Building Operator

Building Operators fix and maintain existing clean energy machines, electrical or mechanical equipment, buildings, and fixtures to ensure optimal building performance. They may also work on repairing floors, plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating and air-conditioning systems.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Building Operator is repairing a motion sensor in an office building that saves energy by turning the lights off when no movement is detected over a predetermined period of time. The sensor has helped the company decrease their energy bill since adopting the technology. The Building Operator diagnoses the problem and replaces the sensor within a few hours and reports to the crew chief that the job is complete.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance tasks such as inspection and replacement.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them.
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Building Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Worker, Maintenance Technician, Building Operator

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$36,940

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

GED/High School Diploma, On-the-job Training

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

None

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Tool and Equipment Handling, Interpersonal Skills, Analytical Skills, Dexterity, Detail Oriented, Troubleshooting, Safety Protocols

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

HVAC Installer, Plumber, Mechanic, Electrician, Carpenter