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J&J Worldwide Services Stationary Engineer/Boiler Operator in Ft. Riley, Kansas


General Summary

The Stationary Engineer is responsible for the operation of all central energy plant utility systems including high pressure steam boilers, hot water boilers, heat recovery chillers, centrifugal refrigeration chillers, cooling towers, centrifugal air compressors, medical compressed air and HVAC systems. The Stationary Engineer must have multi-craft skills (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and be able to troubleshoot and make repairs to a wide variety of equipment. The Stationary Engineer is expected to complete preventive maintenance on equipment and identify/implement continuous improvement opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the safe and efficient operation of equipment including boilers, chillers, centrifugal air compressors, cooling towers, pumps, steam, chilled water and HVAC systems.

  • Adjusts controls to insure safe and efficient operation of the systems to meet hospital demands.

  • Logs various aspects of system’s operation.

  • Records data (temperature, hours of operation, fuel consumption, water levels etc.)

  • Records and reports actions taken and feeds chemicals and caustics into systems and devices.

  • Observes the results of water tests.

  • May direct and coordinate activities of other workers in performing tasks directly related to operating and maintaining the system or systems.

  • Responds to calls for emergency repairs.

  • Conducts routine inspections of mechanical equipment (hot water boilers, high pressure steam boilers, centrifugal chillers, pumps, controls, cooling towers and VFD’s etc.)

  • Performs minor repairs or replaces broken or worn parts on mechanical equipment.

  • Maintain logs of all work performed.

  • Maintain clean, safe and orderly work area.

  • Studies manuals and journal to increase technical competency.

  • Have mechanical, electrical, controls expertise to identify and repair equipment problems.

  • Follow safety/LOTO procedures.

  • Conduct routine audits of operating equipment.

  • Maintain an open and professional line of communication with associates.

  • Conduct routine maintenance activities.

  • Inspect and monitor the condition of equipment.

  • Identify and follow-up on improvement opportunities.

  • Complete scheduled preventive maintenance and/or planned work orders.

  • Provide assistance during routine shut-downs.

  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on the mechanical production and distribution systems.

  • Maintains inspection/testing records.

  • Evaluates the condition of MEP systems and recommends repair or replacement actions.

  • Assist outside contractors performing scheduled maintenance or repairs.

  • Responds to emergency events, assesses the situation and taking appropriate action to stabilize situation.

  • Traces out proposed utility service shutdowns, identify affected areas and initiating shutdowns and reactivation.

  • Monitors outside contractor repairs and records observed deficiencies on punch list.

  • Participates in new system start-up, training and commissioning.

Knowledge, Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a stationary engineer or related field.

  • Individuals performing operations, repairs, maintenance, modifications and installations of the Hospitals Central Energy Plant (CEP) steam and chilled water generating systems and associated controls shall be qualified "Boiler Operators" possessing and maintaining a current "Operating Engineer" or equivalent license approved by the COR. This license shall be a National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) Fourth Class Engineer or equivalent as approved by the COR.

  • Must be able to pass the Federal background check required for this jobsite.

  • Ability to perform work safely under hazardous conditions.

  • Able to trouble shoot and repair most complex problems.

  • Better than average knowledge of computer software programs to include Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • High School Graduate, technical or trade school certificate in related field desired.

  • Basic construction knowledge.

  • Ability to read blueprints

Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs., squat, bend, stoop and kneel for short periods, climb a ladder, stand for long periods of time, constant arm extensions.

  • Occasional exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely result would be cuts, bruises, etc.

  • Must be able to pass a local background check and have the ability to obtain and maintain NAC/LAC clearance after hire.

This job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)