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Maintenance Mechanic

Washington, DC, USA Req #44
Thursday, September 10, 2020
With 19 networks in 13 major cities, Vicinity Energy is North America’s largest provider of district energy solutions, offering energy investment, infrastructure and management to municipal, commercial and institutional customers with mission-critical energy needs. Our 450+ skilled engineers, operators and energy experts have a singular dedication to our customers’ success and a relentless focus on delivering efficient energy, resilient management and operation of cooling and heating networks, the production of green energy and carbon footprint reductions for the customers and communities in which we serve.

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for working on maintenance projects and has experience in plant operation systems. The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for maintaining equipment and will directly execute maintenance work. This is a full time hourly position. This position reports to the Plant Manager and is located at our Watergate location in Washington, D.C.


Install, repair, and troubleshoot meters, pneumatic and electric controls equipment and distribution equipment including: piping, valves, traps, and expansion joints.
Perform inspections and preventive maintenance on distribution systems

Qualifications and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent
2 or more years’ experience in: pipe fitting, pipeline repair/maintenance, valve/expansion joint/trap repair/maintenance, and/or steam plant maintenance of high pressure power boilers, combustion turbines, or steam turbines 
Demonstrated leadership and full proficiency in the maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of Pressure Reducing Stations, building heating systems, domestic hot water systems and associated controls
Demonstrated leadership and full proficiency in the maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of steam distribution system related equipment
Demonstrated ability to communicate with the customers and completing routine paperwork
Basic knowledge of HVAC systems, including air handlers and steam coils

Physical Requirements 

The job can be physically demanding involving movement of heavy equipment and carrying materials up and down stairs. Candidates should be able to lift and maneuver an 80-lb load.
Ability to tolerate confined spaces, including manholes, and varying temperatures and weather conditions
Ability to lift heavy equipment and carry materials up and down stairs with the capacity of lifting 80 pounds
Ability to hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and hear portable radio communication
Required to operate company vehicle as requested. Must possess a valid driver license.


Vicinity North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Washington, DC, USA