Under close supervision as an indentured apprentice, to learn progressively skilled stationary engineering work in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients and protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work.
This class is designed for entrance and performance in an apprentice training program leading to journey level status as a Stationary Engineer. Persons in this class are indentured apprentices in training under the provisions of the apprenticeship standards and written apprentice agreements as defined in Chapter 4, Division 3, of the Labor Code. Inability to maintain satisfactory progress in the academic and vocational work in the apprenticeship program is sufficient cause for separation from the program.
Assists journey level Stationary Engineer and receives training in principles of: operation, maintenance and repair of boilers, heaters, pumps, valves, compressors, condensers, motors, and engines; maintenance and repair of electrical circuits, transformers, machinery, fixtures, appliances, electronic systems, energy management systems, control systems; and those additional tasks performed by a journey level Stationary Engineer as required; participate in after hours classroom and/or home study training in related courses necessary to complete the apprentice program. In the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority, maintains order and supervises the incarcerated, prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or to property, maintains security of working areas and work materials, inspects Premises and searches the incarcerated for weapons or contraband.
Ability to: read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; learn rapidly; follow directions; acquire acceptable work habits such as punctuality, skill, neatness, and dependability; work safely; apply mechanical principles; recognize and relate objects to one another from different spatial perspectives; make satisfactory progress in the prescribed academic and practical work in an approved apprenticeship program for Stationary Engineer.
Willingness to work under close supervision; willingness to improve knowledge and efficiency by completing related courses as directed.
Persons appointed to positions n this class are expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well- being or that of their fellow employees or that of the incarcerated.
Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of the incarcerated and/or the protection of personal and real property.