Commercial Lead Engineer

Job Description

Commercial Engineers are the maintenance experts at Southern who go from one commercial/residential property to another and provide upkeep to the systems and equipment. They solve dozens of problems a day—HVAC, low pressure boilers, pumps, plumbing, ventilation, refrigeration and more.

If you’re passionate about spotting technical problems and figuring out the solutions, we want to talk to you!

As a Commercial Engineer at Southern, your typical day could include:

  • Routinely check assigned office buildings for safe and proper operation
  • Perform on-site office building repairs as needed
  • Schedule, check, and/or perform preventative maintenance for office buildings
  • Report to chief engineer on daily basis for procedures and support
  • Schedule and oversee contractor office building repairs as needed
  • Good organizational skills and computer skills
  • On call after hours support for 1 week 24/7/365 per team rotation
  • Office building pneumatic controls experience a plus

We offer:

  • 75 apartment-home communities and 1M SF of Commercial space on which to expand your career
  • Competitive pay
  • Mileage reimbursement or company vehicle
  • Comprehensive benefits that are way above the industry average (see all the details below)
  • An award winning team of property management professionals to work and learn with
  • Career growth and top industry training in our corporate university

You have

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 10+ years of maintenance/engineering experience including boilers, chillers and pumps
  • Mathematical ability to perform necessary calculations for the repair or installation of equipment
  • Ability to read blueprints, specifications and technical manuals,
  • A thorough knowledge of hand and power tools, precision measuring and testing instruments
  • General working knowledge of boilers, chillers, pumps, heat exchangers, gages, heating/cooling units, refrigeration and ventilation equipment, plumbing fixtures and appurtenances, and total systems such as: plumbing, HVAC, two and four-pipe heating/cooling and steam distribution
  • Ability to repair or replace all piping (water or steam), plumbing fixtures and appurtenances or other maintenance requirements
  • Knowledge of occupational and materials hazards and understanding of the necessary safety precautions
  • Working knowledge of water treatment equipment, its use, and the addition of chemicals to maintain proper limits to prevent deposits and protect physical assets
  • Ability to recognize, establish and deal with priorities promptly, and plan ahead for emergencies
  • Must obtain and maintain all federal, state and local licensure as required by law, the minimum being a 2nd grade stationary engineer’s license.

The Benefit of Benefits:

Hourly rate is only part of the employment equation. Benefits add significant dollars to your total compensation package and greatly improve your quality of life. Southern offers one of the best benefits packages in the industry.

Southern provides:

  • Health and Dental Insurance for you, your spouse and/or immediate family at a remarkably low cost
  • Dollars back on eye exams, lenses and frames
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurances
  • A Pension Retirement Plan
  • Leave: paid holidays, paid time off, pay for bereavement/funereal leave and jury duty
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Continuing Education
  • Rental Discounts at our apartment-home communities
  • Uniforms and weekly cleaning services for service team members

At reduced rate additional cost, you can customize your package to include: Long Term Care, AFLAC, MET Life Home/Auto, Section 125, 401K Plan, 401K Roth

Benefit eligibility is dependent on Team Member Status and benefits differ depending on whether your status is full-time (40 hrs/week), modified full-time (30-39 hrs/week), or part-time (1-29 hrs/week). All benefits are subject to cancellation and/or change at any time.


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