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Job ID: 168208

Plant Engineer (Substitute)
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 27, 2021
Title Plant Engineer (Substitute)
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County, CA, United States
Department Facilities: Maint, Ops & Support Srvcs (SC-021-080)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Summary Description:
The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Under direction from assigned supervisory and/or management staff, leads, oversees, and performs the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing skilled work in the installation, servicing, repair, and maintenance of refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems; performs a variety of complex plant maintenance duties including the maintenance and repair of boilers, chillers, cooling towers, and energy management systems; operates and maintains a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Representative Duties:
The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:
Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive HVAC repair and maintenance program.
Principles of lead supervision and training.
Advanced methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of plant systems including boilers, chillers, cooling units, and ventilation systems.
Advanced methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing of HVAC malfunctions.
Operational characteristics of energy management computer system operation and programming.
Electronic, pneumatic, and mechanical principles as applied to the maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
Low voltage, communication, and network wiring standards.
Operational characteristics of a variety of power and hand tools.
Methods and techniques of preparing and interpreting drawings, diagrams, schematics and blueprints.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Lead, organize, and review the work of staff.
Independently perform the most difficult HVAC maintenance and repair duties.
Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.
Operate and program an energy management computer system.
Install, adjust and repair pneumatic, electrical and computerized controls systems.
Troubleshoot, maintain and repair various types of plant equipment including boilers, chillers, cooling units, and ventilation systems.
Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in HVAC maintenance and repair work.
Maintain detailed and accurate records.
Read and interpret mechanical drawings, schematics, blueprints and sketches.
Order and maintain parts and supplies according to established guidelines and repair requirements.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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