DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves operating, maintaining and repairing a high pressure steam generating plant, size unlimited MBTU actual output, which may included heating water conversion equipment and chilled water generating or reciprocating refrigeration of unlimited capacity. The incumbent is also responsible for other associated mechanical equipment . Work is performed in an assigned building during an assigned shift at the County Medical Center Corporation, under the supervision of a Senior Stationary Engineer or higher level supervisor who receives reports and inspects work for quality and conformance with established policy. Supervision is exercised over lower maintenance and repair staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Operates, maintains and repairs one or more steam and/or heating water boilers and maintains continuous supply by proper regulation of fuel and air supplied to the unit in accordance with demand;
Operates, maintains and repairs starting and regulation devices, adjustment levers, throttle and regulating valves to start, stop and regulate flow of pumps, boiler fuel feed burners, boiler air supply fans and auxiliary equipment;
Operates and repairs air conditioning equipment;
Makes analyses of feed water, condensate and steam quality and products of combustion to determine and implement necessary treatments as assigned by personnel or higher grade;
Operates and maintains domestic hot water heaters, heater controls, water circulating pumps, heat exchangers and water treatment systems;
Maintains operating log of fuel and water consumption, steam or heat produced, boiler efficiency, fuel gas content and temperature and other operating data;
Supervises lower level maintenance staff in the repair of heating, air conditioning and other hospital systems and equipment.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of high pressure steam and/or hot water boilers, boiler controls, boiler accessories, pumps, refrigeration machines and associated equipment; ability to make a variety of skilled mechanical and electrical repairs to boiler room equipment; ability to read and interpret blueprints and wiring diagrams; ability to maintain routine records and prepare reports; ability to supervise lower level maintenance staff; ability to get along well with others; ability to perform duties in all buildings of the Corporation; mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity; initiative and resourcefulness; industry and dependability; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
A) Completion of one (1) year of post high school study in heating and air conditioning, supplemented by two (2) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of air conditioning and high pressure steam power plant equipment; or:
B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, supplemented by three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of air conditioning and high pressure steam power plant equipment; or:
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
Eligibility for a first class Stationary Engineer’s License as issued by the Board of Engineer’s Examiners of the City of Buffalo at the time of application;
Possession of a first class Stationary Engineer’s License as issued by the Board of Engineer’s Examiners of the City of Buffalo at the time of permanent appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.
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