This position will analyze and perform preventive maintenance to repair boiler/heating systems and steam distribution systems, related controls, pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, filters, softeners, incinerators, small boilers and furnaces, piping fixtures, etc. Operate heating systems, incinerators, small boilers and furnaces. Lubricate, repair and service the above equipment. Change filters, belts, seals, bearings, etc. Cover boilers, pipes, auxiliaries and accessories with insulation materials. Cut thread, and bend pipe, using hacksaw, pipe cutters, cutting torch, threading machine, and pipe bending machine. Assemble, install and test a variety of metal and non-metal pipe and fittings, including brass, copper, steel, and plastic. Operate combustion analyzing equipment to evaluate burner performance. Tune power burners to achieve highest possible efficiencies. Install, alter and adjust (burner) electronic components. Formulate boiler operation control strategies to be used in BAS systems. Troubleshoot control systems throughout the heating plant. Requisition materials and parts. Stock, maintain and operate service vehicle. Interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches and job specifications. Estimate time and materials to be used on the job. Customer contact.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Completion of high school education or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience; five years’ experience in the trade; or successful completion of an applicable trade specific Trades Helper program or completion of an approved apprenticeship program; and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification; two years of experience in commercial heating systems installation, maintenance and trouble-shooting; possession of the State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor’s License - #2 (HVAC and Gas Piping) prior to completion of applicable trial or probation period; expert knowledge of the operation of high-pressure (>15 psi) boilers; expert knowledge of the hydronic heating and cooling and process piping systems; expert knowledge of applicable building codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and federal); expert knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade; possession of a valid State of Michigan vehicle operator's license; must furnish own hand tools; frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds.
Must have possession of a State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor’s License - #6 (Unlimited Heating Service) to receive progression step increases at and after the twelve (12) month mark;
State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor’s License - Category 1; State of Michigan Class 1B Boiler Installer’s License; expert knowledge of the design and operation of low and high pressure boilers; high pressure (or greater) boiler operator’s license/registration; expert knowledge of DDC systems; expert knowledge of P.I.D. loop control systems; expert knowledge of analog controlled actuators employing balanced circuitry methods; expert knowledge of pneumatic control systems; ability to diagnose and troubleshoot control systems throughout the heating plant.
A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.
Required Application Materials
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.
Summary of Physical Demands
Duties associated with this position involve wearing a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort), lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds, pushing/pulling, and climbing ladder, stairs, and working from various types of equipment, including scaffolding, confined spaces above and below ground.
Summary of Health Risks
Wear a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort).
Work in noisy (at or above 85 decibels) areas.
Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos, PCB's etc.
Bidding eligibility ends on 6/18/2019 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 584896
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