• Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $94,226.88 Annually USD

Job Description

First day of filing: March 16, 2021 @ 8:00 A.M., PT
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice .



All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.


The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 27 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS annually provides direct care for over 600,000, unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of over $6.2 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from

"To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care"


Has responsibility on a shift for the operation and maintenance of a combined high-pressure heating and central refrigeration plant - OR - in a very large facility, has responsibility on a shift for assignments which include either the operation and maintenance of a high-pressure heating plant or refrigeration plant - OR - is assigned to a geographic area of major multi-hospital medical center which requires maintenance and operation of steam reducing stations, ventilation and refrigeration equipment, and various mechanical and electrical equipment and controls.

Essential Job Functions
Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects manual and automatic gas and oil fired high-pressure steam or high temperature hot water boilers.
Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects motors, turbines and steam driven equipment, steam reducing stations, expansion tanks, air compressors, supply and exhaust fans, various kinds of pumps and valves, steam traps, water treatment systems, water heaters and other heating plant auxiliary equipment.

Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects reciprocating, centrifugal or absorption central air conditioning machinery including condensers, evaporators, cooling towers, pumps, purge tanks and related equipment.

Adjusts, maintains, tests, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical or pneumatic control instruments and safety devices.

Tests boiler water, condensate, cooling tower water, and water from other systems, and adds corrective chemicals.

Inspects, adjusts, repairs, and maintains refrigeration units for food storage boxes.

Inspects oxygen and vacuum systems for proper pressure and operating conditions.

Tests, operates, and maintains emergency diesel powered electric generating equipment.

Inspects fire alarm systems and main electrical distribution stations for proper operating conditions.

Keeps logs of plant operations and records maintenance and repair work performed.

Option I : Completion of a Stationary Engineer's or Operation/Maintenance Engineer's apprentice* program - OR -

Option II** : Five (5) years' experience in the operation and maintenance of high or low pressure gas or oil fired boilers and auxiliary equipment, one year of which must have been in the operation and maintenance of refrigeration equipment. One year of classroom training from a trade school, college, a branch of military service, or other equivalent accredited school in the operation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration equipment, combustion controls or industrial controls equipment, boilers, or water treatment systems related to power plant operations, in any combination, may be substituted for one year of the required special experience.

Credit will be given for additional experience in the operation and maintenance of high or low pressure gas or oil fired boilers, auxiliary equipment and refrigeration equipment.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

An Unlimited Steam Engineer's License issued by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate in compliance with Federal license requirements as provided in Chapter V, Section 608.

Physical Class III - Moderate :
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
Additional Information

Special Requirement Information:

*Applicants who expect to qualify under OPTION I, through the completion of a Stationary Engineer's or Operation/Maintenance Engineer's apprentice program MUST attach a legible photocopy of the apprentice program certificate of completion to the application at the time of filing.

**Applicants who expect to qualify under OPTION II, with one year of classroom training, MUST ATTACH DOCUMENTATION as proof of the training to the application at the time of filing.

Certificate/License Information: Please make sure to fill out the Certificate/License Section of your application. In addition, you MUST attach a photocopy of the required license and certificate to your application at the time of filing. Applicants submitted without the required evidence of licensure and certification will be rejected as incomplete.

The required license, or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license, permit or certificate will not be accepted.


This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information weighted 100%

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or above on this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.


Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


The current vacancies are located within the LAC+USC Medical Center, 1200 N. State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033.


Applications must be filed online only. Hardcopy/paper applications submitted by U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON will not be accepted.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Provide relevant experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job position. Do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your job position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Important Notes:
  • All information and documents provided by applicants is subject to verification .
  • We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment .
  • Utilizing verbiage from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Resume" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected .

NOTE : If you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

Please provide your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Eric Sanchez, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7072

(323) 914-7111

(800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

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