Building Engineer - Holocaust Museum Shapell Center

Bowie, Maryland

Posted in Building and Construction

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About Us:

EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve consistently high-performance facilities, on-time projects and long-term value.

Job Title: Building Engineer - Holocaust Museum Shapell Center


EMCOR Government Services has an immediate need for a Building Engineer in Bowie, MD.

The Building Engineer monitors all the major mechanical systems of the facility through the use of various monitoring systems. The Building Engineer is responsible to respond during fire alarm situations and assists the local Fire Department upon arrival. This is a position that requires clear and effective communication skills plus the operational understanding of numerous mechanical systems to include but not limited to building HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Represents EMCOR for all facility emergencies until relieved by FMD personnel or Chief Engineer. Contacts Chief Engineer with status of all facility emergencies or unusual events (examples: fire alarms, critical equipment shutdowns and electric power outages). Coordinates emergency interactions with designated Facilities Management Department representative. Maintain alert and responsive at all times.
  • Monitors the mechanical systems through the use of the Building Automation System (BAS). This includes an active search of system information and functionality during the assigned shift. Clearly record all unusual events and pertinent information in the shift log book. A complete understanding of the repercussions of inoperable critical equipment is prudent.
  • Executes all work in safe and professional manner by completing all work accurately and on time.
  • Installs, services, and maintains environmental control systems, utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting, and structural layout.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs of: all fired or unfired pressure vessels and vacuum systems, all refrigeration and air conditioning machinery and their associated equipment, and all air handling and distribution equipment.
  • Starts systems, observes operation, read gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as actuators, valves, controls, and pumps to control system operation.
  • Studies system blueprints, specifications, and performance data to determine configuration and purpose of system components such as compressors, motors, pumps, fans, switches, controls, ducts, or pipes. Inspects system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect malfunctions in system component parts.
  • Opens valves on equipment such as compressors, pumps, and condensers to prepare system for operation and starts equipment and auxiliary machinery.
  • Discusses system malfunctions with users to isolate problems.
  • Records temperature, pressure, and other readings on log sheet at specified intervals. Operates refrigerant recovery equipment, vacuum pumps, charging equipment and service gauges.
  • Screws, bolts, rivets, welds, and brazes parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, and pipes.
  • Installs wiring to connect components to electric power source. Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests components.
  • Replaces or adjusts defective or worn parts to repair systems.
  • Cuts, bends and crimps sheet metal, installs air ducts and associated sheet metal components.
  • Inspects and measures building to determine airflow requirements.
  • Installation of complete heat and air conditioning systems.
  • Lubricate fans, motors, and control units.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical heat and refrigeration systems.
  • Performs all preventative maintenance tasking on all HVAC equipment including boilers and cooling towers in accordance with detailed tasks in CMMS library.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely paperwork related to essential duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other routine duties as required
  • Monitors the Fire Alarm Panel and responds to the Fire Command Center during fire alarms and drills.
  • Become familiar with the established Preventative Maintenance (PM) procedures and participate in the PM program.
  • Maintains an effective daily log book of all shift activities. Ensures work requests are submitted for any equipment or system deficiencies.
  • Files all daily mechanical room rounds sheets for review by the Chief Engineer.
  • Read, understand, and sign off on weekly Tool Box safety literature. Ensure completion of all regulatory compliance training.
  • Obtain OSHA 10 General Industry Safety and Health certification.
  • Ability to work extended hours or weekend overtime as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Must have at a minimum a Washington DC 3rd Class Stationary Engineer License.
    • Must complete a OSHA 10 General Safety and Health training class (supplied by EMCOR).
    • This position requires a responsible person with people skills that allow communication in stressful conditions.

    Physical Demands:

    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 walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 maybe exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; cold and heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee may be occasionally exposed to the minimal risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer-Veterans/Disabled.
    Notice to prospective employees: There have been fraudulent postings and emails regarding job openings. EMCOR Group and its companies list open positions here. Please check our available positions to confirm that a post or email is genuine.
    EMCOR Group and its companies do not reach out to individuals to help with marketing or other similar services. If an individual is contacted for services outside of EMCOR's normal application process - it is probably fraudulent.

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