Lead HVAC Engineer

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkWorking at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems.

The Bank believes in work flexibility to balance the demands of work and life while also connecting and collaborating with our colleagues in person. Employees can expect to be in the office a couple of days per week as needed for meetings and team collaboration and should live within a commutable distance.

What we do:

Install, alter, maintain, and repair a wide variety of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment and systems at the Bank's owned and leased facilities in NY and NJ including computer room A/C units, air handlers, fans, pumps, chillers, kitchen equipment, and aspects of the fire detection/suppression systems. Provide first response on all types of issues off hours.

Your role as Lead HVAC Engineer:

  • Acts as an established and productive individual contributor. Works independently with general supervision. Faces problems that are difficult, but typically not complex. Influences others within their job area through explanation of facts, policies and practice. Transactional (100%) – carries out defined steps.

  • Achieves operational targets within their job area that have a direct impact on department results. Works somewhat independently on larger, moderately complex projects/ assignments. Sets objectives for their own job area to meet the objectives or goals of projects and assignments. Performs work under general supervision with some autonomy and discretion, referring questionable situations to supervisor.

  • Communicates with contacts (typically within their department) to obtain or provide information that requires some explanation or interpretation in order to reach an agreement. Influences parties within their own job function at an operational level.

  • Requires practical knowledge of their job area. Clear fundamental understanding of specialized discipline.

  • Provides resolution to an assortment of problems that are typically well defined, but some clarification or judgment is required to determine action, as additional information about the problem/task is discovered. Uses judgment within defined practices/procedures to determine appropriate action.

What we are looking for:

  • Maintains daily logs of equipment and system operation; prepares any requested reports of work performed.

  • Performs work in operating, inspecting, testing, and maintaining air handling units of various sizes (D/X, chilled/hot water, steam); ventilation systems (exhaust fans, kitchen hoods, supply, and return fans); fire suppression systems; kitchen equipment; computer room air conditioning systems; HVAC chemical treatment, domestic hot water service; first response when required for electrical systems such as panels, UPS, etc.; refrigeration work (troubleshooting, controls, component changeout, etc.); mechanical work such as pump and fan overhauls; and steam equipment (PRV’s, valves, traps, condensate pumps).

  • Conducts routine operation activities (e.g. HVAC, electrical, life/safety operation) in the Bank's owned facilities and monitors the Bank's systems within its leased space.

  • Directs personnel in emergency procedures until the Assistant Chief Engineer, Chief Engineer, or senior Chief Engineer arrive.

  • Utilizes the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for all administrative tasks involving the work order process in a "paperless" environment.

  • Promotes tool safety by inspecting tools with each use and reporting problems promptly. Orders parts, tools, equipment, and other supplies related to trade. Inventories supplies and tools as needed.

  • Mentors new hires or less experienced trade employees.

  • Operates computer terminals/software to check the operation of equipment and machinery including the Bank's building management systems for owned and leased facilities.

  • Makes adjustments to setpoints and schedules; analyzes displayed information to troubleshoot problems.

  • Takes an active interest in the condition of the facility and notes deficiencies (appearance, operating, safety) to supervision.

  • Offers suggestions for improvements.

  • Troubleshoots problems in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electrical systems; recommends solutions to the Chief Engineer.


  • Trade School

  • Strong experience in HVAC repair/maintenance.

  • Position is contingent of EPA refrigeration certification Will have to or be able to acquire within one year various NYC certificates including but not limited to Certificate of Fitness Fire Watch (F-60, Torch Usage (G-60)]

Salary Range: $86300 - $99000 / year

We believe in transparency at the NY Fed. This salary range reflects a variety of skills and experiences candidates may bring to the job. We pay individuals along this range based on their unique backgrounds. Whether you’re stretching into the job or are a more seasoned candidate, we aim to pay competitively for your contributions.

Our Touchstone BehaviorsCommunicate Authentically, Collaborate Inclusively, Drive Progress, Develop Others, and Take Ownership—help shape the culture of the Bank. They also provide a shared language for how we work together and achieve success, and they set clear expectations for leading with impact at every stage of your career with us. Learn more.


Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Fully paid Pension plan and 401k with Generous Match

  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans (Medical, Dental and Vision including Flexible Spending Accounts and HSA)

  • Subsidized Public Transportation Program

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Onsite Fitness & Wellness Center

  • And more

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Real Estate

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

Privacy Notice