Operations Technician III - Howard University

Requisition ID:  13617

Washington, US, 20059

ENGIE is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower-carbon energy economy to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.


Working under the supervision of the Operations Manager and Operator 1st Class, the Equipment Operator 3rd Class is responsible for assisting in the safe, legal, reliable, and cost-efficient operation and maintenance of campus utility production and distribution systems of steam, Electricity, condensate, and domestic water.  This position is located at Howard University, Washington DC campus. 


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.


What you’ll do:

  • Participate in the safe and reliable operation of Combustion Turbine, Generator, Heat Recovery Steam Generator, and High pressure Boiler for the production of Steam, Electricity, and condensate for customer
  • Perform chemical analysis of boiler feedwater, make-up water and condensate return. Adjusts chemical treatment to specified ranges established by the chemical treatment company
  • Records and monitors equipment operating conditions and reports or adjusts as required to maintain safe and efficient operation
  • Participates in repair, maintenance, installation, and upkeep of all Central Plant equipment and work areas
  • Reviews operational manuals, technical manuals, and plant procedures
  • Designated as an emergency employee and must report to work regardless of the university’s operating status


What you bring:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years of training or experience in the trade practice of steam engineering. Must operate intuitively from previous knowledge in troubleshooting gauges and instruments on equipment to bring about satisfactory operation.
  • Minimum 3rd Class DC Steam Engineers License required
  • Adhere to the highest safety standards while multi-tasking and utilizing problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Utilize hard work ethic, self-starter, and can-do attitude while analyzing plant processes, recommend, and implement improvements
  • Work with drawings and be capable of systematically and logically locating the problem when drawings are not available
  • Novice in translating and communicating operational problems to all levels of management
  • Excellent team player who is intrigued by detecting problems and implementing the solution


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Ability to meet the 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, calculator, and other devices
  • 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 abnormal sitting or standing positions
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Willingness to develop technical proficiency in some software applications (Maximo, SAP, ADP)
  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing as well as willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions and noise levels that would be considered usually a moderate to a high level
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but position may require equipment repairs, manual operation of valves often in a hot, dusty, noisy environment. 


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. 


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


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 employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $47,090 – $112,710 USD, annually 
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors 
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits 


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.  

Your talent acquisition partner can share more specific information regarding the salary for the position based on the work location. 


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.

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