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Engineer - Costa Mesa, CA - Facilities Management Job Post

Jot Type: full time

Location: CA

Role: Engineering/Technical
Apply at: https://scfta.org/Get-Involved/Careers/Careers.aspx

Description: Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA is hiring for an Engineer position. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please forward your resume and cover letter to thopsadmin@scfta.org and jobs@scfta.org.


The Engineer is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical and mechanical systems of SCFTA buildings and facilities including electrical, mechanical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems; performance of maintenance and safety functions at various SCFTA facilities; and work as assigned by the Director of Facilities or Senior Engineers. Each engineer is responsible for providing facilities support, on a rotating basis, for all events, performances, and activities in the venue during a weekly rotation.


Installs, maintains, and repairs facilities equipment to include low-pressure boilers, chillers, air handlers, fan coil units, humidifiers, water heaters, pumps, generators, compressors, steam lines, gas lines, and electrical systems.

Responsible for basic techniques in electrical (lighting fixtures, outlet wiring), HVAC (ductwork, control wiring), carpentry (door and seat hardware), and plumbing (clog clearing, faucet leaks) repairs as assigned by leadership.

Performs more difficult repair work such as minor modifications and maintenance, removing doors, replacing overhead tiles, repairing roof and leaks.

Operates and troubleshoots issues related to the Building Management System controls for the HVAC equipment.

Performs electrical maintenance work such as disconnecting, replacing and rerouting electrical systems, wall switches, and plug receptacles.

Plans, coordinates, and performs routine maintenance and safety functions at various SCFTA locations.

Identifies, diagnoses, and corrects facility operating system problems.

May perform minor braising and welding repairs involving a variety of metals.

Determines equipment and materials needs and makes purchases using organizational accounts or credit cards.

Tests and treats hot water heating and chilled water systems in heating and air conditioning units.

Drives automotive equipment in the performance of duties.

Ensures compliance with ADA, CAL-OSHA, and safety regulations.

Maintains a tracking log using designated computer applications.

Provides training and technical guidance to Engineers or other SCFTA staff, as required.

Communicates with professional, governmental, and civic business persons and organizations.

Provides courteous, high-quality service to members of the public by personally responding to requests for assistance or making appropriate referrals.

Ensure the optimum safety, quality, and performance from building maintenance contractors as they execute their contracts.

Responsible for ensuring the housekeeping contractor maintains the facilities clean and directs the cleaning staff on special projects or remedial cleaning.

Coordinates annual capital projects as assigned.

Reports and identifies areas of potential energy savings throughout all systems in all venues.

Inspects buildings and grounds daily to assure high standards of interior and exterior maintenance.

Helps monitor the operation of Patina Restaurant Group in Leatherby’s and the intermission bars.

* - Other duties may be assigned in support of departmental goals


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of facilities maintenance principles and practices related to design, construction, and operation of various pumps, motors, buildings, facilities management, maintenance tracking system, HVAC, and plumbing systems.

Experience maintaining and repairing electrical and mechanical facilities operating systems.

Ability to identify, diagnose and correct facility operating system problems

Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

Excellent communications and customer service skills

Primary computer and mathematical skills are a plus

Experience working in a multi-venue performing arts organization preferred

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical journals and specification sheets, procedures, or governmental regulations.


Frequent use of hands to finger, handle, grasp, and feel

Ability to lift or move up to 45 pounds

Routinely stand, walk, and sit in the performance of duties

Requires good vision to include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus while maneuvering through light and dark spaces and stairways.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, Segerstrom Center for the Arts will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform essential functions of their job


Regular exposure to outside weather conditions.

Routinely work around moving mechanical parts and near electrical current

The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet, temperature-controlled, and well-lit.

The noise level in event spaces may be loud at times.

Wear of uniform is required


Candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by local, state or federal law.


Segerstrom Center for the Arts has been hailed as a unique achievement of community vision, initiative, artistic achievement and generosity. The Center opened its doors in September 1986 and swiftly established itself as the region`s premier arts organization. The Center has earned praise both as a world-class venue and as one of America`s leading presenters of national and international performing artists and companies.

In fall 2006 the Center added two additional venues, creating one of the finest and most advanced performing arts complexes in the United States. These include the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and 500-seat Samueli Theater.

Because of our success and growth, career opportunities are available. In return for your hard work and dedication, the Center provides a pleasant work environment and offers an attractive compensation package to full-time employees, which, to name a few benefits, include:

• Health care

• Dental

• Health care reimbursement plan

• Ten annual paid holidays

• Paid vacation time

• All full- and part-time employees are eligible for the 403(b) plan, which can include a company matching contribution (In accordance with the summary plan description. Certain limitations may apply.)

Equity & Inclusion

At Segerstrom Center for the Arts, we celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, and perspectives of each individual. We believe that an environment of inclusion infused with a variety of skills and experiences enables us to thrive.

We foster inclusion through diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts and ideas.

This sense of belonging empowers individuals, unites communities, and creates a world full of respect and appreciation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

Reasonable Accommodations

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to all employees with disabilities.

Apply at: https://scfta.org/Get-Involved/Careers/Careers.aspx

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