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MiamiArtsJobs: Chief Engineer

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Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 786-468-2000
Web Site: www.arshtcenter.org

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Chief Engineer


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Miami, FL, United States




$62,000 -$65,000 per year

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Full time



Job Description:

Basic Function

Reporting to the Senior Director, Engineering and working closely with the Engineering Coordinator, this position troubleshoots, repairs and performs preventative maintenance on various systems that include but are not limited to HVAC systems, boilers, plumbing, electrical and equipment. May be required to perform other related duties such as light construction including framing, insulating, dry walling, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, painting, patching, finish work and be an acumen for safety.

Delegating tasks to engineering teams. Supervising staff training as well as equipment installation. Performing quality control checks on all systems and products.


  • Assure work is being performed safely in a quality manner
  • Manager day-to-day activities of all engineers and vendors
  • Provide the Engineering Coordinator with priorities for the daily schedule
  • Performs troubleshooting and makes repairs as needed
  • Guide and direct on-site vendors
  • Perform preventative maintenance requests (PM’s)

Job Requirements:

Ideal Experience 

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills in English verbally and written
  • At least 4 years’ experience leading a team of engineering staff
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude
  • Industrial HVAC experience with chillers and air handlers
  • Minimum of 2 years of industrial HVAC, plumbing and mechanical experience in a commercial office building
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience in maintenance repairs
  • Building Automation Controls experience, a plus
  • Strong electrical experience with troubleshooting and repair a plus
  • Understanding of As-built drawings, MEP drawings and electrical schematics
  • Ability to communicate clearly and explain technical issues in layman’s terms
  • Must have the ability to work independently, plan effectively and prioritize
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including nights, weekends, and some holidays.

Desired Qualifications

  • Post high school vocational or trade school training in plumbing, electrical repair, HVAC, carpentry or construction.
  • EPA HVAC Certification
  • Experience with a Building Management Software system and a Maintenance Management Software system

Personal Characteristics
The Chief Engineer should be:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Great leadership skills and work ethic
  • The ability to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Excellent teambuilding skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, communicate, and use repetitive motions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently lift and or move 50 pounds of materials.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently climb and work from a ladder or lift and/or work in confined spaces.
  • The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with the public and other staff.

Suggestions for candidates and expressions of interest should be addressed to:
Email: resumes@arshtcenter.org, with Chief Engineer search in the title line.

Note: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Adrienne Arsht Center as the requirements of the job change.

The Adrienne Arsht Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to being an inclusive workplace and strongly believes in the importance of having a diverse group of individuals represented both onstage and off.

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