Plant Engineer

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Plant Engineer

Kern Community College District

Salary: $4,976.72 - $7,031.98 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-3309PA

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Maintenance & Operations

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of complex, technical duties related to plant engineering maintenance and repair; provide lead direction to staff involved in plant engineering maintenance and service work.

Representative Duties
Maintain and repair boilers and boiler controls; treat boiler water; maintain and repair refrigeration systems.

Maintain and repair air control systems for air conditioning and heating; troubleshoot electrical control systems; remove and replace air control system filters.

Provide lead direction and training to plant engineer staff; perform the most complex repair duties.

Maintain and repair electrical and lighting systems, indoor and outdoor; repair and replace electrical parts in motors, generators, light fixtures, pumps, controllers, switches, plugs, lighting ballasts and related equipment.

Maintain and repair pneumatic and electrical thermostats and controls; maintain water cooling towers and related pumps, pump motors and couplings; assure proper operation of the energy management system including related software.

Maintain and repair food service refrigerators, stoves, ovens, steamers, ice machines and hot water heaters.

Maintain and repair pumps, valves, air compressors, hot water heaters, air regulators and driers.

Install, maintain and repair plumbing systems including drinking fountains, sinks, drains and toilets; maintain and repair sewer, gas and water lines.

Repair and install clock system; monitor campus electrical distribution centers.

Compile bids for repair and replacement of large-scale jobs.

Maintain and repair swimming pool equipment including filters, pumps and chlorinators.

Perform asbestos removal and encapsulation.

Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC and electrical equipment.

Purchase supplies and materials as needed to maintain facilities.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to:

Graduation from high school supplemented by specialized training in plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and water treatment technology and three years of journey-level plant engineering experience.


Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an EPA 608 Refrigerant and Recovery Certificate.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge and Abilities
Methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of plumbing, air conditioning, heating, water treatment and swimming pool systems.
Principles and practices of plumbing, air conditioning, heating, water treatment and swimming pool systems.
Methods of asbestos recognition and removal.
Record-keeping techniques.
Operation of a computer terminal and specified software.
Principles of training and providing work direction to others.
Basic math.
Safe work practices.
Operation of Energy Management Systems.

Perform complex service and repair work of various types of electrical and plant equipment.
Use and care for tools and equipment used in maintaining and repairing plant equipment.
Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, sketches and drawings.
Maintain records related to work performed.
Operate a computer terminal and various specified software programs.
Train and provide work direction to assigned staff.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

SALARY RANGE$5,126.02 - $7,242.94 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $5,385.53 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by June 30, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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