Requisition Number: 2023-02-04162-0166-001
Job Title: Facilities Maintenance Technician
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm
Hours: 40

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Facilities Maintenance Technician

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Description/Job Summary

The Facilities/Maintenance Technician is responsible for the coordination of day to day activities pertaining to the maintenance and repairs on mechanical, plumbing, HVAC systems, and all related equipment associated with a 600,000 sq. ft. facility.
The Facilities/Maintenance Technician provides support to the maintenance team and other team members by responding to requests related to technical issues, basic repairs to operational equipment, routine maintenance requests, and ensuring the firm’s upkeep and  safety guidelines and standards are met.


  • Respond to daily requests and coordinate mechanical, plumbing, painting and maintenance activities; assist with related projects
  • Perform routine building maintenance tasks and minor plumbing, carpentry, painting, drywall repair and HVAC repair (e.g. repair/install plumbing fixtures, HVAC maintenance , repairs to damaged furniture) in compliance with safety guidelines and firm procedures
  • Perform general maintenance tasks (e.g. supply bins and crates, clean and ready conference areas, glass cleaning, restroom and pantry cleaning, lock replacements, hardware adjustments, and tile repair, grouting)
  • Oversee all required electrical work, HVAC , VAV and other MEP activity related to new installations, modifications and maintenance
  • Perform routine rounds of critical areas, such as data center, pump rooms, café, at minimum twice daily;monitor and survey electrical, temp readings, pantries for leaks and note of other issues or tasks that need to be performed and/or escalated
  • Support Office Services conference room setups (e.g. clean and room ready conference areas, remove and replace chairs for set-ups, provide and remove easels and whiteboards, open and close folding walls, provide/remove extension cords and power strips, glass cleaning, room temperature adjustment), emergency calls, and other requests as required
  • Escort and oversee outside contractors and trades to complete facility approved maintenance and repairs on a timely basis
  • Monitor preventative maintenance programs and perform equipment/ building inspections working with the Facility Manager to coordinate set-ups and MEP repairs/maintenance and with the communication and enforcement of safety awareness guidelines
  • Oversee and communicate status of daily maintenance requests with Office Services
  • Perform administrative duties such as research of materials/tools needed, inventory of tools and supplies, and Task List updates
  • Work weekends and OT on an as-needed basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • 4 to 6 years of commercial, office and/or property maintenance experience in plumbing, HVAC systems, carpentry and painting required
  • Strong knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, drywall repair, light carpentry repairs, and painting
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical terminology/acronyms and the inner working of maintenance and repair asrelated to the infrastructure of a commercial facility and restaurant
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical designs related to restaurant equipment and refrigeration
  • Strong understanding of safety as it pertains to working in the air, or tight spaces in or around people or operable equipment
  • Ability to calculate room sizes, sq. footage, linear feet, conversion to square yards, plumbing fitting dimensions, correct pipe sizing
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate and develop a team atmosphere
  • Can organize, prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities

Preferred Experience

  • Ability to calculate voltage, amps., phases for electric loads, mechanical loads, BTU’s and cooling preferred
  • Experience in a financial or large law firm preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Visio and MS Excel preferred
  • Thorough understanding of base building systems preferred

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree preferred
  • FMA certification preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $40k to $45k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is non-exempt meaning that it is overtime pay eligible.

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