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    Utililty Plant Operator 1

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    2009 Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission

    Department: 21 - Public Welfare
    Organization: 210782 - Hamburg Center
    Job Code/Title: 971100 - UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR 1
    Position Number: 99999999
    Announcement Number: 09-093
    County: Berks
    Work Location: Hamburg Center
    3560 Old Rte 22
    Hamburg, PA 19526

    Type of Job: Civil Service
    Union: AFSCME
    Bargaining Unit: J1
    Seniority Unit: HAMBURG CENTER
    Type Position: Permanent / Full Time
    Salary Range: $27,415 - $40,330
    Pay Schedule / Range: ST / ST03
    Posting Length: 10 days
    Posting Dates: 10/20/2009 - 10/30/2009
    Contact Number: (610)562-6014 or
    Information: Hamburg Center is a residential facility for individuals with developmental disabilities, operating 24 hours a day/seven days a week. This position has rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. First, 7am-3pm; Second, 3pm-11pm; Third, 11pm-7am. Travel and Overtime as needed.
    Description of Duties: Under normal supervision of the Utilities supervisor and/or Utility Plant Operator 2, employee in this classification is assigned to the operational and/or maintenance task force within the Boiler Plant.

    Is responsible and required to conform to all confined space entry procedures, which includes being either medically certified or medically exempt for respirator use.

    Observes operation and makes adjustments in automatic operating controls in heating plant, such as boiler panel board, forced draft fans, up-take damper controls and traveling grate stokers.

    Performs simple flue gas testing for use in adjusting controls for efficient combustion. Performs routine boiler feed water testing, interprets results, adds chemicals as required.

    Observes and maintains the vacuum pump operation. Maintains dearator temperature. Starts and stops feed water pumps when necessary to maintain water level in steam boilers.

    Operates coal conveyor and ash removal system and soot blowers as required.

    Blows down mud drums, water wall headers and boiler water columns as required. Pressure tests boiler safety relief valves.

    Lubricates equipment on a fixed schedule. Is responsible for cleaning, dusting, painting and maintaining areas related to power plant and utility system. Assists in preparing boilers for inspection.

    Receive both written and oral instruction from the Utilities Supervisor who reviews the performance of the employee in this position.

    Essential Functions: Travel throughout the facility and power plant as needed to check and perform maintenance on utilities system.

    Perform tests or water samples, analyze and interpret results of test to ensure proper chemical levels are in boilers.

    Operate hand valves, chains, pumps, push buttons, turn dials, push and pull levers, use wheel barrow as required.

    Operate manual and power tools.

    Move equipment and materials.

    Keep track of fuel usage and steam production.

    Make entries in daily boiler logs as needed.

    Interpret data from gauges, charts, and fire to make adjustments to fire.

    Analyze problematic conditions.

    Perform repairs to equipment and machinery as required.

    Perform preventive maintenance on all assigned equipment.

    *Overtime is a condition of employment*

    Last Date Job Applications Will Be Accepted: 10/30/2009



    Recruitment Method(s):

    Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods(s) to be considered for this vacancy:

    Seniority Promotion (Bidding employees in the next lower classification within the designated seniority unit.)
    Seniority Unit Lateral (Movement to the same class title within the designated seniority unit.)
    Civil Service Lists (Fill by examination in accordance with collective bargaining.)
    When the collective bargaining obligation(s) have been met, then the following recruitment methods may be used:

    Promotion Without Examination
    Voluntary Demotion

    Eligibility - all candidates
    Meet the minimum experience and training required for the job: One year as a Utility Plant
    One year of comparable boiler plant experience;
    Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

    Be a resident of Pennsylvania.

    Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Service rules.

    Eligibility - Competitive Promotion Without Examination Only

    Have held regular civil service status in one of the following classifications:
    Utility Plant Helper


    Minimum experience and training required for the job.

    Meritorious service; defined as (a) the absence of any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 12 months preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall regular or probationary performance evaluation was higher than unsatisfactory or fails to meet standards.

    Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the next lower class(es) by the posting closing date of 10/30/2009.

    Interested qualified applicants must submit all requested materials as specified in the "How To Apply Section". Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position. Send completed application materials to the address listed in "How To Apply" section.

    Additional information may be obtained by calling: (610)562-6014
    This section is issued for compliance with Management Directive 580.19, Promotion in the Classified Service without Examination.

    How to apply - all candidates:
    The following materials must be mailed and postmarked on or before 10/30/2009:

    Completed Civil Service Application (0.40 MB)
    Most Recent Employee Performance Review
    Printed Bid Form
    If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations for the interview due to a disability, please advise the interviewer of accommodation needs. Our TDD phone number (Telecommunication device) for the deaf is 610-562-6204.

    If interested in applying by mail, please send above specified materials to:

    DPW Hamburg Center
    Human Resource Dept.
    Attn: Iliana Ramirez
    3560 Old Route 22
    Hamburg, PA 19526

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    Too funny!

    I live in Hamburg. My wife and I just drove by there a few minutes ago to pick up our son who goes to school right across the street. We were talking about how nice it would be to work there and be so close to home. But for that salary, there is absolutely no way! I work in Hamburg enough anyway.

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