Assistant Chief Operating Engineer

Position Type:
Full time
Post Date:
November 28, 2017




The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution the Frick Art Reference Library is of equal distinction.

Position Summary

Supervise and assist engineering staff in all aspects of building maintenance and repairs. Schedule staff for regular workdays, holidays and vacations. Assist in training of engineering staff.

Schedule preventive maintenance procedures and keep up to date records. Must have knowledge of BMS, Metasys preferred. Must have strong knowledge in the operation, maintenance and repair of chilled water systems, pumps, fans, motors, compressors, kitchen equipment, split A/C systems.

Other duties include keeping records of temperature readings and humidity levels in Galleries and Vaults, record steam pressures, cleaning coils and roof drains, repair of locks, door checks, steam traps, maintain clean machine rooms, clean strainers and opening and closing of exterior shutters.

Some heavy lifting and working on rooftops. Must be able to trouble shoot using blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams.


Strong knowledge/skills in mechanical systems; electrical and plumbing systems; working knowledge/skills with HVAC systems, low-pressure steam, pumps, compressors and control systems; basic knowledge of safety standards/regulations; ability to read blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams and nameplates.

Good communication skills; ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Minimum 5 years supervisory experience. NYC Refrigeration License. Citywide Standpipe C of F. Citywide Sprinkler C of F

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected. Other benefits include Short and Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, generous defined benefit pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service, 13 paid holidays, and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment. All employees may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site employee dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

Please send resume with salary requirements to:

Chief Engineer (include “Assistant Chief Engineer” in subject line of email) 
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls please.
Inquiries without cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.