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Hilary G. Dugar
Lallie Kemp Medical Center Human Resources
52579 Hwy 51 South Independence, LA 70422
One year of experience in the operation, repair and/or maintenance of large commercial or industrial stationary engines or mechanical equipment such as air conditioning, heating, refrigerating, pumping, generating, chillers, or closely related systems.
Training in commercial air conditioning, refrigeration or diesel mechanics will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.
Incidental duties in operating or maintaining one's own heating, air conditioning or related equipment will not be considered as qualifying experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
For those positions in which incumbents will be working with and handling refrigerants, possession of an appropriate EPA refrigerant recycling and recovery certification for technicians will be required (as required under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, 1990).
Additional information regarding technician certification requirements and programs may be obtained by calling the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Hotline at (800) 296-1996 (10am-4pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday except federal holidays) or by visiting the EPA's Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Web Site at www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/608.
Function of Work:
To operate, regulate, monitor, service, and maintain ventilation, refrigeration, heating, and related machinery and equipment, including pumps and other utility systems.
Level of Work:
Close from a higher-level Operating Engineer or agency official.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Operating Engineer 2 by responsibility for boilers or power plants of less than 150 horsepower.
Examples of Work
Performs preventive maintenance (oils motors, changes belts and filters, paints and cleans) on boilers and related equipment such as ventilating and refrigeration equipment, air conditioning machinery, generators, suction fans, pumps, and compressors.
Maintains a logbook that details the operation of boilers and/or pumping equipment and lists any maintenance work performed.
Starts and stops pumps.
Fires gas or oil fired boilers.
Adjusts fuel and airflow.
Regulates water level.
Reads gauges to check water level, steam pressure, and operation of valves and auxiliary pumps.
Performs minor repairs on boilers and related equipment.
Assists skilled workers in performing major repairs.
Administers chemicals to closed systems, cooling towers, and boilers.
Tests water for chemical content.
Assists in the overall maintenance of pump stations.