Operating Engineer

    • Laurel, MD

Do you have working knowledge of steam and hot water boilers of 300 HP or greater? Do you have experience monitoring and commanding a variety of mechanical equipment utilizing Johnson Controls BAS? Are you available to work 12-hour shifts and possess a 1st or 2nd Grade MD Stationary Engineers license?

Are you comfortable using hand tools, test equipment and CMMS with the ability to document your work daily using Microsoft Word?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking an Operating Engineer to help us operate, monitor and maintain all physical plant equipment on our campus. We are an experienced team of operating engineers dedicated to the support and highly efficient performance of utility systems for approximately 40 buildings containing office and research laboratory spaces.

As an Operating Engineer ...

Your primary responsibility will be to operate and monitor all physical plant equipment; including to regularly check mechanical and machine rooms to ensure full service to all facilities and special areas.

You will start-up and changeover equipment; complete minor preventive maintenance work and machinery history logs; and respond to facility service outages by making immediate repairs or initiating recall of appropriate personnel.

You will monitor and control equipment operations through the building automation system and respond to alarms that may require reset or to perform emergency repairs to restore normal facility operations.

You will secure and restore utility services as required during emergency situations or unscheduled outages.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

Have a high school diploma or GED and the equivalent of 4 - 7 years of formal on-the-job training (each year of accredited school equates to one year of training) acquired at the journeyman level or beyond;

Possess a Maryland Third Grade Stationary Engineer's license and a valid state of residence driver's license with the ability to obtain a Second Grade Stationary Engineer's license within 24 months, if selected you will undergo a driver's license record evaluation.

Have experience using hand tools, power tools and test equipment;

Have working knowledge of applicable Plumbing and Mechanical codes with the ability to read blueprints, sketches, O&M Manuals and diagrams;

Are capable of working independently during both routine and emergency situations;

Are an effective communicator with basic computer literacy;

Are willing and able to work a 12-hour watch-engineer shift; wear personal protective equipment; and operate vehicles and industrial equipment;

Are willing to work outside during inclement weather and walk to complete rounds throughout our campus;

Are able to work overtime as required and assist other trades as directed;

Have a Maryland First or Second Grade Stationary Engineer's License

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

Have familiarity with Johnson Controls METASYS and DSC building automation systems

Have experience in emergency response, hazardous materials handling, and applicable OSHA/EPA regulations, or CFC Certification.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.


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