Under general supervision, participates in on the job training and
assists stationary engineers in the operation and maintenance of
boilers, furnaces, and related equipment in a boiler plant.
1. Learns to record data such as temperature of equipment, hours of
operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels,
voltage load and generator balance.
2. Learns to perform water titration tests and pours prescribed
chemical additives as water softener.
3. Learns to adjust manual controls or overrides automatic controls
to bring equipment into recommended ranges, following
well-defined standards. Assists in switching to backup equipment
or systems and shuts down equipment as directed.
4. Learns to inspect equipment at periodic intervals to detect
routine malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or
lubrication. Oils and lubricates equipment as necessary.
5. Learns to assist in the repair and maintenance of furnaces and
boilers. Blows down and washes boilers; scrapes and cleans flues;
cleans pumps, screens, pipes and strainers, oil burners and
gratings; removes ashes and clinkers.
6. Learns to maintain equipment by tightening fittings, repacking
bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders
and gauges. Replaces burners or other components.
7. Reports any developments which appear to lead to an unsafe
operating condition to supervisor.
8. Learns to operate and maintain tools and equipment of the trade.
Cleans work area upon completion of project.
9. Learns to read meters and gauges or automatic recording devices
at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
10. Cleans and maintains the fire and water side of fuel burning
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Ability to read and write, to follow oral and written instruction, to
learn to read meters and gauges in order to verify operating
conditions; to record data such as temperature or pressure, water
levels, analysis of flue gasses, voltage load and generator balance;
to adjust manual controls or override automatic controls to bring
equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges; to operate
assigned hand and power tools and equipment; to manipulate heavy
equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70lbs.; to
work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and
adverse weather and temperature conditions; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-Commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be required to
successfully complete an apprenticeship program and to acquire a
second or third-grade stationary engineer license.