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Location:New York, NY
Company:Federal Reserve Bank of New York
First posted:January 05, 2017 (last updated 1 week 5 days ago)

Primary Location: NY-New York City

Full-time / Part-time: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

Overtime Status: Non-exempt

Job Type: Experienced

Travel: No

Shift: Evening Job

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Head Office Property Management Division operates, maintains and repairs the building systems and responds to all building emergencies and service requests.  The Property Management Division currently has an opening for a Watch Engineer in the Head Office in downtown Manhattan.

Days Off: Monday / Tuesday

Shift: 4pm-12am

Summary of Duties:


Participates in, and leads the work of engineers responsible for performing the following activities:

  • Operating, maintaining, and repairing central and computer room air conditioning equipment twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.
  • Operating, maintaining and repairing equipment used in the distribution of electrical energy including UPS/EPS systems.
  • Operating, maintaining and repairing the heating and ventilation systems.
  • Operating, maintaining and repairing all fire safety and protection equipment.
  • Operating, maintaining and repairing all kitchen systems, equipment and hot water service.
  • Records and maintains chemical treatment levels in chill/condenser water systems.
  • Maintains daily logs of equipment operation and prepares special reports of work performed.
  • Troubleshoots problems in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical systems, and recommends solutions to the Assistant Chief Engineer or the Chief Engineer.
  • Performs skilled mechanical work in the repair or renovation of power plant equipment and systems.
  • Operates computer terminals/software to check the operation of equipment and machinery including the Bank's building management systems for owned and leased facilities.  Also must be able to operated and interact with the Bank's computerized maintenance management system.
  • On evening, night and weekend shifts, assumes responsibility for all routine operation activities (e.g., HVAC, electrical, life/safety operation) in the Bank's owned facilities and monitors the Bank's systems within its leased space.  In the event of an emergency, directs personnel in emergency procedures until the Assistant Chief Engineer or Chief Engineer arrive.
  • Maintains inventory of power plant equipment and supplies.
  • Trains less experienced engineers in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Bank's power plant equipment and systems and assigns, guides and reviews their work.

Physical Demands:


Standing, walking and occasional heavy lifting of equipment and machinery.  While performing duties in the Delta Room. Frequent sitting is possible.

This description outlines the general nature of the work to be performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Other related duties may be assigned as required.








Position Requirements:

Participates in, and leads the work of engineers responsible for operating, maintaining modernizing and repairing the Bank's air conditioning, electrical, refrigeration, heating, and plumbing systems within the Bank's owned and leased facilities.




Refrigeration course work certification or equivalent Associate's Degree.

New York City Refrigeration license, plus ten years work experience, and sprinkler, standpipe, fire safety director, and EPA refrigeration certification.



Knowledge / Abilities


In-depth expert knowledge of HVAC, refrigeration, electrical, and life/safety systems.

Excellent knowledge of the power plant equipment installed in the Bank's owned and leased facilities including the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and emergency power supply (EPS) systems.

Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Supervisory skills.

Ability to utilize standard industry practices, procedures, and ensure compliance to same.

Strong technical and PC skills including working knowledge of electronic mail, word processing, and spreadsheet applications and knowledge of the Division's automated systems and software applications, such as:  Building Management, Fire Alarm and Emergency Generator software applications.

Ability to work day, evening, night and weekend shifts, assuming responsibility for operations-related activities within the Bank's owned and lease facilities.


The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.




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