JOB DESCRIPTION

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Purpose and Scope 

 

The purpose of 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 job site walk through in order to add maximum value to customers, Blauch Brothers, and the engineering team. Lastly, 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 Supervisor. Hours may be changed (increased or decreased) by Blauch Brother’s Inc. Engineer Supervisor as required. Typically, this position will require between 43-47 hours a week.

 

Responsibilities

   Weekly

  • Attend Tuesday bid meetings

  • Attend Friday project update meetings

  • Meet with engineering department

  • Meeting with clients as needed for design build jobs

   Monthly

  • Participate in the project forecast meetings

   Quarterly 

  • Review department OKR’s and quantified outcomes

   Annually

  • Participate in annual review

  • To further develop your HVAC & plumbing skills and knowledge you must attend continuing education courses

  • Stay up to date with change in codes

   General 

  •  Supports and participates in The Unified Group, trade and peer groups, through attendance at training events, communication via email and responding to other members and insists on Mechanical Engineer participation

Organizational Leadership 

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

  • Mechanical Engineer does not supervise man power

Competencies for the Role

   Managerial Competencies

  • Ability to time manage

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

   Operational Competencies

  • Must be able to price jobs

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

  • Ability to execute decisions

   People Competencies

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

  • Willingness to push back, holds people accountable in a tactful way

  • Positive relationship management

  • Skilled listener

   Financial Competencies

  • Ability to accurately estimate

  •  Ability to review projects for profitability

  Technical Competencies

  • Ability to read and understand HVAC and Plumbing drawings

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

  • Ability to design and document HVAC Systems

    • Duct work

    • Hydronic

    • Steam and Condensate

    • Refrigerant

    • Mechanical equipment (Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Etc.)

  • Ability to Design and document plumbing systems​

    • Sanitary, waste, and vent

    • Storm

    • Domestic water, and recirculation systems

    • Medical Gas

    • LP/Natural Gas

    • Plumbing fixtures and equipment (Water heater, pump, backflow, etc.)

  • Ability to navigate and execute to Blauch Brothers standards, the network file system

  • Ability to apply mechanical and plumbing equipment in the proper application

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. 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.

Harrisonburg Office (Headquarters)

911 Chicago Avenue

Harrisonburg, VA 22802

(540) 434-2589

Winchester Office

190 Prosperity Drive (Suite 12)

Winchester, VA 22602

(540) 450-1200

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