Company: Audubon Nature Institute
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 13, 2020
Supervision: Engineering staff
General Summary:The Chief Engineers duties will include
supervision of the members of the department and assisting in
maintaining, monitoring, and repairing HVAC, life support and other
related systems. Performing preventative maintenance and repairs to
various life support systems, sprinklers, forklifts, golf carts,
and other movable equipment. Maintain, monitor and test, fire alarm
systems, emergency generator system, fire pumps, and all automated
equipment. The Chief Engineer must be able to keep written reports
on repairs, readings as well as preventative maintenance schedules,
handle payroll for the department, weekly schedules, budgeting and
bid writing.. To deliver on the Audubon mission, the Chief Engineer
will:. Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality. Maintain
records of rounds and all completed repairs.. Assist with the
training of new employees.. Maintain equipment rounds that are done
on a daily basis and be responsible for keeping records for the
daily rounds.. Maintain all records for equipment in regards to
maintenance, repairs, and life expectancy of equipment.. Take
required continuing education classes.. Operate a financially
self-sufficient collection of museums and parks. Create weekly
departmental employee schedules- maintaining 24-hour coverage of
building while limiting unnecessary overtime.. Assist Horticulture
on repairs of the irrigation system in the park and in the
building.. Monitor preventative maintenance, as well as repair all
pumps and motors and keep records of any preventative maintenance
and repairs made.. Monitor and oversee any repairs made to the fire
alarm system and be responsible for scheduling and monitoring any
and all testing of the fire alarm system. Participate with the fire
alarm system and conduct regular mock drills to ensure knowledge of
how the system works, how to find all of the smoke detectors, pull
stations and any other piece of equipment that can cause an alarm..
Enhance the care and survival of wildlife through research and
conservation. Maintain and monitor all life support systems and
automation equipment. Maintain all pumps, motors and life support
system at any remote locations. Monitor and perform preventative
maintenance and repairs to all pumps and motors.. Keep records of
any changes in set points, repairs to the system, as well as any
changes in the programming. Maintain and monitor all automation
equipment.. Maintain the emergency generator and any preventative
maintenance as well as maintenance to this system.. Maintain all
pumps, motors and life support system at any of our remote
locations.. Monitor and calibrate the ozone monitors throughout the
building, taking rounds on ozone monitors and recording all
readings. Monitor, maintain, and repair all ozone generators in the
building.. Weave quality entertainment through the guest
experience. Develop and implement regular departmental training
programs. Maintain all HVAC systems at remote locations and
maintain and monitor all HVAC systems throughout the building and
in the park. Keep records of all repairs made to the HVAC systems..
Remain educated on the proper use of any chemicals used within the
department and for the use of MSDS information and what to do in
case of a chemical emergency.. Use proper PPE; this will include
but not limit itself to proper eye protection, proper gloves when
using chemicals, ear protection, etc.. Participate with safety
classes within the department and throughout Audubon Nature
Institute.. To deliver on the Audubon service promise, the Chief
Engineer will:. Welcome. Make eye contact with every customer
encounter, smile at every person, offer friendly phrases and
greetings.. Wear identification badge.. Walk individual to
destination instead of pointing; offer assistance to people who
look confused.. Assume ownership of potential safety hazards
(wipe-up spill, pick up trash).. Always have the camera-ready
look.. Share. Maintain positive attitude, pleasant tone of voice
(remember it is not what you say, but how you say it).. Coach
coworkers on service expectations.. Utilize the power of teamwork
to give excellent service.. Know when to involve management..
Inspire. Know the answers to questions or seek out the answers..
Utilize proper phone etiquette (answer phone within three rings,
smile before answering call, ask for permission and wait for
response before placing caller on hold).. Ensure work area is free
of food, drink, socialization, and personal business.. Follow Dress
Code Policy on clothing and grooming.. Keep unpleasant concerns
behind closed doors (vent backstage).. Experience:. Required:. 5
years experience as a Stationary Engineer. 2 years experience in
staff or office supervision. Proven experience in automated
controls, centrifugal pumps, electrical and associated equipment.
Ability to handle administration details and reports. Ability to
establish and maintain effective, efficient and cooperative
relationships with employees, senior administration and vendors.
Preferred:. Experience in systems operations implementation.
Previous engineering experience in a commercial building or
building organization. Some management experience including
budgeting, expense control, and payroll. Education: high school
diploma; Bachelors preferred.. Licensure/Certification: 1st class
Engineering License with the City of New Orleans, A/C and Boilers.
Software Requirements: Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office
programs, Word, Excel, Outlook. Machinery/Tools/Equipment
Requirements:Must have the ability to use mobile devices, computer,
fax, scanner, phone, and copy machine, basic hand and power tools..
Physical Requirements:. Very heavy work: exerting up to 75 pounds
of force occasionally, or a negligible amount of force frequently
to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.. Will
involve walking or standing majority of time.. Sitting or standing,
bending, stooping, and the ability to carry items weighing up to 75
pounds.. Regular near acuity with clarity of vision at 20 inches or
less required.. Typical ability to collect and analyze numerical
and written data and verbal information to reach logical
conclusions and ability to determine the time, place and sequence
of operations or actions required.. Regular talking and the ability
to express and exchange ideas by means of language expected..
Regular hearing and the ability to perceive the nature of sounds..
Constant ability to read, record, or type data quickly and
accurately required. Environmental/Working Conditions:. Working a
flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays when required..
Working long hours between breaks or meals required.. Ability to
work under and handle stress in an appropriate manner required..
May be exposed to high, medium, or low noise intensity.. Constant
contact with co-workers required.. Affinity for animals preferred..
Exposure to fluctuations in temperatures may be required.. Exposure
to outdoor conditions may be required.. Will be required to remain
at the facility during a natural disaster or emergency situation,
as this position is designated storm rider.. Get alerts to jobs
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