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Engineering Technician

Job Details

The Hobby Center - Houston - Houston, TX
High School
$20.00 - $25.00 Hourly
Full Time


The Engineering Technician is a critical member of the engineering team responsible for the safe operations and maintenance of the physical plant systems on the Hobby Center premises.  They perform routine preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and electrical systems under minimal supervision.  They respond to service requests from the facility occupants, while providing exemplary customer service. 


Major Functions

  • Respond to Facility Service Work Orders from building occupants. Requests may include plumbing, HVAC, lighting, and electrical service calls.
  • Completes major/minor repairs and performs in-depth preventative maintenance on equipment being used at primary facility as well as other facility maintenance services that may be assigned.
  • Interprets compliance requirements and ensures standardization of work.
  • Identifies opportunities for process/system improvements and implements them as they are approved.
  • Take and log readings from critical equipment and takes appropriate corrective actions before system outage occurs.
  • Interprets blueprints and schematic drawings or oral/written instructions to assure completion of work as planned.
  • Diagnoses building management/energy management systems for faults and errors.
  • Use tools and equipment that are sophisticated in nature, and need to be kept in a calibrated or adjusted state.
  • Keep tools and work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Use required personal protective equipment while satisfying all work requests.
  • Observes and complies with all company safety policies.
  • Completes all required work and paperwork within adequate amount of time.
  • Serves as primary technical resource in area of expertise.
  • Works on and completes all facility team-based goals.


This position will require working 8 hour shifts typically 8am-4pm or 4pm-12am, depending on  organizational needs as scheduled among the engineering team.  Opportunities for overtime are available depending on event schedules and required coverage. 


Responsibilities may be modified as needed to meet the organization’s goals.



Team members at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts must thrive on challenge and be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in the operations and maintenance of facility systems, 5 years experience is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of preventative and predictive maintenance (PM) tasks with the ability to document PM tasking and frequency changes.
  • Proven HVAC and building systems knowledge.
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical/mechanical circuits.
  • Has basic knowledge of construction processes and techniques.
  • Ability to obtain boiler operations permit within 30 days of employment.
  • Responsible for acquiring and maintaining local, state or federal required licenses and/or certifications.
  • Current Universal Refrigeration License and/or other positional licenses as required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Basic computer skills are needed.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical, plumbing, and general building maintenance.
  • Be able to get into and work in tight places with minimal openings.
  • Ability to work at various heights using ladders and lifts.



The Hobby Center offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403b savings plan with matching employer contributions and paid time off.  The wage for this position is $20.00-$25.00 per hour depending on experience.


Interested candidates should submit an application at


The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer where equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility are deeply valued.