Under the direction of the Manager, Energy Services, performs steam fitting and boiler operation maintenance activities; may assist in the coordination of activities of the boiler house staff, and does related work as required.


  1. Performs journeyman-level work in maintaining and repairing high-pressure steam boilers in a boiler house providing heating to campus buildings.
  2. Maintains water-treating equipment.
  3. Services and makes repairs to ventilating and related equipment.
  4. Performs steam fitting; repairs and replaces existing steam and condensate lines; repairs and calibrates temperature control system; aligns motors, pumps, and other equipment.
  5. Checks equipment operation, determines maintenance needs, and repairs units of the steam system and other heating equipment including replacing of V belts, repairing pumps, bearings, and cleaning filters.
  6. Does preventive maintenance and repairs and replaces heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment.
  7. Operates and performs preventive maintenance on central and peripheral air conditioning equipment and controls. Diagnoses problems with such equipment.
  8. May coordinate boiler house staff activities when requested to do so by the Manager, Energy Services.
  9. Coordinates jobs, inspects work of other boiler house personnel, and may assist in the development of work schedules.
  10. Identifies problems and recommends solutions to the Manager, Energy Services; prepares reports.
  11. Assists in making schedule changes and assists in operating the Energy Management Computer System and makes recommendations for programming changes on chiller controlling and monitoring devices.
  12. Evaluates supplies, materials, and equipment and develops request for supplier, material and equipment.
  13. Responds to emergency call at all hours.
  14. May provide input to the Manager, Energy Services regarding boiler house employee performance.
  15. At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of duties normally and traditionally performed by a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineer.


Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of the equivalent of a four-year apprenticeship in steam fitting and one year of journeyman experience in repair of boilers, pipes, and pumps in a high pressure steam system, and/or comparable training and experience in air conditioning including operation and repair of units of various sizes.

Knowledge and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, tools and materials of the steam fitting and air conditioning trades, thorough knowledge of safety codes and practices. Ability to recognize hazards and to take the necessary action to avoid accidents; ability to plan and lay out work using blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions; ability to work cooperatively with others; ability to work in a multiethnic environment.


Must posses or be eligible for steam Engineer’s license, either under 500 horse power, or unlimited, issued by the city of Los Angeles.

NOTE: Eligibility is determined by a review of the following:

  1. Performance Tests
  2. Interviews
  3. Reference checks
  4. Medical history

A pre-employment physical examination is required. Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.


Lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 75 pounds, pushing and pulling, walking and standing for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of hand-power tools, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, and kneeling or crouching.


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