M.C. Dean, Inc. - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)2.9

M.C. Dean, Inc. is the nation’s premier electrical design-build and systems integration firm for complex, mission-critical organizations. M.C. Dean’s capabilities include electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life-safety, instrumentation and control, and command and control systems. M.C. Dean, Inc. serves a diverse group of markets including Fortune 1000 corporations; universities; high tech and biotech firms; Federal; state, and local government clients; and other organizations with large scale, complex, and mission-critical infrastructure needs. Established in 1949, M.C. Dean, Inc. has earned a reputation as an innovator and pioneer. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, M.C. Dean, Inc. employs more than 2,500 professionals in offices throughout the Eastern United States, Europe and the Middle East.

M.C. Dean, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary; medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; paid-time off; tuition reimbursement; 401k Retirement Plan and Military Reserve pay offset.

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The Critical Power Group is responsible for maintaining, servicing, and troubleshooting generator systems, and other critical infrastructure equipment. Our technicians are factory trained on most major generator manufacturers (e.g., CAT, Cummins, Kohler, Generac, Onan, Detroit, MTU, to name a few). Our technicians perform preventive maintenance and equipment testing as well as emergency service calls at high profile government, institutional and commercial customer facilities. The Critical Power Group also provides engineering and technical support to customers and other divisions of M.C. Dean, Inc.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of skilled and technical tasks in the inspection, repair, preventive, and corrective maintenance and modification on Internal Combustion (IC) engines, diesel generators, and other IC gaseous engines. The end goal is to obtain reliability, availability & quality of power while improving or sustaining the maintainability of the electrical system.

  • Assist and participate in routine inspections and make modifications to IC engines, diesel generators, and associated equipment.
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) and annunciator panels.
  • Perform load testing on units to identify possible problems and prevent wet stacking.
  • Make electrical and mechanical wiring modifications to diesel control circuits.
  • Rebuild and repair gas compressors (turbochargers) used for forced-induction of IC engines, head gaskets, seals, water pumps, catalytic converters, torque heads, belts and hoses.
  • Conduct automatic and manual transfer tests of simulated power outages to ensure generators are functioning properly.
  • Test batteries, fuel coolant, and oil; ship oil samples for analysis.
  • Transport and dispose hazardous materials.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.
  • Requires 7X24 availability when on call. May require limited overnight travel at company expense.
Work is performed under general supervision of the Regional Mangers and Team Leads. Receives assignments in terms of schedules, priorities, and general instructions pertaining to special problem areas. Is afforded freedom of action within the framework of established policies, procedures, and production schedules; accomplishing assignments on own initiative. Completed work is subject to review for adherence to policy, soundness of recommendations, and overall accomplishment of organizational tasks and functions.

  • Three to four years of commercial field experience with a high school degree or GED.
Knowledge of:
  • Basic electrical, mechanical, thermal, and hydraulic principles and practices.
  • Engine Control systems and other program logic controls that are associated with IC power generation.
  • Electrical and mechanical safety procedures.
  • Applicable local, state and national regulations such SMAQMD, CARB and EPA. state and national regulations.
  • Natural Fire Protections Codes.
  • Lockout/tagout Procedures.
  • Appropriate electrical and mechanical personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • IC Diesel and other gaseous IC engines.
  • Technique in tracking, transporting, and disposing hazardous materials.
  • Rigging standards and principles of safe and efficient methods for handling heavy objects.
  • Computer technology.
Skill in:
  • Interpreting electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Identifying and repairing problems with engine control systems.
  • Interpreting schematic diagrams and wiring. “
  • Correcting wet stacking conditions.
  • Rigging for the handling of heavy objects.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical problems.
  • Maintaining records manually and electronically.
Ability to:
  • Read electrical and mechanical drawings and prints.
  • Use electrical testing and calibration equipment to include but not limited to: Digital-Volt-OHM-Meters (DVOM), Mega-ohmmeters, Oscilloscopes, Power Quality Meters, and Loop Calibrators.
  • Use calibrated mechanical tools to include but not limited to: torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, and vacuum and pressure manometers.
  • Use stationary machine tooling to include but not limited to: drill presses, grinders, band saws, pipe threads/cutters, lathes, and hydraulic presses.
  • Follow applicable state and national regulations; safety guidelines; and procedures.
  • Interpret and analyze characteristics of oil samples.
  • Identify wet stacking problems in gasoline and diesel engines.
  • Record and track the transporting of materials.
  • Rig and handle heavy objects.
  • Climb into confined spaces that may contain hazardous gas.
  • Lift moderately heavy objects weighing up to approximately 50 pounds.
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