AECOM Chiller Plant Operator / Mechanic in Groton, Connecticut

Business Line Government

Position Title Chiller Plant Operator / Mechanic

United States of America - Connecticut


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking Chiller Plant Operator / Mechanic for a pharmaceutical complex in Groton, CT. Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday; scheduled work hours may vary, based on business demand.

This central chiller plant / distributed utilities maintenance technician provides an advanced level of expertise in troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance of the central utility plant and associated equipment. This equipment includes, but is not limited to: industrial chillers and related controls systems, and associated distributed utilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of overall chiller plant operations, including summer and winter operations, and the specific chillers in use within the facility, including steam absorption chillers and electric centrifugal chillers.

  • Leverages familiarity with chiller plant control system, including operating the chillers and remote building systems, as well as manual backup system, including recovering the chiller plant during outages.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of underground distributed utilities, including chilled water, steam, condensate, city domestic water, sanitary systems and lab waste. Demonstrates understanding of overall distribution of utilities to each building within the facility.

  • Executes and ensures compliance with safety programs related to the chiller plant, including those related to wastewater, ODC's, emissions and chemical handling and waste.

  • Operates, maintains, and repairs all chiller plant associated equipment in compliance with all company regulations and standards.

  • Demonstrates and leverages working knowledge of very large tonnage centrifugal and steam absorption type chillers including maintenance, troubleshooting, service and operation of these chillers and their associated equipment and various distribution systems.

  • Demonstrates familiarity with controls and the operation of the site chilled water distribution system and the site steam and steam condensate systems, including the site energy monitoring systems.

  • Operates the central chilled water plant, both automatically via the CPCS and / or manually via the manual back-up systems.

  • Performs associated work on various control systems, interfaces with site BMS, valves, valve actuators, various types of pumps, gear drives, fans, steam and steam condensate systems, traps, filtration systems, water treatment systems, compressed air systems, air drier systems, lifts, forklifts, cranes and related mechanical equipment.

  • Understands and complies with all Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) programs and procedures.

  • Effectively communicates with the site management team and the customer to understand requirements, solve complex problems, and provide solutions to plant problems.

  • Develops and trains other technicians, monitors their work assignments, and coaches as appropriate.

  • Understands predictive maintenance methods and implements processes to identify and repair equipment prior to failures occurring.

  • Read and interpret work from drawings, written work orders, sketches, blueprints, and technical manuals.

  • Perform preventive maintenance as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

  • Recommends measures to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance

  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper company safety guidelines, such as lockout/tagout, confined space, and hot work procedures, and wearing PPE as required.

  • Demonstrates attention to detail, good comprehensive and analytical skills, and excellent organizational skills.

  • Maintains a strict schedule in order to be successful in the assignment, yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.



Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High School diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  2. Five years of experience as a facility maintenance mechanic in an industrial or manufacturing environment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  3. Connecticut OE2 license or ability to obtain within 3 years of employment.

  4. Current EPA approved Universal CFC certification, or the ability obtain within 6 months of employment.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to stand for prolonged periods and walk extensively throughout the facility during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat, twist, crawl, and climb repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel, work in cramped or confined spaces, or assume uncomfortable or tiring body positions repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, stairs, or scaffolding at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 100 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to work at an accelerated pace in emergency conditions, as needed.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Associate’s degree or equivalent trade school diploma in industrial electrical, mechanical, HVAC, or a related skilled trade.

  2. Experience working with heavy industrial or manufacturing plant steam systems, centrifugal chillers, air handling units, cooling towers, air compressors, air dryers, heat exchangers, exhaust systems, pneumatic controls, and building automation control systems.

  3. Ability to read and understand repair manuals, specifications, drawings, and schematic diagrams.

  4. Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS); EAMS experience is a plus.

  5. Experience working with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, and Excel).

  6. Experience interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  8. Experience with the following equipment: feed water systems, water softener, condensate systems, natural gas and fuel oil fired steam boilers, turbine, air compressors and chemical water treatment.

  9. Connecticut S1, S2, D1, D2 or OE2 license.

Other Attributes:

  • May be required to work overtime, variable shifts and 24-hour/7 days a week on-call as needed.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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Job Category Maintenance

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 166753BR