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BUILDING ENGINEER: When Choosing A Career, Don't Just Look At The Finances

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Kirk, a building engineer, is responsible for dealing with a building's heat, air conditioning, remodeling, plumbing, and blueprints, among other things. He advises that you shouldn't just look at the financial gain aspect when choosing a career, because you need to have motivation to do your job.

Job Title: Building Engineer

Job Summary: Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Job Description

General maintenance and repair workers maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems. General maintenance and repair workers often carry out many different tasks in a single day.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Likes working with hands, People skills, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Hand-eye coordination, Strength/stamina

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Fort Myer</span> <span m='4930'>Drive.</span> <span m='5404'>My</span> <span m='5878'>job</span> <span m='6352'>is to</span> <span m='6826'>engineer,</span> <span m='7300'>that I</span> <span m='7774'>run</span> <span m='8248'>this 12-story</span> <span m='8722'>building</span> <span m='9200'>that</span> <span m='9940'>the</span> <span m='10160'>Art</span> <span m='10300'>Institute</span> <span m='11270'>is</span> <span m='11480'>now</span> <span m='11925'>possessing.</span> <span m='12815'>Basically</span> <span m='13260'>what</span> <span m='13530'>it</span> <span m='13680'>means</span> <span m='13880'>with</span> <span m='13980'>running</span> <span m='14310'>a</span> <span m='14400'>12-story</span> <span m='15040'>building</span> <span m='15870'>is</span> <span m='16070'>I'm</span> <span m='16210'>dealing</span> <span m='16510'>with</span> <span m='16810'>heat,</span> <span m='17105'>air</span> <span m='17400'>conditioning,</span> <span m='18840'>remodeling,</span> <span m='19526'>plumbing,</span> <span m='20360'>blueprints,</span> <span m='21720'>and different</span> <span m='22160'>other</span> <span m='22500'>things</span> <span m='23300'>to</span> <span m='24170'>keep</span> <span m='24520'>the</span> <span m='25330'>tenant</span> <span m='25710'>who</span> <span m='26090'>leases</span> <span m='26370'>this</span> <span m='26650'>space</span> <span m='27600'>comfortable.</span> <span m='28650'>And</span> <span m='29420'>give</span> <span m='29690'>them</span> <span m='29910'>what</span> <span m='30080'>they</span> <span m='30200'>want</span> <span m='30530'>as</span> <span m='30860'>far as</span> <span m='32659'>the</span> <span m='33220'>designs</span> <span m='33580'>that</span> <span m='33940'>they</span> <span m='34120'>come</span> <span m='34380'>up with</span> <span m='34540'>for</span> <span m='34960'>their</span> <span m='35050'>space,</span> <span m='36030'>making</span> <span m='36290'>sure that</span> <span m='36520'>the</span> <span m='36790'>contractor</span> <span m='37650'>is</span> <span m='38030'>truly</span> <span m='38410'>giving</span> <span m='38870'>them what</span> <span m='39160'>they</span> <span m='39330'>really</span> <span m='39640'>want.</span> </p><p><span m='41620'>I also</span> <span m='42620'>started</span> <span m='42925'>off</span> <span m='43230'>with my</span> <span m='43570'>career--</span> <span m='46020'>Actually,</span> <span m='46510'>before I</span> <span m='46795'>became</span> <span m='47080'>an engineer,</span> <span m='47530'>I</span> <span m='47720'>was</span> <span m='48030'>a radiation</span> <span m='48360'>safety</span> <span m='48810'>officer.</span> <span m='49516'>What</span> <span m='49870'>I did</span> <span m='50010'>was</span> <span m='50280'>I went</span> <span m='50550'>around</span> <span m='50900'>to different</span> <span m='51250'>labs</span> <span m='51580'>at</span> <span m='51760'>different</span> <span m='52150'>hospitals</span> <span m='53070'>and checked the</span> <span m='53490'>radiation</span> <span m='54900'>count</span> <span m='55650'>in</span> <span m='55910'>each</span> <span m='56170'>laboratory,</span> <span m='56990'>before</span> <span m='57090'>they used to</span> <span m='57805'>use</span> <span m='58190'>radiation</span> <span m='58720'>to</span> <span m='59000'>treat</span> <span m='59700'>cancer</span> <span m='59955'>patients.</span> <span m='60810'>But that was</span> <span m='61290'>in my younger</span> <span m='61770'>days.</span> <span m='62730'>And</span> <span m='63770'>I'm</span> <span m='64140'>not</span> <span m='64519'>doing that</span> <span m='64870'>because</span> <span m='65150'>sometimes</span> <span m='65770'>in your</span> <span m='66205'>younger</span> <span m='66640'>mind</span> <span m='68100'>you've</span> <span m='68508'>got all</span> <span m='68916'>kinds</span> <span m='69324'>of</span> <span m='69732'>careers</span> <span m='70140'>in</span> <span m='70405'>your</span> <span m='70670'>mind</span> <span m='71320'>you decide</span> <span m='71817'>you want</span> <span m='72314'>to do.