Stationary Engineer

Washington, D.C
Oct 28, 2021
Nov 03, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

As a Stationary Engineer, you will:
  • Operate and maintain sub-stations, high tension transformers and rectifiers to provide adequate electrical power distribution at all times. (Note: Alternating current is obtained from the DCF's electrical power provider at a primary voltage of 13,800. It is then transformed down to meet various voltage requirements.)
  • Operate and repair and, perform scheduled preventative maintenance on a large number of varied application ventilation systems. (Note: This includes mechanical components, fans, filters, heaters and associated electrical (analog/digital) and pneumatic controls necessary for proper operation.)
  • Operate and repair, and perform scheduled preventative maintenance on air conditioning systems ranging in size from one-half to 2000-ton capacities. (Note: Incumbent is responsible for the control of temperature, humidity, and proper air distribution in all areas of the Main and the Annex buildings.)
  • Operate equipment on a 7-day, 24-hour, 365-daya year schedule, as a member of the Power Plant staff, in order to maintain required conditions.
  • Check temperature, humidity, air flow and makes necessary adjustments or repairs to analog, digital (DDC), electronic and/or pneumatic controls.
  • Make periodic inspection of all operating equipment.


Conditions of Employment

Physical Requirements: The work requires extensive walking, standing, crawling, bending, kneeling, reaching, climbing, and lifting up to 80 pounds. The incumbent must be able to work from ladders in cramped positions and in confined spaces. You must show in your experience in online application that you possess the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . Be sure all experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title, length of time performing the duties, and the name and contact information for the supervisor. We must be able to verify this experience in your resume in order for you to receive credit.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).


    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    You must meet the screen-out element - Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision normally addressed at the beginning of the online questions. In addition, you must also obtain an average score of two (2) for the following elements for this position as addressed through the online question in order to be considered minimally qualified. Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen out), Knowledge of Equipment, Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc., Operation of _________ (specify equipment machinery, etc.), Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), Use of Measuring Instruments, Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes Blueprint reading), and Dexterity and Safety.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a Bargaining unit position.
    • The facility typically shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. As such, all BEP employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    • Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
    • Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
    • Weekend work and overtime, if applicable, will be scheduled when needed based on production requirements as determined by Management.
    • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
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