HVAC Operator in Charge

Washington D.C
Jun 22, 2019
Jul 07, 2019
Full Time
As an HVAC Operator in Charge, you will ensure the safe, efficient, and continuous operation of HVAC equipment.

HVAC Operator in Charge

Serves in the Terminal Services Division in the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or the Utilities Division in the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Makes technical and practical decisions during the shift to help ensure safe, efficient, and continuous operation of HVAC systems and equipment. Coordinates the resolution of problems related to utilities systems. Performs related functions.


Receives and investigates all after-business-hours trouble calls and takes appropriate actions.

Records reading of meters and gauges on high-pressure boilers, chillers, thermo ice-storage machines (IAD), and control panels. Adjusts controls as needed.

Advises Supervisor when major malfunctions occur or when safety controls are not operating properly.

Advises Interior Electrician (IAD) or Electrical OIC (DCA) of power related issues and alarms affecting equipment.

Restarts boilers and chillers following power outages.

Responds to miscellaneous alarm panels for electrical and water distribution systems.

Trains new employees.

Makes rounds of various machine rooms to ensure that the HVAC equipment is operating properly and makes minor repairs or adjustments.

Responds to trouble calls and troubleshoots malfunctioning HVAC equipment.

Assists HVAC Mechanics in preventive maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment.

Applies the theories, principles, requirements, and standards of the trade and uses the full range of tools of the trade.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in the repair and maintenance of HVAC systems and equipment.

Full performance (journey level) knowledge of and skill in operating, testing, diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing of a range of HVAC equipment and systems.

Ability to work independently, make decisions, take action, or direct the actions of others to maintain or restore service.

Ability to analyze data and information, including interpreting and applying schematics, diagrams, and manuals to troubleshoot and isolate system malfunctions.

Skill in using tools, technical manuals, schematics, blueprints, manufacturer's materials, and other equipment and guides in journey level HVAC work.

Ability to work safely and knowledge of the safety rules, regulations, and procedures to do so.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer, computerized work order and time and attendance system.


Licensed as a Journey level HVAC Mechanic.

Universal Certification (Section 608) to service HVAC/refrigeration equipment from the Environmental Protection Agency.


A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).


A state driver's license in good standing.

Universal Certification (Section 608) to service HVAC/refrigeration equipment from the Environmental Protection Agency within 90 days of hire, promotion, or placement in the job.


Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

Operates vehicle airside and landside (requires AOA permit).

Work requires moderate to heavy physical exertion (lifting objects up to 75 pounds). May bend, stoop, crouch, and work in a cramped position.

May be subject to potential hazards common to the airport environment and HVAC systems,


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

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