Office Building Engineer (#RC4001)
$28.38-$34.49 Hourly / $4,919.20-$5,978.27 Monthly / $59,030.40-$71,739.20 Yearly


Under direction performs responsible technical work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the mechanical systems of County building; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee of this class is assigned responsibility for a group of County office and institutional buildings and is responsible for the most complex maintenance and repair problems in those buildings.


  • Inspects, maintains, adjusts and repairs heating, lighting, air-conditioning, refrigeration, water treatment, and ventilating equipment in a variety of County buildings.
  • Operates and maintains building low-pressure boiler systems.
  • Maintains integrated building control panels and equipment.
  • Inspects and reports on the condition of office building equipment.
  • Cleans tubes; tests valves, gauges and other equipment; installs replacement parts; makes modifications of existing equipment.
  • Prepares maintenance charts and records; prepares oral and written reports.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work of subordinates assigned on a project basis to the maintenance and repair of various types of equipment.

    Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers, heating, ventilating, and central air-conditioning and power equipment of the type usually found in large office buildings or industrial plants.

    Substitution: Completion of a two year college-level course in mechanical technology which must have included the actual operation of boilers and air-conditioning equipment may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


    Low-pressure boilers, heating, lighting, ventilating, power, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and other mechanical equipment as it applies to the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; methods, tools, materials and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; air-conditioning and building electric and pneumatic controls; hazards and safety precautions of the work.


    Operate, maintain and repair building mechanical equipment; plan, assign and supervise the work of others; prepare clear and concise oral and written reports; maintain accurate records.

    CLASS: RC4001; EST: 3/11/1964; REV: 2/11/1981;