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GENERAL SERVICES-RESD-BUILDING AND PROPERTY MGT BRANCH

Title:  STATIONARY ENGINEER
Salary: $4,924.00 - $4,924.00
Posted: 06/27/2013

Job Description:
** The Department of General Services is subject to the Personal Leave Program 2012/2013
(PLP 2012/2013), effective July 1, 2012 for 12 consecutive pay periods through June 2013 pay period.
The salary reduction is 4.62% less the base salary rate shown above.
The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Core Values are key to the success of the Department’s Mission to “Deliver results by providing timely, cost-effective services and products that support our customers.” The Department of General Services (DGS) expects its employees to adhere to the DGS Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Excellence, Innovation and Teamwork. Our employees are expected to perform their duties with these values in mind. SELECTION CRITERIA – The selection criteria will be in the following order: • Local bidders (DGS employees) must file their bid requests for this position by the “Post & Bid File By” date above with the contact person listed above using the Local Work Area Post and Bid form, OHR-R13L (Rev 09/15/06). The employee with the greatest amount of plant service in the class shall be selected over other employees and notified of start date. If no eligible local bidders accepts job offer, then • The Outside Local Post and Bid bidders will be contacted who indicated interest in positions in this location. If no outside bidders are interested, then • SROA/Surplus employees will be considered prior to other recruitment methods. • Transfers, reinstatements, or recruitment from the employment list may be considered after the Post & Bid process is cleared. Consideration may be given to applicants who are on a DGS employment list or on another department’s employment list. Transfer of list eligibility must meet the criteria to transfer the eligibility from the other department’s employment list to DGS’ employment list. • Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and desirable qualifications and interviews may be scheduled. Under the general direction of Office Building Manager II, the incumbent performs a variety of skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning, ventilating, electrical, plumbing, lighting, power, water, water treatment, Honeywell system, Metasys, Siemens, Johnson Controls, Johnson Access System, Ready Key Access, Lenel Security access control system, Honeywell fire life safety system and other energy management, electronic access and mechanical systems normally found in office buildings or a complex of buildings. The Southern Region, San Diego State Building is located at 1350 Front Street, San Diego CA 92101. This building occupies seven floors and approximately 174,100 square feet of office space. DUTIES All work to be accomplished in accordance with guidelines of the Department of General Services (DGS), Building and Property Management (BPM) manuals, Real Estate Services Division (RESD) and BPM strategic plans, and the Excellence in Public Buildings Initiative in order to maintain and repair all building systems following published guidelines (i.e., SAM, BPM, DGS) and published industry standards [i.e., BOMA, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers), SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor’s National Association), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), and NEI (National Energy Institute)]. Assignment may require temporary shift change or building location change. The incumbent applies sustainable (environmentally safe) work practices in the operation and maintenance of all building systems and equipment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS In order to maintain and repair all building systems following published guidelines and industry standards: • Completes watch tours by visual inspection of all buildings systems and equipment requiring walking, climbing stairs, entering small spaces and noisy spaces. • Records findings in manual watch tour log. • Operates, Maintains, and Repairs HVAC equipment including but not limited to: Centrifugal Chillers up to 500 ton, Reciprocating and screw Chillers up to 150 ton, Cooling Towers, Package and Split system air conditioners up to 90 tons, Humidifiers, VAV boxes, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), Boilers, pumps, water valves, exhaust fans, and all other equipment related to HVAC. • Knowledge of and experience in the reading of schematics and use of meters and other test instruments to troubleshoot and repair electrical/electronic control systems of HVAC equipment including: 24-480 volt AC/DC, 0-10 volt, and milliamp controls. • Knowledge of and experience in troubleshooting refrigeration cycle problems, the cause and effects, and how to repair/replace components such as compressor, filter-dryers, and expansion valves. • Recommends and takes appropriate action on repairs by evaluating functionality of equipment and systems. • Operates, calibrates and repairs automated building systems by physically aligning setting within design parameters. • Programs automated building systems through software application (i.e. Siemens, Johnson Controls - Metasys). • Administers and organizes files and database by backing up files and debugging database. • Performs maintenance and repair on electrical, plumbing, lighting, structures, roofing, and door and lock repairs. • Patches and paints walls, and ceiling restrooms. • Participates in medical evaluation and training related to asbestos containing materials (ACM), and follows all safety, rules and regulations to prevent or minimize ACM exposure to self, staff and the public. Responds to service requests as submitted by tenants or other BPM staff by following BPM guidelines and warranty requirements and reports to supervisor when appropriate: • Responds and effects repairs to office comfort calls and common area calls as needed, by going to the physical site and adjusting thermostats, repairing electrical outlets, replacing lights, adjusting mechanical and/or electrical doors, fixing leaky sinks, clearing stuck flush valves, unplugging toilets and performing other simple and/or routine repair, comfort and convenient needs. • Responds to emergency calls in order to mitigate emergency conditions and minimize damage by performing repair at physical location according to health and safety and BPM guidelines regarding emergency situations. • Orders parts and makes recommendations on more complex repairs when unable to complete service or repair requests and follows action through to completion. • Reads and analyzes blueprints and specifications in order to understand and provide information on system problems in accordance with design parameters. In order to maintain a safe and healthful environment for the benefit of all employees and the public, under direction of the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager and BPM Environmental Safety and Health Unit (ESHOP), in compliance with laws and regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety Training (AB 2189), Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP and SB 298), Workers’ Compensation (Title 8 and SB 