AECOM Industrial HVAC Technician / Building System Operator III in Pearl River, New York

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157302BR

Position Title Industrial HVAC Technician / Building System Operator III

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - New York

City Pearl River

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

We provide single-source, life-cycle solutions for Fortune 500 clients in industrial markets—oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, manufacturing, food, beverages, and life sciences. We’re a market leader in facility management and hold world-class expertise in numerous process engineering areas for oil/gas processing and refining. We provide facilities maintenance and management services for our clients’ industrial, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and commercial sites worldwide. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 3 weeks Paid Time Off, a 401k plan with company match, an Employee Referral Bonus program, employee discounts, and much more – and your benefits start the same day you do. Come join our team!

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Industrial HVAC Technician / Building Systems Operator (BSO) in Pearl River, NY to work an alternating 3rd shift schedule.

  • Typical work hours are 7:00pm - 7:00 am.

  • Work days are scheduled Saturday - Friday on a rotating cycle of 3 work days per week, then 4 work days per week.

  • Non-standard hours may be required based on business demand.

This mechanical maintenance technician is responsible for providing an intermediate level of expertise in responding to work orders, troubleshooting, and providing preventive and corrective maintenance on the facility mechanical and HVAC equipment and systems in a pharmaceutical environment.

In addition, Building System Operators (BSO’s) are responsible for operating, monitoring and controlling the Building Automation System, facility support utilities and equipment. BSO’s are also required to perform routes and rounds to validate field conditions, as well as perform light maintenance for the building.

Must have the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot ventilation equipment, pumps, fans, AHU’s, refrigeration, etc. in an industrial environment. Strong mechanical and electrical skills and are required, as well as the ability to work safely. Must demonstrate good written and verbal communication, and a solid understanding of large building HVAC systems and their mechanical/electrical controls. Knowledge of building automation system software supporting HVAC, water, steam, and power distribution (such as Honeywell and Siemens) is preferred.

This technician must have the ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures. General Maintenance of equipment will also be required.

HVAC Maintenance responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, and repairs facility mechanical systems; facility HVAC equipment and systems; pneumatic and/or hydraulic systems;

  • Conducts preventive maintenance inspections and performs required preventive maintenance actions such as lubrication, cleaning, filter changes, etc.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs blowers and fans.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs heat exchange equipment.

  • Performs basic pipefitting repairs on water, compressed air and steam lines.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs basic electrical issues.

Building System Operator responsibilities:

  • Monitor Building Management Systems (BMS/BAS) for alarms, abnormal conditions and trends.

  • Perform initial troubleshooting and remediation of alarm conditions. If necessary, make emergency calls for support. Document room environmental deviations, root cause and corrective actions in event reports if needed.

  • Document daily operations and alarms in appropriate logbooks.

  • Operate facility equipment both locally and thru the BMS as necessary to support building operations. Equipment including air handlers, exhaust fans, pumps, water systems, air compressors, chillers, steam accessories, and etc.

  • Perform routine building rounds to verify no emergency conditions exist.

  • Initial point of contact for outside contractors to issue safety work permits.

  • Coordinate with security personnel to respond to fire panel alarms.

  • Coordinate with janitorial staff as necessary to address water leaks.

General responsibilities:

  • Assists in the movement of machines/fixtures, materials, and equipment as required.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on mechanical systems control and operating systems as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards.

  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and wearing PPE as required.

  • Operates various measuring, diagnostic and testing instruments to help provide energy efficiency solutions.

  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.

  • Maintains a strict schedule in order to be successful in the assignment, yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.



Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  2. Three years of experience as an HVAC maintenance mechanic in an industrial environment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  3. Qualified applicants offered a position must be able to obtain site specific security access including all applicable background checks.

  4. Qualified applicants must submit to and pass a Tuberculosis test prior to employment, or be medically cleared for Tuberculosis by a medical professional, and be able to maintain annual negative results.

  5. Qualified applicants must pass a medical evaluation for respirator use and be able to successfully complete a fit test for each type of respirator needed for the position or for an approved alternate respirator that provides equal or better protection from identified hazards.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Associate’s degree in HVAC, electronics, mechanical, or electrical technical maintenance/operations.

  2. Experience diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing pumps, motors, gearboxes, bearings, supply and exhaust fans, power transmission components, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, etc.

  3. Experience performing pipefitting, welding, fabrication, and millwright related work.

  4. Experience programming, troubleshooting and/or repairing HVAC with building automation systems (Honeywell/Siemens) in an industrial or research facility environment.

  5. Certified in B.A.S. or Energy Management systems.

  6. Experience in reading blueprints, schematics and comprehending Sequence of Operations.

Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.