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Stationary Engineer Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

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

Distinguishing Characteristics:

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

Examples of Duties:

  • Acts in a lead capacity as circumstances warrant.
  • Inspects equipment and corrects problems to ensure the 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.
  • Cleans, lubricates, services, and performs maintenance and repair of all central plant equipment such as replacing and/or re-packing bearings and valves, repairing lines, and rattling boiler tubes.
  • Overhauls, disassembles, and reassembles pumps such as feed water, transfer, condense, vacuum, and chemical pumps; checks for wear using micrometers and dial indicators.
  • Overhauls screw and reciprocating air compressors to include the removal of pistons, valves, and connecting rods.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electric and pneumatic boiler controls.
  • 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 related equipment and adjusts controls to specified operating conditions.
  • Prepares logs, charts, and reports of operating conditions.
  • Makes chemical analysis of water samples and adjusts amounts of chemical 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 emergency situations by notifying proper department or dispatching appropriate personnel to site.
  • Applies safety standards at all times and maintains good housekeeping practices to provide safe working conditions; reports problems affecting plant safety.

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:

Six years' experience in the operation of boiler and/or chiller equipment and related systems which includes two years experience in the maintenance and repair of boilers and/or chiller equipment and related systems; OR, Completion of a four year federally approved technical training stationary engineer program AND two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of boilers 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 driver's license upon employment.


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