Brandywine Realty Trust

Building Operating Engineer-Trainee

3 weeks ago
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This position will have responsibility for interior and exterior cleaning and maintenance of assigned buildings and common areas as directed by the immediate supervisor. In addition, this person will be introduced to the principles and practices associated with building mechanical systems. As the incumbent learns
and masters tasks, he or she will perform a range of duties consistent with on-the-job training and the Company's need for delivery of engineering services.


  • Complete daily maintenance tasks including, but not limited to: conduct daily lighting inspections, replacing bulbs and fluorescent tubes as necessary; respond to tenant requests when burned-out lights require unscheduled replacement; remove old lighting bulbs and tubes and dispose of them in accordance with standard property procedures; remove trash or litter from common areas, parking lots, designated tenant areas, building exterior, and grounds; sweep sidewalks and driveways; clean spills in common areas; complete paint touch-ups and assist with cosmetic repairs; monitor parking, reporting or tagging vehicles when necessary; identify and report maintenance problems or physical hazards to supervisor; monitor building temperatures, making necessary adjustments as dictated by temperatures and tenant requirements. Some HVAC experience helpful.
  • Respond to tenant trouble calls or requests for assistance.
  • Provide safety services in inclement weather: shovel snow; spread salt on walkways to assist with footing and reduce ice build-up; position caution signs or cones in rain-slick traffic areas, etc.
  • Record maintenance and repair information in accordance with guidelines established by management direction or policy/procedure.
  • Assist Engineers with duties as permitted by schedule.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with tenants, responding to requests and issues in a timely, professional, and courteous manner.
  • Maintain productivity-enhancing communications and working relationships with co-workers, management, third-party contractors and suppliers.
  • Attend meetings as directed by the Property Manager. These may include training sessions led by Chief Building Operating Engineer to increase job-appropriate knowledge and skills, safety orientations, and scheduled staff meetings. Meetings may also include outside training at the direction of management.
  • Respond to after-hours emergency calls.
  • Provides safety services in inclement weather: shovels snow, spreads salt  on sidewalks, positions signs or cones in reainslick traffic areast, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or equivalent.  Completion of a building trades curriculum at a recognized technical school is desirable.
  • One to two years of successful experience in commercial or institutional buildings with complex mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.
  • Optional-Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Possess valid state-issued drivers license needed to travel to adjacent properties or to respond to after-hours trouble calls.

  • Computer Skills: utilize basic PC-based business software, including Microsoft products for word
    processing and email.  Use systems tools for maintaining service records.


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