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10037 E. River St. Truckee, CA 96161

Mechanical Engineer

Bender Engineering and Construction, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical Engineer for full time employment. Bender Engineering and Construction is a diversified, engineering and construction firm providing residential and commercial mechanical HVAC and plumbing design, commissioning, HERS verifications, energy audits, LEED for Homes and general contracting serving Truckee/Lake Tahoe, Reno, Mammoth Lakes and the Sierra Foothill areas. Candidates should be professional in demeanor and appearance, self-motivated, and personable individuals seeking long term employment with an established company.

PURPOSE: Complete HVAC and plumbing design and drafting from schematic design through construction documents and construction administration


  • Able to create design documents with Revit

  • Able to work well with others and train younger staff members

  • Manages and documents standard operating procedures

  • Able to write commissioning plans, respond to RFIs and write energy audit reports

  • Proficient with an energy modeling program such as Energy Pro, Trane Trace or Carrier HAP

  • Able to work in field to complete commissioning prefunctional checklists and perform engineering construction administration

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This job operates in an office environment with occasional days in the field for HERS verifications or commissioning of building systems. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires the ability to occasionally lift tools and/or equipment. EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: This is a full-time position. Hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum five (5) years design experience

  • Professional Engineering License preferred

  • EIT/FE required

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Experience with CalCerts registry


  • Depends on experience

  • 401k with up to 3% Safe Harbor Match after 1 year of employment

Please submit resumes to this listing or contact Jeff Bender at 530.582.5578 or

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  • Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers


Energy & Maintenance Manager - Carson City School District Operations Department

Position ID# 4804

August 25, 2017

POSITION:  Energy & Maintenance Manager

LOCATION: Operations Department

OPEN TO:  Employees of Carson City School District and external applicants.

APPLICATION PERIOD:  Open until filled.

SALARY and BENEFITS:  Salary Range $64,134.36 to $90,494.45 annually.  8.00 hours per day, 12 months per year. Employer-paid retirement, health and life insurance, sick leave and annual leave benefits.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred; or ten years related contracting/building trades experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Five (5) years minimal journey level training as an electrical and HVACR technician. Completion of Energy Management Systems (EMS) or Building Management Systems (BMS) training preferred. Bilingual preferred.

Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen, physical, and lift test.

This is a new position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:   The Human Resources Department will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the employment process.  If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources Department at the time you turn in your application or at least three (3) days prior to an interview by calling  (775) 283-2130.

Position Summary:  Under general supervision, the Energy and Systems Manager, supervises assigned maintenance staff, develops, implements, supports and maintains the building and energy monitoring and management systems, HVAC Preventative Maintenance & assists with sustainability programs within the Operation Services Department. Programs include utility consumption review, building management monitoring, energy and water conservation management. Performs related work and special assignments as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented. Leads the Building Maintenance Department to maintain the HVAC control and monitoring equipment associated with the District’s Building Management) systems; modify and upgrade the controls and set points, monitoring and display programs; develop, implement, and monitor control logic strategies for the purpose of energy usage conservation; and maintains building occupancy and equipment operating schedules in cooperation with facility and Operations personnel. Work with and perform duties related to an Electrical Journeyman, HVACR and Energy preventative Maintenance programs. Assists in the development and implementation of a district-wide, comprehensive energy conservation program and maintain said program. Reviews and collaborates with the Director with regard to the monthly records of utility usage and cost for all district facilities. Coordinates with local utility companies and energy providers regarding energy retrofit and renewable energy generation grant and rebate programs. Reviews the plans for new facility construction and older facility renewal modifications to ensure that efficient systems are specified and properly installed to minimize utility consumption. Work with site administrators and staff to develop and implement operational strategies to minimize energy consumption. Regularly meet with maintenance staff to ensure these strategies are implemented and followed on an ongoing basis with the ability to work flexible hours and shifts. Work toward moving current outsourced HVACR preventative maintenance duties, in house to the school district Work with maintenance staff to develop, implement, and continually update maintenance and preventive maintenance practices to obtain energy consumption savings May function as a project manager on energy retrofit projects. Will serve as a member of the District’s Sustainability Action Team assisting with sustainability initiatives, short-term and long-term initiatives. May assist in providing energy conservation and sustainability programming for classroom instruction. Leading, training and instructing maintenance staff as needed.

For more information and to apply, go to:

The application will require:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of High School Diploma, or High School transcript, or GED Certificate &/or Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university preferred,
  • Last three (3) evaluations (if no evaluations or incomplete: submit documentation on why no or partial evaluations)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the last two years.


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