Control Room Operating Engineer (1st Class), Utility Plant - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Mar 30, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Engineer, Management
Full Time
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Control Room Operating Engineer (1st Class), Utility Plant - Facilities Management

Shift: Evening

The Control Room Operating Engineer (1st Class), under general supervision, controls the operation of the fluidized bed boiler, three gas/oil fired boilers, 6 chillers, emergency generator unit, thermal storage tank, campus electrical demand and all auxiliary and associated equipment in the plant.  S/he follows established procedures and refers sub-standard conditions to supervisor. Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the Control Room Operating Engineer has duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains constant watch over all operating equipment through monitoring control room instrumentation, computer screen and printout and alarms, ensuring that the equipment is performing according to prescribed characteristics for a safe and efficient operation in providing steam, chilled water and electrical services to the central distribution system. 
  • Makes operational changes and adjustments as required to secure safe, efficient and continual operation.
  • Participates in repair maintenance and installation of plant equipment.
  • Reviews and ensures that control room log readings, plant walkdown sheets, boiler and chilled water reading and analysis are taken properly by equipment operators. 
  • Makes sure corrective action is taken to chemical treatments as required adjustments to plant equipment as required.
  • Reviews operational manuals, technical manuals and plant procedures.
  • As directed, performs the duties of the Shift Supervisor.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • DC 1st Class Steam Operating Engineer;s License
  • CFC (chlorofluorocarbon chemicals) Certification
  • At least 5 years of experience in trade practices of steam engineering
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate equipment conditions, and to direct the actions of field equipment and personnel
  • Ability to use experience and knowledge to troubleshoot gauges and instruments on equipment to bring about satisfactory operation.
  • Ability to understand and operate high pressure steam and chilled water systems which can be operated several ways, depending on operational needs

The Control Room Operating Engineer (1st Class) is an emergency position that requires the incumbent to report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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