</span> </p><p><span m='74140'>And</span> <span m='74475'>now</span> <span m='76000'>if</span> <span m='76180'>I</span> <span m='76260'>wish</span> <span m='76535'>to do</span> <span m='76810'>something</span> <span m='77360'>else,</span> <span m='77520'>I think</span> <span m='77965'>I'm</span> <span m='78410'>pretty</span> <span m='78740'>satisfied</span> <span m='80066'>operating</span> <span m='80680'>and</span> <span m='80900'>running</span> <span m='81440'>a</span> <span m='81740'>12-story</span> <span m='82390'>building.</span> <span m='84220'>My</span> <span m='84410'>goal</span> <span m='84850'>is</span> <span m='85080'>to</span> <span m='85640'>get</span> <span m='85930'>a</span> <span m='86800'>taller</span> <span m='87170'>and</span> <span m='87830'>more</span> <span m='88130'>square footage</span> <span m='88660'>building</span> <span m='88920'>to</span> <span m='89510'>operate.</span> <span m='90220'>I</span> <span m='90570'>like</span> <span m='90780'>communication.</span> <span m='91626'>I like</span> <span m='92050'>to</span> <span m='92445'>communicate</span> <span m='93630'>with</span> <span m='94050'>all</span> <span m='94650'>types</span> <span m='95030'>of</span> <span m='95160'>people</span> <span m='95562'>from all over</span> <span m='95964'>the world.</span> <span m='98130'>That</span> <span m='98435'>definitely</span> <span m='98740'>helps</span> <span m='99160'>you</span> <span m='99550'>in</span> <span m='99820'>any</span> <span m='100140'>career</span> <span m='100520'>that</span> <span m='100730'>you choose,</span> <span m='101140'>is</span> <span m='101400'>communication.</span> </p><p><span m='103165'>A</span> <span m='103620'>younger</span> <span m='103850'>version?</span> <span m='104390'>When I run</span> <span m='104750'>into people</span> <span m='105110'>that</span> <span m='105470'>kind of</span> <span m='105950'>remind</span> <span m='106445'>me</span> <span m='106700'>of</span> <span m='107100'>me,</span> <span m='108165'>I</span> <span m='108630'>think</span> <span m='109095'>number</span> <span m='109560'>one,</span> <span m='109830'>I would normally</span> <span m='110250'>tell</span> <span m='110400'>them to</span> <span m='111880'>always</span> <span m='112430'>have</span> <span m='113410'>a</span> <span m='113590'>foundation</span> <span m='113975'>in the</span> <span m='114360'>Lord.</span> <span m='114520'>Number</span> <span m='114970'>one,</span> <span m='115680'>to</span> <span m='115870'>know</span> <span m='116060'>who</span> <span m='116290'>you</span> <span m='116500'>are and</span> <span m='116710'>know</span> <span m='117158'>who</span> <span m='117606'>He is.</span> <span m='118502'>And then</span> <span m='118950'>let</span> <span m='119300'>him</span> <span m='120250'>direct your</span> <span m='120670'>path.</span> </p><p><span m='121100'>Even</span> <span m='121440'>though we</span> <span m='121780'>come</span> <span m='122170'>up</span> <span m='122270'>with</span> <span m='122500'>different</span> <span m='122930'>careers</span> <span m='123860'>or</span> <span m='124360'>what we</span> <span m='124848'>want to do,</span> <span m='125336'>a lot</span> <span m='125824'>of times</span> <span m='126800'>we</span> <span m='127288'>look</span> <span m='127776'>in the career</span> <span m='129729'>besides</span> <span m='129930'>looking</span> <span m='130449'>exactly</span> <span m='131143'>what the</span> <span m='131490'>career is,</span> <span m='132370'>we look</span> <span m='132810'>at the</span> <span m='133250'>finances</span> <span m='133690'>of</span> <span m='134130'>it.</span> <span m='134570'>But</span> <span m='135010'>you</span> <span m='135130'>got</span> <span m='135475'>to look at it</span> <span m='135820'>knowing,</span> <span m='136320'>am</span> <span m='136746'>I</span> <span m='137172'>able to</span> <span m='137600'>do</span> <span m='138070'>this.</span> <span m='139170'>You</span> <span m='139630'>definitely</span> <span m='139970'>have to</span> <span m='140220'>have</span> <span m='140440'>the</span> <span m='140530'>motivation</span> <span m='141660'>to</span> <span m='141760'>do</span> <span m='142090'>something,</span> <span m='142640'>even</span> <span m='142970'>though</span> <span m='143540'>when</span> <span m='143760'>people come</span> <span m='144220'>to you</span> <span m='144615'>with</span> <span m='145010'>doubt--</span> <span m='145405'>which</span> <span m='146130'>a</span> <span m='146460'>lot</span> <span m='146710'>of</span> <span m='146780'>people</span> <span m='147020'>always</span> <span m='147390'>coming</span> <span m='147660'>to</span> <span m='147790'>you</span> <span m='147950'>with</span> <span m='148260'>more</span> <span m='148760'>negative</span> <span m='149170'>than they</span> <span m='149350'>do</span> <span m='149490'>positive--</span> <span m='150750'>you</span> <span m='150950'>have to be</span> <span m='151170'>positive</span> <span m='151670'>in</span> <span m='151940'>your</span> <span m='152210'>self.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255655,"video_id":"2701283144001","name":"67762417","duration":153045,"thumbnail_url":null}});