County of San Mateo

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Stationary Engineer II (Open and Promotional)

at County of San Mateo

Pay: $42.55/hour
$42.55 - $42.55
Posted: 11/28/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2116703
Keywords: engineer, electrical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

$7,375.33 Monthly
San Mateo County, CA
Job Type
Public Works Administration
Job Number

Journey level Stationary Engineer II are responsible for a wide variety of repair and maintenance work in the areas of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, emergency power systems, boiler equipment and piping repair, Building Automation systems, and miscellaneous equipment repair.

In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position, the ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years of journey level experience as a Stationary Engineer.  
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with HVAC systems. 
  • The ability to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain a variety of equipment including air conditioning, electric motors, heating units, heat pumps, light commercial furnaces, burners, intake and exhaust fans, economizers and humidifiers is essential.  
  • Experience in energy management and computer controlled systems is highly desired.

Typical duties include: operating, performing preventive maintenance on chillers, boilers, pumps, motors. Maintaining and repairing electrical, refrigeration, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilating systems; maintaining and repairing boiler equipment; repairing and replacing pipes, fittings and other equipment used in plumbing and gas and steam systems; repairing portable and stationary machinery and appliances; working with emergency power systems; and using hand and power tools.

The current vacancies are in the Facilities Maintenance and Operations Section of the Public Works Department. Locations include Redwood City Government Center, Youth Services Center, and the Maple Street Correctional Facility.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.


License: Valid CA driver license or equivalent. Some positions may require the successful candidate to acquire certification in Freon recovery and Backflow Prevention Tester within six months of employment.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of qualifying is journey level status as a stationary engineer and demonstrated proficiency in maintaining, installing and repairing electrical, HVAC, plumbing, refrigeration and power equipment in a large building, plant or vessel. Experience in energy management and computer controlled systems is highly desired.

Knowledge of: Common safety practices in the workplace; heating and electrical equipment; principles and techniques used in stationary engineering; proper and safe use of basic hand tools; basic arithmetic for measuring, calibrating and estimating; steam and gas fired heating systems; refrigeration equipment; ventilating and air-conditioning equipment; electrical, plumbing and refrigeration systems; controls and control systems; freon recovery procedures and equipment; emergency power systems; and water treatment systems.

Skill/Ability to: Follow safety practices; troubleshoot, repair, replace, regulate and control electrical, refrigeration, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilating systems; determine and estimate materials required for a job and prepare requisitions; use hand and power tools; make metal parts and equipment; perform minor carpentry and painting tasks; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively and tactfully with customers and others; read and interpret plans; prepare and maintain accurate maintenance records; lift and carry materials, supplies and equipment; climb ladders; and crawl in tight spaces.

Other Requirements: Must be willing to work evening, weekend and alternate shifts. Must successfully obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.


Continuous Recruitment:
This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/Term positions prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. 

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply Online' button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.  A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form.  A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials.

The examination process will consist of a written test (weight: pass/fail) and a performance test (weight: 100%). Applicants must pass the written test to be invited to the performance test. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

Final Filing Date: TBD
Written Test: TBD
Performance Exam (tentative): TBD

At the County of San Mateo, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees, and strive to create a workplace where they feel valued every day.  County of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Christina Chan (06182018) (Stationary Engineer II - T040)

Application Instructions

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