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Building Engineer I - Must Have Commercial HVAC Experience - Contract to Hire

Alexandria, VA 22314

Industry: Construction Job Number: 01412-12 Priority: High

Job Description

Building Engineer I - Must Have Commercial HVAC Experience - Contract to Hire - Benefits Available

$19 $32 per hour ($40,372 - $66,726 annual) - According to experience

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) has contracted 619 Recruiting to provide Building Engineers for their K-12 public school facilities. Although these roles begin as a contract employee ACPS desires to convert them to full time employees of ACPS. Each role will begin as a contract engagement then convert to a full time direct employee of ACPS. The duration of the contract period will be determined by ACPS.

These roles have excellent potential for long term career aspirations. We would love to discuss the possibilities with you so please apply today!


The Building Engineer I ensures an attractive, healthy, safe, and comfortable facility for students, staff and public; provides equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings, classroom activities and events; minimizes property damage, loss, and liability exposure; and ensures that assignments are completed in a safe, proper and timely manner.


Education: Targeted job-related education that meets organization s prerequisite requirements.

Certificates & Licenses: NIULPE 6th Class, DC 6th Class or Maryland 3rd Class Operating Engineers License.

Experience: Three (3) years of progressive experience with the operation, maintenance, and repair of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Essential Functions

  • Arranges furnishings and equipment (e.g. teacher moves, relocating classrooms, technology equipment set up, etc.) in preparation of meetings, classroom activities, and special events.
  • Attends meetings (e.g. workshops, in-service, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information.
  • Communicates with principal and supervisor on daily basis to discuss work planned for that day.
  • Coordinates scheduled special events, meetings, building and facility safety, etc.) to ensure availability of facilities and/or equipment required.
  • Informs school personnel regarding procedures and/or status of work orders to provide necessary information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with health and safety regulations.
  • Inspects school facilities daily to ensure site is suitable for safe operations and is maintained in an attractive and clean condition, and identify necessary repairs due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
  • Maintains a variety of documents (e.g. building inventories, building or equipment warranty, MSDS sheets, inspections, etc.) for an up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance.
  • Prepares various documentation (e.g. work orders, preventive maintenance schedule for facility, work and vacation schedules, building inspection reports, etc.) to provide written support and/or convey information.
  • Prepares facilities for daily operations (e.g. opening gates, building access doors, disarming security systems, raising flag, minor repairs, etc.) to ensure facilities are operational and safe for occupancy.
  • Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions (e.g. equipment, products, vendors, etc.) to provide information and/or direction that ensures efficient operation of maintenance/custodial services and regulatory compliance.
  • Repairs or submits work orders, as appropriate, for facilities and systems (e.g. boilers, locks, doors, electrical equipment fixtures, etc.) to ensure that facilities and systems are in safe operating condition.
  • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, injured and ill students, security/fire alarms, etc.) and takes appropriate action to maintain a functioning educational environment.
  • May perform duties as assigned to support the department and school division.
  • Future job duties will include performing routine and preventive maintenance on heating and air conditioning equipment, when necessary (e.g. checking fluid levels, condition of belts and pulleys, oiling/greasing motors, replacing filters, cleaning and painting machinery, etc.) and regulates individual climate control units for satisfactory climate control in an efficient manner.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 70% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and in some hazardous conditions.

This position is considered emergency essential and the employee will be required to report to work regardless of weather or school conditions.


  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test
  • Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.

619 Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer.

Meet Your Recruiter

Corey Freudenstein

Corey is a highly experienced Lead Recruiter for the Public Sector Team with a decade of recruiting experience under his belt. Corey's career journey began in financial services, but he made a successful transition to recruiting nearly a decade ago.  He quickly excelled in Accounting and Finance contract recruiting, leading the Long-Term Project Consultants division for the Indianapolis Market.  In a previous role at Robert Half, he effectively managed a team of 20+ staff contractors.  Additionally, he has experience launching contract projects to assist clients with mission critical projects.

Leveraging his prior accomplishments, Corey became part of 619 Recruiting in 2019 to enhance his expertise in direct hire recruiting.  Presently, he excels in Direct Hire, Contract, and Project Consulting within the fields of Engineering, Healthcare, Construction, and Industrial Automation.

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