Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

The AOC prides itself on its Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related elements.
  • You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

    SCREEN-OUT: Ability to perform the work of elevator mechanic (electronics) without more than normal supervision which includes working independently, showing job responsibility and exercising initiative.

    Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

    Not Applicable


    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Senate Office Buildings, Facility Operations Division, Elevator and Subway Branch, Elevator Section.

    The incumbent installs, maintains, evaluates and adjusts, repairs, and calibrates electronic control equipment and systems in support of elevators and other electronically controlled systems in the Senate Office Buildings.

    The tour of duty for this position is: Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    The individual selected for this position:

    - Interprets, diagnoses and responds to the full spectrum of elevator operational problems, e.g., power buildup problems in multi-voltage generator systems, changes in platform leveling, high maximum elevator speeds or sudden stops or changes in elevator speed.

    - Applies trade knowledge of control circuits such as parallel, reverse, self-holding, dynamic and suicide switch.

    - Utilize test procedures, including vendor proprietary tools, signal generator, recording meter, event recorder or thermograph instruments to test live circuits and components to diagnose malfunctions and decide on the remedy.

    - Reads and responds to mechanical information from engineering and inspection reports including technical directions of engineering, event readings or recordings and waveforms.

    - Evaluates, adjusts and repairs new systems and invents processes to handle unexpected defects.

    - Determines the need to modify test devices. Develops alterations to detailed schematics and maintenance procedures.

    - Organizes efforts with professional and technical workers on changes to equipment and its functioning qualifications.

    - Adjusts complex, integrated operational systems, including voice, fire controls and security. Examples include new data transmission systems with analog-to-digital converters, pulse generators, multiplexers, timing circuits, receivers, etc.

    - Troubleshoots electronic systems for errors for which there is little documentation.

    - Communicates with engineers and manufacturer's representatives to examine, adjust and develop changes, replacements or improvements to equipment to eliminate malfunctions and/or simplify repairs or operational modifications.

    - Uses various automated test equipment to recognize deficiencies in the programming or unit to correct issues.

    - Corrects and/or repairs integrated digital control systems (Motion Control Engineering and Otis). This includes IMC Performa, I-Control, I-Box and IMC SCR.

    - Utilize knowledge of and must comply with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner.

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