Stationary Engineer, Senior
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Capital Assets and Services
posted on August 16, 2012
Operates, maintains and repairs all central plant equipment including boilers, chillers and associated equipment in accordance with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety (ADOSH) codes and standards to ensure a working, living and learning environment is maintained. Operates valves and controls and other central plant equipment to control the flow of air, gas, water and steam while maintaining temperatures and pressures at designated levels in accordance with the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) instructions, chiller manufacturer instructions, and University standards. This position is autonomous in nature which requires the operator to rely heavily on their own experience and knowledge. Generally reports to the central plant supervisor.
• Acts in a lead capacity when required which may include the supervision of stationary engineers and helpers.
* Performs routine maintenance and overhaul of boilers including complete tear down and rebuild of burners, flame management system and drum level control system. Cleans and rattles boiler tubes as needed.
• Prepares boiler for annual internal and external inspections which requires extended periods of time spent inside the boiler steam drum and combustion chamber. Operates boilers outside of normal operating range, to prove that all boilers safeties are in working order and corrects any discrepancies found.
• Verifies and tunes boiler combustion system using combustion analysis equipment and practices to achieve best possible combustion and reduction of stack gas emissions.
• Performs inspection, trap surveys and repairs in underground utility tunnels which require kneeling, crawling and climbing in tight quarters and in extreme heat conditions.
• Performs routine maintenance and repair of centrifugal type chillers including partial tear down of condenser and evaporator shells. Trouble shooting of chiller controls, refrigerant circuit, and lubrication system. Cleans chiller tubes on an annual basis or as required.
• Maintenance of cooling towers to include the replacement of tower fill, belts, motors, and inlet screens.
• Monitors various gauges, gas and draft meters, pressure and temperature indicators to verify operating conditions of automatically fired boilers, chillers, compressors, motors, turbines and/or related equipment and adjusts controls to specified operating conditions.
• Inspect and overhaul of plate and frame heat exchangers to include cleaning of plates on an annual basis and plate replacement when required.
• Performs routine maintenance and repair of centrifugal, reciprocating, and vacuum pumps to include complete tear down and rebuild of pumps and motors. Performs laser assisted alignment of pump/motor shafts to ensure useful life of equipment is maximized.
• Monitor and repair of compressed air system to include complete tear down and rebuild of compressors and all distribution system piping, valves, driers, separators and controls.
• Repair, replace and conduct new installation of multiple types of valves and gaskets to include gate, butterfly, globe, pneumatic, pressure reducing valve and needle valves.
• Troubleshoot and repair of plant automation system to include transmitter calibration and replacement, programming and calibration of controllers, and repair/replacement of controllers down to the component level.
• Samples, tests, analyzes mixes and injects chemicals to maintain boiler/chiller waterside conditions and blow downs in accordance with engineering standards set by chemical engineering representative.
• Uses test equipment such as volt/ohmmeter, combustion analyzer, combustible gas detector, and air quality analyzers to ensure compatibility and safe and efficient operation of equipment.
• Performs and records periodic system testing, and recommends modification or repair of equipment which fails to meet acceptable operating standards.
• Specifies pipe sizes, types and related materials, such as supports and hangers, according to job requirements.
• Measures, cuts and prepares pipes, tubes, and fittings for assembly.
• Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, by cementing, soldering, and threading joints.
• Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
• Operates data center and computers to question and verify specific operating conditions of various plant equipment and initiates corrective actions when required.
• Records plant operating conditions, demands, and utility usage on a hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis and prepares reports for analysis and historical record keeping.
• Applies safety standards at all times and maintains good housekeeping practices to provide safe working conditions; reports problems affecting plant safety.
• Six years of experience in the operation of boiler and/or chiller equipment and related systems which includes two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of boilers and/or chiller equipment and related systems; OR,
• Completion of a four year federally approved technical training stationary engineer program AND two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of boilers and/or chiller equipment and related systems; OR,
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Some positions in this classification may require Chlorofluorocarbons Certification upon employment.
• May require Arizona driver's license upon employment.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of boiler and/or chiller equipment, operation and maintenance.
• Knowledge of Alerton or other DDC system.
• Knowledge of Word, Excel and Visual basic for applications.
• Skill in the use of hand tools of the trade.
• Skill in monitoring, operating and maintaining boilers and/or chillers.
• Ability to effectively communicate.
• The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
• Chlorofluorocarbons certification a plus.
• Boiler operator's certification/license a plus.
• Waste water treatment certification a plus.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
August 29, 2012 at midnight.