Watch Chief/Engineer - McLean, VA in McLean, VA at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

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Job Description

Job ID: #17104

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for Watch Chief/Engineer in McLean, VA. This is a Direct Hire Opportunity.

This individual must have an Active Top Secret Clearance with a Full Scope Poly. 

Who We Are

RCS Corporation is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.


  • The Watch Chief/Engineer will operate and maintain mechanical and electrical systems, and equipment for production of electrical power, heat, ventilation, air conditioning, and/or refrigeration. 
  • Operate and Maintain electrical and mechanical systems: boilers, chillers, HVAC equipment, emergency generators and potable domestic water system.
  • Make periodic tours of all equipment and systems within headquarters compound, and maintain operational records.
  • Troubleshoot systems using prints and wiring diagrams.
  • Monitor and operate assigned control systems.
  • Monitor all water treatment equipment, chemical and test – making changes as required;
  • Record and Report all Faults, deficiencies, and unusual occurrences;
  • Respond to emergency situations site wide, performing any and all tasks necessary for the protection of property and personnel;
  • Coordinate and communicate with company, client and contractor personnel.
  • Provide direction to First Operator, Second Operator and Apprentice Engineer.
  • Assume all responsibilities of HVAC Grade I as assigned by Chief Engineer on maintenance days.
  • In the absence of Chief Engineer, provide direction to all assigned personnel.
  • Perform other job related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess Class I stationery engineer license, DC 3rd steam boiler engineer license or equivalent.
  • Must possess universal CFC certification.
  • 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.
  • Be capable, as required to stand watches for personnel under their supervision.
  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical systems and electricity including equipment and testing instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of and experience with valves, traps, strainers, and refrigeration systems
    • Eight years experience in commercial/industrial operations.
    • Minimum of three years experience as an operator in a large steam (100,000 lb/hr or greater total capacity) and chiller (10,000 t/hr or greater total capacity) plant.
    • One year experience in generator operations.  
  • EDUCATION: High school, technical school, apprenticeship, trade school graduate or equivalent required.  
  • SECURITY:  Active Top Secret/SCI with Full Scope Poly Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems.
  • Ability to write correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Have basic computer skills.
  • Formalized training in stationery engineering or related crafts.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.