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STATIONARY ENGINEER

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: September 1, 2019

Job Description:

STATIONARY ENGINEER

Job Category:

Services/Maintenance/Crafts

Unit:

Facilities

Position Code:

SFAC9147A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Position will remain open until filled.

Salary:

$34.28 Hourly

Location:

Merced



Background check:

Background check is required



Description:


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

Provide technical skills to operate and maintain central heating and cooling production distribution systems. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of medium and high-pressure boilers, steam system, cooling towers, chillers, 30,000 ton-hour thermal energy storage system, monitor electrical distribution & potable water supply systems and related equipment. Perform maintenance, inspection, testing, log and reporting as needed on all utility systems. Make routine inspections of all Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) equipment in Central Plant, potable water pump-station, and in various buildings to insure proper operations, check, record and adjust operating pressures, flows and temperatures to efficiently operate various MEP equipment. Perform equipment maintenance, clean and change air filters; grease and oil motors, rotating parts and fans; check for leaking pipes, plugged drains, electrical short circuits; turn off equipment in the event of improper operation or breakdowns, report needed repairs to Supervisor. Monitor, test, log and record results of water treatment program applied to boilers, chillers, cooling towers, and TES tank, following water treatment vendor guidelines make adjustment to water chemistry to ensure HVAC equipment operates at optimal efficiency. Monitors mechanical & electrical systems using a sophisticated Building Automation System. Must possess excellent customer service skills, perform miscellaneous clean-up work as needed. Respond to emergencies and after-hour work requests. Work is performed on a variety of building systems, sometimes in emergency repair situations. This class must take the necessary safety precautions when working around machines, equipment, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Judgment is required in troubleshooting plumbing system problems and in determining methods of repair. This class is expected to resolve problems occurring in daily assignments and discuss unusual problems with the supervisor. This position will be required to work a non-standard work schedule with the ability to work variable and irregular hours and shifts, weekends and holidays, and participate in an on-call program. This class is the first journeyman level position of this series and works under the general direction of the Operations Supervisor, and or Lead Stationary Engineer, and involves full responsibility for the performance of the more advance plant operator tasks. Incumbents in this class perform work independently with considerable latitude for determining work methods used and are subject to periodic spot checks; and performs related work as required.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Qualifications:

Completion of a State or Federally recognized (minimum four-year) apprenticeship in the Stationary Engineer trade, and;

Possession of a high school diploma or GED certificate, and;

Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience in commercial, institutional and/or industrial Plant Operations,and;

Possess and maintain a license to operate a Class: C motor vehicle in the state of California.

A combination of experience and training may be substituted for education.

Requires the ability to read and interpret mechanical, electrical, and plumbing schematics and drawings, to prepare estimates, plan in addition, manage own projects within allotted budgets.

Instruct and guide semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

Knowledge and skills to review and understand technical data, specifications, blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and craft terminology to insure job performance.

Knowledge of all applicable codes including but not limited to NEC, ICBO, NFC, UMC, and Title 24.

Current knowledge of approved safety devices, practices, and job-related equipment through self-study and selected training.

Demonstrated experience to work within a team environment with other crafts and to assist fellow crafts persons when required.

Ability to show team leadership.

Ability to maintain proficiency in the trade through self-study and selected training.

Highly motivated and result orientated. Must maintain flexibility in a continuously changing and fast-paced work environment.

Ability to train apprentices or trainees if required.

Demonstrated experience to work independently and use initiative in solving problems.

Proficient in the use of computers, mobile devices, etc. and learn the use of software programs for work management, retrieve workflow information, job assignments and material and labor data entry.

Must be accurate and timely in the use of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Organizational skills to understand and meet established unit goals and objectives and meet project deadlines within estimated budget.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate technical/non-technical problems or concerns with supervisors, co-workers and campus personnel as required.

Must be able to provide clearly written and understandable reports and instructions.

Familiar with physical and electrical hazards involved with MEP system repairs, troubleshooting, etc.

Ability to troubleshoot, maintain and repair utility and distribution systems.

Excellent customer service skills, which include ability to handle difficult situations such as a complaint from customers and exhibit a positive demeanor at all times.

Ability to perform duties in inclement weather, climb ladders and scaffolds and routinely work in dark, hot, cold or damp working environments in tiring, physically demanding positions for long

Keywords: University of California - Merced, Merced , STATIONARY ENGINEER, Professions , Merced, California

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