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CBRE HVAC Engineer/Chiller Technician in Central Islip, New York

About CBRE (NYSE: CBG): 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. CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 70,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit

With access to top-tier market intelligence, planning, local site selection and asset strategies, our Global Workplace Services offering includes Enterprise Facilities Management (EFM), Project Management (PJM), Advisory & Transaction Services (A&T), and Management Consulting. We offer end-to-end expertise across all workplace types, scalable delivery, a commitment to world-class safety and ongoing innovations in building efficiencies, energy conservation and CRE technology.


Operates, inspects, and maintains mechanical and electrical equipment for commercial HVAC systems in assigned facilities to achieve most efficient results. Assures that equipment is being maintained in a safe manner. Minimizes down time through proactive performance testing and scheduled maintenance.


Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives related to building operations and work safety. Ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings, electrical and mechanical schematics as it relates to central plant and ancillary systems.

Maintains, operates, and repairs HVAC systems and associated equipment, electrical distribution equipment, plumbing systems, building interior/exterior repair, and related grounds as it pertains to assigned building(s).

Inspects building HVAC and plumbing systems to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.

Performs preventive maintenance of HVAC and chiller equipment. Should have detailed knowledge of good maintenance practices for air cooled and water cooled chiller plants including centrifugal and screw type compressor, cooling towers and drive train, pumps and all components and central plant support equipment.

Utilizes CFC and HCFC refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment, maintains records, and performs all service and maintenance repairs in accordance with current EPA regulations.

Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed. May be called upon to assist other maintenance personnel in the completion of their work. Serves as a subject matter expert and mentor for other service engineers in the respective region.

Completes maintenance and repair records as required. Reviews historical maintenance records to develop proactive inspection, testing and preventive maintenance schedule.

Operates company vehicle in a safe manner and follows prescribed routines to service locations in a timely manner. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding. May be required to work at heights to service building components in the ceiling. Must be familiar with safe rigging and lifting equipment used to safely remove, install, or transport heavy chiller components such as condenser end bells for the purpose of maintenance and repair.

Performs other duties as assigned by Regional Operations Manager or other CBRE senior leadership.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. Coordinates and assigns tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus a minimum of five years experience as a certified refrigerant technician. Completion a formal apprenticeship program preferred.


  • Valid driver's license required.

  • Certification in two or more of the following: Electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, painting, plumbing, carpentry or engine repair as well as CFC Certification.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles and to understand operating budgets. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.


  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative 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 thorough knowledge of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

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