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State of Washington Class Specification

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CHIEF ENGINEER
602N
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Definition

Supervise the total operation of a central heating steam plant and all auxiliary systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions within this class are responsible for large and complex steam plant operations with final responsibility and authority for safety, welfare, and maintenance within all operations.

Typical Work

Plan the work of shift personnel and hire, discipline, and evaluate performance therein;

Evaluate operating and organizational difficulties and institute corrective measures;

Plan equipment downtime for maintenance procedures and assign appropriate crews for follow-through action;

Maintain all budget and cost control devices necessary for efficient and economical production of steam, electricity, clean air, and chilled water;

Establish and monitor appropriate housekeeping procedures and safety standards of all assigned areas;

Monitor daily log of power plants and prepare monthly production and performance reports;

Recommend and assist in planning for expansion and improvements of power plant facilities and equipment;

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 four 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 class code (formerly 5610), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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