Stationary Engineer- Plant Operations- Metropolitan State Hospital

September 7, 2023
Norwalk, CA
Job Type


Job Description and Duties

This advertisement is posted as until filled. Applications will be reviewed on the 1 st and 15 th of each month, and selections can be made. However, the Job Control will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

Under the direction of Chief Engineer II, Job duties include but are not limited to: Operates, maintains, and repairs boilers, heaters, pumps, valves, apprentices, and lines used in the distribution of steam and heated or processed water; operates, repairs and maintains refrigerant compressors, condensers, evaporators, traps, transfer pumps, expansion valves, stop valves, and float valves, together with all refrigerant lines and devices used to control temperatures; operates, maintains and repairs air compressors, together with distribution lines and all valves and devices for air control; operates, maintains and repairs all natural and manufactured gas distribution lines, and manufacturing systems including all valves and control devices; operates, repairs and maintains water filters, softeners, piping and pumps used in conjunction with water distribution, including all sinks and toilet bowls, supply lines and water lines; operates, repairs and maintains all types of motors and engines used to power pumps, compressors and fans; repairs and maintains single-phase and multi-phase electrical circuits up to 550 volts; repairs and maintains electrical transformers, motors, controls, machinery fixtures, appliances and elevators; repairs and maintains electronic systems such as clocks, closed circuit television, automatic alarm systems, security systems, energy management systems, equal potential grounding and automatic power transfers; calibrates control systems for air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation systems, including air balance, humidistat and solid state electronic motor control amplifiers; operates, maintains and repairs water and sewage systems, laundry, bakery and culinary equipment; inspects and trouble shoots electrical and mechanical systems and equipment to identify repairs needed; performs minor building maintenance and repair; plans layouts and estimates costs of electrical, mechanical, and electronic systems; requisitions parts, supplies and equipment; calculates systems requirements to provide estimates for modification or replacement of systems; leads and trains subordinate and less senior personnel, and advises them of unusual problems, procedures, and practices.

To be considered for this Job Opportunity, applicants must have eligibility by way of: permanent civil service status, be reachable on an employment list, have transfer eligibility, or have reinstatement eligibility. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ELIGIBILITY, YOU MUST TAKE THE EXAM . It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the announcement as of the date this test is taken.

The job class specification Stationary Engineer (6712) - CalHR will provide you with the minimum qualifications (MQs) required for the position. MQs are the skills, experience, licensure, education, etc. that an individual must have to be considered for the position. Review the MQs for the position before taking the exam to make sure you are qualified for the position and have met all requirements.

Applicants that believe they meet the Minimum Qualifications based on a pattern of education from classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts, degree and/or certificate of completion along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

Click Here for the exam: Stationary Engineer bulletin (

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

PLEASE NOTE : The CMS Center for Clinical Standards and the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group require COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers. The October 26, 2022, CMS updated directive ( QSO-23-02-ALL ) continues to require all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers to receive the primary vaccine series, unless they have an approved exemption, such as medical or religious. Therefore, DSH hospital team members will continue to be required to receive the primary vaccine series, unless they have a valid exemption.

Those who would like to seek an exemption based upon religious beliefs or qualifying medical reasons must complete the DSH 3363 COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Form and provide any required documentation during their pre-employment medical appointment.

Face Coverings: While working on-site, employees must follow current face covering guidance as issued by CDPH.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Stationary Engineer- Plant Operations- Metropolitan State Hospital


$5,911.00 - $6,206.00 A Pay Scales/CalHR Net: Updated 7/17/2023 Pay Range A $5,911.00 - $6,918.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Los Angeles County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


DSH - Metropolitan

Department Information

*Located in the City of Norwalk in Los Angeles County

Department of State Hospitals - Metropolitan is in the vibrant community of Norwalk,15 miles east of Los Angeles. To the south are entertainment venues like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the marinas and beaches of Huntington, Newport and Laguna. To the west are Palos Verdes and Marina Del Rey.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

Unless there is a specific request to be notified via USPS mail, our main contact will be via email. Email correspondence regarding this job posting will primarily come from . It is the applicant's responsibility to check their email inbox, including junk/spam emails for any correspondence regarding their application status. In addition, applicants are encouraged to keep their CalCareers profile updated with a current telephone number, mailing address, and email.

Employees applying for this position who wish to be considered on a transfer basis must meet the minimum qualifications and all transfer rules. You may also be required to provide additional documents, such as copies of your college transcripts during the screening process when applicable. Please provide proof of the highest paying class you were permanently appointed to from an eligible list.

All Examination and/or Employment Application forms must include: "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year); time base; and civil service class titles. Examination and/or Employment Application forms received without this information will be rejected. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed Examination and/or Employment Application (STD. 678) form.

Note : If you are applying for multiple positions, you must complete a STD 678 for each position separately. Incomplete applications or applications received with multiple positions listed on one application will not be considered .


Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of State Hospitals

Attn: Human Resources

11401 South Bloomfield Ave

Norwalk , CA 90650

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of State Hospitals

Human Resources

11401 South Bloomfield Ave

Norwalk , CA 90650

Closed on Weekends & State Holidays

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Working for the State offers great opportunities, generous benefits, and career development. Benefits information may be obtained by going to

In addition, you can look forward to:

*Free parking

*Convenient to public transportation

*Located near multiple eateries and major freeway access

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Selection Services Unit
(562) 474-2595

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
EEO Coordinator
(562) 521-1301

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I

Completion of A Recognized Apprenticeship for Stationary Engineers. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship program may be admitted to the examination but must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Or I I

Experience: Four years of experience performing duties which included the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, heating, refrigeration, ventilation and power equipment of large commercial, industrial or institutional buildings including the operation and maintenance of air conditioning systems involving the use of automatic controls. and

Education: Completion of 700 hours of formalized technical instruction relating to Stationary Engineering in training offered by such established programs as: Job Corps; Skill Centers; ROP; Trades Schools; Military; and JTPA (Joint Training Partnership Act). (An Associate of Arts or Certificate in Mechanical Electrical Technology, which must have included at least 12 semester units of instruction in heating, ventilation, and refrigeration systems involving the use of automatic controls may be substituted for the 700 hours of technical instruction). Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.

Two years of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Closing Date/Time: Until Filled

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