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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The CO-GENERATION ENGINEER performs skilled journey-level work in the operation, repair, and maintenance of high-pressure steam boilers, chillers, steam and gas turbine-driven electric generators, associated machinery, tools, and equipment. Positions classified at this level operate, monitor, and troubleshoot centrally controlled district heating, cooling, and power generation plants and associated distribution systems requiring continuous operation
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have regular in-person contact with agency staff and customers to minimize disruption of work unit. They have regular In-person contact with members of other trades to prioritize and coordinate work assignments. Employees in this class have regular in-person or phone contact with suppliers and salespeople when requisitioning supplies or learning of new products.
The decisions regularly made are at the operational level. Within limits set by the specific process, choices involve deciding which operation is required to carry out a process (e.g., action taken to minimize impact of power interruption). Choices are within a range of specified, acceptable standards, alternatives, and technical practices.
Positions in this class study available information such as equipment technical manuals, service bulletins, layout sketches, blueprints, operating manuals and practices, agency guidelines, OR-OSHA and environmental guidelines and regulations. Guidelines in the form of written manuals exist for most situations. Judgment is needed in locating and selecting the most appropriate of these guidelines.
Employees In this class receive general supervision from the unit supervisor or other administrative superior. Work is assigned verbally or through written work orders. Work Is reviewed through feedback from agency staff for quality, timeliness, compliance to fire codes, building codes, environmental regulations, and agency regulations, policies, and guidelines. Employees in this class exercise independence in judgment and action to ensure the uninterrupted flow of utility services to the customers and to complete assigned tasks
Positions are found in specific colleges or universities within the Oregon State System of Higher Education that require co-generation system technology. Systems are typically comprised of power boilers of greater than 500 horsepower, absorption and/or centrifugal refrigeration systems, and electrical co-generation capabilities.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: completion of a 2-year state or federal apprenticeship in power boiler operations, theory, maintenance and troubleshooting and completion of a 2-year state or federal apprenticeship in turbine generator operations, theory, maintenance and troubleshooting, or six years of related work experience.
Position requires valid Oregon driver's license and acceptable driving record.