With 13 networks in 10 major cities, Vicinity Energy is North America’s largest provider of district energy solutions, offering energy investment, infrastructure and management to municipal, commercial and institutional customers with mission-critical energy needs. Our 450+ skilled engineers, operators and energy experts have a singular dedication to our customers’ success and a relentless focus on delivering efficient energy, resilient management and operation of cooling and heating networks, the production of green energy and carbon footprint reductions for the customers and communities in which we serve.
chilled water process cooling equipment facilities that utilize refrigeration systems and thermal storage to meet the comfort cooling requirements of our customer service locations as well as the distribution system. When assigned watch as Control Operator, oversees the operation of assigned plant(s) and distribution system(s).
TYPE POSITION: Non-Exempt
§ Maintains safe working conditions: identifies and corrects or reports unsafe conditions in work area.
§ Performs assigned duties in accordance with all published Company operating and safety policies.
§ Stands watch as Lead Control Operator, Control Operator, or Auxiliary Operator, as assigned, and oversees assigned personnel, if any, and equipment.
§ Controls, maintains, and monitors pressure, temperatures, and flow of steam and chilled water systems, including boilers, chillers, feedwater, and distribution system.
§ Takes effective action to reduce the effect of equipment casualties.
§ Ability to recognize, report, mitigate or correct equipment and system anomalies.
§ Controls cooling tower, boiler and feedwater quality, taking steps to assure that prescribed water management procedures are being followed.
§ Oversees fuel oil and natural gas transfer and storage at assigned plant.
§ Writes work orders for identification and repair of plant equipment.
§ Maintains required records of operations in a clear and precise manner.
§ WhenassignedaControlOperatorwatch,overseestheoperationsateitherapeakingorremoteplantduringthe watch.
§ During backshifts, weekends, and holidays, may act as the primary representative for contact with customers and the public requiring accurate logging of complaints and resolution of the problems or passing of the information on to the appropriate supervisor immediately..
§ Performs assigned maintenance and housekeeping.
§ Oversees completion of all prescribed records and logs at assigned plants.
§ Ensurescompliancewithenvironmentalregulations,includingproperoperationofsteamplantoutfall(s)aswell as cooling tower blow down.
§ May be assigned to other facilities on a seasonal basis.
§ Performs other duties as assigned by Operations management.
§ Maryland First Class Stationary Engineer's License.
§ Five years experience in operating stationary or marine boilers.
§ Effective understanding of the principles and regulatory requirements for overseeing operations involving water management quality, outfall controls, fuel systems, asbestos controls, and metering. § EPA – CFC Technician Certification – Universal or Type II and Type III minimum.
§ Demonstrated maturity, reliability, and judgement to stand watch as a Control Operator.
§ Ability to communicate orally and in writing concerning routine paperwork.
§ Ability to climb and tolerate heights up to 75 feet and to tolerate confined spaces.
§ Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
§ Valid driver's license and insurable by Company's vehicle insurance carrier.
§ Admit to Company required alcohol and drug screening program
Safely, reliably and efficiently operate boilers and ancillary equipment along with multiple