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Central Plant Engineer - Part-time

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0818-RC4000-T1


This examination is being given to fill one part-time vacancy in the Plant Operations Department at San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish a referral pool for future part-time vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

The incumbent in this position will be required to work a 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM shift.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Monitors facilities/building management systems and corresponding computer based systems, including but not limited to the PEVCO PT3000 Pneumatic Tube System, Johnson Control Facility Management System (Metasys F.M.S.), medical gas pipeline distribution systems (Operator Work Station Mega Network Monitor), total elevator diagnostic system (Operator Work Station Montgomery T.E.D.9.3 System) and fire alarm system, (Operator Work Station Cerberus Pyrotronics Fire Alarm Monitoring System); dispatches appropriate repair and or maintenance personnel, as needed.
  • Starts, operates, monitors, adjusts, terminates, and performs a variety of skilled operational repairs on multiple fuel powered boilers that are fired by #2 diesel and natural gas; evaluates quality and the chemical balance of feed water, boiler water, steam and condensates.
  • Controls cooling systems; evaluates the quality and the chemical balance of feed water, steam and condensates; performs complex chemical testing procedures including but not limited to titration techniques; monitors other electric and electronic controls which regulate and operate compressors, boilers, absorption and reciprocating chillers and all auxiliary equipment, including cooling towers and circulating pumps.
  • Prepares computer-generated trending reports and charts.
  • Maintains a variety of hand-written daily logs indicating various readings for facility management systems; provides logs and or summaries for review by the Facilities Manager.
  • Performs visual inspection of diesel generators to ensure that in the case of power outage these generators are readily available for use; operates and monitors the diesel powered generators in case of power outage.

      Experience: Three years progressively responsible experience operating and maintaining a central high pressure steam plant.


      The operation of high-pressure boilers and associated equipment found in a Central Plant; operate and monitor facilities/building management systems and computer based monitoring systems; hazards and safety precautions in a Central Plant; methods of functioning boiler and cooling systems, pneumatic tube systems, facility management systems, gas pipeline distribution systems, elevator diagnostic systems, and fire alarm monitoring systems.


      Operate, adjust and trouble shoot computer based automated control systems; react quickly and calmly to facilities and equipment malfunctions in emergency situations; communicate orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a hospital setting.


      Mobility-Frequent operation of keyboards; occasional sitting for extended periods, frequent movement including walking, pushing/pulling, climbing ladders and stairs and running; Lifting-Occasional 5-30 pounds and frequent lifting of 30-70 pounds; Vision-Constant depth and color perception; normal eye/hand coordination and occasional reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Frequent writing and grasping motions and occasional reaching movements; Hearing/Talking-Normal hearing, constant telephone/radio hearing, frequent talking on the telephone and constant hearing faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent requirements to respond to emergency situations, frequent decision making, constant ability to concentrate and work alone, occasional public contact and exposure to heights; Environmental Conditions-Exposure to constant noise, occasional exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, cold, heat and rain and to hazardous materials.


      Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

      Selection Procedures

      Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

      Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

      Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

      Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


      Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

      • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

      • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

      Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

      Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


      Apply Online:     

      By mail or in person:  

      San Joaquin County Human Resources

      44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

      Stockton, CA 95202                                  


      Office hours:               
      Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

      Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


      Job Line:

      For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

      When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

      San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

      Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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      Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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