Control Room Operating Engineer, 1st Class

Washington D.C
May 08, 2019
May 31, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
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The Control Room Operating Engineer, 1st Class 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 the supervisor. Reporting to shift supervisor along with equipment operators, the Control Room Operating Engineer has additional duties that 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 walk-down sheets boiler, and chilled water reading and analysis's are taken properly by equipment operators.
  • Makes sure corrective action is taken to chemical treatments as required adjustments to plant equipment as required.
  • Review operational manuals, technical manuals, and plant procedures.

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years background in trade practices of steam engineering
  • 1st Class DC Steam Engineers License with a CFC certification
  • Must be capable of understanding and operating complex operation of high pressure steam and chilled water systems which can be operated several ways depending on operational needs
  • Must be capable of interpreting, evaluating, and directing operators to report equipment conditions and actions taken on field equipment by plant personnel
  • Ability to always report to work on time in the event of severe weather conditions, regardless of whether the University is closed or operating on an alternate schedule
  • Must operate intuitively from previous background knowledge in on troubleshooting the gauges and instruments on panel to bring about satisfactory operation of fluidized bed boiler which is unique in its design and operation

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