Operate and perform preventative and corrective maintenance and repair on stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as high pressure steam boilers, air compressors, motors, steam and gas turbines, instrumentation and controls; and operate electrical switchgear.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Read various meters, gauges and automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify proper operating condition of gas and steam turbine generators, boilers and other equipment. Operate and maintain monitoring, control and instrumentation computers to include the SCADA and Shed Systems.
Maintain daily operational records such as temperatures of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, electrical loads, temperatures and pressures of condensate, boiler feed water and flue gases, as well as fluid levels in steam drums and deaerators and other related information.
Fire and maintain prescribed operating ranges of gas turbines, steam turbines, boilers and other equipment by adjusting manual controls, overriding automatic controls, switching to auxiliary equipment and/or shutting down equipment.
Report any damage, malfunction, irregularities, and/or potential hazards in buildings, grounds, equipment, vehicles or supplies to supervisor.
Perform water analysis tests and add chemical additives as necessary.
Operate high voltage switchgear. Manually synchronize the generator.
Take corrective action, as required, to alarms on boiler, turbine, generator, and switchgear.
Maintain cleanliness of work and storage areas, and all tools, vehicles, and equipment used in the performance of duties.
Perform routine and preventative maintenance, lubrication, and repair of turbines, engines, boilers, and other equipment.
Use hand power tools.
Read and interpret blueprints, heat balance and flow diagrams, sketches, and job specifications.
Perform related Departmental duties, as required.Qualifications
Ability to read, write, interpret instructions, and perform basic arithmetic, typically acquired through completion of a high school education, is necessary.
Ability to perform physically active work, requiring frequent walking, pushing, pulling, and stooping activity, to perform routine Departmental functions; and to routinely lift and exert force up to 50 pounds, and occasionally 100 pounds, to lift and carry salt bags, turn valves and move materials is necessary.
Possession of a current City of Detroit Third Class Stationary Engineer's License; equivalent license for operation of boilers of at least 7,500 square feet of heating surface and turbines of at least 100 HP.
Ability to work various shifts, holidays, and weekends, as scheduled, is necessary.
Within the last six years, four years of directly related experience in the assigned field at the journey person's level is necessary.
Within the last four years, one year of directly related experience working with high-pressure water tube boilers, and gas and steam turbines and generators is necessary.
Entry into confined spaces is required.
Possession of a valid driver's license recognized by the State of Michigan is necessary.
Ability to meet departmental standards of reasonable personal hygiene is necessary.
Work is typically performed indoors. Routinely subject to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, chemicals, oils and noise.