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Facilities Engineer  

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

Job Overview: The Engineer is responsible for daily maintenance of the New York City Center building in partnership with the Chief Engineer and Facilities Department. The Engineer will perform the repair and maintenance of all building systems. The Engineer is expected to assist all employees, tenants, and visitors of City Center while upholding the mission of the organization and our commitment to anti-racism.


  • Operation of HVAC equipment and related pumps and motors, including (2) 360 Ton Centrifugal Chillers, 100 Ton Smardt Chiller, 60 Ton Reciprocating Chiller, numerous Fan Coil and Air Handler Units, Cooling Tower and multiple small and medium-sized package AC units.
  • Preventive maintenance of HVAC systems, miscellaneous pumps, motors, fans, plumbing and fire safety systems.
  • Perform minor carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical repairs.
  • Morning / Evening Rounds of Building / bulb checks / leak checks.
  • Prep theater for all performances (incl. HVAC Control, Restroom checks / general maintenance & repairs)
  • Answer unscheduled maintenance calls.
Position Requirements


Previous work experience in all the areas below:

  • Good knowledge of HVAC systems and understanding of the refrigeration cycle.
  • Experience in low and medium pressure steam systems.
  • Mechanical ability and basic skills in carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrics. Higher level skill in at least one of these areas is preferable. Other special projects assigned.
  • Required Certifications at time of hire or obtained or significant completion within 6 months of hire: Q01 – Refrigeration; S12 & S13 – Sprinkler and Standpipe; and FLSD – preferred but not required.
  • Able to work rotating shifts and weekends.
  • Team player.
  • After a 60-day probationary period, this position requires that the employee join Local #32 B/J of the Theater, Amusement, & Cultural Service Employees Union of the SEIU.

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:

  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts
  • Pre-tax transit savings
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)
  • 401K retirement savings account
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Rate of Pay Certified Engineer is $34.13Engineer – Not Certified is $29.05  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/29/2023  
About the Organization New York City Center has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943-making the best in the music, theater, and dance accessible to all audiences. Championed by a staff of passionate arts lovers, this commitment continues through celebrated dance and musical theater series including the Fall for Dance Festival, the Tony-honored Encores!, and the newest series Artists at the Center and City Center Dance Festival. The distinctive neo-Moorish theater in midtown Manhattan welcomes over 300,000 annual visitors to experience internationally acclaimed artists on the same stage that legends like George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, Barbara Cook, Martha Graham, and Paul Robeson made their mark. Home to a roster of renowned companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center's dynamic programming, art exhibitions, studio events, and master classes, are complemented by education and community engagement programs that bring the performing arts to over 11,000 New York City students, teachers, and families each year.  

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