M.C. Dean, Inc.

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M. C. Dean, Inc. Lead Mechanical Systems Operator in Alexandria, Virginia

Lead Mechanical Systems Operator

ID 9798

Location Alexandria, VA

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  • Works with call center to log and identify problem areas in the building.

  • Assists other trades in the field in the active troubleshooting of systems.

  • Monitors alarms and reports and performs triage on system messages (Response: 15min/8hr/24hr/week).


  • Monitors controlled systems for performance and problems.

  • Backs up application software and checks network integrity of control devices.

  • Debugs and simulates programs, checks calibration of hardware/software devices, configures parameters and tests control components and software.

  • Performs function check of all control systems and documents results.

  • Sets up alarms for optimal efficiency and response.


  • Responds to service calls by determining the problem, identifying thecauseand implementing a solution to address the issues.

  • Works with the customer to recommend and develop a maintenance program for their system. Identifies and implements long term service strategies.


  • Performs all work in accordance with contract documents and applicable company standards. 

  • Performs work to meet the required response times and to facilitate others to meet response times.

  • Develops and maintains procedures and check lists for the execution of service calls, system routine maintenance and commissioning tasks to maintain consistency and completeness of the work.


  • Keeps Client/Call center informed of questions, progress, information needs, and discrepancies in system and other issues impacting the operation of the building and comfort of occupants.

  • Initiates follow up action to secure needed responses in a timely manner.


  • High school diploma with 10 years of experience. Vocational school or associate degree preferred.

  • Good customer communication skills.

  • 5 years DDC controls experience within the building HVAC controls industry.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documentation including sequence of operations, technical product literature, programming manuals and specifications.

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic communications wiring, control logic wiring and end devices.

  • Knowledge of building mechanical and electrical equipment functions and use, HVAC systems controls applications and relevant hardware and software products.

  • Knowledge of commonly used networks and network topologies.

  • Ability to work at a computer terminal with mouse and keyboard for eight hours per day.

  • Ability to work safelyin close proximity toexposed line voltage and low voltage wiring and terminations.

  • Eligible to receive a HSPD-12 Clearance


  • Lifts at least 100 pounds at one time and 60 pounds for an extendedperiod of time.

  • Relocates a12 footstepladder without assistance.

  • Works at various heights up to 60 feet and can climb and maintain balance on scaffolds, aerial lifts,catwalksand all types of ladders.

  • Walks, climbs, lifts, squats, crawls, kneels, pushes,pullsand reaches overhead on a routine and repetitive basis.

  • Possess good vision (may be corrected vision), the ability to see in color, and the ability to hear and communicate in English.

  • May use a standard ladder without exceeding the weight limit while carrying tools.

  • Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

  • See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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