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Building Engineer 

About the Organization Desert Champions manages and operates a curated selection of sports and entertainment events and properties, the largest of which is the BNP Paribas Open held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, operated by Desert Champions. In addition to hosting this prestigious sporting event, Desert Champions manages the Indian Wells Music Festival, Easter Bowl, the Oracle Challenger Series, and the USA Pickleball National Championships.

Nestled in Southern California, just outside of Palm Springs, the picturesque Indian Wells Tennis Garden is home to the second largest tennis stadium in the world, featuring 16,100 seats, newly renovated 45 luxury stadium suites, 12 broadcast booths, 20 food and beverage concessions and world-renowned Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Spago. The Tennis Garden, which spans more than 54 acres and boasts two 19,000 square foot shade structures, 29 world-class courts, eight acres of exposition space and a year-round full-service Tennis Club, also features a permanent 8,000-seat Stadium 2 with three fine dining restaurants, including world-famous Japanese restaurant Nobu.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Operations  
Position Building Engineer  

Building engineer is responsible for leading and coordinating building maintenance team members, while providing supervision and training to achieve successful operation and maintenance of the building's mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, along with the general building operations.

Position Requirements
    1. Ensures that all safety precautions are followed at all times.
    2. Maintains all work areas in a clean and orderly manner to reduce hazards.
    3. Lead, direct, participate in, and train into the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and general building systems and operations.
    4. Assists in managing the computerized equipment systems (lighting, HVAC, audio, fire).
    5. Assists in managing computerized management systems that support work order management and preventative, corrective and predictive maintenance programs.
    6. Trains building maintenance team to perform temperature set point adjustments, respond to alarms, and resetting the system to proper function.
    7. Operate, monitor, repair and maintain the building’s mechanical systems, plumbing, emergency power, electrical, HVAC, and lighting systems as required for the safe and efficient operation of the facility.
    8. Operates HVAC units throughout the building as required to ensure proper temperatures are maintained.
    9. Direct, manage, maintain and/or service HVAC equipment in regularly scheduled maintenance programs, such as: lubricating, changing filters, changing belts, etc., to ensure proper operation of systems. If problems are detected, report as needed for additional maintenance. Perform minor repairs on steam room traps, valves and equipment.
    10. Performs pneumatic and refrigeration repairs on HVAC and food/beverage equipment as needed to ensure proper operation if systems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret building plans and blueprints, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write report, business correspondence, and procure manuals.

Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such and fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as, inventory control systems, payroll systems, and C.A.D. program.


Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related field; or 10+ years’ experience working in a building management related field.


  • Heavy equipment/lifts: fork, reach, scissor, boom
  • All forms of power tools
  • Welding

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, and materials used in construction or maintenance such as: carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, masonry, concrete, and HVAC. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures. Skilled in the operation and use of all types of power and pneumatic tools.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift over 50 pounds. Employee must have exceptional vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position entitles flexible working hours based on events and might include nights, weekends and major holidays.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently working near moving mechanical parts, in outdoor weather conditions, at risk of electrical shock, and in extreme heat (non-weather). The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work in high, precarious places, exposed to airborne particles, and vibration.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Fork, Scissor and Reach Lift
  • CPR and Advanced First Aid
  • OSHA

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Close Date 11/9/2018  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 9/4/2018  

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