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Chief Engineer - Morgan Library

Chief Engineer - Morgan Library & Museum

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The Morgan Library & Museum has an immediate opening for an experienced Chief Engineer who is responsible for overseeing the operations, maintenance and repairs of the Morgan’s physical plant and building system infrastructure. Supporting a 150,000 sf campus comprised of historical and modern structures, the Morgan’s systems include but are not limited to HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) mechanical equipment, BMS (Building Management System) controls, electrical systems, plumbing systems, lighting systems and other related equipment. The position manages a staff of four.

The Morgan Library & Museum is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Morgan strongly encourages applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in programming, outreach, hiring, and collection development. 


High school diploma or GED.

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in building operations.

Possession of a valid New York Certificate of  Fitness for:

  • (A-35) Certificate of Fitness to Operate and Maintain Air Compressors

  • (F-01) Certificate of Fitness for Citywide Fire Guard for Impairment

  • (S-12) Certificate of Fitness for Citywide Sprinkler Systems

  • (S-13) Certificate of Fitness for Citywide Standpipe Systems

  • (Q-01) Certificate of Qualification for Refrigerating System
    Operating Engineer

  • (F89) Fire and Life Safety Director

Working knowledge of Siemens and other BMS controls.

Extensive knowledge of HVAC comfort and climate control systems;
knowledge of the special climate requirements of art storage and display a plus.

Extensive knowledge of centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, pumps, fans, motors and other related support equipment.

Working knowledge of VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) and electrical systems.

Experience in the maintenance and operations of steam systems supplied by
Con Edison.

Knowledge of a variety of lifts, including scissor lifts, boom lifts etc.

Ability to make and oversee repairs to building systems.

Ability to work with both hand and power tools in a safe and careful manner.

Ability to read and understand architectural & mechanical drawings/specifications.

Experience developing and managing preventative maintenance programs and excel spreadsheets; familiarity with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) a plus.

Ability to participate in the development and management of budgets.

Experience managing outside vendors, including procuring work and reviewing invoices.

Good understanding of the principles and practices of supervision, including assigning, evaluating, and modifying work.

Ability to effectively delegate responsibility and achieve results through subordinates and contract personnel.

Capacity to maintain positive and productive relationships with the Morgan’s management and staff.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; comfortable with email communications.

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Must be physically capable of lifting 50 lbs. or more, climbing on stairs, ladders and working in confined spaces.

Must have adequate hearing to facilitate working in machine equipment rooms.

Compensation: Competitive salary; excellent benefits.

To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to:

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs. 

The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, marital status or domestic violence victim status.