Job opening: Air Condition Equipment Operator Leader
Salary: $32 - 37 per hour
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located within the Maintenance and Operations Section, Engineering Service. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership in the Energy Plant at one of the two separate divisions of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA.
Duties include but not limited to:
Perform as a journeyman Air Conditioning Equipment Operator performing tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of heating and cooling plant equipment serving a large medical center.
Performs routine scheduled preventative maintenance and maintains records of scheduled operations.
Perform minor repairs on three gas/oil fired steam boilers, three boiler feedwater pumps, two condensate transfer pumps and associated equipment.
Perform minor repairs on centrifugal water chillers, induced draft cooling towers, chilled water pumps, condenser water pumps, and associated equipment.
Perform starts stops and regulates the chillers, boilers, and associated equipment as load demands.
Knowledge of the function and purpose of all equipment in the systems operated.
Knowledge of the theories, practices and techniques for the operation of steam boilers, centrifugal chillers, air compressors, electrical distribution systems, energy management system and associated equipment.
Ability to apply this knowledge and skills in the operating and repairing of steam boilers, centrifugal chillers and associated equipment with a minimum of guidance from the supervisor.
Ability to use items such as flue gas analyzer, volt-ohm-meter, and ammeter to test equipment.
Ability to use various power and hand tools in the repair of equipment, i.e., drill motors and presses, portable and bench grinders, pipe threading machines and metal band saws.
Ability to detect malfunctions in equipment, locate and troubleshoot the problem.
Assists mechanics in the major repair of equipment or in the off-season overhaul or maintenance of equipment.
Performs minor repairs, such as replacing mechanical seals, bearings, valves, pipe fittings, and motors. In addition, repair of insulation, repacking valves, and piping if required.
Work Schedule: Compressed rotating shifts
Position Description Title/PD#: Air Condition Equipment Operator Leader/PD111010
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- May serve a probationary period
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairLead or SuperviseOperation of Equipment/MachineryTechnical Practices (Electrical Electronic)
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
One Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30901
- Name: Deborah Niebauer
- Phone: 228-523-5000 X40010
- Email: [email protected]