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Facilities Plant Engineer Engineering

Irvine, CA
May 20, 2020

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Mario A. Garza

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Wildomar, Ca. ****5

Professional Summary

An accomplished Chief Building Engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in all Facets of

Engineering, 20 years of Military Service (Engineering Field), Develop and Continuously to

improve upon Operations and Protocols. An Excellent Manager and Leader with Expertise in

Staff Motivation, Training and Development. Highly driven with excellent performance record

And proven the ability in driving cost savings. Experience in Fire and Life Alarm Systems, Riser Fire Sprinkler System, Fire Pumps, Flight Decks Operations, Domestic Water Pump Stations.

Delivers Excellence in the Customer Services through situational analysis and Timely restive of escalating problem. License EPA- 608 Universal, Certified Service Boilers


Harlingen High School: Harlingen, Texas Class of 1975

Texas A&M: Engineering / Agriculture Studies Class 1975- 1977

United States Navy: 1977 – 1997: Marine Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Job History

Equity Property Management: Sun City, California July 2019 – Present Date

Sun City Civic Assoc. - Chief Engineer

With a Staff a 12 Maintenances; 8 Janitorial; site has 16 buildings and a RV Storage Facilities

Oversee all Engineering operations, Fire and Life Alarm system, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical,

Generator Testing two 350 KW generators, Fire Pump Testing, Red Tag Out

Landscape and Janitorial, Budgeting for the year; Operating and Capital Projects

Event Set-ups – For Town meetings; Board Members, Open Secession, Club Meetings

Tournaments- Lawn Bowl, Shuffleboard, etc.

First Service Residential: Orange County June 2018 – July 2019

The Plaza Irvine, Chief Engineer

Three High Rise 16 Floors each

With a Staff of 10 Engineers/ 8 Janitorial / 24 Front Desk Concierges, Implemented new Duties

And Standards of the Plaza’s Staff Personal; Engineering, Janitorial and most Front Desk

Concierges Customer Service, Held the HVAC Maintenances program inhouse; Water Source Heat Pumps, cooling towers, Boilers for Domestic Hot Water; Water Pump Stations to maintain

Header pressure cold and hot water for the Top Floors PH floors, Flight Deck, Generators one 750 KW and three 350KW generators, two Fire Pumps, Sprinkler Riser testing,

Training, Hands on or Class room: Safely MSDS; Hazmat; Fire and Life Alarm system, fire pump and sprinkler system, Janitorial Walk thru Inspections and Landscape walk thru inspections

Action Property Management: Irvine Calif. July 2014 – June 2018

Cushman & Wakefield: Santa Ana, Ca. Jan. 2011- Mar. 2014

First American Corp. – Chief Engineer

Campus/Data Center/ Santa Ana Office/ Bakersville/ Riverside

Implemented operating standards and directed a staff of nine Service Engineers on Campus and Data Center, two personal per site total of 15 Service Engineers, precured preventive maintenances program and set safety standards, HVAC Program, Testing of all Generators, following all AQMD regulations, Testing of all ATS switch gear and UPS switch gear Testing of HVAC Emergency Back-up systems from Chillers to Air Cool Chillers, EMS and BMS

Systems, PM on the Main Battery Banks insuring conditions and battery water levels, safety

Standards for the Battery Bank room, and it’s ventilation system

Provide software for the entire engineering group and developer of staff and work very close with Technical staff and support of any major upcoming projects or maintenances

Conducted facilities walk thru Inspection with the Facilities Manager or Technical manager of the Data Center

ABM Engineering Service: San Diego and Riverside, Ca. Mar. 1999 – Jan. 2011

Facilities Department, Chief Engineer

San Diego Union Newspaper: San Diego, Ca. Jan. 1998 – March 1999

3rd. Shift Lead Engineer

Pacific Defense System, US Navy Contractor: San Diego, Ca. Fed. 1997 – Jan.1998

Motor Rewinder/ Electrician / Rigger

United States Navy: San Diego, California Jan. 1977 – Jan-1997

Honorable Discharge/ Electrical Plant Supervisor


Management Leadership and Instructor

Fluent in the Spanish Language

Read Blue Print

Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Word Perfect

BMS and EMS ranging from Siemens, Johnsons Controls, Climatic

Water Source heat Pumps, Chillers 350/ 375 ton, Air-cool AAON Units, York, Trane

Data Air Units – Liebert and Carrier Units

Ice Bank System – Glycol System for Chiller Water Close loop system

Package Units: AAON, Fujitsu, Carrier, Liebert

Boilers – Ajax, Ray-pak, Lochinvar

Electrical Switchboard Operator

Low and High Voltage ranging from 24vac,120vac,220vac,480vac, single phase or Three phase

Plumbing, Backflow preventers, Water supply, sewage pump stations

Mechanical – pumps, motors, bearings, fans, Cooling Towers


Letter of Appreciation, First American Corporate, 2013 for Recovering Data Center HVAC System

Letter of Appreciation, Cushman & Wakefield, 2012

Leadership award, Cushman & Wakefield / First American Corp. 2011

Team of the Year, Cushman & Wakefield Facilities, 2011

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