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The Engineer is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical and mechanical systems of SCFT A buildings and facilities including electrical, mechanical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems; performance of the on-going maintenance and safety functions at various SCFT A facilities; and working as assigned by the Director of Facilities or Senior Engineers. Each engineer is responsible for providing facilities support, on a rotating basis, for all events, performances and activities in the venue during a weekly rotation. 


  • Installs, maintains, and repairs facilities equipment such as: low-pressure boilers, chillers, air handlers, fan coil units, humidifiers, water heaters, pumps, generators, compressors, steam lines, water lines, gas lines and electrical systems.
  • Responsible for basic techniques in electrical (lighting fixtures, outlet wiring), HVAC ( ductwork, control wiring), carpentry ( door and seat hardware) and plumbing ( clog clearing, faucet leaks) repairs as assigned by the leadership.
  • Performs the more difficult repair work such as performing minor modifications and maintenance, removing doors, replacing overhead tiles, repairing roof and leaks.
  • Performs electrical maintenance work such as disconnecting, replacing and rerouting electrical systems, as well as wall switches and plug receptacles.
  • Operates and troubleshoots issues related to the Building Management System controls for the HV AC equipment.
  • Plans, coordinates, and performs the on-going maintenance, and safety functions at various SCFTA locations.
  • Identifies, diagnoses, and corrects facility operating system problems.
  • May perform minor braising and welding repairs involving a variety of metals.
  • Determines necessary equipment and materials, and purchases such as items using a SCFTA accounts or credit cards.
  • Tests and treats hot water heating system and chilled water system in heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Drives automotive equipment in the performance of duties.
  • Ensures conformance to ADA compliance and CAL-OSHA and safety regulations.
  • Maintains a "work in progress" tracking log using designated computer applications.
  • May provide training and technical guidance to Engineers or other SCFTA staff.
  • Communicates with professional, governmental, and civic business persons and organizations.
  • Provides courteous, high quality service to members of the public by personally responding to requests for service or making appropriate referral.
  • Ensure the optimum safety, quality and performance from building maintenance contractors as they execute their contracts.
  • Responsible for ensuring the housekeeping contractor maintains the facilities in a clean manner, directs the cleaning staff on special projects or remedial cleaning.
  • Coordinates annual capital projects as assigned, for the facilities and grounds.
  • Reports and identifies areas of potential energy savings throughout all systems in all venues.
  • Inspects buildings and grounds daily to assure high standards of interior and exterior maintenance.
  • Helps monitor the operation of Patina Restaurant Group in Leatherby's and the intermission bars.

*-  Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor in support of departmental goals


  • Principles and practices of facilities maintenance as they relate to design, construction, and operation of various pumps, motors, buildings, facilities management and maintenance tracking system, HVAC and plumbing systems.
  • Maintenance and repair techniques for electrical and mechanical facilities operating systems
  • Operation and use of power and hand tools, equipment, and instruments.
  • Specification conformance of parts and materials used in preventive maintenance and repair or replacement of mechanical and electrical building operating systems.
  • Occupational safety practices used in performing maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance procedures.
  • Water chemistry for testing and treatment of closed and open loop water systems in HVAC.
  • Principles, operation, maintenance and repair of automated building control systems.
  • Federal, state, and county laws and safety regulations ( e.g., ADA compliance, CAL-OSHA).
  • Telephone, office, and online etiquette.
  • Current technology and trends in the profession.
  • SCFTA customer service objectives and strategies.
  • Maintain and repair facility electrical and mechanical operating systems including: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, air conditioning, heating and ventilation.
  • Identify, diagnose, and correct facility operating system problems.
  • Use various equipment (including welding tools) to implement repairs.
  • Interpret drawings and blueprints for structural mechanical, electrical and general facilities operating systems.
  • Provide training and technical guidance to associated staff.
  • Maintain and repair locking systems in various facilities.
  • Prioritize work requests and orders in accordance with site needs.
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds and function calmly in stressful situations, which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact and diplomacy.
  • Assess the customer's immediate needs and ensure customer's receipt of needed services through personal service or making appropriate referral.
  • Provide prompt, efficient and responsive service.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Basic computer skills to input, retrieve, view and print information from facilities management and maintenance tracking systems.
  • Establish effective working relationships with management, employees, employee representatives and the public representing diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Treat SCFTA employees, visiting artists & crew, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public with courtesy and respect.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with hand, power, and shop tools.
  • Experience with basic carpentry techniques.
  • Experience with basic electrical and plumbing troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Experience in reading and understanding building plans and drawings.
  • Experience with installation and repair of mechanical and electrical systems, and building maintenance equipment.
  • Experience working in a multi-venue performing arts organization highly desired, but not required
  • Some computer related experience a plus.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical journals and specification sheets, procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write logs and reports in a detailed and informative manner. 
  • effectively present information to management, and respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to calculate and work with linear dimensions, area, and volume, as well as figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. 
  • Apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Be able to define and troubleshoot problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form such as building plans and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact positively with others in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills.


  • Frequent use of hands to handle, grasp, and feel.
  • Ability to lift or move up to 45 pounds.
  • Routinely stand, walk, and sit in the performance of duties.
  • Requires good vision to include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus while maneuvering through light and dark spaces and stairways.

*  - Consistent with its obligations under the law, Segerstrom Center for the Arts will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform essential functions of their job


  • Regular exposure to outside weather conditions.
  • Routinely work around moving mechanical parts and near electrical current.
  • The office environment is usually quiet, temperature-controlled, and well-lit.
  • The noise level in event spaces may be loud at times.
  • Wear of uniform is required.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

Hourly range: 
$32.50 - $36.50 per hour

How To Apply

Please include your resume as well as a cover letter indicating to which position you are applying. 


Human Resources
600 Town Center Drive,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1916

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