Apprentice Engineer

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Houston, TX, United States

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Apprentice Engineer


Minneapolis, MN 

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When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.


As an Apprentice Engineer with Hines, you will assist in the operation and maintenance of various building systems and equipment of each property and become knowledgeable about engineering field responsibilities.. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with performing preventive maintenance and repairs on all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems including, but not limited to pumps, chillers, boilers, air compressors and air handling units.
  • Make adjustments and changes to HVAC and related equipment in order to maintain established operating criteria within the guidelines set forth by the Supervisor. 
  • Perform general repairs, maintenance and replacement of building components including, but not limited to: building fixtures and appliances, plumbing and electrical.
  • Participate in the water treatment chemical programs established in the property.
  • Maintain operation logs and files, where appropriate, to include, but not limited to: central plant operations, chemical consumption logs and other equipment or operation inspection logs specific to the property.
  • Apply basic knowledge and skills in HVAC distribution and controls in order to make adjustments and/or corrective actions to resolve work orders.
  • Provide prompt and courteous response to tenant requests within the guidelines set forth by Hines.
  • Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with contractors and tenants.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the entire operation staff and perform as a team member.
  • Participate and learn all current Hines and property emergency procedures including but not limited to:
    • Assist with directing building occupants with evacuations
    • Assist with bomb searches
    • Assist with life safety system alarms
    • Assist emergency authorities and response teams
  • Develop understanding and usage of fire alarm and life safety systems at assigned property.
  • Adhere to all Hines and property policies and procedures and perform all duties in a safe manner.
  • Actively participate in required training activities and seminars.


Minimum Requirements include:


  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • One or more years related experience preferred.
  • Related trade certifications preferred.
  • Continually develop building engineering and related knowledge.
  • Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy.
  • Develop sufficient computer skills to effectively administer required engineering programs.
  • Read and understand a variety of instructions, including equipment instruction manuals, furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
  • Understand correct usage of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive), drill motors, saws, grinder, and impact wrenches, etc.
  • Compute basic mathematical equations.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situations.
  • Understand and apply correct usage of all personal safety equipment.
  • When applicable, obtain required city and/or government licenses or permits (i.e., Boiler Operating Permit, State Maintenance Electrician’s License, EPA CFC Universal Certification Technician certificate, etc.).
  • Use olfactory, auditory, and visual senses.
  • Work standing all day.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. or more.
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders.
  • Access remote work areas and confined spaces (i.e., crawl spaces, roofs).
  • Use full range of manual dexterity (i.e., sitting, squatting, bending, kneeling, walking, and lifting).
  • Meet the shift working requirements of the assigned property; shifts may include early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Work overtime as business needs deem appropriate.

Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 28 countries. We manage a $92.3B¹ portfolio of high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 634 properties totaling over 225 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets. To learn more about Hines, visit and follow @Hines on social media. ¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of June 30, 2022.


We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.

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