6B11

                                                                                                  PAY RANGE: 314

 

                                            FIRE BOAT ENGINEER

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

          This is marine work operating and maintaining diesel engines and related equipment aboard a city fireboat on an assigned shift.

          Work is performed under the supervision of a fire officer.  Assignments require evaluative thinking and are carried out in accordance with standard marine engineering practices and general work instructions.  Employees have controlling responsibility for the routine operation and maintenance of fire boat engine room facilities.  Work involves regular exposure to uncontrolled and/or unpredictable conditions and requires moderate physical effort. 

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

          Starts fireboat's diesel engines; starts fireboat electric generator; upon signal from pilot sets diesel engines for propulsion and/or pumping; monitors engine and electric control panels while fire boat is in operation to insure proper functioning of all systems; engages and operates pumps at fire sites. 

          Demonstrates to and instructs firemen in the principles and procedures of fireboat engineering. 

          Inspects engine room to insure all equipment is secured; checks engine and transmission oil levels; inspects engines and pumps to insure proper lubrication; measures fuel tank levels and recommends ordering of fuel when levels are low; reports damage or malfunctions to fire officer; assists pilot with test of engine, throttle and helm control systems.

          Supervises and assists firemen in the general cleaning, painting, maintenance and minor repairs of engine room and engine room equipment.

          Maintains daily log of operations.

          Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

•        the operation, routine maintenance and testing of diesel engines, engine room electrical systems, steering gears, air compressors, heating system, generators and fire pumps

•        occupational hazards and safety precautions relating to engine room work aboard fireboats

•        modern fire fighting and fire prevention techniques

 

SKILL IN:

 

•        devising and making temporary repairs under emergency conditions

•        making minor repairs of diesel engines and auxiliary equipment

•        demonstrating and instructing firemen in fireboat engineering principles and procedures

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE  (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.)

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

          Two years of experience as a fireman, supplemented by the successful completion of a training program as a fireboat engineer as qualified by the Fire Training College and filed with the City of Philadelphia's Personnel Department. 

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

          Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

                                                                                        Class Established 1/53

Latest Spec. Revision 9/67

Change in Pay Rate:

CSC – 1/96

Ad. Board – 5/96

                                                                                                                            

 

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