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    This position is located at the Clement J Zablocki. VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. The primary purpose of the position is to plan, evaluate, and advise on construction activities involving mechanical engineering systems and equipment including design, layout, construction, and installation within government buildings and designs mechanical systems and equipment to meet specialized facility needs. The position provides advisory expertise to the Facility Chief Engineer who determines the types of systems most suitable to meet the requirements of a structure, the equipment capacity requirements to meet a facility's needs, and ensures overall conformance with agency specifications and standards, which spans across multiple VISN 12 Facilities.

    Major Duties:
    -Performs design and layout of plans for heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems for multiple VISN 12 Medical Center facilities, research buildings and CBOCs. Projects include new construction and additions or renovations to existing structures.
    -Reviews and recommends approval of mechanical equipment, shop drawings and technical data submitted by contractors, ensuring conformance with plans and making recommendations as to the suitability of new processes and methods.
    -Coordinates assignment with other agency engineers and architects responsible for the adequacy of related features such as plumbing, lighting, power and structures to ensure proper integration of the assignment. Reviews architect-engineer plans and specifications for adequacy and feasibility.
    -Reviews design architect's working drawings which indicate building size and general arrangement. Makes field surveys to investigate existing equipment layout and conditions. Analyzes mechanical needs, makes calculations and determines types of systems most suitable to meet requirements of building within the prescribed budget.
    -Prepares original designs and preliminary and final layout of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems with regard to size, space, capacities and economy. Sizes the equipment according to the facility's needs, ensuring conformance with agency specifications.

    Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-3:30 PM
    Position Description/PD#: Mechanical Engineer/PD17185O
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized for a highly qualified candidate
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Physical Requirements: The work is often sedentary, although some physical effort may be required, e.g., walking, standing, carrying light items such as manuals or briefcases, or driving or traveling by motor vehicle. Recurring assignments involve periods of standing, bending, and stooping to observe and study work operations in health facility project construction areas.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0830 Mechanical Engineering

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