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 50
pounds of steam pressure or more than 300 hot water degrees and is
responsible for safe and efficient operation of equipment.
1. Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at
specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
2. Records data such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation,
fuel consumption, temperature or pressure, water levels, voltage
load and generator balance. Records operation and maintenance
actions taken during shift in operators logbook.
3. Performs water titration tests and pours prescribed chemical
additives such as water softener.
4. Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring
equipment into recommended ranges, following well-defined
standards. Determines when to switch to backup equipment or shut
5. Performs inspection of equipment to detect routine malfunctions or
need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
6. Coordinates and performs as necessary cleaning, repair and
maintenance of furnaces and boilers.
7. Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings,
replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders and gauges;
replaces burners or other components.
8. Reports any developments which appear to lead to an unsafe
operating condition to supervisor.
9. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the trade. Cleans
work area upon completion of project.
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: Three years in the operation of a boiler room facility.
OTHER: Licensure as a Second Grade Stationary Engineer in the State
General knowledge of and skill in the operation of boilers, furnaces,
related equipment and fuels. General knowledge of OSHA regulations
and safety practices related to the boiler room facility; of the
methods and practices used in maintaining and cleaning boilers; of
basic mathematics including area, volume, weights and the practical
application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions. 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 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.