This class is accountable for independently performing the full range of tasks involved in the operation of a moderate or large sized heating or power plant or for working as a technical maintenance or repair expert on powerhouse and allied facilities and equipment; may be in complete charge of a small heating plant.
Works under the general supervision of a Lead or Supervising Stationary Engineer or an employee of higher grade.
May lead Boiler Tenders, Maintainers or patient/client workers as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Upon taking over a shift, receives operating instructions from outgoing shift engineer; inspects boiler room gauges, indicators, charts and records of operation, and the actual operating of the boiler room mechanical equipment and boilers, and issues any necessary instructions to subordinate(s); acts similarly in regard to generating equipment if any; makes various periodic and special tests and checks of facilities and equipment, making necessary adjustments; maintains and repairs mechanical equipment, including tightening loose bearings, packing glands, and bolts, replacing wearing rings, replacing and repacking condenser tubes, renewing gaskets, renewing valves and stuffing boxes, and renewing value parts; inspects operation of, maintains and repairs generating equipment, ice machinery, hot water heaters, laundry equipment, pumps, fans, compressors, electronic equipment, and other miscellaneous mechanical service equipment; makes or supervises the making of simple boiler water analyses and determines necessary treatment; calculates and records operating data; may assist in general building maintenance and repair; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; may inspect and repair steam traps fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; performs related duties as required.
As engineer in charge of a heating plant and related minor utilities, performs and supervises maintenance and repair of boiler and boiler room equipment including feed pumps and fuel injectors or stokers; supervises tending of boiler by others, issuing instructions, inspecting condition of equipment, and checking gauges and operation records; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of and ability to operate, maintain and repair boilers, generators and related mechanical equipment; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Three (3) years' experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of steam boilers or of significant auxiliary boiler room or power plant equipment.
Incumbents may be required to possess an appropriate license if required by local ordinance.
Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents may be exposed to significant levels of dust, noise and heat; may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment.
The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group TC 15 approved effective January 13, 1989. (Revised to implement SCOPE compensation)