Job Title: Engineering Technician IV
The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.
The Building People has a need for a full-time Engineering Technician IV supporting the Transmission and Substation Maintenance Division for the Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Regional Office. The employee will provide technical support services and perform the following duties and tasks:
Assists organizational staff (e.g. Engineers, Program Managers, and Foreman) in providing preventive maintenance scheduling, work assignments and periodical work program accomplishment/status updates.
Tracks, reviews, and updates work orders for the purpose of validating cost codes, man-hour utilization, equipment and material used and compliance with identified maintenance schedules.
Acts as the coordinator between Government employees in the field providing technical assistance, general information, and assistance as needed.
Assists in maintaining data integrity of automated systems; gather required information and documentation for reports as necessary.
Assists in data gathering for WAPA internal audits as required.
Attends internal WAPA meetings as required.
Responsible for complying with safety and health regulations.
Assists with preparing procurement packages for highly technical electrical equipment and/or services. Prepares close-out packages for projects.
Inputs purchase requests into the financial system. Purchase requests are only entered with the consent of the Project Managers, Engineers or Power System Technicians using the proper charge codes provided.
Assists in the Reliability Compliance Program in the automated Maintenance and Financial Tracking Programs in order to provide the development and creation of computerized reports/charts, data entry, and analysis.
Reviews construction contractor payrolls for compliance with Davis-Bacon wage rates and applicable labor standards. Updates CO and COR of compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act.
Assists Government representatives in the preparation, review, and distribution of construction drawings. Consolidates all as-built drawings into one set. Ensures that drawings being transmitted are the most current version, makes copies and distributes drawings.
Assists the Government representatives in reviewing construction specifications and associated documents for completeness, errors and omissions and required documentation.
Assists in preparing, monitoring and receiving GFE. Ensures that the correct quantity of material is ordered, the correct quantity is received, deliveries meet schedule and material is transported to the correct locations.
Assists in conducting pre-construction conferences with construction contractors. Prepares the meeting agenda, takes notes during the meeting, provides the necessary forms to other contractors and explains the use of the forms.
Assists in processing invoices. Verifies invoiced services have been performed as required. Reviews invoices for accuracy and enters the information into the WAPA financial system.
Knowledge and experience required:
Working knowledge of database structures and query languages.
General knowledge of high voltage electrical power system components and relationships from a functional perspective sufficient to provide oversight and maintenance of plant equipment inventory, and to interpret system switching and single line diagrams.
Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), automated financial systems and query tools. This includes general knowledge of developing moderate queries; compiling, analyzing and interpreting data results.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) method of identifying optimal equipment maintenance strategies.
Skilled in effectively and efficiently communicating (oral and written) details of work processes and procedures.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge specific to Engineering Technician supporting construction requirements.
Knowledge of utility construction practices
Knowledge of Federal labor laws regarding the Davis-Bacon Act wage determination procedures.
High School Graduate or Equivalent.
Competitive benefits include:
Medical & Rx
Flexible Spending Accounts
401(k) Retirement Plan
Long Term Disability and Voluntary Short Term Disability
Paid Time Off
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