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The Control Room Operating Engineer controls the operation of the fluidized bed boiler, three gas/oil fired boilers, 6 chillers, emergency generator unit, thermal storage tank, campus electrical demand, and all auxiliary and associated equipment in the plant. S/he follows established procedures and refers sub-standard conditions to supervisor. Reporting to the shift supervisor along with equipment operators, the incumbent has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Maintains constant watch over all operating equipment through monitoring control room instrumentation, computer screen and printout, and alarms, ensuring that the equipment is performing according to prescribed characteristics for a safe and efficient operation in providing steam, chilled water, and electrical services to the central distribution system.
Makes operational changes and adjustments as required to secure safe, efficient, and continual operation.
Participates in repair maintenance and installation of plant equipment.
Reviews and ensures that control room log readings, plant walk-down sheets boiler, and chilled water reading and analysis's are taken properly by equipment operators.
Makes sure corrective action is taken to chemical treatments as required adjustments to plant equipment as required.
Reviews operational manuals, technical manuals, and plant procedures.
High School Diploma or equivalent
A minimum of 5 years background in trade practices of steam engineering
Must operate intuitively from previous background knowledge in on troubleshooting the gauges and instruments on panel to bring about satisfactory operation of fluidized bed boiler which is unique in its design and operation
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