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Specialist - Building Tech

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 157 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, condensate, CO2 and other products, and our terminals trans load and store liquid commodities including petroleum products, ethanol and chemicals, and bulk products, including petroleum coke, metals and ores.

Primary purpose:
* The Technical Building Specialist is a member of a team responsible for operating, monitoring, and maintaining the physical plant and related equipment of a metropolitan high rise office buildings. Some of the critical equipment includes a chilled water system to a data center, backup generators, and building life safety equipment.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
* Operates and monitors the Building Automation Systems.
* Conduct routine rounds of the buildings to inspect equipment.
* Responds to after-hours emergencies.
* Performs preventive maintenance on various equipment in accordance with the maintenance schedules.
* Monitor, retrieve, and complete work orders from the building work order system.
* Operate and maintain chilled water systems to include chillers, circulating pumps, cooling towers, boilers, generators, and related equipment.
* Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair air handler units, exhaust fans, supply fans, and related equipment.
* Operates and tests generators and electrical distribution systems.
* Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining safety.
* Motivated to take on other duties as assigned.
* Inspects and evaluates all building systems in order to minimize energy waste and promote energy conservation.
* Tracks and reviews all building system permits.
* Includes rotating shift assignments

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements:

* High school diploma or G.E.D.

Experience / specific knowledge:
* 5+ Years building engineer experience.

Certifications, licenses, registrations:
* Third Grade Stationary Engineers license from the City of Houston, CFC Certification.
* Successful candidate must obtain a First Grade Stationary Engineers license within 12 months of hire date.

Competencies, skills, and abilities:
* Must have a thorough understanding of HVAC, Electrical, and building automation systems.
* Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing concepts, standards and instruction to others. Ability to build and sustain interpersonal relationships. Functional knowledge of the following building systems: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Building Automation Systems, Life Safety Systems, Emergency Power Systems, Structural Systems.
* Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical blueprints and schematics.

Physical demands:
* Physical requirement to include stooping, standing, climbing, and frequent lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pump, tools, ladders) and ability to safely install rigging/lifting device.
* Wear safety equipment during the performance of duties.
Working conditions:
* Work in a high rise office building.
* Work involves exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dust, fumes, and loud noises.
* Work environment involves some exposure to hazardous chemicals or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
* Ability to work overtime.
* Work in confined spaces, ceiling, crawl spaces, and mechanical equipment spaces.
* Must be willing to work a rotating shift.
* Maintain a high regard for personal safety and ability to stop unsafe work, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
* Carry a company-provided cell phone/radio and be available to responding during working hours, and occasionally during non-working hours.
* Ability to provide adequate customer service to tenants in the buildings.Supervisory responsibility:
* None

Above the minimum requirements; not required bur advantageous in this position:
* Experience in a Class A high rise office building
* BOMA certificate
* Maintenance Electrician License
Kinder Morgan Offers:

  • Competitive Wages
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Comprehensive Medical/Rx and Dental Plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bonus Program
  • Paid Bus Pass or Parking

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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