Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
97010 02 ST J1 N 809-17 06/30/2023
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JOB CODE: 97010

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Utility Plant Operator series describes work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of boiler and chiller plant systems.

DEFINITION: This is unskilled work assisting in the operation of boilers, chillers, and related plant equipment.

An employee in this job assists with boiler and chiller plant operations. Work involves assisting in monitoring, documenting, adjusting, and maintaining the operation of boilers, chillers, and related plant equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. Work includes monitoring and documenting data from meters and gauges; performing routine maintenance and repairs; and cleaning boilers, chillers, and plant areas. Work is assigned by a shift or technical supervisor and closely reviewed for conformance with instructions and safe operating procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Assists operators in maintaining, operating, and repairing boilers, chillers, pumps, motors, fans, and related plant equipment.

• Performs routine utility plant maintenance.

• Unloads and receives deliveries for the plant and places materials in designated storage locations.

• Cleans and maintains utility plant rooms.

• Performs related work as required.


• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.