CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

7E35
STATIONARY ENGINEER


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is full performance stationary engineering work operating and maintaining high-tonnage pressurized boiler and chiller systems and related components in a large physical plant facility. An employee in this class on assigned shift monitors the systemsí automation, checking and adjusting temperature and pressure readings and maintaining refrigerant, chemical and water levels in the systems. Work includes touring the physical plant facilities to inspect and to repair defective components. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical superior and involves some disagreeable aspects and light physical effort.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Operates and maintains high-tonnage pressurized boiler and chiller systems and related components; monitors the systemsí automation; checks and adjusts temperature and pressure readings; maintains appropriate refrigerant, chemical and water levels in the systems; tests for toxicity in water levels; ensures safety and efficient operation of the systems.

Tours physical plant facility to inspect and to repair defective components; troubleshoots system failures; repairs or replaces malfunctioning system components such as, but not limited to, flow switches, pumps, steam traps, valves, balancing balls, fans, belts, worn-out boiler tubes, compressors and condensers.

Performs scheduled maintenance; repacks valves; cleans boiler tubes and chiller towers; lubricates pumps; aligns inlet and out valves, records readings.

Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


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. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 6/08)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Possession of a grade "A" Steam Boiler, Stationary and Refrigeration Engineer license as issued by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections prior to the scheduled examination and during tenure as a Stationary Engineer.

Possession of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate for the proper handling of CFCs within six months of appointment.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Stationary Engineer.


PAY RANGE: 15

Class Established: 1/53

Latest Spec. Revision
CSC: 5/08, Ad Board: 6/08


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7E35