Open & closing dates

03/02/2018 to 03/16/2018


$68,036 to $88,450 per year


Smithsonian Facilities provides unparalleled stewardship of Smithsonian buildings, gardens, and facilities – operating, maintaining, and ensuring a safe, secure, healthy environment that enhances the Smithsonian experience for all. As the largest and most diverse organization within the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Facilities’ employees are located throughout the 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, research and cultural centers, as well as the National Zoological Park. Our team is comprised of professionals from every facet of facilities management, performing the majority of projects and requirements with our own workforce. Responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and safety of the Smithsonian’s world-wide facilities, we accomplish our mission and vision through four Strategic Goals:

Partnering with the Smithsonian Community Caring for Distinctive Buildings and Grounds Providing Exceptional Experiences for Internal and External Customers Cultivating a Highly Motivated and Dedicated Workforce For more information about Smithsonian Facilities, Click Here.This position is located in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), Smithsonian Facilities (SF), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The incumbent for this position serves under the general supervision of the Engineering Technician (Mechanical). The incumbent provides the Smithsonian Institution with a full range of building services through maintenance and operational zones, as well as pan-Institutional horticultural, support services and systems engineering support.


Reviews and analyzes technical engineering proposals and provides relevant advises to management. Prepares packages for procurement of repairs, modifications, and upgrades of in-service systems such as Siemens APOGEE Building Automatic System, Direct Digital Controls (DDC), and utility metering. Provides reports to management on complex mechanical and electrical system operation, functions, and problems in matters that have not been explored previously. Manages maintenance plans, practices and updates programs for major HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems including DDC controls. Analyzes and evaluates on potential engineering projects to save energy within the stringent environmental operating parameters of the museum and research environment.

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