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Facilities Building Engineer



Jacksonville, FL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
As a Facilities Building Engineer at Hermeus in Jacksonville, FL, you will play a crucial role in building, maintaining and enhancing the functionality of our facilities. The ideal candidate will have hands on aerospace experience and possess a diverse skill set in various trades, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and general maintenance. This position requires a proactive and hands-on approach to address day-to-day facility issues promptly and ensure a safe and efficient working environment for our employees.


    Routine Maintenance:
  • Perform regular inspections of the facility interior and exterior to identify and correct any maintenance needs.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on building systems, equipment, and machinery.
  • Assist with vendor services management, including building escorts, access, service coordination, and closeout.
  • Exterior Maintenance:
  • Maintain appearance of perimeter of facility, including parking areas, storage, lighting, etc.
  • Address any landscape issues and correct as necessary.
  • Carpentry and Construction:
  • Repair and maintain as needed interior and exterior of building, including walls, floors, lighting in both office and factory manufacturing areas.
  • Assist in the construction of new facilities or modification of existing structures.
  • Patch and painting of interior walls as needed.
  • Replace doors, locks, hardware as needed.
  • Plumbing and Electrical:
  • Troubleshoot and repair plumbing and electrical issues.
  • Install and maintain plumbing and electrical systems as needed.
  • Evaluate current power to find available sources.
  • Add/modify current electrical needs in various voltages, 120, 208, 240, 480.
  • Install new power runs, from panel to outlet, including new conduit and wire runs.
  • Welding and trade experience a plus.
  • Mechanical Maintenance:
  • Collaborate with 3rd party HVAC technicians to ensure the proper functioning of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  • Perform basic HVAC maintenance tasks, such as filter replacements and system inspections.
  • Manage the upkeep and repair of the compressed air systems and associated filtration.
  • Experience in troubleshooting HVAC issues, inclusive of chillers, split systems, package units, etc.
  • Safety and Compliance:
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and company policies.
  • Identify potential safety hazards and take corrective actions.
  • Key member of the safety team.
  • Emergency Response:
  • Respond promptly to facility emergencies and participate in emergency preparedness drills.
  • Work with other team members to develop and implement emergency response procedures.
  • On-call availability to respond to any building emergency situations which may include off-hours and weekends.
  • Record Keeping:
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and equipment installations.
  • Provide input for maintenance schedules and budget planning.
  • Maintain inventory of all repair and maintenance supplies.
  • Prior experience with Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Energy Management and Conservation:
  • Operate, evaluate, and set efficient parameters for the energy management systems to achieve maximum efficiency and cost savings.
  • Continually evaluate new equipment and ideas to maximize efficiency and cost savings.


  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience as a hands-on building maintenance engineer.
  • Proven experience in aerospace and commercial building maintenance or in a similar maintenance role.
  • Proficiency in carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and general maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams and drawings.
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems and basic troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to pass background test.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces.
  • Physical dexterity for using hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work at local Jacksonville, FL Hermeus site.
  • Minimal travel to other Hermeus sites may be required.
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.