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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 602M
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


In a Higher Education facility, as a lead, assist the Chief Engineer in the operation and maintenance of a large, complex central steam plant facility and related auxiliary stations.

Typical Work

Lead the work of shift personnel in power plant production of steam, electricity, air and chilled water;

Diagnose operating difficulties and recommend corrective measures;

Direct scheduled downtime for maintenance procedures;

Lead subordinate staff in proper housekeeping and state safety activities of power plant operation;

Supervise preventative maintenance programs and monitor daily log of activities;

Prepare monthly production and related reports and initiate supply and maintenance requisitions;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Applicable steam engineer's license and three years' supervisory experience with power plant operations, including feed water systems, coal, gas, and fuel oil fired high-pressure boiler systems and all auxiliary equipment, water chilling systems, high voltage generation and distribution systems and related combustion controls and safety devices.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July, 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises title, class code (formerly 5611 Assistant Chief Engineer), general revision, revises definition, deletes distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.