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Stationary Engineer

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas · Construction/Facilities
Job Summary: Immediate need for a Stationary Engineer in San Antonio, Texas
The Stationary Engineer operates and maintains one or more systems that provide an establishment with such services as heat, air-conditioning (cool, humidify, dehumidify, filter, and circulate air), refrigeration, steam or high-temperature water or electricity. Duties involve: observing and interpreting readings on gauges, meters and charts which register various aspects of the system's operation, adjusting controls to insure safe and efficient operation of the system and to meet demands for the service provided, recording in logs various aspects of the system's operation, keeping the engines, machinery and equipment of the system in good working order. This engineer may direct and coordinate activities of other workers (not stationary engineers) in performing tasks directly related to operating and maintaining the system or systems. The classification excludes head or chief engineers in establishments employing more than one engineer. Workers are required to be skilled in the repair of electronic control equipment; workers in establishments producing electricity, steam, or heated or cooled air primarily for sale, and Boiler Tenders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contacts management with status of all facility emergencies or unusual events (examples: fire alarms, critical equipment shutdowns and electric power outages).
  • Maintain alert and responsive at all times. 
  • Monitors the mechanical systems through the use of the Building Monitoring System (BMS). This includes an active search of system information and functionality during the assigned shift. Clearly record all unusual events and pertinent information in the shift log book. A complete understanding of the repercussions of inoperable critical equipment is prudent. 
  • Communicates with technicians to investigate and repair issues with the facility equipment. Reviews daily room rounds sheets for the equipment operational status. 
  • Monitors the pneumatic tube system that transports material throughout the facility and communicates with the mechanics to investigate and correct all performance issues. 
  • Monitors the automated lighting systems and makes corrections as required.
  • Monitors the Fire Alarm Panel and responds to the Fire Command Center during fire alarms and drills.
  • Become familiar with the established Preventative Maintenance (PM) procedures and participate in the PM program. •
  • Maintains an effective daily log book of all shift activities. Ensures work requests are submitted for any equipment or system deficiencies. •
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • This position requires a responsible person with people skills that allow communication is stressful conditions. The fundamental operation of building systems and their impact on people is essential.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a Department of Defense background investigation.
Physical Demands: 
The physical demands 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 is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

VWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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