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Engineer- First Operator

Government and Military

Computer Operator


McLean, Virginia, United States

Amentum is looking for an Engineer-First Operator to join our team in McLean, VA. As an Engineer-First Operator you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of boilers, and work on scheduled rotational shifts. This position is also the Watch Chief's First Assistant. Must be a U.S. Citizen, and able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

Hours: Rotating schedule


  • Operate and maintain boilers, incinerators and associated equipment
  • Make periodic tours of assigned equipment and systems within headquarters compound, recording required data
  • Monitor water treatment program for Central Plant
  • Monitor and execute the Lock-out/Tag-out program
  • Report all faults, deficiencies, and unusual occurrences to the Watch Chief
  • Respond to emergency situations on assigned equipment, performing all tasks necessary for the protection of property and personnel
  • Assume all responsibilities and duties of Second Operator as required
  • Assume all responsibilities of HVAC Grade I as assigned by Chief Engineer on maintenance days
  • Direct Second Operator when authorized by Watch Chief
  • Perform other job related work as required
  • Monitor and operate assigned control systems
  • Four (4) years experience in commercial/industrial operations.
  • Must possess Class I stationery engineer License, DC 3rd steam boiler engineer license or equivalent
  • Must possess universal EPA or CFC certification
  • High school, technical school, apprenticeship, trade school graduate or equivalent required
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Working knowledge of piping systems
  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions
  • Must work scheduled rotational shifts, including days, evenings, nights, holidays and weekends
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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