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Building Engineer Long Island City YMCA

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YMCA of Greater New York

$50,700.00 - $55,000.00

Long Island City, NY

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The Long Island City YMCA is seeking a Building Engineer to provide leadership to the overall management and maintenance of the Long Island City YMCA buildings and property, including off-sites. The Building Engineer will maintain all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems throughout the facility to ensure a safe, hazard-free environment. This position will also ensure that the building has required operating certificates, and required recordkeeping is maintained. The Building Engineer assists in the preparation of payroll, purchase orders, invoicing, receiving and procurement of building supplies and materials.


Monitor and oversee daily building operation of the heating, electric and fire safety systems.

Supervise and assist, as needed, with all contracted services for cleaning, maintenance and facility upgrade projects.

Maintain mechanical systems. Make sure that heating, pools, life safety equipment, plumbing, electrical, ventilation, HVAC system are all in good working condition.

Maintain a preventive maintenance program to repair, replace and upgrade systems, as needed.

Maintain records and reports for energy conservation and consumption reports, preventative maintenance records, and fire safety logs.

Recommend major building equipment purchases.

Maintain an organized, effective system to ensure a prompt response to repair and maintenance requests.

Assist in implementing an Energy Conservation Plan to include lighting and control replacements.

Assist in supervising outside contractors, in-house construction projects, capital improvements, and deferred maintenance projects.

Assist in developing in-house training on fire safety, pool maintenance and housekeeping practices.

Implement rules and regulations to ensure the safety of members and staff, according to risk management guidelines.

Assist in designating staff and schedule to meet the operational needs of the Branch.

Respond to emergency situations at the Branch, as needed, and implement the emergency evacuation plan, if applicable.

Maintain positive relationships with members, staff and vendors. Show members, colleagues and outside vendors respect by listening carefully and showing empathy when dealing with a difficult situation.

Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.


High School diploma or equivalent; Technical School or college preferred.

Minimum of three years of experience in building operations.

Knowledge of NYC Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection System Codes, energy conservation, building construction and management, burners, boilers and pools.

Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, painting, and carpentry.

Excellent hospitality skills.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line

“Building Engineer”


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YMCA of Greater New York
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We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout the five boroughs to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, therefore, we focus our program delivery to NYC children and teens so they cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and enhanced educational achievement. Download our Youth Development fact sheet (PDF, 3.1 MB) to learn more › FOR HEALTHY LIVING The Y enjoys the capacity and the scale to make a positive and measurable impact upon New York City's health and well-being. We recognize our unique responsibility by offering programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, bond families closer together, and strengthen connection with others. Download our Healthy Living fact sheet (PDF, 2.9 MB) to learn more › FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY As we have for more than 160 years, we continue to listen and respond to our communities' most critical social needs, with a focus on New York City's most vulnerable citizens and underserved populations.

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