CBA DESIGNATION: Represented
Under general direction and supervision performs mechanic level work maintaining, repairing and operating high pressure steam boilers, campus wide ventilation equipment, water treating equipment, and does related work as required. Incumbents in the class of Heating and Ventilating Equipment Mechanic are distinguished from those in the class of Heating and Ventilating Equipment Maintenance Worker by the exercise of a greater degree of knowledge and Independence of action; broader work assignments, and the regular performance of semi-skilled and skilled work in a specialized trade.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Illustrative Only)
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Performs steam fitting; checks tubes for deposits, corrosion, pitting and grooving of the steam lines.
- Checks, repairs, and adjusts heating and ventilation equipment including V belts, pumps, bearings, steam traps, strainers; lubricates and greases motors and fans; calibrates and repairs thermostats; replaces drive belts and pulleys; cleans and changes filters.
- Cleans boiler, mechanical equipment, boiler rooms, chiller plants and surrounding areas.
- Operates pool chlorinators and backwashers pool filters and water softeners. Installs thermal blankets.
- Keeps operating records and logs related to boilers, water treatment and swimming pools and makes reports.
- Requests necessary parts and equipment; schedules repair of equipment, recommends replacement if repair is not feasible; estimates cost of materials and labor.
- Performs preventive maintenance checks and repairs heating and ventilating equipment.
- Operates, boilers, energy management system and chillers and reports equipment problems to supervisors.
- Checks levels of fluids; makes and monitors log entries; adjust and services filters, lines, valves, and control components.
- Installs major and minor equipment.
- Repairs, replaces, and adjusts electrical and pneumatic controls and small motors.
- Must be willing to answer emergency calls at all hours.
- At the request of supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties generally related to the functions of the class.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school and completion of the equivalent of a two year apprenticeship in steam fitting, ventilation and boiler equipment repair and operation.
The methods, materials and equipment used in operating, maintaining and repairing high pressure steam boilers and of the steam fitting and ventilation trades.
Safety codes and practices and the demonstrated accidents.
- Interpret and work from schematic drawings and blueprints.
- Diagnose most malfunctions and correct problems relating to the repair and maintenance of air conditioning and ventilation equipment.
- Perform physically heavy work, often in difficult locations.
- Work cooperatively with others.
A Steam Engineers License, under 500 horse power or unlimited, issued by the City of Los Angeles. A valid California Driver License is required.
Willingness to answer emergency calls at all hours.
NOTE: Eligibility is determined by a review of the following:
- Performance Tests
- Reference check
- Medical history
A pre-employment physical examination is required. Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.
Lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 75 pounds, pushing and pulling, walking and standing for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of hand-power tools, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, and kneeling or crouching.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Six months.
Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-7361 direct ⋅ (626) 525-7924 fax