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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3146 - Stationary Engineer - P.M. Lead

Job Description

UNION: Local 399

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in the operation, maintenance and repair of the Power Plant, tunnel, and County owned or leased facilities; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class acts as a lead worker on an assigned shift or when a Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor is not available and is assigned duties which require independent actions and judgment, are recurring in nature and are carried out according to standard practices and general work instructions. General supervision is received for from a Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor, and may involve supervision of subordinate staff.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Operates, maintains and repairs all Power Plant, tunnel, and County owned or leased facilities, and related equipment (e.g. high temperature and high pressure hot water generators, high and low pressure steam boilers, high voltage electrical distribution, water softeners, pneumatically or electrically powered equipment, etc.).
• Provides immediate response to campus-wide and off-site facility maintenance issues or emergencies on assigned shift, and notifies appropriate staff of emergencies to ensure appropriate coverage.
• Provides response to facility occupant environmental requests.
• Prioritizes, coordinates, and schedules preventative maintenance, repairs and projects for the power plant and tunnel equipment and ensures that preventative maintenance programs are being completed as necessary.
• Delegates tasks to appropriate staff as directed by the Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor.
• Inspects work for completion, adherence to standards and compliance with specifications.
• Completes estimates of time and materials to complete projects.
• Reads gauges and manipulates valves to control water levels and pressures in boilers and other vessels.
• Records pertinent information in log books and on log sheets.
• Completes preventive maintenance and emergency work orders.
• Makes daily preventative maintenance schedule checks and checks operation for proper functioning of equipment.
• Maintains records of work performed.
• Maintains inventory and stock of parts and equipment in the department, and orders parts and materials as necessary.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Methods, materials, tools and practices used in operating and maintaining the Power Plant, tunnel, and County facilities, and related equipment
• Occupational hazards and safety precautions
• Methods and practices used in the maintenance and repair of plant and facilities equipment
• Computers and related software as applied to building automation, preventive maintenance, and work orders

Skill in:
• Operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing of Power Plant and facilities’ related equipment
• Preparing and maintaining accurate logs, records, and reports
• Following and enforcing necessary safety precautions

Ability to:
• Prioritize and coordinate scheduling preventative maintenance and repairs
• Deal effectively with others
• Verbal and/or written communications

Acts as the lead worker on the power plant 2nd shift.

• Ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed Stationary Engineer; operating, repairing and maintaining high pressure vessels and related equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, arms, and feet to push, pull and operate tools and equipment, climb, crouch, stoop, crawl and lift, and have the ability to maneuver equipment up to 50 lbs.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position frequently includes working near moving mechanical parts, in precarious places, with fumes or airborne particles, in cramped or confined spaces, and with potential hazards high temperature hot water/steam, and chemicals.

Licensed as a registered Stationary Engineer by the City of Chicago or other equivalent license and must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois’ driver’s license.