Metairie, Louisiana

Bernhard's core mission is delivering innovative engineering, construction, and energy solutions that empower our clients and promote a sustainable future. Bernhard is comprised of four divisions: Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering, and Development, each with a distinct identity and service offerings. The intersection of our capabilities enables Bernhard to provide turnkey Energy-as-a-Service ("EaaS") solutions to our clients. At the same time, our divisions continue working in the market sectors and communities that the Company has traditionally served. Bernhard's vision is to be the leading EaaS provider in North America through the delivery of excellent, high-value service and innovative solutions for our clients.

Purpose and Essential Duties

The purpose of the Plant Operations Stationary Engineer is to maintain, operate, monitor, and repair all utilities and related central plant equipment and respond to maintenance requests for assistance to hospital, clinic and supporting facilities. Also responsible for maintaining the central plant in good, clean working condition maintains preventative maintenance (P.M.), and schedule and complete corrective maintenance to all equipment in a timely and professional manner actively documenting all activities and maintenance.
  • Properly answers the phone and resolves requests by using the name and identifying department. Completes preventive maintenance and work requests promptly by using the proper work order form.
  • Monitors and operates power plant equipment by visually inspecting and adjusting equipment to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Monitors, operates and troubleshoots engineering equipment and systems by following manufacturers' recommended maintenance and operating parameters.
  • Operates, monitors and maintains Energy Management System by adjusting heating/cooling schedules as dictated by building loads.
  • Performs building rounds and equipment inspections by properly entering round sheet data and reporting problems to supervisor.
  • Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only.
This position is Full Time, Non-Exempt, and reports to the Cheif Engineer.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications
  • Required - Experience with water treatment for heating and cooling systems in order to efficiently protect the water and steam piping and integrity.
  • Experience using HVAC/Temperature controls, Energy Management Systems, Computer Operations in order to maintain proper building temperature comfort levels.
  • OSHA Basic, NFPA70E
  • Required - High School diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred - Associates degree in Operating Engineering
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor under stressful conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
Travel Requirements
  • Infrequent travel to Company or client locations. Approximately 10% of the time will be spent traveling.
Physical/Work Environment Requirements

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects up to 50lbs, be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, climb, kneel and twist. Must be able to climb ladders, work both inside and outside, and around moving equipment safely.

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that diverse candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Bernhard, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and participate in the e-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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Metairie, Louisiana

Bernhard is one of the largest privately-owned engineering and contracting firms in the nation with 2,000 employees in 25 locations. We have a rich history of providing high quality, client-focused engineering and contracting services for clients across the nation. With 100 years of energy and infrastructure project experience, we serve healthcare, education, commercial, government, and industrial clients throughout the United States. We combine development, financing, design, construction, and operations to deliver turnkey Energy-as-a-Service solutions. By leveraging expertise across our firm, we can address our client’s needs at any and every stage. Our turnkey solutions reduce energy use, risk, and cost so that our clients can focus on their everyday work.

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