Engineer 2nd Class Air Conditioning (Audubon Species Survival Center)

Reporting to the Chief of Operations the Second Class Engineer required to perform duties related to the day to day operations of the department in regards to maintenance, monitoring and repairing and documentation of all engineering (heating, a/c ventilation) systems and equipment. 

Job Description:

Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality

  • Maintain engineering and building readiness from a customer satisfaction and facility readiness standpoint.
  • Establish and maintain effective, efficient and cooperative relationships with employees, senior administration, vendors and customers.
  • Proven experience in systems operations, automated controls, centrifugal pumps, electrical and associated equipment preferred.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and/or repairs to various life support equipment, sprinklers, vehicles, forklift, etc.
  • Conduct routine performance tests on fire alarm systems, generator and H.V.A.C. automated equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and/or repairs to H.V.A.C. system, air handlers, chillers, cooling tower, and Variable Air Volume terminal unit controls.
  • Ability to use personal computers and various programs.
  • May be required to do building maintenance during shift, such as trash removal, floor cleaning, painting, building repair, etc.
  • Performs other associated/related duties as required.
  • Approach all encounters with employees in a friendly, service oriented manner.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with ANI standards, as required by scheduling which may vary according to the needs of the organization.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working.
  • Comply at all times with ANI standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient operations.
  • Attend staff meetings.


  • A minimum five (2) years experience in H.V.A.C.
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • College course work in related field helpful.


  • Must be 2nd class licensed with the City of New Orleans 
  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs).
  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Ability to do physical labor.
  • Willingness and ability to work weekend and holidays.
  • Willingness to work overtime and be available based on special needs/circumstances on a 24 hour basis.
  • Risk periodic exposure to fairly predictable and controllable hazards associated with wild animals and zoonotic diseases.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Willingness to work outdoors in moderately rugged conditions.
  • Ability to work on a team of co-workers, interns and volunteers.
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must work well in stressful, high pressure situations.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to work with and understand data and basic arithmetic functions


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