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Control Room Operating Engineer, 1st Class - Georgetown University's Planning and Facilities Management
Under general supervision, the Control Room Operating Engineer assists in the operation, monitoring and maintenance of Central plant equipment consisting of: three gas/oil fired boilers, standby emergency generator, nine industrial centrifugal chillers and a thermal storage tank system. Follows established procedures and refers sub-standard conditions to shift supervisor. Performs related work when assigned. Responds to campus steam, chilled water, condensate and domestic water distribution system issues.
Reporting to shift supervisor along with equipment operators, the Control Room Operating Engineer acts as substitutes for shift supervisor and has duties including, but 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.
- Degree or GED acceptable
- A minimum of five years training or experience in trade practice of steam engineering. Must operate intuitively from previous knowledge in troubleshooting gauges and instruments on equipment to bring about satisfactory operation.
- 1st Class DC Steam Engineers License; Incumbent 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. CFC certification.
- Must be capable of interpreting, evaluating and directing operators to report equipment conditions and actions taken on field equipment by plant personnel.
- At any time the control room operator may be required to perform the duties of the shift supervisor. In absence of higher supervision, the control room operator has the authority to shut down equipment and call in any personnel required to repair same to maintain or resume utility services.
Incumbent is an emergency employee and must always report to work on time in the event of severe weather conditions, regardless of whether the University is closed or operating on alternate schedule. Incumbent must be capable of supporting snow removal operations.
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