Under general supervision, performs technical maintenance work as a
lead operating engineer on a shift in a power plant with central
station refrigeration or air conditioning equipment of 500 tons or
more and heating or processing boilers of 500 horsepower and above.
1. Functions as chief operating engineer with responsibility for
safe, constant and efficient operation of a Central Plant Boiler.
Provides guidance and training to first grade stationary engineers
on assigned shift.
2. Coordinates inspection, repair and maintenance activities for both
emergency and non-emergency conditions. Responds to abnormal
situations such as switching pumps and boilers. Functions as
liaison with contractors.
3. Operates and maintains central station type reciprocating,
centrifugal, or absorption air conditioning and refrigeration
equipment with single compressor and chiller units in excess of
4. Records data such as temperature, pressure, hours of operation,
fuel consumed, water levels, voltage load and generator balance.
5. Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift;
6. Performs water tests and modifies water supply as necessary with
7. Monitors all safety control equipment and meters. Adjusts
automatic and manual controls to assure equipment operation within
recommended ranges and defined standards.
8. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the trade. Cleans
work area upon completion of project.
9. Manages key control system.
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,
three years of which involved boilers over 500 horsepower and chillers
in excess of 500 tons.
OTHER: Licensure as a First Grade Stationary Engineer in the
State of Maryland.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the operation of multi-fuel boilers
with over 500 horsepower and chillers over 500 tons. Thorough
knowledge of and skill in applying OSHA regulations related to the
central plant boiler facility operations. Thorough knowledge of and
skill in appying the principles of electricity, hydaulics, and
mechanics. Skill in cleaning, repairing and maintaining boilers and
their auxiliaries; in the use and maintenance of the tools and
equipment used in stationary engineering; in the use and storage of
required fuels. Ability to fire boilers, read gauges, and judge
operating efficiency and safety conditions of steam boiler operations;
to oversee and coordinate shift operations of the central plant
facility; to lead and train first grade stationary engineers in
central plant operations and maintenance and repair work; to work in,
on, around, over, and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work
from ladders and scaffolding; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools,
and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently
manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; 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 both orally and in
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT