Utility Systems Repairer Operator, WG-4742-10

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 18, 2017
Closes
Jan 25, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency



The Utility System Repair Operator will work with the Steam and Chilled Water Generating Plant (SCWGP), Facilities Maintenance Division. This position primarily works a rotating shift and can be required to perform maintenance as necessary.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Applicant must meet physical requirements
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be registered with selective service, as appropriate
  • Must besuitable for Federal employment
  • This position requires call back or emergency overtime.


  • There is no specific length or level of experience requirements. The applicant's overall background of experience, education and training must clearly demonstrate the Ability to perform USRO duties, such as those described in the duties section, without more than normal supervision(Screen Out) AND Skill in refrigerant recovery as evidenced by possession of a Universal EPA Certification. (Screen Out)

    (Applicants must provide a copy of the certificate at time of application).




    All applicants will be rated on the following Job Elements:


    *Ability to perform USRO duties, such as those described in the duty section, without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)

    *Skill in refrigerant recovery as evidenced by posession Universal EPA Certification (Screen Out)

    (Applicants must provide a copy of the certificate at time of application).


    *Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, testing, repair, etc and Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

    *Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

    *Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, blueprints, etc.

    *Ability to use measuring instruments



    Applicants must meet the screen out elements and score at least fifty percent in each element.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///www.opm.gov/qualifications

    Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Your resume must be complete (i.e., include dates of experience, salary, work schedule, etc.), detailed and relevant to the position.

    Position has physical requirements.

    This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants may be referred as early as July 24, 2017. All subsequent cut-offs will be done approximately every 30 days until vacancies are filled.

    Q - Nonsensitive


    DUTIES:

    This position primarily works a rotating shift and can be required to perform maintenance as necessary. With minimal supervision, the incumbent performs a variety of duties assigned by the Shift Supervisor. Involved in the operation and maintenance of four high pressure steam generators (generating 44,000 pounds of steam per hour at 150 psi), two high pressure steam generators (generating 80,000 pounds of steam per hour at 150 psi), four centrifugal electric motor driven air compressors (furnishing compressed air at 110 psi), two 3,000 ton and five 3,500 ton electric driven York centrifugal chillers, and all associated auxiliary equipment.



    Typical operation duties include, but are not necessarily limited to the following; maintaining the correct steam pressure and water level in the steam generators by proper operation of the control system; inspecting feed water regulatory controls and gauges; ensuring proper combustion by maintaining the required O2 levels in the exit gasses; maintaining an established chemical program by performing tests and adding the required chemicals to each system and adjusting system blow down rates; operation of all auxiliary equipment associated with steam generation; maintaining correct air pressure by proper adjustments to the air compressors; maintaining the correct chilled water temperature by proper operation of the chillers control system; proper operation of the cooling tower and proper operation of the variable speed chilled water pumps and all associated auxiliary equipment.



    Typical maintenance duties include, but are not necessarily limited to the following; troubleshooting / repair / preventative maintenance of all equipment that provides steam, chilled water and compressed air found in the Steam and Chilled Water Generation Plant. Trouble shoot / repair / preventative maintenance of small air compressors, gas furnaces, small pumps and equipment located in buildings not served by the SCWGP but fall under its responsibility. Measuring, cutting and threading pipe, cleaning turbine tubes in chiller heat exchangers and cleaning the water and fire sides of the steam generators. Troubleshoot / repair control issues associated with direct digital, pneumatic and electric.