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 ...
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:
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).