The Durst Organization

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  • Durst Profile

    For over 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. We develop, build, own, and manage premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Our enduring relationships with our tenants and partners are critical to our success and have made us generations of builders, building for generations.

    OUR MISSION STATEMENT: We build, own, and operate many of the world’s most innovative and efficient buildings. We create value for our tenants and partners by developing sustainable residential and commercial properties in which people live, work, and thrive.

    OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Leave a place better than we found it.


    The Engineer will work closely with The Lead Engineer at Hallett's Point to manage building operations.


    SHIFT: 7 AM - 3 PM Friday - Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday Off.


    • In a safe manner, start up, regulate, repair and shut down equipment. Including Multistack chillers and Areco boilers.
    • Ensure equipment operates safely and within established limits by monitoring attached meters, gauges and computerized controls
    • Perform and document all preventive maintenance task on MEP systems.
    • Use of hand and power tools to perform repairs and maintenance ranging from a complete overhaul to replacing valves, gaskets, motors, pumps, or bearings in a safe manner.
    • Hands on in all aspects of diagnostics, repair and operation of refrigeration supplemental cooling.
    • Review BMS for operational performance and critical alarms. Provide feedback to correct.  
    • Record relevant events and facts concerning operation and provide diagnosis for corrective action
    • 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 to as it relates to a campus work environment.(multiple buildings)
    • Follow all PPE and LOTO safety protocols.
    • Support all staff, Handyman, Porters and subcontractors as needed
    • Site location is in Astoria Queens.


    • Minimum 3+ years as operating engineer in high-rise building or campus site.
    • Fire Safety Director Certification
    • Sprinkler/Standpipe Certification
    • Air Compressor Certification
    • BMS and control experience
    • EPA Universal Certification.
    • Experience with HW boilers, Multistack chillers, Electrical, Plumbing and Sprinkler Standpipe Systems
    • Knowledge of other Fire Safety systems
    • Minimum of 3 years year’s basic electrical experience – that encompassed minor troubleshooting and wiring
    • Minimum of 3 years year’s plumbing experience – bathroom repair, soldering, pipe threading, pro press
    • 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 with proper PPE
    • Positive attitude and communication skills is a priority

    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 75lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to work with exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold, or chemicals.
    • 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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