JOB DESCRIPTION

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Purpose and Scope 

 

The Mechanical Engineer is to work with customers and team members at Blauch Brothers to provide mechanical design services applied to HVAC, plumbing, and mechanical systems in commercial and industrial buildings. The Mechanical Engineer will also provide drawings for design build jobs and other miscellaneous engineering tasks necessary for other construction processes within deadlines set by the customer and or management. In some cases, the Mechanical Engineer will serve as a Project Manager or Estimator in order to effectively communicate proposals and manage work for certain customers. Work will include preparing code compliant drawings and specifications for bidding and construction of mechanical and plumbing systems. In addition, the role will involve visiting job sites to troubleshoot customer issues, and performing jobsite walk throughs in order to add maximum value to customers, Blauch Brothers, Inc., and the engineering team. The Mechanical Engineer will also assist in other tasks as assigned by your supervisor.

Schedule

Normal work Schedule 

The hours and days of work are as needed and at the direction of Blauch Brothers, Inc. Engineer Manager. Hours may be changed (increased or decreased) by Blauch Brother’s Inc. Engineer Manager as required. Typically, this position will require between 43-47 hours a week.

 

Responsibilities

   General

  • Strive to engage in every activity in such a way that aligns with Blauch Brothers mission to “Enrich Lives”

  • Ability to time manage

  • Meet with engineering department regularly

  • Meet with clients as needed for design build projects

  • Participate in project profitability review meetings

  • Attend continuing education courses to further develop your HVAC & plumbing skills, knowledge, and codes

  • Support and participate in trade and peer groups

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to execute decisions

  • Ability to timely and accurately communicate across teams, with customers, and outside entities, with Blauch Brothers standards for professionalism and courtesy

  • Willingness to hold people accountable in a tactful way

  • Positive relationship management

  • Skilled listener

Technical 

  • Ability to read and understand HVAC and plumbing drawings

  • Ability to produce accurate and concise HVAC and Plumbing drawings

  • Ability to fluently use AutoCad MEP, Trane Trace 700, Microsoft Office, web-based reporting systems

  • Knowledge of duct work design and installation

  • Knowledge of hydronic system design and installation

  • Knowledge of steam and condensate system design and installation

  • Knowledge of refrigerant design and installation

  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment (Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Etc.) design, application and installation

  • Knowledge of sanitary, waste, and vent system design and installation

  • Knowledge of storm piping design and installation

  • Knowledge of domestic water, and re-circulation system design and installation

  • Knowledge of medical gas design and installation

  • Knowledge of LP/natural gas system design and installation

  • Knowledge of plumbing fixtures and equipment (water heater, pump, backflow, etc.) design, application and installation

  • Knowledge of applicable building, mechanical and plumbing codes, and ability to apply them

  • Ability to accurately estimate job costs

  • Ability to review projects for profitability

Organizational Relationship

   

  • Mechanical Engineer reports to Blauch Brothers, Inc. Engineering Manager

  • Mechanical Engineer does not direct supervision responsibilities

Additional Requirments

Valid Virginia Driver’s License required along with an acceptable driving record as defined by our insurer

Physical Requirements   

Must be able to perform basic tasks consistent with an office environment including but not limited to sitting at a desk for long periods of time, bending, crouching or kneeling to access files from ground level to 4.5 feet above the ground, pushing/pulling of file drawers, reaching in all directions and working at a computer and/or telephone for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to climb ladder, use lifts, and work at heights. The following capabilities are required but not limited to: able to see for purposes of reading instructions, labels and other printed matter; ability to operate computer hardware and peripheral devices; able to hear and understand speech at normal levels in person and/or on the telephone; able to communicate verbally so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation in person and/or on the telephone.