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Engineering Technician

US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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The Engineering Technician (ET) prepares estimates and job plans for recurring preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, facilities condition assessments and small, medium and large projects including: maintenance, repair, new construction, and rehabilitation of real property and equipment. Also included are investigations of accepted maintenance, repair standards established by US Navy Factilities Command (NAVFAC) design criteria and/or equipment manufactures for the maintenance of real property.

This work includes:

Preparation of project specifications for real property systems including: distribution systems for high and low pressure water, high and low pressure steam, high and low pressure air, natural gas, and petroleum products; all piping system components and controls to such equipment as pumps, sprinkler systems, turbines, air compressors, boiler, unfired pressure vessels, heating and plumbing; equipment such as refrigeration, air conditioning, boiler internals, motors, generators, gear transmissions, cranes, hoists, and similar devices, duct work, and electric and pneumatic controls.


In a typical week, the ET ...

  • Uses a computer to prepare reports which detail existing conditions and makes recommendations (scope of work).
  • Prepares preliminary (fundable) cost estimates, project evaluations, field studies/reports, and concept drawing/sketches. Investigates, analyzes, and resolves problems pertaining to the design, installation, maintenance, operation or repair of electrical systems.
  • Recommends various systems, material and most economical/feasible construction methods for job completion by shop forces, support contracts or Construction Battalion.
  • Coordinates with the appropriate NAVFAC engineer if additional engineering support is required.
  • Prepares detailed job plans (task sequenced) in connection with construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair of facilities, indicating the work center, man hours, work requirements, work (labor, tool, material) sequences or phases, etc. to perform the work in accordance with applicable requirements, regulations, and codes.
  • Prepares detailed cost estimates using computer application software, estimating handbooks, Engineering Performance Standards (EPS), MEANS, contract specifications, and applied trade experience.
  • Determines cost of material, labor hours, furnishes material lists, and provides sketches and/or detailed drawing (which may be accomplished using AutoCAD or similar computer programs) to appropriate work centers.
  • Reviews proposals for completeness, accuracy, and reasonableness.
  • Coordinates with the Project Manager and/ or Contracts representatives for estimate and scope format.
  • Prepares schedules, with critical path, for construction and maintenance job plans, modifications, and estimates. May be required to revise plans and estimates as the work progresses, if the scope of work changes.
  • Attends pre-construction conferences to define and clarify scope of the project to production controllers, maintenance supervisors and workers, and contract representatives. On specific projects, assists in providing coordination services by contacting various resources that have a schedule involvement assuring their timeline for execution and completion is on schedule. 
  • Advises shops on job plans to observe safety regulations and gives special instruction necessary to prevent damage to Government property and possible rework. Upon completion of job write up, the ET gives verbal and written guidance to production controller, shop coordinators, shop supervisors, Public Works Officers and customer activities.
  • Compiles and prepares job schedule sheet from information contained in completed work orders.
  • Provides production controller with the necessary data to effectively accomplish the material procurement and scheduling process.



Operations – The ET shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Responsible for reporting to workload manager all discrepancies or unsatisfactory performance of equipment as well as unsafe conditions. Must be familiar and comply with all safety regulations. Must wear appropriate safety equipment. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The ET shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.


Processing – The ET shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of tasks. The ET shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.


Housekeeping – The ET shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.


Technical Support – The ET shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.


Meetings/Conferences – The ET shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.


Briefings – The ET shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


Updates – The ET shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The ET will comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.


The ET must have:

  • Knowledge of the technical aspects of electrical and mechanical engineering concepts, principles and practices, necessary to perform the full range of projects concerning with the construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair of facilities.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of electrical and mechanical construction and trades.
  • Ability to independently read and interpret engineering drawing and specifications.
  • Ability to correctly apply technical data from manuals with occasional assistance or guidance.
  • Ability to use microcomputers and application software (for example, Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCad) to prepare narrative summaries and drafting sketches.
  • Ability to properly assess potential impact of proposed actions on public safety, ecology and energy conservation with minimal guidance.
  • Knowledge of safety, environmental, and energy conservation regulations and instructions.
  • Ability to apply and include these regulation requirements in job plans and estimates. 


All Candidates must have/be:

a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).



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