Equipment Operator 3rd Class - Utility Plant

Washington D.C.
Nov 13, 2017
Apr 19, 2018
Full Time
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Equipment Operator 3rd Class - Utility Plant

The Equipment Operator 3rd Class assists in the operation, monitoring and maintenance of power plant equipment consisting of: one high pressure coal fired fluidized bed boiler, three gas/oil fired boilers, emergency generator, six industrial AC chillers and a thermal storage tank system.  He or she maintains steam purity and water quality of systems through chemical treatment and monitoring of water chemistry.  Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the Equipment Operator has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Assists operation/maintenance of all power plant equipment.
  • Checks chemical analysis of boiler, condensate return, chilled water and condenser water system. 
  • Adjusts chemical treatment to specified ranges established by chemical treatment company.
  • Records and monitors equipment operating conditions, and reports or adjusts as required for maintaining a safe and efficient operation.
  • Participates in repair, maintenance, installation, and upkeep of all power plant equipment and work areas.
  • Reviews operational manuals, technical manuals, and plant procedures.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • DC 3rd Class Steam Engineer's License
  • Ability to understand and operate the complex operation of high pressure steam and chilled water systems, which can be operated several ways depending on desired mode of operation
  • Ability to learn, understand, and evaluate equipment conditions and the operation of same
  • Excellent communication skills for use among fellow workers, supervisors, and community members

The Equipment Operator 3rd 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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