The shift engineer is responsible for performing preventative and corrective maintenance, routine and on-demand services on facility mechanical and electrical equipment and systems for the assigned facility.
The shift engineer is also responsible for performing work in accordance with established processes and practices and for complying with internal and external requirements including but not limited to environmental, health and safety, fire protection.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Operates plant equipment and systems on days and / or rotating shifts; observes instruments, gauges and computerized operating data;
starts up, shuts down and adjusts controls on equipment manually and by computer; complies with regulations and standards;
inspects operating conditions and reports malfunctions; responds to alarms in operating systems; performs patrols and verifies operating equipment;
contribute information regarding procurement of parts and plant supplies.
Performs scheduled preventive and in-house maintenance, emergency repair and overhaul of plant equipment; uses hand and power tools;
identifies, troubleshoots and repairs problems in the plant and the distribution system; maintains and repairs equipment;
identifies required repair parts; advises tradespersons on problem solving; and escorts tradespersons and contractors within the plant or systems.
Updates a shift logs; observes and records instrument, gauge and meter readings; performs calculations related to water, gas and electricity consumption;
prepares reports for management on operational issues or deficiencies.
Conducts scheduled running tests on the diesel electric generator; logs test results and the condition of the unit; conducts standardized water sample tests and adjusts chemical feed rates.
Investigates reports and takes action on conditions that affect the safety and security of the plant and staff; prepares incident reports;
performs housekeeping duties, provides a team work safety watch .
The work does not require substantive supervision but may include coaching and reviewing the work of new employees, student trainees and contractors performing work within the plant or systems
The SE has custody of and is responsible for a range of heating plant equipment and systems as described in the attached dimension sheet.
These include : a diesel electric generator, computer systems that control the plant or facility, instruments and gauges, controls to regulate plant output, the plant distribution system, oil and gas fired high pressure boilers, combustion chambers, firing equipment, water pumps, valves, expansion joints, fans, hand and power tools and water samples.
The work includes responsibility for a shift log that details plant operating conditions and matters that may affect plant safety and security.
The SE is required make tours of inspection, record observations and to ensure that readings on instruments and gauges comply with regulations, operating procedures and occupational health and safety standards.
The SE interprets information for colleagues, clients and supervisors on operational issues, deficiencies or changes in normal operations and new equipment;
relays verbal instruction, as received from supervisors or colleagues regarding inspection and repair.
The SE troubleshoots to identify mechanical equipment problems. Creativity is required to implement solutions to mechanical breakdowns.
The actions performed prevent damage to the plant and equipment, increased operating costs and the interruption of service to clients.
The incumbent makes recommendations on purchasing parts and supplies. Completes time sheets and travel claims.
Any other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, JOB-RELATED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM EDUCATION : High school completion plus a specialized technical courses
JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE : More than one year up to three years
Knowledge & Skills
Intellectual effort is required to perform a variety of arithmetic calculations that determine water, gas and electricity consumption and use patterns.
Effort is needed to understand and apply established work procedures and prescribed operating methods. Guidance is available in manuals and standard operating procedures.
The SE must understand and follow manufacturer directions and interpret mechanical drawings.
Intellectual effort is required to investigate conditions that may affect the safety and security of the plant and persons in it.
Unusual situations are referred to the supervisor.
The SE must have significant knowledge of the operation of heating and cooling plant equipment and systems. This includes a familiarity with the operating characteristics of boilers, chillers, generators, combustion chambers, firing equipment, water pumps, valves, expansion joints, fans, distribution systems and auxiliary equipment including computer systems.
This knowledge is needed to deliver to clients a safe and continuous control of temperature to achieve their specific environmental requirements.
This knowledge is necessary to obtain provincial or standardized operating engineering certification. The work requires knowledge of testing methods to carry out tests on mechanical equipment and water samples.
This knowledge is necessary to assure the reliability of plant equipment and to determine and adjust chemical concentrations in water.
The work requires general knowledge of federal and provincial regulations related to environmental standards and occupational health and safety in plant operations.
Licenses and / or Professional Accreditation
Minimum 3rd class Operating Engineer certification