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Building Engineer


True to our vision, Arts For Every Life, the Dr. Phillips Center is a place you can go to see amazing performances and also to play, participate, learn and dream. Named by Travel + Leisure magazine as "World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2015" and among their “Best Places to Travel in 2015,” the two-block downtown destination includes the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal rooms, office space and commercial development spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center brings the best international, national and local artists to its stages including Broadway, ballet, rock, orchestra, comedy, jazz, outdoor concerts, festivals, family shows and arts education programs.

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. A public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors, the Dr. Phillips Center mission is to be an inspirational, creative place where people love to be and where people love to work. For more information, please visit


The Building Engineer is primarily responsible for assisting in the daily and ongoing maintenance operations of facility infrastructure for a multiple theater complex and public plaza. Reporting to the Director of Facilities this individual will represent Facilities Operations to guests and team members including handling complaints and responding to any emergency conditions.  This individual must have a broad knowledge and understanding of facilities including maintenance and energy management.


  • Properly maintain the facility infrastructure equipment to include, but not limited to, HVAC equipment and associated control systems, domestic hot and cold water distribution systems, normal/emergency power distribution systems and associated equipment, fire/life safety, carpentry, plumbing, painting, wall coverings, flooring, and masonry.
  • Performs routine and emergency repair and maintenance on structures and equipment in assigned areas. 
  • Performs minor repairs from verbal or written requests. 
  • Assists other facility personnel as required by workload or emergency situations, including inclement weather conditions. 
  • Detects and reports faulty equipment, improper operations, or unusual conditions to proper Supervisor. 
  • Assists in maintaining records to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. 
  • Follows all standards and prescribed safety regulations, including responding to emergency calls.
  • Perform all maintenance and janitorial operations as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work areas.
  • Attendance and participation in scheduled meetings. Maintains the confidentiality and security of all data and information relating to the facility. Abides by all relevant facility policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of the property’s ongoing energy conservation programs. 
  • This position requires training in the following areas: blood-borne pathogens, fire safety, right-to-know, hearing protection, and chemical hygiene.
  • Perform maintenance and cleaning of HVAC components and fan coil units.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies needed to perform job function.
  • Report major deficiencies and items which cannot be readily repaired, to the direct Supervisor. 
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned, such as serving on the Theater fire brigade, janitorial, landscaping, making props, cleaning of the workshop, etc. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Possess a High School Diploma. 
  • Have three to five years’ experience in general building maintenance procedures.
  • Must have a clean driving record and possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Possesses general knowledge in Building Automation System (BAS) software and office software (spreadsheet, word processing, and calendar).  Proven ability to learn new software systems.
  • Possesses competent knowledge of the use and care of tools and equipment used in facility and grounds maintenance. 
  • Knowledge of housekeeping and janitorial duties.
  • Working knowledge of basic hand tools and other equipment.
  • Skilled in using testing instruments. 
  • Considerable knowledge of OSHA standards and application for working with chemicals.
  • Ability to lift, grasp and/or carry supplies or equipment weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders and work at heights up to approximately 25 feet. 
  • Knowledge of wall finishing, painting, wall covering, and architectural finishes.
  • Knowledge of general safe operating procedures and conservation programs.


  • This position requires the ability to work a variable schedule, evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet operational needs.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, climb, and lift 20 pounds on a regular basis.

The Dr. Phillips Center provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law.

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