Energy Systems Group

  • Auxillary Operator

    Job Location US-MD-Frederick
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/19/2018 9:41 AM)
    # of Openings
    Federal, Fort Detrick
  • Overview

    The Auxiliary Operator will perform power plant operations support and related services at the Central Utility Plant (CUP) operated by ESG in Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD.  The Auxillary Operator position is entry level.


    • Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of the system’s operation
    • Adjust control(s) to ensure safe and efficient operation on the system
    • Meet demands for the services provided
    • Perform weekly tests of backup electrical generators – PM on machinery and equipment through provided schedules
    • Occasional work at heights in excess of 70 feet and/or in confined spaces
    • Operation of motorized equipment including, but not limited to: fork trucks, scissor lifts, man lifts, zero turn riding mower, portable generators, weed trimmers, portable leaf blowers, snow removal equipment and Kubotas
    • Cleaning assigned spaces
    • Attending training specifically approved by the Deputy Facility Manager and/or Facility Manager
    • Work a rotating shift that includes 12-hour shifts on both days and nights
    • Report problems requiring further action to the Facility Manager
    • Perform routine equipment  and safety checks and inspections
    • Perform minor preventative maintenance activities within capabilities, as assigned
    • Abide by all safety requirements including, but not limited to:
      • Lockout/Tagout of all facility equipment
      • Work in confined spaces and perform confined space entry
      • Wear a respirator and/or Fall Protection when conditions require
      • Operate a man lift or scissor lift and fork lift safely
      • Use appropriate PPE at all times

    Maintain a clean and orderly work area (requiring cleaning of non-office areas and maintaining  the cleanliness of the Control Room)



    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Previous experience in the field or in a related area, such as equipment maintenance



    • Basic computer skills, preferably with working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
    • Ability to proficiently operator various electronic control panels on machinery
    • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shift schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
    • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, manuals, etc.
    • Problem-solving skills and the ability to collect data, establish facts, and make valid decisions
    • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to senior members at ESG, as well as with external organizations, customers, and the public




    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 of the job.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to walk, climb stairs, climb ladders, and occasionally work in confined spaces. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision and depth perception. The employee should also be able to operate a computer and have at least a high school level of comprehension and retention. The employee is required to practice, recognize, and interpret safety precautions and follow safety rules and OSHA requirements as they relate to the job. The employee must be able to work in varying conditions both inside and outside. Conditions may include noise, heat, cold, dust, rain and others. The employee must be able to work in conjunction with others.


    The employee is required to practice, recognize, and interpret safety precautions and follow safety rules and OSHA requirements as they relate to the job.


    Energy Systems Group reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including main accountabilities, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.”


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