Washington State DSHS Stationary Engineer Boiler Operator in Seattle, Washington


Stationary Engineer 2

Whether you are looking for supplemental income, experience, a flexible schedule, or a "foot in the door" to a State career, this opportunity can help you achieve that goal. Our Consolidated Maintenance & Operations unit located at Fircrest Rehabilitation Center in Shoreline is looking for 2 experienced on-call Boiler Operators (Stationary Engineer 2). On-call shifts can be day, swing, or graveyard.

What you'll be doing

  • Assure the overall safe and efficient operation and maintenance of high-pressure steam plant, consisting of four high-pressure boilers up to 3,365 Boiler Horse Power and total steam output at 116,072 lbs. per hour
  • Observe, monitor, and repair as required: gauges, meter pumps, boilers, and controls and safety equipment to ensure proper and continuous overall operation of four steam generating and hot water boilers
  • Oversight for various high pressure, low pressure, and hot water boilers used to maintain heating and domestic hot water systems at the facility
  • Operate feed-water pumps, condensate pumps, deaerators, fuel oil pumps, chemical pumps, pneumatic and hand tools plus an emergency generator when required
  • Troubleshoot and make major and minor adjustments to boiler and HVAC equipment
  • Work with schematics, drawings, sketches and operating manuals
  • Operate Siemens Energy Management System via computer as necessary
  • Confer with supervisor regarding maintenance and operational problems and recommend corrective action
  • Clean steam plant equipment and assigned areas
  • Test boiler room equipment for safe operation
  • Test and chemical treat/clean boiler water, condensate, and mechanical room equipment as necessary
  • Determine from test results the required blow-down of boilers. Blow-down operation equipment as needed, to ensure safe operation status
  • Ensure all potable water temperatures are maintained between 100 and 110F at taps and that room temperatures fall between 65 and 75F, controlled through Energy Management Systems
  • Transfer fuel used as necessary and start up or secure standby equipment as required for load changes

Our ideal candidates will have experience providing skilled engineering and repair work related to boiler and HVAC operations, and have a work history showing team commitment, job accomplishment, and strong work ethics.

What we are looking for Applicants will need a valid WA State Driver's License AND At least three years of experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of stationary or marine high-pressure boilers and heating systems*. OR Certificate of completion of an advanced Stationary Engineer course from an accredited vocational/technical school or community college AND at least two (2) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of stationary or marine high-pressure boilers and heating systems. OR One year of WA State service as a Stationary Engineer 1.

*Designations of boilers shall be as defined in Washington Boilers and Unfired Pressure Vessels Law.

Preferred Experience:

  • Skilled in the basic operation and independent monitoring of low and high-pressure heating plant systems up to and in excess of 3,365 Boiler Horse Power, along with auxiliary equipment including complete steam systems, complex HVAC systems, furnaces, controls and auxiliary pressure vessels, boilers and generating equipment
  • Skilled in the use and care of tools and equipment, able to use all hand and power tools associated with boiler and complete steam system troubleshooting and repair work, testers, meters, gauges, water testing equipment, volt/ohm meters, gas sniffers, various hand tools and other tools related not only to steam system operations, but to sub-journey level repair work of various kinds
  • Understanding of the safety procedures used in boiler operation and repair activities
  • Ability to prepare and maintain basic project reports and records including the completion of work requests Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. It is in the best interest of the applicant to apply as soon as possible. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

If you have questions when applying, please contact Anthony Distefano

00254 #LI-AD1

Salary: $27.91 - $31.57 Hourly

Location: King County - Seattle - N. Seattle, WA

Job Type: On-Call

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Job Number: 2017-00254

Closing: 8/23/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov