A class incumbent operates and maintains multiple fuel fired boilers and auxiliary equipment to ensure a continuous supply of steam and or hot water to secure facilities.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to a technical superior and is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of multi-fuel fired boilers and related auxiliary equipment to provide continuous supply of steam and/or hot water for the secure facility. An incumbent makes rounds of heating system to check gauges and inspect pumps and ensure proper operation. Incumbents continually monitor and regulate temperatures and steam flow to maintain adequate operating pressures. An incumbent is responsible for cleaning, inspecting and replacing check-values, back flow preventors, air traps, and in-line oil strainers. An incumbent supervises inmate work crews assigned to the powerhouse to include maintaining security of all tools, supplies and equipment. Class incumbent makes periodic counts of inmates to assure their location and custody and are responsible for the enforcement of all rules, regulations and procedures affecting discipline, security and safety. In addition, incumbents are responsible for training unskilled and skilled inmate workers. Incumbents are also responsible for testing of water for such factors as PH, dissolved solids, lime, anti-foaming, calcium, polymers etc., and treating with chemical additives based on test results. Incumbents also operate and maintain emergency electrical generators and may operate and repair various vehicles and equipment engines. Work includes maintaining logs by recording such information as time, preventative maintenance actions, fuel oil tank, readings, chemical utilization and chemical testing. An incumbent may also be responsible for ordering fuels, materials and parts. Work involves regular exposure to hazardous conditions and occasionally requires physical effort in order to restrain and subdue inmates.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Operates multi-fuel fired boilers and related auxiliary equipment regulating temperatures and steam flow to maintain adequate operating pressure.
Inspects and checks heating systems to include gauges and pumps.
Maintains boilers and related equipment by lubricating pumps and motors, cleaning and/or replacing filters, pipelines and steamtraps and other equipment and parts.
Supervises inmate work crew; Trains skilled and unskilled inmates in the performance of assigned duties.
Maintains security and discipline of area by searching inmates for contraband, enforcing rules, regulations and operating procedures and making periodic counts to assure inmate location and custody.
Maintains daily logs of various readings tests results and action taken. Prepares inmate incident reports as necessary.
May operate and/or repair various vehicles and/or equipment engines.
May order supplies, equipment and parts for the powerhouse.
Prepares boilers for annual state inspection by opening boiler and drums, cleaning residue, patching and repairing interior insulation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of facility and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of correctional security procedures and techniques.
Skill in the operation of multi-fuel boilers and related auxiliary equipment.
Skill in the maintenance and repair of multi-fuel fired boilers and related auxiliary equipment.
Skill in determining causes of equipment malfunctions and in taking action necessary to correct problems.
Ability to enforce correctional institutional rules, regulations and disciplinary measures with firmness and impartiality.
Ability to supervise inmates in the performance of assigned duties.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions including manufacturer's specifications.
Ability to accurately monitor, test and record chemical, fuel and water additives to ensure boiler operates at maximum efficiency.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to act quickly and calmly in an emergency.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Officer/Stationary Fireman I Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
At least 19 and 1/2 years of age.
Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge of operating and maintaining multi-unit boilers and related auxiliary equipment.
Knowledge of record keeping.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).