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Stationary Engineer Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Monitors, operates and maintains boilers and/or chillers and related equipment. This is a semi-skilled classification. Working conditions include extreme temperatures, intense noise, hazardous materials and/or lifting or carrying heavy objects.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications. This classification typically reports to the Central Plant Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:

  • Monitors various gauges, gas and draft meters, pressure and temperature indicators to verify operating conditions of automatically fired boilers, chillers, compressors, motors, turbines, and/or other related equipment.
  • Prepares logs, charts, and reports of operating conditions.
  • Cleans, paints, lubricates, services, and performs minor maintenance adjustments necessary to ensure safe and economical operation of all central plant equipment, and submits reports to ensure efficient utilization of equipment and adherence to the preventive maintenance program.
  • Makes chemical analysis of water samples and adjusts amounts of chemicals being used to protect equipment properly.
  • Operates data center and computer to question or verify specified operating conditions at various University facilities as required; initiates corrective action in trouble or emergency situations by notifying proper department or dispatching appropriate personnel to site.
  • Performs maintenance in disassembly, assembly, repair, and cleaning of boilers, chillers or other related plant equipment as required.
  • Applies safety standards at all times and keeps work area clean and orderly as to provide safe working conditions.
  • Reports problems affecting plant safety to appropriate personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of boiler and/or chiller equipment, operation, and maintenance.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools of the trade.
  • Skill in monitoring, operating, and maintaining boilers and/or chillers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three years' experience in the operation of boiler and/or chiller equipment and related systems; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Some positions in this classification may require Chloroflourocarbons Certification upon employment. Some positions in this classification may require a current Arizona


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