sewer back-ups, water flooding into building office space, and related incidents. Physical duties not only entail corrective action but include cleaning up during and after the condition is resolved if such situation takes place other than the period in which custodial service employees are available

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA health and safety

  • Possess the ability to obtain a steam engineers license

  • Will be on call once every 6 weeks

  • Performs other work related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years industry related experience required

  • Trade school certifications preferred

  • Commercial Lab Building Maintenance experience

  • Biotech facility experience desired

  • Working knowledge of Energy Management System required

  • Working knowledge of Preventative Maintenance Data Base System required

  • Experience in the plant operation of facilities consisting of multiple chillers, boilers, and high pressure steam plants

  • HVAC experience required

  • Experience with Siemens control systems

  • Required to climb ladder, lift 15 lbs, some manual dexterity to hold and use hand tools

  • Must possess a willingness to assist with all phases of building maintenance and operation

  • Detail-oriented

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to act independently and exercise discretion and independent judgment

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