STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: PLANT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER I
Class Code: 6981-17 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 5-3-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise building maintenance and/or heat plant operations including construction and repairs at a small state institution, facility or a group of state buildings.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Plans, supervises and participates in a program of building maintenance, air conditioning, heating, plant operations and/or related activities performing preventative, operational and emergency repairs and maintenance.
· Prepares and updates maintenance records and follows preventive maintenance schedules as mandated to extend the operating life of equipment.
· Supervises or assists in supervising building, electrical and mechanical maintenance; assigns trades workers and mechanics to maintenance projects and reviews work for adherence to plans, specifications and technical trade standards.
· Provides supervision, on-the-job training and instruction to subordinates and new employees to assist them in performing their duties.
· Orders and procures adequate supplies and parts to ensure that repair and maintenance materials are at a proper level in the event of breakdowns.
· Supervises and assists in all mechanical repair work, including repairing laundry machines and kitchen equipment and the installation and repair of plumbing, HVAC, steam and electrical systems including electronic security and locking devices.
· Assists in the preparation of the annual and special budgetary requirements for the maintenance department, preparing local purchase orders and controlling the issuance of equipment, supplies and material to be used in building maintenance and plant operation activities.
· Supervises or assists in the supervision of construction projects through the preparation of plans, sketches and specifications, and assigns and reviews projects in progress and upon completion.
· Prepares schedules for the inspection, lubrication, cleaning and overhaul of all machinery and equipment.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to agency objectives by ensuring the accuracy of support activities within one or more organizational units. Errors at this level affect the work of others or have measurable monetary consequences, and require verification and correction in order to complete succeeding work operations.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent, plus two years of technical training or education in engineering or building trades. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years' experience in maintenance and repair or construction of buildings or facilities including one year in a supervisory capacity. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Possession of a valid NH driver's license and/or access to transportation for statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical, electrical and building trades in high pressure steamheating equipment. Knowledge of the practices and techniques of maintenance and construction trade, including plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, painting and steamfitting. Knowledge of the codes, statutes and regulations governing the maintenance and construction trades in the operation of high pressure steamheating equipment. Knowledge of the practices and techniques of low and high pressure steamheating plant operations and maintenance. Knowledge of the preparation and interpretation of schematic drawings and plot plans. Ability to schedule and supervise the work and training of trades and plant operation personnel. Ability to develop accurate and current records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors and the public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 01/04/02