Engineering Technician Iii

Burke, Virginia
$54,761.62 - $91,269.57 Annually
Jul 17, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Creates assets job plans and standard operating operation for the three shops within the pump stations. Utilizes the Computerized Maintenance Management System for ensuring and maintaining the data integrity and generating reports. Creates and maintains a spare parts inventory computerized program system. Verifies the completeness of work orders prior to the work orders being closed out. Assists the frontline supervisor in the evaluation of equipment failures, performs conditional assessment of critical operating assets of the operating equipment, and assists in the scheduling of preventive Maintenance (PM) work activities. Ensures the accuracy of the work orders prior to being closed out and assists others in the utilization of the Computerized Maintenance Management System. Generates weekly preventive maintenance work orders and distributes to front line supervisors. Assists the pump station staff in the execution of preventive, corrective, and predicated maintenance work orders. Performs administration of various in-house construction projects and services. Develops, reviews and approved technical and service specifications. Responds to questions from perspective bidders during the bidding period. Reviews bids and recommends contract awards. Reviews and recommends actions for none-confirming work by contractors. Performs daily inspection of contractor's work progress. Reviews and approves some low-level fabrications drawings. Reviews and recommends payments of contractor's monthly pay application. Approves and conducts substantial completion of inspections. Ensures project punch list items are executed by the contractor. Prepares project close out documents and recommends final payment. Approves contractor's outage request following discussion with affected department. Informs management staff of any project impact discussed during weekly project meetings. Clarifies project scope with the Department of Procurement and Materials Management of the solicitation being requested. Under the direction of the Pump Stations Branch Chief.

Note: Holiday, weekend and overtime work may be required. Position is designated as "Essential Emergency Services Personnel". Essential employees are required to report to duty/shift no matter in what capacity Fairfax County is operating (open/closed).

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Thorough knowledge in the practical application of engineering science and technology to include applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design, maintenance, or production of approved plans, permits or construction and maintenance of structures, facilities or equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus and/or statistic and their applications for project completion and/or problem solving;
  • Thorough knowledge of county, state and federal laws, codes and regulations pertaining to the appropriate technical field;
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods and equipment used in engineering construction and inspection methods;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude;
  • Ability to prepare accurate drawings and maps;
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems;
  • Ability to process information by compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating or verifying information and data accurately to document field notes;
  • Ability to use relevant information and judgment to evaluate whether plans, specifications, permits or inspection results are in compliance with standards or meet specification requirements;
  • Ability to estimate technical and/ or resource requirements for development of projects;
  • Ability to review and interpret technical documents such as maps, plans or schematics to plan work;
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and correct abnormalities and malfunctions in equipment and technical processes;
  • Ability to design, analyze and effectively use systems, components and methods within the framework of quality control and continuous improvement;
  • Ability to enter and maintain information utilizing software or adaptive devices;
  • Ability to create graphical representations;
  • Ability to select, utilize and maintain tools and technology, including adaptive tools and new technology to facilitate work or a process;
  • Ability to collect, compile, and interpret research data;
  • Ability to respond to sensitive complaints, provide detailed technical explanations and resolve sensitive complaints;
  • Ability to maintain effective work relationships and work in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, four years of engineering technical support work.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and p re-employment physical to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Extensive knowledge of the practices, methods, material and tools of the mechanical/electrical/instrumentation trades related to the maintenance of wastewater collection and conveyance system.
  • Thorough knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), Computerized Maintenance Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management systems (EAM) and Microsoft office.
  • Extensive knowledge of Asset Management.
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Journeyman Electrician License or equivalent certification from another state.

Work requires entering climbing in and out of catch basins, manholes and other confined spaces with weight restriction of 310 pounds. Ability to lift and handle materials with manual dexterity, up to 30 pounds. Work requires pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, standing, stooping and walking. Ability to climb and work from fixed, extension and step ladders two stories in height and scaffolding up 5 stories in height. Work requires performing tasks in adverse weather conditions and in an environment in which raw waste is present. Ability to work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Ability to discern color. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing including ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Must be able to drive county vehicle to county pump stations, various job sites and administrative meetings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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