Requisition No: 27096 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: OPERATING ENGINEER - 60009581

Position Number: 60009581 

Salary:  $828.11 - $911.01 

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2018 

Operating Engineer



This is work assisting in the operation and preventive maintenance of steam or hot water heating and/or air conditioning plants and related equipment on an assigned shift.



  • A valid Florida Driver’s License is required.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Check the prior shift’s operations report to determine what specific problems were encountered and if repairs are necessary.
  • Monitor Operating Engineer’s duties on shift.
  • Make rounds of heating plant, checking the gauges and instrument panel every two hours and logs the reading in the operations report.  Checks the alarm bell and warning lights to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor boilers by checking the temperature and pressure of the operating system, checking burning flame of the boilers and stack emissions periodically during shift.
  • Blows down generators to remove dissolved solids.  Performs chemical tests on water samples by detecting the color changes of the water samples during test procedures.  Add chemicals to keep systems within specified limits.
  • Inspects, removes, cleans and repairs boiler burner tips.  If burner tip’s flame is out, take immediate action to re-ignite and manually reset entire system.  Assists in servicing generators by removing heads, tube bundles, replacing or repairing leaking tubes and inspecting all seals, gaskets and connections.
  • Service air compressors by changing oil and lubricating bearings.
  • Inspect 3 water softeners and determine degree of softness through pH tests. Perform chemical treatment of cooling towers at Building 12 & 13.  Monitor the regenerating of water softness.  Check water gauge and adds make-up water to maintain required level.
  • Monitor and log amount of natural gas to each of the three (3) HTHW boilers.  Take gas inventory at the beginning of shift.  Service cooling tower and induced drafts fans in each of the 3 boilers.
  • Start 3116/125 caterpillar emergency electrical generator and check performance.  Perform routine service.  Performs all general maintenance in heating plant such as painting, plumbing, & routine carpentry repairs/work and servicing miscellaneous equipment.
  • Assists with the cleaning of boiler fire boxes of accumulated residue.  This is accomplished by having to enter into a confined space through an opening 16” diameter and 16” long.  To enter back of the boiler the entry is 14”x16” and 12” long.
  • Perform related duties as required.   



  • **NOTE: All responses proved to the qualifying questions for the vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **


  • This position requires a level II security background check and participation in direct deposit. Note: you will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.


  • Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov .


  • If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be cancelled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


  • The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.





The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

State of Florida
Full time
MACCLENNY, Florida 32063, US