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Building Engineer/Technician (Maintenance)

Building Engineer/Technician (Maintenance)

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Schnitzer West

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Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Schnitzer West is looking for Building Engineer/Technicians for two of our property locations in Seattle. The Building Engineer, directed by a Chief Engineer, will be responsible for maintenance and repair of all major building systems, including HVAC, mechanical, electrical, security and plumbing, as well as proper operation of the energy management systems.  This position will also support the preventive maintenance and will respond to tenant requests for maintenance or repair.



  • Perform or coordinate with outside vendors to perform maintenance or repair of all building systems including working on: HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy management systems.
  • Respond to and handle service requests from tenants in conjunction with company work order system.
  • Handle fire, life and safety issues, which include monitoring safety compliance; testing and maintenance of alarms and sprinklers; maintenance and repair of control and key systems.
  • Review and actively participate in contract management. May be tasked with writing job specifications and developing bid packages; analyze contractors, contract compliance, contracts, costs and insurance.
  • Research broken equipment to order replacement parts; repair broken equipment throughout the building.
  • Work with the day porter as needed and oversee response to janitorial issues or problems.
  • Handle issues related to buildings: punch list, warranty issues, new tenant training and problem solving, new contract facilitation.
  • Maintain safe and clean work area.
  • Assist in refurbishment of vacant space.
  • Ensure safe conditions around buildings during inclement weather.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; a minimum of two years vocational training specializing in HVAC or a similar program preferred.
  • General knowledge of building systems with a functional understanding of mechanical and electrical systems; 2-4 years’ experience in building maintenance and engineering preferred.
  • Must hold, or be capable of attaining, a Washington 07-Electrical license.
  • Knowledge of building systems; certificates in plumbing, mechanical, electrical and boiler or completion of certified training programs preferred.
  • Factory training in one or more energy management systems desirable.
  • Ability to use various hand and power tools appropriately.
  • Strong communication skills, good customer service and interpersonal skills, and creativity to problem solve.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to deal with interruptions and to successfully manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team situation and to work cooperatively with other staff.
  • Working knowledge of basic office machines and computer software (Windows, Outlook).
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Pre-employment drug test and criminal background check required.
  • Must be able to work on-call after business hours.


About Schnitzer West


Put yourself at the forefront of real estate innovation with a career at Schnitzer West.


Known for our out-of-the-box, tenant-focused properties, Schnitzer West, LLC, is one of the West Coast’s leading real estate investment, development, and property management companies. Led by a highly entrepreneurial team of managing partners, we are continually rethinking and reinventing the way buildings should work for the people who occupy them. Our unique approach requires rigorous financial discipline and in-depth, tenant-focused research. It demands innovative, forward-looking design and exacting execution with an unrelenting commitment to quality.


Since our inception in 1997, we have developed or acquired and repositioned more than ten million square feet of commercial real estate in the Seattle, Portland and Denver markets. Currently, we have two Class A+ office buildings under construction and we are redeveloping several other properties. We also manage 5.5 million square feet of office and retail space with five-star service unrivaled in the industry.


How to Apply:

Applications are accepted using our online application process only.