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BOILER OPERATOR SUPERVISOR

Class Title: BOILER OPERATOR SUPERVISOR
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 064743
Education and Experience: Experience equivalent to substantial (five or more years of) increasingly responsible and skilled full-time labor and trades work including, at least, four years in the operation of high pressure boilers.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: An appropriate classed boiler operator’s license may be required within a reasonable period after employment if local subdivisions demand same in the operation of boilers where so operated.
Applicants for this class must:
  1. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required in some positions. 
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for supervisory boiler operation work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the highest level class in the boiler operations sub-series. An employee in this class is responsible for directing a small staff of boiler operators. This class differs from that of Boiler Operator 2 in that an incumbent of the latter is the lead worker on a shift.

Work Activities:

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
  1. Performs general maintenance and minor repair on boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  2. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:
  1. Inspects the operations of the boilers, air compressions, chillers, and generators.
  2. Inspects the condition of the boiler prior to annual internal inspections.
  3. Inspects the pressure and water levels/temperatures on boilers.
  4. Inspects chemical feed rates to ensure compliance with recommendations from Chemical Representatives.
  5. Inspects water systems and associated piping.
  6. Inspects usage of fuel and water.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:

  1. Identifies malfunctioning equipment. 
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  1. Evaluates the condition of the boilers, chillers, and generators to determine compliance with standards.
  2. Updates Boiler Regulations according to state policy.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
  1. Explains the daily operational procedures to less experienced staff based on departmental, state, and federal laws and guidelines.
  2. Interprets information to upper management for unusual occurrences to enhance understanding.
  3. Explains the daily duties to subordinates in regards to inspections.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  1. Communicates with supervisor and/or peers concerning daily activities and/or issues concerning the equipment by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  2. Communicates with supervisors concerning the performance of subordinates.
Coaching and Developing Others:
  1. Mentors less experienced co-workers in their work.
Staffing Organizational Units:
  1. Makes recommendations for new hires.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
  1. Maintains a professional working relationship with peers and lower management to ensure smooth and effective team operations.
Training and Teaching Others:
  1. Leads in the training needs for subordinates.
Analyzing Data or Information:
  1. Conducts Chemical Test to determine levels.
Developing Objectives and Strategies:
  1. Develops performance standards for subordinates.
Monitor Process, Materials, or Surroundings:
  1. Monitors the operation of the boilers, air compressors, chillers, and generators.
  2. Monitors chemical feed rates to ensure compliance with recommendations from Chemical Representatives.
  3. Monitors electrical systems.
  4. Monitors the pressure and water levels/temperatures on boilers.
  5. Monitors energy management systems.
  6. Monitors water systems and associated piping.
  7. Monitors the usage of fuel and water.
  8. Reviews the daily logs from subordinates.
  9. Monitors supplies.
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:
  1. Guides subordinates to enhance their work performance.
Getting Information:
  1. Receives information from the boiler’s control systems.
  2. Receives information from various systems on the boilers to determine operations.
  3. Receives information from various sources concerning day to day activities for the facility.
Developing and Building Teams:
  1. Models effective performance for peers and subordinates to provide a role model.
  2. Encourages success and enhances trust in subordinates. 
Handling and Moving Objects:
  1. Performs a wide variety of handling, installing, positioning, and moving material using hands and arms as needed to complete daily tasks.
Performing General Physical Activities:
  1. Walks through boiler rooms to record hourly readings.
  2. Climbs ladders daily to learn how to set operations.
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People:
  1. Assesses the performance of subordinates.
  2. Assesses the quality of services rendered from vendors.
Documenting/Recording Information:
  1. Documents pressure and water levels/temperatures on boilers.
  2. Documents the performance of subordinates.
  3. Documents chemical log.
  4. Documents the usage of fuel and water.
Controlling Machines and Processes:
  1. Utilizes a variety of office equipment. 
Performing Administrative Activities:
  1. Enters personal time on state database.
  2. Files various reports, records and logs.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
  1. Approves/Denys leave and overtime requests from staff to ensure appropriate coverage.
  2. Schedules appropriate times for vendors to perform tasks.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:
  1. Coordinates with team members to accomplish difficult tasks.
  2. Coordinates with supervisors for training activities.
Interacting With Computers:
  1. Uses computer to monitor operations of the boilers, air compressors, chillers, and generators.
  2. Enters requests for purchases on state database.
  3. Views personal information on states database.
  4. Responds to e-mails as needed.
Selling or Influencing Others:
  1. Influences the decision of purchases to enhance the division.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:
  1. Resolves conflicts to ensure timely and efficient performance and maintain positive working relationships.
  2. Maintains a respectful and productive work environment within the assigned work unit to minimize disputes and facilitate performance.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
  1. Determines supply needs.
  2. Orders supplies in states database.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  1. Communicates with external business partners via telephone, e-mail or in person.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
  1. Prioritizes personal workload using calendars, lists, and other facilitators to ensure timely and accurate completion of work.
  2. Delegates tasks to subordinates.
  3. Coordinates with peers on getting tasks completed in a timely manner.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  1. Attends training to enhance knowledge and performance of related equipment.
  2. Attends mandatory training as required for facility or state.
  3. Communicates with vendors to enhance knowledge of up-to date technology.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
  1. Operates forklift to unload and place supplies needed for daily operations.
  2. Operates vehicles as needed.

Competencies (KSA’s):

Competencies:
  1. Functional/Technical Competency
  2. Technical Learning
  3. Planning
  4. Timely Decision Making
  5. Ethics and Value
  6. Written Communication
  7. Patience
  8. Perseverance
  9. Composure
  10. Integrity and Trust
Knowledge:
  1. Basic Knowledge of Clerical
  2. Complex Problem Solving
  3. Customer and Personal Service
  4. Mathematics
  5. Basic Knowledge of Chemistry
  6. Mechanical
Skills:
  1. Active Learning
  2. Active Listening
  3. Mathematics
  4. Monitoring
  5. Reading Comprehension
  6. Speaking
  7. Writing
  8. Instructing
  9. Installation
  10. Operation and Control
  11. Operation Monitoring
  12. Quality Control Analysis
  13. Repairing
  14. Troubleshooting
  15. Management of Material Resources
  16. Management of Personnel Resources
  17. Time Management
Abilities:
  1. Memorization
  2. Oral Comprehension
  3. Oral Expression
  4. Problem Sensitivity
  5. Selective Attention
  6. Spatial Orientation
  7. Visualization
  8. Written Comprehension
  9. Written Expression
  10. Control Precision
  11. Finger Dexterity
  12. Manual Dexterity
  13. Reaction Time
  14. Auditory Attention
  15. Depth Perception
  16. Near Vision
  17. Hearing Sensitivity
  18. Peripheral Vision
  19. Sound Localization
  20. Speech Clarity
  21. Speech Recognition

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Personal Computer
  2. Telephone
  3. Variety of Wrenches
  4. Hammer
  5. Pliers
  6. Socket Sets
  7. Pipe Extractor
  8. Measuring Tape
  9. Cordless Drills
  10. Screwdrivers
  11. Personal Protection Equipment
  12. Chemical Test Equipment

 

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