Date:Feb 24, 2018

Location:MACCLENNY, FL, US, 32063

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Requisition No: 27049

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: SENIOR OPERATING ENGINEER - 60009573

Position Number: 60009573

Salary: $903.19 - $993.51 bi-weekly

Posting Closing Date: 03/30/2018

Senior Operating Engineer


This is work operating and performing minor repair of a steam or hot water heating and/or air-conditioning plant on an assigned shift.

Minimum Requirements:

  • One year of experience in the operation and maintenance of heating and/or air conditioning equipment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Check the prior shift’s operations report to determine what specific problems were encountered and if repairs are necessary.

  • Monitor Operating Engineer’s duties on shift.

  • Make rounds of heating plant, checking the gauges and instrument panel every two hours and logs the reading in the operations report. Checks the alarm bell and warning lights to ensure proper operation.

  • Monitor boilers by checking the temperature and pressure of the operating system, checking burning flame of the boilers and stack emission periodically during the shift.

  • Blows down generators to remove dissolved solids. Performs chemical tests on water samples by detecting the color changes of the water samples during test procedures. Adds chemical to keep systems within specified limits.

  • Inspects, removes, cleans and repairs boiler burner tip’s. If burner tip’s flame is out, take immediate action to re-ignite and manually reset entire system. Assists in servicing generator by removing heads, tube bundles, replacing or repairing leaking tubes and inspecting all seals, gaskets and connections.

  • Service air compressors by changing oil and lubricating bearings.

  • Inspect 3 water softeners and determine degree of softness through ph tests. Perform chemical treatment of cooling towers at Buildings 12 & 13. Monitor the regenerating of water softness. Checks water gauge and adds make-up water to maintain required level.

  • Monitor and log amount of natural gas to each of the three (3) HTHW boilers. Takes gas inventory at the beginning of shift. Service cooling tower and induced draft fans in each of the 3 boilers.

  • Start 3116/125 caterpillar emergency electrical generator and check performance. Perform routine service. Performs all general maintenance in heating plant such as painting, plumbing & routine carpentry repairs/work and servicing miscellaneous equipment.

  • Assists with the cleaning of boiler fire boxes of accumulated residue. This is accomplished by having to enter into a confined space through an opening 16” in diameter and 16” long. To enter back of the boiler the entry is 14” x 16” and 12” long.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Deemed Essential to This Position:

  • Knowledge of the procedures and methods used in the operation and maintenance of heating and/or air-conditioning equipment.

  • Skill in using hand tools.

  • Skill in repairing heating and/or air-conditioning equipment.

  • Ability to operate or coordinate the operation of boilers or an air-conditioning plant.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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