198), by promoting the health and safety programs as follows: • Attends training in the handling of hazardous materials and use of environmental safeguards. • Participates in updating IIPP plans and records by completing reports and coordinating with the designated Branch coordinator. • Participates in and/or leads team in executing the plans for Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption, and Hazardous Materials and Waste Manifest. In accordance with direction from BPM supervisors or lead workers, monitors work on all building systems following published guidelines and industry standards by utilizing Microsoft Office and/or Maximo: • Tracks warranties and accurately records status by making detailed notes. • Prepares correspondence to contractors regarding “notices to correct”. • Monitors service contracts and inspects work for quality. • Tracks and reviews all building systems permits. Organizes and maintains records, files and technical listings on equipment. Makes recommendations using recorded data on recurring maintenance, special repairs and equipment prices in order to provide input to BPM budget in accordance with DGS and DOF guidelines. Inspects and evaluates all building systems in order to minimize energy waste and promote energy conservation assuring proper operating procedures and system integration according to guidelines established by Cal EPA and California Energy Commission. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS Acts as backup stationary engineer, as directed by BPM managers or supervisors, at any regional facility, in order to assure continuous and efficient operations of all buildings systems and equipment. Support duties include communicating with building staff in person or via cellular telephone, 2-way radio, or other electronic devices, and taking appropriate action in response to service needs. May instruct or lead other engineers or apprentice engineers. May attend with, lead, or instruct other BPM team members in on-going safety training conducted locally. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Boilers and auxiliary boiler room equipment; heating, lighting, ventilating, air conditioning, power, refrigeration, building electric and pneumatic controls, water treatment and other mechanical or electrical equipment; the methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment. Ability to: Follow oral and written directions; demonstrate mechanical ability; keep accurate records; install, operate and make repairs to the various types of equipment listed above in the knowledge requirements; make written reports, read, interpret, and work from plans, drawings and specifications; lay out work for others and direct them in this work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • The incumbent should possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C in order to drive self, staff, supplies and/or equipment from one job site to another while driving a State vehicle in order to perform the duties of the Stationary Engineer. • The incumbent may be required to pass the Department of Justice background and/or fingerprinting checks prior to working in the restricted security access floors/buildings located in the Southern Region. • The incumbent will be required to take a medical examination and must be approved by the State Personnel Board. • The incumbent will be required to be flexible, able to switch quickly from one task to another based on priorities, and as directed by supervisor. • The incumbent understands that building system breakdowns can occur at any hour, any day of the week. Incumbent should be flexible to work overtime, or to assist supervisor by phone whenever possible to remedy building system failures. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Possess a Universal CFC certificate. • Be experienced in CFC evacuation, charging and record keeping. • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • Organize time efficiently and set effective priorities. • Display good interaction skills. • Willingness to work closely with and assist members of Trades and Crafts in a team environment, or independently, as required. WORK ENVIRONMENT, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES: WORK ENVIRONMENT • Work in low-rise (6 floors and lower) to high-rise (7 floors and higher) office-building environment. • Wear unaltered BPM supplied shirt according to current uniform requirements. • May need to use passenger or freight elevator to set self, equipment or supplies from one floor to another floor. • Work involves exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures dust, fumes, unpleasant orders, asbestos containing materials (ACM), and loud noises. • Work environment involves some exposure to hazardous chemicals or physical risk, which require following basic safety precautions. • Work in public-accessed areas. • Work in noisy areas or with noisy equipment or machinery. • Work in any facility location in the Southern San Diego Region. • May encounter live or dead insects, reptiles, rodents or other wildlife in the performance of duties. • May require ability to work overtime. • Work in confined spaces, i.e., ceiling, crawl spaces, and mechanical equipment spaces. • Work in inclement weather including rain, heat, and cold. • Assignment may require temporary shift change. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT • Typical work activities involve frequent and prolonged periods of standing, walking extended distances, bending, stooping, kneeling or squatting while performing duties. • Repetitively grip, grasp, and manipulate hand movement while using tools or power equipment applicable to job being performed. • Climb stairs or ladders, use power and noise producing tools or equipment. • Reach or stretch by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Reach high spaces by climbing a ladder or operating a lift. • Considerable physical activity that requires heavy physical work; heaving lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. • Wear safety equipment during the performance of duties, i.e., ear plugs when working in machine spaces; dust masks when exposed to harmful dust particles, eye goggles when exposed to airborne particles, cloth gloves when working with abrasive materials, rubber boots or raingear and back support. • Visual inspections of the operation of machinery/equipment or sound of proper operating machinery/equipment. MENTAL ABILITIES • Read, write and understand written and verbal communication in English in order to follow instructions on manufacturer’s label for use of and/or mixture of products and enforce safety procedures. • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions or decimals. • Apply common sense in personal safety and safety of equipment being used in the performance of duties.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Stationary Engineer 308 - 800 - 6712 - 007
Location County
San Diego SAN DIEGO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
07/17/2013 http://www.dgs.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Building & Property Management Branch
1350 Front Street, Room 4012
San Diego, CA 92101
Laraine Wrobleski,Bldg Manager
(619) 525-4000

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