First class Building Engineer-OCM

Job Locations US-MI-Detroit | US-MI-Detroit


First Class

Building Engineer



  • Professionally respond to tenant requests and the public as required
  • Effectively and efficiently operate and maintain all HVAC and MEP equipment
  • Serve as a Systems Operator
  • Perform, as well as supervise, maintenance work

Job Functions:

  • Provide prompt and courteous response to tenant requests within the guidelines set forth by the Company
  • Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with contractors and tenants
  • Perform as a team member with all Company and client employees as well as client contract service providers
  • Assist to ensure compliance with all City, State and Federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulations
  • Order, stock and inventory parts and supplies as directed by the Engineering Manager or Assistant Engineering Manager
  • Induce water treatment chemicals at proper amounts and times in heating and cooling systems
  • Perform chemical analysis tests as set forth by the supervisor, reporting any abnormalities and substandard results.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair (except when specific maintenance and repairs are performed by contractors) all electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and MEP equipment as outlined by supervisors including, but not limited to:
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers
  • Pumping systems Boilers
  • Water treatment systems
  • Air handling and fan systems
  • Cabinet and radiant heating units
  • Package A/C systems
  • Dry coolers
  • UPS systems
  • Generator and fuel systems
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Electrical switchgear and distribution
  • Lighting and control systems
  • Fire suppression, detection, notification systems
  • Water distribution systems
  • Sanitary and drainage systems
  • Building automation systems
  • Door hardware and locking systems
  • Restroom fixtures and partitioning systems
  • Ceiling systems
  • Parking equipment
  • Perform all maintenance in a safe manner
  • Follow all current emergency procedures set forth by the Company and the assigned property, including but not limited to:
  • Direct and assist with evacuations, bomb searches and life safety alarms as deemed reasonable and prudent
  • Assist emergency authorities and response teams
  • Comply with all Company and client policies
  • Aid in training and development of fellow engineers
  • Clean and paint all equipment and surrounding areas designated by supervisor
  • Maintain accurate and timely equipment, event, alarm, personal time sheets, and program logs/reports as directed by supervisor
  • Maintain superior appearance and working condition of all the MEP systems assigned to the Engineering Department
  • Assume additional duties as delegated by Engineering Manager, Assistant Engineering Manager, and Lead Engineer
  • Willing to work all hours, days, and shifts as assigned by Engineering Manager, Assistant Engineering Manager, and Lead Engineer


Credential Requirements:

  • Current City of Detroit 1st Class Refrigeration Operator's license for all halogenated refrigerants
  • EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal Certification


Essential Physical Abilities:

  • Must pass and obtain certification for use of self-contained breathing apparatus and must maintain facial hair in a manner for proper fit and use
  • Meet highest attendance and punctuality requirements
  • Use olfactory, auditory and visual senses
  • Work standing all day
  • Lift 50 or more
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders
  • Access remote work areas and confined spaces (i.e., crawl spaces, roofs)
  • Use full range of manual dexterity (i.e. sitting, squatting, bending, kneeling, lifting, walking)
  • Ability to work from raised platforms e. scaffolding, mechanical lifting equipment


Essential Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with staff
  • Read and understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form, including shop manuals and drawings
  • Read and use all types of test equipment, analog/digital multi-meters, pressure and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow and quality measuring devices, and leak detection devices
  • Intermediate user knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows
  • Knowledge of basic hand tools (i.e. socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and hammers, )
  • Knowledge of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive) drill motors, saws, grinder, impact wrenches, etc.
  • Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situations
  • Ability to use deductive logic for troubleshooting equipment
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and written



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in commercial HVAC
  • Experience operating large tonnage chiller plant


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of mandatory more Continuum Engineering training programs within prescribed time frame

Working Environment:

  • Indoors - 80%
  • Outdoors - 20%



Company Overview

Continuum Services is a single-source provider with proven expertise, dependability, and scalability in four key areas: facility operations, exterior services, technical services, and environment services.  Headquartered in a newly renovated office in Farmington Hills, Continuum is the go-to full-service solution for interior and exterior facility operations, maintenance, and repair. Facilities serviced by CONTINUUM have earned such prestigious accolades as the ENERGY STAR® for superior energy performance, BOMA’s Office Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award and CEL’s National Real Estate “A” List Award for Service Excellence.  Helping employees develop and become highly skilled professionals who deliver best in class solutions to our clients is what we're all about - join us today!


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