Under general supervision, maintains 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 100 pounds
of steam pressure or more than 340 hot water degrees and is
responsible for safe and efficient operation of equipment.
1. Inspects equipment to detect routine malfunctions, need for
repair, adjustment and lubrication.
2. Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices to verify
3. Records data such as temperature, 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.
4. Performs water tests and adds chemicals such as water softener.
5. Manipulates manual controls and overrides automatic controls to
bring equipment into recommended ranges. Determines when to switch
to backup equipment or shut down equipment.
6. Performs first echelon cleaning, repair and maintenance of
furnaces and boilers.
7. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the trade. Cleans
work area upon completion of assignment.
8. Operates central station type reciprocating centrifugal or
absorption air conditioning and refrigeration equipment with
single compressor and chiller units in excess of 500 tons each.
9. May provide guidance and instruction to lower level stationary
engineers and assigned personnel.
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: Five years in the operation of a boiler room facility.
OTHER: Licensure as a First Grade Stationary Engineer in the State of
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the operation and maintenance of
high pressure boilers, furnaces, equipment and fuels. Thorough
knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety practices related to the
boiler room facility; of the principles of electricity, hydraulics,
and mechanics. Skill in the use and maintenance of tools and
equipment of the trade. Ability to fire boilers; to read gauges and
judge operating efficiency and safe conditions of boilers; to adjust
burner controls to achieve maximum efficiency; to perform cleaning and
major 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
equipment; to communicate effectively; to provide guidance and
instruction to lower level stationary engineers and assigned
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.