Building Eningeer, Contract

Location: New York. This role operates between three stores inScarsdale, Yonkers and Danbury, NY
Reporting to: The Building Engineer reports to the Lead BuildingOperator
Hudson's Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department storeretailers in the world. In North America, HBC's leading banners includeHudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Find @Lord & Taylor, and Home Outfitters. In Europe, HBC's banners includeGALERIA Kaufhof (the largest department store group in Germany), Galeria INNO(Belgium's only department store group), and SportArena. At HBC we are acompany of adventurers who explore uncharted territory, challenge convention,and work with imagination and fun.
Major Responsibilities:
The Building Engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenancefunctions within a portfolio of retail buildings. Performing a wide variety ofmaintenance, repair, minor alterations and service functions, the individualoperates and maintains designated buildings and related equipment in a mannerwhich produces safe, healthy, and clean building environments that satisfiescustomer needs and ensures efficiency. The expectations of this role areto handle major emergencies and deal with events with limited support andsupervision.
The position will be rotated between various buildings and will berequired to be on call for emergency callouts as required.
NOTE: This is a contract role that will run for at least three months.
Role responsibilities include:
Preventive Maintenance: Includes maintaining electrical and mechanical systems to company standard. Working with chemical water treatment programs, high voltage equipment, lubrication, EMS operational runs, roof and drain inspections, filter changes, seasonal surveys, seasonal testing, belt replacements, calibration of equipment.
Corrective Maintenance: This includes replacement, repair or adjustments to motors, belts, pumps, bearings, boilers, chillers, HVAC and their support system. Maintaining appropriate supplies, contacts with vendors, shop organization and mechanical readiness are essential to this position.
Safety: Work with local code officials, insurance inspectors, and corporate staff to identify and eliminate liability concerns. Advise new store management of emergency procedures (i.e. sprinkler isolation, mechanical and electrical shutoffs, and power failure concerns). Maintain clean and safe Mechanical, electrical, and sprinkler room environment at all times. Ensure that all fire exits and electrical rooms are free of any storage.
General Facilities Management: Includes routine repairs as necessary. These requests could include ballast replacement, exterior door repair, leaky faucet and plumbing repair.
Regular lifting of supplies, test equipment, and parts that exceed 50lbs, and can be awkward in size.
Daily review and contact with Lead Engineer via phone and/or e-mail communication. Review of daily memos and work-order system to ensure requests are dealt with in a timely manner.
Scheduled hours between assigned buildings are 6 am to 2:30 pm or 7 am to 3:30 pm.
Regularly on-call 24 ?7 to handle emergencies across the three stores.
Personal Characteristics:
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual, willingto go above and beyond to ensure the experience and safety of store employeesand customers. He/she should be as comfortable fixing a pipe as they areinteracting with colleagues. This individual must possess a working knowledgeof generally accepted facilities management and be comfortable workingindependently.
Professional Qualifications:
2 years working with and a comprehensive understanding of boilers, chillers, air handlers, compressors, EMS, electrical distribution, pneumatics, plumbing, refrigeration, minor carpentry.
Equipment Knowledge: Require knowledge of proper use and operation of test equipment (e.g. amp robe, volt-ohm-amp meter, refrigeration gauges, computers) and various hand tools and power tools.
Educational Credentials:
High school diploma
A trade or technical diploma preferred
Travel Requirements:
Time will be split across three stores in New York, on call responsibilities could be for any of the three stores.

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