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Under direction, to do skilled work in installing, maintaining, and repairing heating and refrigeration equipment and piping systems; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and to do other related work.
Installs, inspects, maintains, and repairs steam piping systems and steam heating equipment such as boilers, radiators, oil burners, pumps, thermostatic controllers, valves, temperature controls and other equipment; installs and repairs refrigeration equipment, and fluid and gas pipelines and fixtures; replaces and repairs insulating and protective pipe coverings; performs electric welding, gas welding, and brazing; cleans and cares for tools; advises in the selection, ordering and storing of supplies and equipment; makes rough sketches and estimates of new work; coordinates work with other tradespeople; keeps records and makes reports, instructs and leads unskilled assistants.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in steamfitting. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship program may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion of a recognized apprenticeship before they may be appointed.)
Experience: Five years of experience as a steamfitter including experience such as installing, designing, maintaining and repairing steam plant systems and equipment, refrigeration plants, and other fluid and gas systems; and pipe welding and brazing. and
Education: Completion of 864 hours of formalized technical instruction relating to steamfitting offered by such established programs as Job Corps; Skill Centers; ROP; Trades Schools; Military; and JTPA (Joint Training Partnership Act). (An Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Completion in Mechanical Electrical Technology from a California Community College, which must have included at least 12 semester units of instruction in installing, maintaining and repairing heating/refrigeration equipment, piping systems, pipe welding and brazing may be substituted for the 864 hours of technical instruction.) Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment. (Two additional qualifying years of experience may be substituted for the required education.)
Knowledge of: Principles, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in steamfitting; installation, maintenance, and repair of steam plant systems and equipment, refrigeration plants, and other fluid and gas systems; pipe welding and brazing; codes and safety orders relating to boilers, steam piping, heating systems, and related equipment.
Skill in: Installation, maintenance, and repair of steam plant systems and equipment, refrigeration plants, and other fluid and gas systems; pipe welding and brazing.
Ability to: Make rough sketches and estimate costs of repairs and installations; read and work from plans and drawings, keep records and make reports, follow directions; instruct and lead unskilled assistant; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.