STATIONARY ENGINEER II
FILING START DATE: 02/03/20 at 7:00 am (PT) - This examination will remain open until the needs of the department are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: W7198L
REBULLETIN INFORMATION: This announcement is a rebulletin to reopen for filing, add Fair Chance Initiative, and Important Note information. And revise Additional Information and Supplemental Questionnaire.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive Job Opportunity
No withhold or out-of-class experience will be accepted.
Current employees in the unclassified service who meet the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam: Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service. Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service at the time of filing or by the last day of filing.
Has responsibility on a shift for the operation and maintenance of a combined high-pressure heating and central refrigeration plant - OR - in a very large facility, has responsibility on a shift for assignments which include either the operation and maintenance of a high-pressure heating plant or refrigeration plant - OR - is assigned to a geographic area of major multi-hospital medical center which requires maintenance and operation of steam reducing stations, ventilation and refrigeration equipment, and various mechanical and electrical equipment and controls.
Positions allocable to this class report to a higher level Stationary Engineer. Incumbents are responsible for operating, maintaining, repairing, and testing high-pressure steam or hot water boilers, refrigeration, air conditioning, or other auxiliary distribution systems which exceed 500 H.P. in boiler capacity or a total refrigeration capacity of 1200 tons in a plant. Incumbents must exercise knowledge of how to operate and maintain heating and refrigeration systems sufficient to train and direct lower level staff in these functions.
Essential Job Functions
Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects manual and automatic gas and oil fired high-pressure steam or high temperature hot water boilers and/or gas turbine generator sets and heat recovery steam.
Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects motors, turbines and steam driven equipment, steam reducing stations, expansion tanks, air compressors, supply and exhaust fans, various kinds of pumps and valves, steam traps, water treatment systems, water heaters and other heating plant auxiliary equipment.
Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects reciprocating, centrifugal or absorption central air conditioning machinery including condensers, evaporators, cooling towers, pumps, purge tanks and related equipment.
Adjusts, maintains, tests, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical or pneumatic control instruments and safety devices.
Tests boiler water, condensate, cooling tower water, and water from other systems, and adds corrective chemicals.
Inspects, adjusts, repairs, and maintains refrigeration units for food storage boxes.
Inspects oxygen and vacuum systems for proper pressure and operating conditions.
Tests, operates, and maintains emergency diesel powered electric generating equipment.
Inspects fire alarm systems and main electrical distribution stations for proper operating conditions.
Keeps logs of plant operations and records maintenance and repair work performed.
Cleans work areas in order to provide a safe and uncluttered work environment.
OPTION I: Completion of a Stationary Engineer's or Operation/Maintenance Engineer's apprentice program* - OR - OPTION II: Five years' experience in the operation and maintenance of high or low pressure gas or oil fired boilers and auxiliary equipment, one year of which must have been in the operation and maintenance of refrigeration equipment.
One year of classroom training** from a trade school, college, a branch of military service, or other equivalent accredited school in the operation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration equipment, combustion controls or industrial controls equipment, boilers, or water treatment systems related to power plant operations, in any combination, may be substituted for one year of the required special experience.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
**An Unlimited Steam Engineer's License issued by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate in compliance with Federal license requirements as provided in Chapter V, Section 608.
PHYSICAL CLASS: III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Applicants claiming completion of a recognized Stationary Engineer's or Operation/Maintenance Engineer's apprentice program must provide a copy of their training certificate at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.
**In order to receive credit for classroom training, license or certification, applicants MUST attach proof of successful completion at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.
Please be sure to write the title of the required license/certificate, the license/certificate number, date issued date of expiration, and the name of the issuing agency. Attach a copy of the required license or certification to your application AT THE TIME OF FILING or within 15 calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure or certification will be considered incomplete. The original license/certificate must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to appointment.
Applicants that expect to qualify through experience only must clearly describe the type of work performed and time period of work performed.
- Demonstrated experience in high voltage electronic switchgear, breakers, and/or protective relays and safety switches.
- Demonstrated experience in operating Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
- Steam Turbine Endorsement License issued by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety.
- Knowledge and experience in basic computer skills to operate a personal computer and related software.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent customer service skills.
This examination consists of two parts: Part I - An Evaluation of Training and Experience based on application information and desirable qualifications weighted at 50%. Part II - An Interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted at 50%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. PASSING THIS EXAMINATION AND BEING PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER DO NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.
RETAKE: No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Energy Management Division, Power Plant Section of the Internal Services Department.
Several facilities operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Appointees may be required to work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays. Also, appointees may be required to work overtime and at various locations throughout Los Angeles County.
- Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile:
We must receive your application and additional documents, if any, by 5:30 pm, PST, on the last day of filing. If you are unable to attach the required documents you may fax or email the exam analyst within 15 calendar days of filing. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
Provide any relevant job experience and training in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each field, give the name and address of your employer, your title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Direct copies of class specifications and selections requirements as your description of duties will not be sufficient to meet requirements.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 267-2432
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Kari Irby
Department Contact Phone: (323) 881-4689
Department Fax: (323) 780-9006
Department Contact Email: KIrby@isd.lacounty.gov
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
COVID-19 Vaccination: All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination process, including after an appointment has been made.
FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from class specifications, job bulletins and/or plagiarism of any type serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so will result in a REJECTION of your application.