Fuel Systems and Utilities Technician

Sep 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Fuel System and Utilities Technician works within the Facilities and Campus Development (FCD) team, as part of the Division of Operations at The George Washington University. The Technician supports the Utilities and Engineering team and reports to the Director of Utilities and Engineering.

The responsibilities include:

•Performs weekly inspections and preventive maintenance of fuel oil equipment and other environmental systems (e.g., stormwater management systems), and documents the results.
•Installs, tests, cleans, troubleshoots, and repairs fuel oil equipment, including diesel fuel oil pumps, tanks, pipelines, valves, and associated instrumentation.
•Installs, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical wiring for fuel oil system control circuits, including a variety of annunciator panels, automatic tank gauging systems, building automation systems, and fire alarm systems.
•Recommends and commissions new fuel oil equipment to be acquired.
•Stays current with fuel oil equipment regulations, attending training as necessary for existing and new equipment, and maintains certifications to work with new and existing fuel oil equipment on campus.
•Assists outside contractors hired to work on fuel oil equipment and other environmental systems and provides access to the equipment, informing them of GW's work policies and procedures, and inspecting their work upon completion.
•Provides onsite monitoring during automatic and manual transfer tests of emergency power systems performed by others to ensure fuel oil equipment functions properly.
•Collects and ships for analysis oil or water samples as needed.
•Performs quarterly stack emissions sampling using a Testo Model 350 emissions analyzer and maintains and stores the Testo 340 Model between uses.
•Performs weekly inspections of visible emissions from selected campus buildings.
•Works with the local water authority to acquire, install, and program new meters, including associated radio transmitters.
•Reads and records a variety of utility meter measurements.
•Installs, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic flow meters, including gas and BTU meters, associated measurement and communications equipment, and control and relief valves.
•Performs quarterly inspections of cisterns, green roofs, and other storm water retention and treatment equipment on campus.
•Repairs, replaces, and assists contractors with the maintenance of storm water retention and treatment equipment on campus.
•Provides assistance with testing and calibration of third-party utility meters performed by others.
•Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
•Coordinates assignments with the Life Safety shop, HVAC shop, and Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
•Responds to fuel oil spill emergencies and assists with response and cleanup.
•Instructs/trains personnel in proper use and operation of fuel oil equipment, storm water equipment, and utility meters.
•Performs other work related duties as requested. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 3 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

1) Valid driver's license.
2) OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER and confined-space entry certifications.
3) Will work around and/or with machine tools that present certain dangers, and all safety precautions must be followed.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Ability to read and/or interpret mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings and interpret schematic diagrams and wiring, and to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical problems.
•Ability to prepare sketches for minor construction projects.
•Knowledge of utilities usage metrics and meters.
•Proficiency with computerized tools and testing equipment programs, and contemporary software packages.
•Ability to acquire and maintain 1) UST Operator Training A/B/C, and 2) US EPA Method 9 Visible Emissions Certified Observer.
•Ability to maintain records manually and electronically.
•Ability to Prioritize Projects.
•Ability to access and work in confined spaces.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple, changing priorities and ability to work independently in a confidential, demanding business environment.
•Possess plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and controls skills
•Familiarity of the National Fire protection Association Code
•Manufacturer certifications to install, service, and maintain ATG systems manufactured by Veeder Root, Pneumercator, and/or Omntec preferred, although not required.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Operations Family Facilities & Campus Ops Sub-Family Engineering Stream Service and Support Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Position Designation: Designated On-Site: Employees who are required to physically report to work or remain at work during an emergency or adjustment to the university's operating status Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006708 Job Open Date: 09/29/2017 Job Close Date: 10/22/2017 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Please describe how your experience meets the minimum qualifications for this position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Do you have experience working in Higher Education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have strong writing and verbal communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If required, will you undergo a background check?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Names and Contact Information for References

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Names and Contact Information for References


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