The Durst Organization

Engineer - OWTC

US-NY-New York
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Durst Profile

The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,250 units of residential rental housing. The Durst Organization built the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the United States, the 2.1 million square foot LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential properties.

The Durst Organization is the joint venture and equity partner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the development of One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. The Durst Organization is the managing partner of the 3 million square foot office tower responsible for tenant fit-out, leasing and property management. The Durst Organization is currently building two mixed-use residential buildings. 855 Avenue of the Americas is a 570,000 square foot residential rental tower above an office and retail base and W57th Street is a 709 unit rental building above 45,000 square feet of retail. Both projects are slated for completion in 2015.

The Durst Organization continues to grow and seek out new opportunities for innovative commercial and residential development in and around New York City


We are seeking an engineer at OWTC for the following shift:


12AM – 8AM, Thursday to Monday (Tuesday & Wednesday off)


  • In a safe manner, start up, regulate, repair and shut down equipment
  • Ensure equipment operates safely and within established limits by monitoring attached meters, gauges and computerized controls
  • Use of hand and power tools to perform repairs and maintenance ranging from a complete overhaul to replacing defective valves, gaskets or bearings in a safe manner
  • Record relevant events and facts concerning operation and maintenance in an equipment log
  • Audit safety device and identify and troubleshoot any problem areas
  • Test and chemically treat hydronic systems to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned



  • 2+ years’ experience as an operating engineer in a large commercial building.
  • Valid New York City Fire Department Refrigeration Machine Operator License with a minimum of one year’s continuous experience
  • Fire Safety Director Certification
  • Sprinkler/Standpipe Certification
  • Air Compressor Certification
  • Siemans BMS and control experience
  • EPA Universal Certification ; Experience with Steam and Electrical Systems and Sprinkler Standpipe Systems
  • Knowledge of other Fire Safety systems
  • Minimum of one year’s basic electrical experience – that encompassed minor troubleshooting and wiring
  • Minimum of one year’s plumbing experience – bathroom repair, soldering, pipe threading
  • Physical ability to climb ladders, and lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, enter and operate in confined spaces, operate power tools.
  • Ability to work with exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold, or chemicals.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid New York City Fire Department Refrigeration Machine Operator License with a minimum of one year’s continuous experience


Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.


Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; crouch; bend; talk; and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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