Operating Engineer (Boilers and Chillers)

CB Richard Ellis Lexington, KY

Works under direction where the company has contracted to perform building operations at a designated Operations & Maintenance (O&M) location. With assistance, ensures optimum, efficient operations of boilers, chillers, pumps, cooling towers, and heat generating equipment in commercial and industrial buildings.

Principle Duties

Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts that record various aspects of the system's operations at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.

Operating Boilers and Chillers. Operate from a control room and make needed adjustments.

Hourly rounds to check equipment.

Adjust controls to ensure safe and efficient operation of the system to meet the demands for the specified service. At the direction of supervisor, maintains equipment such as heat exchanger systems. Monitors operation, adjusts, and maintains, chilled water, and air conditioning equipment; boilers, and ventilating, pumps, valves, piping and filters; other mechanical and electrical equipment; record readings and make adjustments where necessary to ensure proper operation of equipment.

Perform inspections as necessary to verify that the designated facilities are functioning within condition limits for the purpose intended.

Conduct water tests and make necessary adjustments to pumps, softeners, and controllers.

Maintain a log in which various aspects of the system's operation are recorded, e.g., run time, system pressure, filter differential pressure, temperature, equipment status, water levels, voltage load, analysis of flue gases and generator balance.

Keep designated equipment and machinery in working order by performing such tasks as tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders and gauges, and cleaning and replacing burners or other components, using hand tools and power tools.

Operate computer control system to accomplish specific tasks relating to building and equipment operation.

Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

Perform any related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent certification

3-5 years of commercial or industrial facility maintenance experience preferred

Boiler operator license not required but would be a plus

Knowledge of engineering fundamentals necessary for effective and safe operation of complex electrical and mechanical building equipment and systems

Working knowledge of personal computers

Must be a team player committed to working in a quality environment

Ability to work second or third shift, holidays, and weekends as required

At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

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