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Job opening: Utility Systems Operator

Salary: $26 - 31 per hour
City: Dublin
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Utility Systems Repairer/Operator (USR0) is a member of a two person team that is responsible for the safe operation of the Utility's Management Center. The Utility Management Center consists of two plants and their related equipment: 55,000 lbs. per hour Central Steam Plant 8M BTU condensing water boilers and a 2,795 ton Central Chiller Plant and after hour's operation and maintenance of the complete facility.


Work consists of a broad variety of duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods to ensure that the mission of environmental care is carried out in an efficient and economical manner. Much of the work involved is limited guidance and the incumbent often after much consideration must make many independent judgments. Many of the complex decisions are based upon years of experience in the field of the USRO. The USRO is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the central steam plant consisting of both water-tube and fire-tube (1) boilers with the capacity of producing 1,700 HP at 55,000 lb. of steam per hour. The operation and maintenance of four (4) condensing water boilers. The operator follows established procedures during the lighting of, operation, sequencing, and during all boiler procedures and testing, on a yearly basis, must complete annual inspections of both types of boilers Incumbent inspects fire box for refractory ass and tube wear on the outside of tubes. They run a water pressure test to inspect for leaks on tubes. Operates and maintains all support equipment: deaerator tank, condensate tank, condensate pumps, feed water pumps, forced draft blowers, air compressors and fuel oil pumps. Incumbent maintains the strainers on the feed water and fuel oil pumps. Changes flow charts, and computes daily use of make-up water, steam production, fuel usage (both natural gas and diesel) and calculates heating and cooling degree days to validate efficient operation. Performs hourly inspection of equipment under load. Records diesel fuel tank levels and usage daily. The USRO is responsible for the safe operation, sequencing and maintenance of the central chiller plant consisting of (4) 500 ton centrifugal chillers, (1) 200 ton screw type heat pump chiller (4) 100 HP secondary chill water pumps, (4) 100 HP condensing water pumps and (4) 100 HP primary chill water pumps that operate in a chill water loop. Incumbent performs operator-level preventive and corrective maintenance on chillers, cooling towers, fire-tube and water tube boilers, pumps, valves steam traps, valve actuators and damper linkages and other associated equipment. Incumbent maintains proper control of boiler water, condensate water, chilled water, and cooling towers through daily testing and adjustment through chemical injection and blow down rates as required. The USRO is responsible for monitoring the Simplex based fire alarm system and the initiating the facility's fire alarm procedure, which includes contacting local fire department if necessary. On weekends, holidays, evening and night (WHEN) hours, they are responsible for monitoring the status and operation of the stand-by electrical power system consisting of (1) 2 MW generator, (3) 450KW generators, (1) 275KW generators, (2) 150KW generators, (1) 125 KW generators and (1) 85 KW generator for a combined total of 4.135 MW of generating power. During off shift hours they are first responders to all calls in the hospital that include but not limited to plumbing, electrical, carpentry, patient bed, nurse call and water tower pumps and controls. Work Schedule: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm; 7:00 pm - 7:00 am; 12 hour shift work including weekend and holidays Position Description Title/PD#: Utility Systems Operator/PD10473A Telework Eligibility: Not eligible for Telework



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 eligible are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Ability to Do the Work of the Position without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to InspectDexterity and SafetyKnowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair, etc. 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The employee must be in a satisfactory physical and mental condition and fit for duty at all times, excluding body maintenance items. They may frequently work in confined spaces and will be required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl, walk, jump and climb for moderate time durations. They will have to install and make repairs to equipment from ladders, scaffolding, platforms and hard-to-reach spaces. They must be able to lift equipment, parts, supplies and chemicals weighing up to 5O lbs. They efforts will vary depending on the task to be performed. The employee may be subject to very uncomfortable and possibly dangerous working conditions. He/she will be required to work in varying degrees of temperature, constant noise, dirt soot, oil, grease and hot steam piping. Generally employee works indoors, may be required to work outdoors occasionally for short periods of time and will be exposed to weather conditions. They is required to work on ladders, catwalks, mechanical rooms and carry heavy objects up and down stairs. He/she may be exposed to hazards such as electrical shock, cuts, bruises, burns, inhalation of fumes from chemicals and combustible gases. They is required to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, ear plugs, safety goggles, hard hats, gloves, and Arc flash gear. They is expected to always keep a safe and clean working environment. They tours of duty are accomplished independently on a rotating shift plan including weekends and holidays.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


  • Address Carl Vinson VA Medical Center 1826 Veterans Boulevard Dublin, GA 31021 US
  • Name: Daria Looper
  • Phone: 404-321-6111 X573389
  • Email: [email protected]