Operations Technician III

Requisition ID:  26178

Washington, US, 20059

What You Can Expect

As our Operations Technician III, at Howard University you will be responsible for assisting in the safe, legal, reliable, and cost-efficient operation and maintenance of campus utility production and distribution systems of steam, electricity, and condensate. Every day you will record and monitor equipment operating conditions and report or adjust as required to maintain safe and efficient operation. You will report to the Plant Engineer Supervisor.



What You’ll Bring

  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent with 3+ years of training or experience in the trade practice of steam engineering
  • You have a minimum 3rd Class DC Steam Engineers License

  • You will operate intuitively from previous knowledge in troubleshooting gauges and instruments on equipment to bring about the satisfactory operation
  • You will work from drawings and be capable of systematically and logically locating the problem when drawings are not available
  • You are a novice in translating and communicating operational problems to all levels of management
  • You are comfortable performing chemical analysis of boiler feedwater, make-up water and condensate return; and adjusting chemical treatment to specified ranges established by the chemical treatment company
  • You will participate in repair, maintenance, installation, and upkeep of all central plant equipment and work areas
  • You will review operational manuals, technical manuals, and plant procedures
  • You will perform other duties as assigned



Additional Details

  • This role requires attendance at a worksite on a daily basis
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • This position consist of 30% of outdoor work, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions
  • Designated as an emergency employee and must report to work regardless of the university’s operating status
  • Adhere to the highest safety standards while multi-tasking and utilizing problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements and communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Capacity to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy while using company-issued computer
  • Capability to lift light to medium-weight objects utilizing necessary safety equipment as needed
  • Competence to perform work from ladders or scaffolds, on top of boilers, next to hot steam-driven equipment, and near rotating equipment. This may require a person to push or pull objects and/ or work inside confined spaces, manholes, crawl space or work in an abnormal sitting or standing positions
  • Willingness to develop technical proficiency in software applications; such as Maximo, SAP, ADP




Salary Range:  $32.94 to $41.13 USD hourly


This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate.

Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors. 


In addition to base pay, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan.


Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location.


At ENGIE, we take your well-being seriously. Our comprehensive benefits package includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, ESPP, generous paid time off including wellness days, holidays and leave programs. We also help you plan for retirement by offering a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.  But that's not all – we're dedicated to the health and happiness of your entire family, offering supplemental benefits for full time employees that enhance emotional and physical well-being through all stages of life from family forming to caregiver benefits. Explore our benefits package to see how we can support you. Learn more.




ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone.  


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.


If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com. This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.


We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this role at any time.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed. 

Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ESI NORTHAM
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  High School Diploma/GED/A Levels

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC