Building Engineer (Kitchen Equipment)

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 by CBRE

San Antonio, TX 78208
Construction & Architecture
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Under the direction of the Food service Chief Engineer- maintain, repair, and install food service (kitchen) related equipment as required throughout the building, and other duties as assigned for the efficient operation of the Building Maintenance Department. Maintain and provide for the safe condition and operation of all food service (kitchen) systems in kitchen facilities.

Maintenance and Repair

Diagnose and repair malfunctions in various types of food service (kitchen) and refrigeration systems.

Install new food service (kitchen) and refrigeration equipment and systems when required.

Relocate and expand existing food service (kitchen) and refrigeration systems as required.

Repair, replace, or calibrate controls, thermostats, switches, fuses, and electrical wiring.

Fabricate, assemble, and install electrical wiring, controls and piping according to specifications and code.

Wire and connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, and humidity controls according to wiring schematics.

Maintain freon dispensing records to meet federal requirements.

Maintain preventive maintenance schedules and procedures for all food service (kitchen) and refrigeration equipment, including changing of filters and cleaning condensers and coils.

Perform all scheduled preventive maintenance and cleaning on all food service (kitchen) and refrigeration equipment as needed.

Assist Chief Engineer to complete energy conservation surveys to realize most efficient, cost-effective use of food service (kitchen) and refrigeration energy.

Receive and complete work orders.

Maintain inventory of company-owned tools, equipment, and materials.

Inspect jobs upon completion and ensure areas are clean.

Detect needed repairs on equipment following established inspection procedure and

Respond to emergency calls as needed.

Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including but not limited to lifting, climbing, etc.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate work and assign tasks.



Five or more years of experience in the commercial food service (kitchen) equipment and refrigeration maintenance field.

Knowledge of commercial food service (kitchen) equipment repairs, maintenance, and installation techniques.

Knowledge in the operation of electrical control systems.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, schematics, and written reference material.

Ability to operate a computer and assigned software .

Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

Ability to use hand and power tools.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


* High school diploma or GED
* FESA Certification preferred but not required.
* Commercial Food Equipment Service Association.
* Associate's Degree in Refrigeration preferred but not required.
* Valid Texas driver's license
* Universal EPA Certification for refrigerants


Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.


Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situation where only limited standardization exists. Requires intermediate analytical skills.


Uses personal computer and / or PDA for work order system, email, ESS and training. Basic skills with Microsoft Office Outlook. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.


Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.


Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to:

Complete all required and assigned HSE training at a satisfactory level

Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE-related requirements at all times

Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.

Report any conditions which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required

Reference: 668701754

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