WGL – Plant Maintenance Technician I – Springfield, VA

WGL – Plant Maintenance Technician I

WGL Energy

Springfield, VA



Washington Gas has an immediate opening for a Plant Maintenance Technician I.

Under the general direction of a higher-graded employee, specialist, or supervisor, the Plant Maintenance Technician assists in the maintenance and operation of peak shaving plant equipment, gas conditioning facilities, gate station facilities, and pressure regulating equipment (GSO facilities). The Plant Maintenance Technician may be directed to operate, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and install equipment of a less complex nature at GSO facilities. The Plant Maintenance Technician must be able to safely operate company vehicles, forklifts, loaders, and loader attachments.

You Will:

  • Assist in the maintenance, upkeep, and safe operation of plant machinery and equipment including, but not limited to the following:

  • Use high and low-pressure gas compressors plus all related pumps, air compressors, pumps, regulators, etc.

  • Process air compressors, plus all related pumps, air compressors, regulators, pumps, regulators, etc

  • Natural gas and/or liquid propane storage systems and all associated equipment.

  • Propane systems include product quality testing, storage, transfer pumps, metering, separators, propane strippers, safety shutdown systems, vaporizers, unloading hoses and spuds, refrigeration systems, etc.

  • A variety of other plant equipment including process heaters, hydraulic pumps, pressure regulators, relief valves, safety shutdown systems (to include SCADA), fire protection systems, electric motors, electric generators, grounds maintenance equipment, blowers, fans, etc.

  • Responsible for getting equipment back in operation in the event of a failure under adverse working conditions and in a limited time.

  • Make repairs to equipment including replacing rings, pistons, bearings, grinding valves, etc.

  • Maintain records of work performed and parts replaced on plant machinery and equipment.

  • Prepare a list and stock replacement parts and materials for machinery and equipment maintenance.

  • Perform maintenance, as required at other GSO facilities, including Gate Stations.

  • Reads and interprets drawings (construction, P&I, flow sheets, etc.).

  • Work with Engineering on various projects, such as annual pump capacity testing, capital projects, major maintenance projects, etc.

  • Conduct regular tests of fire equipment, such as hoses, fire hydrants, monitors, pumps, etc.

  • Responsible for keeping all tools, at the assigned facility, in good working and safe condition to meet industry standards.

  • Perform building and facility maintenance work such as glazing, painting (of all types), plumbing, pipefitting, tubing, conduit, concrete, fence repairs, digging, snow removal, painting, grass cutting, trimming, etc.

  • May work shift work to fill in for shift vacancies. May be on call for emergency response.

You Have:

  • High School Diploma or GED. Formal technical training is preferred.

  • A minimum of 18 months of related technical experience, such as with heavy equipment, manufacturing equipment, pumps, compressors, automotive, marine mechanics, small engine repair, HVAC, plumbing, etc.

  • Technical certifications such as journeyman or master plumber, HVAC certification, ASE, etc. an asset

  • Must acquire Maryland 4th grade Stationary Engineering License within 18 months of hire.

  • Must pass the Plant Grade 5 Plant Operator I qualification test within 24 months.

  • Must pass Work Keys test prior to employment.

  • A valid driver's license with a clean driving record. Must meet WGL driving requirements.



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