Ive been with JLL since Sept of 2010 and I agree with most of you guys about decent pay and great benifits. The only downside so far for me is the fact that my client only has one account for purchases and that is Grainger who seldomly has what you need when you need it. The client does let us use a credit card but thats a whole other animal of crap to work through to get one and then even more to use. Sometimes the computer work and doing my Time to get paid gets a little confusing but I am getting better at it. I am also a Mob Eng and maintain about 40 diff properties in a 2 hour radius of my home building.
Job responsibilities are wide ranging. I change out lights, ballasts, toilets, plumbing, some electrical, in depth HVAC, water filters and a lot more. I feel like a maintenance man who has to know a lot about HVAC for this position. The most complex system I work on is a RTAA 140 but that is my only chiller I have in my region. The rest are all 20 tons or less.
For you mob techs in JLL, one thing I did start doing is I created a bunch of files on skydrive with microsoft. I access these files with my iphone and in these files are all of the info for each site I maintain. I keep Model and Serial numbers for all my HVAC equipment at each building and the filter sizes and belt sizes. I also keep how many good and bad light bulbs are on site and if the site has a plunger lol. When I got to the company, I had none of this information and was blindly driving out to a location to do PMs on HVAC and when I got to the site there were no filters on hand.
So far its a great company and I do love the freedom I have with no one looking over my shoulder. I really love the fact that the first day I started working ther I earned vacation time. I actually struggled in December to use my vacation days I earned just a few months earlier.
Anyone from JLL here in Atlanta? Heard they have a good sized prescence,but have never run across anyone.
We can buy what ever we need where ever we need to get it. We do use Grainger a lot, but if I need a specific part I just go to that supplier and get it.
It may be different for you down there but it is the same company. Strange.
[QUOTE=Duke B;9062321]Ive been with JLL since Sept of 2010 and I agree with most of you guys about decent pay and great benefits. The only downside so far for me is the fact that my client only has one account for purchases and that is Grainger who seldom has what you need when you need it. The client does let us use a credit card but that's a whole other animal of crap to work through to get one and then even more to use.
It is different with the stationary engineers vs. the mobile engineers. I order most of supplies from a website and have them delivered.
The client I work for has me doing PM work on 60 buildings in my area. My area includes a radius of about 90 miles in all directions from my home base. My responsibilities include maintaining and repairing all electrical, HVAC, plumbing and preventive maintenance of all of that equipment. So one day I may be changing out 25 ballasts at one site and the next I may be working on a chiller latch fault problem or water pump problem and the next day I may be changing filters all day.
Like today I went 80 miles to checkout an ice machine leaking and then I went to fix a toilet flushing chain and now I'm traveling 80 more miles to go work on a split system a/c unit that I think prob has a ref leak. The job is varied and very flexible. I don't see my supervisor but maybe once every two weeks for an hour or so. I get up in the morning and look at my list of calls and regularly scheduled PMs and I choose for the most part what I do for that day.
We do have a credit card to make purchases in a pinch or from dealers for A/C parts but I mostly use Grainger for the majority of my purchases.
I have applied for a job for JLL ATT. The job ran on career hvac for a month. The district manager called me 1-12-11 and the phone interview went well. We even talked general salary, which i was surprised. Also to my surprise, I learned this job includes some of the buildings I had previously worked on in the 80's. He told me the lead tech would call me tomorow. I interviewed with lead tech he was ever so forth right with bad, good and ugly. I was told at the end of the interview, he would submit my resume to the "higher-Up" and they will call for another interview. I'm patiently waiting for this next call. I have been looking for work since first of year. Have sent 14 resumes out. I've had 2 job offers - "bogus" - Ie.. Plenty of years experience, own truck, own tools [ok]own phone?" Employers only collecting resumes and not hiring?
low pay what advice if any.
Most of our clients want us to use grainger, works out great in Jax but south east georgia doest have grainger, so i get it shipped to the house or use which ever supply house is closest.
flasweating, good luck with the process. It takes a bit to get through but theres reasons for that. JLL has its kinks but I can tell you that so far for what I am looking for in an employer.. JLL is much better than any I have had in the past.
Ya navyhydronics, I am dedicated to one client/account. They have me doing varied things but its all pertaining to maintenance and service repairs. The client I support has very high insurance and security protocols and even the subcontractor who cuts the grass at the sites has to have 2 million in coverage and pass an intense background check.
I used to wonder why some companies would get a contractor from 200 miles away to spray a building for pest control and not call a local guy. It was mostly about insurance. Hell even most Residential companies only carry 1 million in insurance and they think they are doing really good with that.
When I worked for an oilfield company, I once drove 800 miles to change out a $7.00 run capacitor for the condenser fan motor. The location was on land and no one locally had the insurance to set foot on the drilling site where the a/c unit was located.
Are any of you guys going to the JLL conference in Texas this year? I got my invite yesterday and thought we could meet....