Controls Specialist, 3rd Class - Utility Plant

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
Apr 23, 2018
Full Time

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Controls Specialist, 3rd Class - Utility Plant

Controls Specialist at Utility Plant maintains, inspects, adjusts repairs, calibrates, and performs periodic preventative maintenance on automatic control devices and systems for three gas/oil fired high pressure boilers, eight electric motor driven chillers, and related components. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains, inspects, adjusts, repairs, and calibrates all automatic and manual controls, indicators, recorders, and controllers for all three boilers, eight chillers, and associated plant equipment.
  • Maintains, inspects, adjusts, repairs, and calibrates pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic automatic and manual controls for plant auxiliary equipment.
  • Maintains, adjusts, and calibrates water treating equipment for boilers, chilled water system, and cooling towers.
  • Assists electronic technician with calibration of electronic controls and preventative maintenance of electrical equipment.
  • Installs new - and maintains existing - plant automatic control, compressed air, water, and hydraulic control piping.
  • Reports to maintenance manager and - along with 4 maintenance mechanics, an electronics technician, and a building maintenance worker - works with other crafts and others as needed, assisting others in any way possible to maintain a reliable and safe plant operation.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • DC Steam Engineers 3rd Class License
  • At least four years of experience in the operation and maintenance of gas/oil and coal fired boilers and air conditioning equipment or the equivalent of training and experience, and at least one year of experience in maintaining automatic control systems
  • Demonstrable ability to use and understand the principals and practices of fluid flow and their relation to boiler and chiller controls, and adjust PLC programs as conditions require
  • Knowledge of all basic hand tools, volt-ohm meter, ammeter, various types of pneumatic and electronic calibrating equipment, manometers, boiler efficiency monitor, pipe threading machine, electric drills, frequency generator and counter, oscilloscope, hand and bench grinders, and cutting and welding torches
  • Knowledge of combustion as it relates to oil, and gas, and boilers

This position is considered an emergency position that requires that incumbent reports to work during inclement weather at the regularly

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