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CenturyLink Building Specialist- East Valley in TEMPE, Arizona

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

CenturyLink is looking for a qualified Building Specialist 1 who will be responsible for performing technical maintenance tasks in specialized equipment buildings across a diverse portfolio in the East Valley Phoenix Metro, AZ.

Job Description

  • Installs, maintains, monitors, and repairs or rebuild simple or complex building related systems and equipment to include heating, lighting, locks, refrigeration, building automation systems, water and air-cooled chillers (up to 400T), air handling, plumbing, fire protection systems, electrical distribution (up to 480 volts), alarms and standby power systems.

  • Uses hand held device to process, create work orders and record time

  • Operates energy management computerized controls.

  • Knowledge of building automation software.

  • Analyzes and resolves complex mechanical, electrical, and/or technical problems which are not easily identified.

  • Performs testing and diagnoses of total system operations to determine satisfactory performance and maintenance requirements.

  • Uses tools, such as common hand and power tools - hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, precision measuring instruments, electrical and electronic testing devices and other tools necessary to perform job requirements.

  • Uses knowledge of component and/or systems integration to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair building systems.

  • Reviews and analyzes architectural, mechanical, and schematic drawings to determine the work to be performed, and/or evaluate the work performed.

  • Responds to building related emergencies to prevent or minimize service outages.

  • Works on most aspects of the building structure, including but not limited to roofs, ceilings, walls, floors and grounds.

  • Keeps detailed records of assignments, work activities, and required equipment history in CMMS and other real estate systems.

  • Detailed information will be used by Facility Manager for project or budgeting purposes.

  • Reviews and updates the Building Certification book contents. Ensure a floor plan for each area is included in the book showing the unique operational systems and sequence of operations.

  • Performs general building inspections as required by designated PM’s.

  • Interacts with internal customers, facility manager, contractors, suppliers, engineers, and architects to exchange information.

  • Participate in commissioning activities and testing procedures to ensure that new and modified equipment/systems are functioning as expected.

  • Ability to work varying shifts and hours including possible mandatory overtime and holidays

  • Environment usually contains exposure to noise, fumes, cold and heat.

  • Requires ability to work under conditions that may be physically uncomfortable or dangerous.

  • May work with little or no supervision.

  • May work outdoors and be exposed to variable weather conditions.

  • May be required to wear safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves, and other safety equipment.

  • May utilize pallet jacks, two-wheeled cards, hand trucks, and/or forklifts.

  • May utilize all types of hand and power tools.

  • May be required to lift/move 100 lbs.

  • Ability to perceive the difference in wire color

  • May work aloft.


  • 1 – 2 years trade school certification in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) or Refrigeration Services, plus on-the-job training.

  • Possess one of the following: Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) Certification; Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Certification

  • Valid state drivers license, satisfactory driving record and ability to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission.

  • Possess or obtain local, state or federal regulated licenses as appropriate·

  • Appropriate certification to work with refrigerants/chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 12 Months of experience troubleshooting and repairing large complex HVAC systems in the last 5 years.

  • 12 months of experience troubleshooting and servicing 5-400T air conditioning units, including both chilled water and DX coils in the last 5 years.

  • 12 months experience working on fan units for central cooling systems in the last 5 years.

  • 12 months experience working on central cooling centrifugal chillers up to 400T, in the last 5 years.

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition # : 210788

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.