Under general supervision, assists higher level stationary engineers
in the maintenance of well-functioning boilers and furnaces in a
boiler plant. Has charge of the operations and maintenance of a boiler
plant facility in which the largest boiler is rated not more than 10
pounds of steam pressure or more than 240 hot water degrees and is
responsible for safe and efficient operation of equipment.
1. Records data such as temperature of equipment, hours of
operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels,
voltage load and generator balance. Records operation and
maintenance actions taken during shift in operators logbook.
2. Performs water titration tests and pours prescribed chemical
additives such as water softener.
3. Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring
equipment into recommended ranges, following well-defined
standards. Switches to backup equipment or systems and shuts
down equipment as directed by supervisor.
4. Inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect routine
malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication. Oils
and lubricates equipment as necessary.
5. Assists 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. Maintains 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. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the trade. Cleans
work area upon completion of project.
9. Reads 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.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Two years in the operation of a boiler room facility.
OTHER: Licensure as a Third Grade Stationary Engineer in the State of
Working knowledge of and skill in the operation of boilers, furnaces,
and related equipment. Working knowledge of OSHA regulations and
safety practices related to the boiler room facility; of the methods
and practices used in maintaining and cleaning boilers; Skill in the
use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade. Ability to
fire boilers; to read gauges and judge operating conditions of
boilers; to adjust burner controls; to perform cleaning and minor
repairs to boilers and their auxiliaries; to weigh and manual stoke
coal; to lift and transport clinkers and ashes; to work in, on,
around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to manipulate
heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.;
to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and
machinery; to work from ladders and scaffolding; to work in hazardous
or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather and
temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective
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 examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Employees in this job class may be subject to
pre-employment and random drug testing.