Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems

Federal personnel are required to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability with Lighting Systems (e.g., troubleshoot lighting systems, adjust lighting programming, replace lamps, replace ballasts, maintain lamps and ballast inventory).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to change electrical fuses, control boards, electrical fixtures, and electrical relays.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to replace electric motors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to maintain plumbing fixtures, sewage injectors, and water heaters.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to identify irrigation leaks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to maintain all drains and backflow preventers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to maintain pressure-reducing valves.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to replace water filters.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to winterize irrigation systems.

Related Courses

Title Description Organizations Competencies
Electrical Concepts

This course explores the fundamentals of energy units and electricity. With energy demand rising and greenhouse gas emissions in sharp focus around the world, the time has come for everyone to take action to economize on energy use by the intelligent application of technology to bring about energy efficiency. Understanding these units and concepts is the foundation to managing and controlling energy – and the key to reducing both consumption and emissions.

The course link will take you to the Energy University landing page; if this is your first Energy University course, click “Join” and complete the form. Returning students can “Login” from the landing page. You can search for each course by title.

This course is accredited by: USGBC, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL

Building Systems, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems
Electrical Language

The language of lighting is complemented with this module, which addresses a number of electrical terms used throughout the lighting industry. You will learn about voltage, current, power, and energy as they are related to lamps and ballasts along with EMI, RFI, power factor, ballast factor, and THD.

Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, General Building Maintenance, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems
Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems I

In this course we will focus on what a building automation system (BAS) is as well as some of the commonly used terminology. We will also look at some of the HVAC strategies used in building automation systems.

The course link will take you to the Energy University landing page; if this is your first Energy University course, click “Join” and complete the form. Returning students can “Login” from the landing page. You can search for each course by title.

This course is accredited by: IEEE, USGBC, AHLEI, BPI, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL

Building Automation Systems, Building Systems, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Operating and Maintaining HVAC Systems, Technology
Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems II

In this course, we will focus on the energy conservation measures that can be used with building automation systems.

The course link will take you to the Energy University landing page; if this is your first Energy University course, click “Join” and complete the form. Returning students can “Login” from the landing page. You can search for each course by title.

This course is accredited by: IEEE, USGBC, AHLEI, BPI, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL

Building Automation Systems, Building Systems, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Operating and Maintaining HVAC Systems, Technology
Energy-Efficient K-Factor Transformers – HPS Synergy Series

This course will cover: What an Energy-Efficient K-Factor Distribution Transformer is, Efficiency laws, Applications, and Features.

Related Standards: Meets DOE 10 CFR Part 431 and CSA C802

Building Systems, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Technology, Technology Solutions
Energy-Efficient, General-Purpose Transformers – HPS Sentinel Series

This course will cover: What an energy-efficient transformer is, laws for dry-type distribution transformers, and applications and features of the Hammond Power Solutions Sentinel Series.

Related Standards: Meets DOE 10 CFR Part 431 and CSA C802

Building Systems, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Energy-Efficient, Harmonic-Mitigating Transformers – HPS Centurion

This course will cover: what an Energy-Efficient, Harmonic-Mitigating Transformer is, laws for dry-type distribution transformers, various applications where the HPS Centurion Series is used, and the construction and efficiency features.

Building Systems, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Technology, Technology Solutions
EPAct Legislation for Transformers (United States Legislation)

This course will cover: what the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) is, efficiency levels covered by EPAct, types of transformers included in the EPAct 2005 definition, and Hammond Power Solutions products that meet EPAct legislation.

Building Systems, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Regulations and Requirements, Technology, Technology Solutions
Essentials of Lighting Control

This course is intended for all audiences to promote a basic understanding of some key aspects of lighting control, with an emphasis on “how it works.” The reader is encouraged to complete the companion “Essentials of Electrical Theory” course prior to starting this course.

Assess Initial Conditions, Basic Requirements, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, General Building Maintenance, Infrastructure, Occupant Interface, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Safety, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Evolution Floor Box Training

The New Evolution Series Floor Boxes. Learn why this versatile floor box is the only one you will ever need to order again.

Building Interior, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Systems and Demand Reduction
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