Central Plant Mechanic

Dulles, Virginia
May 31, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Full Time
Central Plant Mechanic - (MWAA-17-11938) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-11938 Job Title: Central Plant Mechanic Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: Washington Dulles International Airport, VA Post Date: 05/30/2017 Job Description:


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Position Title

Central Plant Mechanic

Announcement No.


Salary Range

T19, $27.77 - $36.10

Position Type

FT, Permanent


Washington Dulles International Airport;

Eng. and Maint. Dept., Utilities Division, MA-223A

Opening Date


Closing Date

Open Until Filled*


*Amended from closing date of 06/13/2017




Have you ever wondered who runs Reagan National Airport? Or Dulles International Airport? Or the Dulles Toll Road? We do! We’re the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and we’re looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us continue our tradition of outstanding service to travelers in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2016 alone, we served more than 44 million air passengers. We offer an array of benefits programs, including vacation, retirement, and health benefits. Whether you are traveling the world or plotting your career path, your journey begins with us.   




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Serves as full performance (journey level) Central Plant Mechanic in the HVAC Operators Group of the Utilities Section of the Utilities Division in the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Washington Dulles International Airport, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority).  Maintains, repairs, and modifies the Airport’s central plant and related remote facilities heating and cooling systems including five high temperature hot water generators (255 million BTUH), eight 2010-ton electrical centrifugal chillers, and a 16,044 ton-hour ice harvester and storage system.  Applies the theories, principles, requirements, and standards of the trade and uses the full range of tools of the trade. Uses specialized software to operate/adjust equipment/systems and diagnose problems. Performs related functions.    


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To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure.


1.     A high school diploma or Certificate of General Educational Development (GED); or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.


2.     Four years of progressively responsible experience (post high school) in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment, which includes one year specializing in installation, test, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of heating and air-handling systems and related HVAC equipment ranging from low-pressure boilers to high BTU high-temperature hot-water boilers, and from small exhaust fans to multi-zoned air-handling units including air intake fans, mixed-air fans, high-voltage HVAC units, ventilation units, exhaust fans, Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes, heat pumps, various pumps and air compressors, diffusers, ductwork, etc.


A Journey License as an Air Conditioning Mechanic is evidence of four years of progressively responsible trade experience, but is not, by itself, evidence of the one year of specializing in installation, test, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of heating and air-handling systems and related HVAC equipment.



The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but are not required to be rated qualified for this job.

1.     A Journey License in HVAC.


2.     EPA certification (universal) to service HVAC/Refrigeration Equipment.


3.     Experience working safely in a skilled trade, on a busy airfield, or in an equivalent work environment, such as, but not limited to, work in a skilled trade requiring prolonged concentration and attention to detail amid maritime or motor freight cargo loading/unloading, or other types of near-constant movements/operations that require continuous situational awareness and alertness to continually changing circumstances and events.


Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s).  If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.



A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.