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Building Engineer

We are the team behind the team. As employees of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter, we bring people together to create extraordinary moments and lasting memories through the power of sports and entertainment. Our organization has an opportunity and responsibility to positively impact our staff, players, fans, and community. As such, we are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and our community.

As our BUILDING ENGINEER (Engineer 1), you will operate, maintain and repair systems throughout the Rose Quarter related to HVAC, electrical and plumbing. You'll assist with event set-up, keeping up-to-date records of equipment operations, maintain safety equipment, and other repairs as needed.

***The hourly rate for the Engineer I role with LME is: $40.97/hr plus a employer pension contribution of $5.45 per hour for all compensable hours to the Central Pension Fund of the IUOE.

Your Day to Day:

  • Maintaining the building's Fire Life safety equipment.

  • Starting and checking equipment for accurate operation.

  • Reading meters, gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals in order to verify operation conditions.

  • Operating the building management system and other equipment related to the making of ice for hockey and other ice shows.

  • Performing preventative maintenance on building's HVAC equipment.

  • Performing miscellaneous repair work incidental to operating duties.

  • Assisting with event preparations and post-event needs as necessary; e.g., set-ups, clean-up etc.

  • Keeping records of operations, temperatures, pressures, and fuel consumed, etc.

  • Responding and looking after plumbing, electrical, temperature, and other miscellaneous trouble calls.

  • Providing mentorship or instruction to teammates and employees by demonstrating how to perform certain tasks, procedures or solve problems.

We'd like to hear from you if:

  • You have completed the State of Oregon apprenticeship for Operating Engineers or equivalent.

  • You have 4 years of experience as an Operating Engineer in a large commercial facility.

  • You possess an LME electrical license.

  • You possess a CFC universal card.

  • You are knowledgeable about DDC software.

  • You are technically savvy and can operate a PC and associated Windows applications.

  • You know how to operate, maintain and repair low-pressure boilers, centrifugal chillers and plumbing fixtures.

  • You understand gas and electric welding used in the fabrication process.

  • You love collaborating and working alongside other facility personnel, tenants and clients.

  • You have a passion for leadership and can lead all aspects of a work crew, as required.

  • You are hardworking and possess knowledge of electrical, mechanical and pneumatic controls.

  • You are willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays as directed by events scheduled.

Offers of employment are conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approval of a medical or religious exemption and accommodation from the company along with the successful results of an individual background check. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories and review results on an individual basis.

The Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter embraces diversity and inclusion. We celebrate individual expression and uniqueness on our campus. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination. We are committed to hiring individuals that reflect the community we serve without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristics. We are an equal opportunity employer.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We invest in our employees inside and outside of work. Our benefits package for full-time teammates includes:

  • Pay: $40.97/hr + pension

  • Competitive Healthcare Coverage

  • Retirement Plan

  • Paid Maternal & Parental Leave

  • Flexible Time Off (3 weeks + 11 holidays)

  • Wellness Perks

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Free Parking + Discounted Mass Transit Passes

  • Discounted & Complimentary Tickets

  • Ongoing Learning & Development