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First Class Engineer

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to careers@continuumservices.com
Include “First Class Engineer” in the subject line.



Reports to: Engineering Manager Department: Facility Services
Classification: Non-Exempt    Date: 06/2018

We currently have 2 First Class Engineer openings. The shifts are as follows:

  1. 10 hr shift, 10 AM – 8 PM Wed-Wed, 8 days on, 6 days off!
  2. 10 hr shift, 10 AM – 8 PM Wed-Sat, 4 days on 3 days off each week

First Class Engineer Position Summary

The Continuum First Class Engineer plays an integral role in the safe & efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of the physical building and all of its systems.  In this role will work on a team with other experienced engineers, collectively providing prompt and courteous response to tenant requests. You will provide assistance to ensure compliance with all City, State, and Federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulations.


Required Experience for First Class Engineer:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent
  2. Minimum of 5 years of building engineering experience, preferably in a commercial office high-rise setting
  3. Current City of Detroit First Class Refrigeration Operators license for all halogenated refrigerants
  4. EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal Certification
  5. Intermediate working knowledge of electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and mechanical control devices
  6. Ability to read and use shop manuals and drawings
  7. Good verbal and written communication skills


Primary Responsibilities for First Class Engineer:

  1. Operate, maintain, and repair all electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and MEP equipment.
  2. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on HVAC mechanical equipment including, but not limited to: changing air filters, lubricating bearings and friction surfaces, adjusting drive belts, cleaning equipment, cleaning mechanical rooms, painting mechanical rooms and equipment, and performing routine inspections of mechanical rooms and equipment.
  3. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on electrical equipment and perform installations including, but not limited to: motors and motor starters, variable Frequency Drives, lighting systems and controls, raceway and wiring systems, electro-mechanical control systems, transformers, fuses, breakers, ground fault interrupters, low voltage communications/control wiring and terminations, and electricity metering and monitoring systems.
  4. Maintain, operate, and repair chiller systems including, but not limited to: annual inspections, tube cleaning, leak checking, and safety controls (check).
  5. Maintain and repair plumbing systems including, but not limited to: restroom fixtures (toilets, urinals, sinks, faucets, flush valves, valves, dispensers, etc.), sanitary and storm water drainage piping, traps, and vents, tenant equipment (sinks, faucets, garbage disposals, dishwashers, coffee makers, ice makers, etc.), and pumps (alignment, annual inspections, greasing of all friction surfaces, etc.).
  6. Maintain and repair architectural systems and finishes including, but not limited to: locks and door hardware, restroom partitioning systems, rails and barrier systems, minor repairs to ceiling, wall, and floor systems, minor repairs to tenant furniture systems, install pictures, signs, cabinets, racks, enclosures, etc.
  7. Properly record and maintain meter readings, service request forms, and preventative maintenance forms, and various inspection logs.
  8. Induce water treatment chemicals at proper amounts and times in heating and cooling systems.
  9. Perform chemical analysis tests as set forth by the supervisor, reporting any abnormalities and substandard results.
  10. Assist in the training and development of all fellow Engineers.
  11. Assume additional duties as delegated by Engineering Manager or Property Manager.


Other Requirements for First Class Engineer:

Essential Physical Abilities:

  1. Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders.
  2. Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.
  3. Ability to work standing all day.
  4. Ability to access remote work areas, i.e., crawl spaces, roofs.
  5. Ability to use olfactory, auditory and visual senses.
  6. Ability to utilize full manual dexterity (i.e. sitting, squatting, bending, crawling, kneeling, lifting, walking, manipulating tools with limbs extended).
  7. Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
  8. Ability to accommodate varying work schedules.


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to careers@continuumservices.com
Include “First Class Engineer” in the subject line.