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Lead Operating Engineer  


Reporting to the Manager of Facilities, the Lead Operating Engineer will manage a range of mission-critical responsibilities including the maintenance and operation of the mechanical, electrical, and life-safety. You will oversee the process that ensures the building's mechanical problems are identified and repaired quickly to ensure delivery of quality service and internal customers’ requirements are met. You will also assist the manager with ordering materials and tools and keeping track of stock. You must have expert journeyman-level knowledge and hands-on operational and maintenance experience for infrastructure electrical, mechanical, and fire-life safety systems.

We are hiring Lead Operating Engineers for the Museum and Pickford Center.

You Will:

  • Maintain the mechanical, electrical, and life-safety systems within the facility.
  • Operate, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in mechanical, electrical, and life-safety systems.
  • Assist the Manager of Facilities with overseeing and directing shift engineers on daily and preventive maintenance duties.
  • Operate the BMS system, troubleshoot issues, and perform control maintenance.
  • Track and complete preventive and predictive maintenance schedules on schedule and as required in coordination with the facilities team and vendors.
  • Ensure the building's equipment is operating efficiently, including analyzing existing operating conditions to improve overall efficiency and cost reduction.
  • Undertake plumbing and minor building repairs and assist other departments within the museum.
  • Assist the Manager of Facilities in the technical writing of MOPs and SOPs for preventive and corrective maintenance activities.
  • Work with the work order database maintenance to resolve issues based on agreed-upon priorities.
  • Be responsible for incident management and report writing.
  • Analyze and solve problems in a timely matter and reduce any critical impact on the facility.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • An associate degree in mechanical or electrical maintenance and mechanics or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience maintaining and troubleshooting large commercial and industrial systems.
  • Journeyman-level expertise in a mission-critical environment and technical ability and innovative thinking across building functions with emphasis on mechanical, electrical, and fire life safety systems. Similar experience with plumbing is a big plus.
  • Experience in museum, large hotel, data center, hospital, or similar work environments is preferred.
  • Expertise in industrial safety regulations and best practices (lockout/tagout, PPE, arc flash protection, Cal-OSHA, EPA).
  • Experience with CMMS systems (trouble ticket management, maintenance activities, and infrastructure projects for work order completion processes).
  • Experience with BMS control logic (Automated Logic and Alerton) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience writing MOPs, SOPs, and reports.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
  • Expertise with safe operation and maintenance with several hands, power, and machine tools (drills, saws, presses, meters).
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Availability working off-hours should emergencies arise.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.



The expected base hourly rate for this role is $40.00. The actual base pay offered will be determined by factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision.
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Lead Operating Engineer  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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