OPERATING ENGINEER HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Under direction of a supervisory officer in a state department, institution,
or agency, takes a leading part in the operation, maintenance, adjustment,
and repair of air conditioning and heating systems and auxiliary equipment;
does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this
job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Takes a leading part in the operation and maintenance of boilers, engines,
turbines, motors, generators, and auxiliary equipment used in power heating
plants and air conditioning systems.
Operates, maintains, and makes repairs to generators and motors, feed and
vacuum pumps, feed conveyors, blowers, governors controlling the rate of fuel
consumption, and automatic stokers.
Operates, maintains, and makes repairs to automatic temperature control
systems for heaters and for ventilating and air conditioning equipment.
Makes repairs and adjustments to compressors, thermostats, pumps, filters,
screens, condensers, and other air conditioning equipment.
Makes periodic comprehensive tests and takes readings of fuel consumption,
pressure, room circulating units, draft conditions, temperature and steam flow,
and other recordings.
Receives, stores, safeguards, and records the use of equipment, materials,
Maintains records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related
Two (2) years of experience in the adjustment, repair, operation, and
maintenance of air conditioning and heating plants and auxiliary
Applicant will be required to possess an Operating Engineer's License
(Blue Seal Minimum) of appropriate grade and type as issued by the
New Jersey Department of Labor.
NOTE: Appointee may be required to possess a valid Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification of the appropriate
level, commensurate with type of equipment serviced, issued under the
authority of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New
Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility,
is necessary to perform in essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of types of boilers, engines, motors, and auxiliary equipment
used in power heating plants and air conditioning systems, and their
proper use, care, adjustment, and maintenance.
Knowledge of problems, procedures, and methods used in operating,
maintaining, and making minor repair and adjustments to types of feed
and vacuum pumps, generators and motors, feed conveyors, blowers,
and automatic stokers.
Knowledge of operating characteristics, controls, adjustments, and
repairs common to air conditioning systems.
Knowledge of methods used in setting governors.
Knowledge of safety devices and measures used in the operation
of power and heating plants and auxiliary equipment.
Knowledge of methods used in making periodic comprehensive tests
and in recording periodic readings of fuel consumption, pressure,
draft conditions, temperature, steam flow, and other recording apparatus.
Ability to analyze power and heating plant operation and maintenance
problems, organize assigned work, and develop effective work methods.
Ability to assign and instruct power and heating plant employees in the
performance of their work.
Ability to work cooperatively with associates and with those concerned
with the operation and maintenance of the power and/or heating plant.
Ability to operate, maintain, and make repairs to varied types of boilers,
engines, electrical generating equipment, and other types of machinery
and equipment used in power and heating plants.
Ability to inspect, check, and make proper use of safety units and devices.
Ability to set varied types of governors and to record accurate readings of
fuel consumption, pressure, draft conditions, temperature, and steam flow.
Ability to lubricate and clean machinery and equipment and operate and
maintain varied types of feed and vacuum pumps, generators and motors,
feed conveyors, blowers, and automatic stokers.
Ability to obtain, store, and safeguard the use and recording of power plant
equipment, materials, and supplies.
Ability to prepare simple reports of time, readings, and fuel consumption.
Ability to maintain power plant records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and
information systems used by the agency, office or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of the position. American Sign Language
or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
CODES: 17/C18 - 40433 MER 03/14/09