Apprentice Engineer- Palo Alto, CA (Enovity)

Veolia North America
Published
November 16, 2020
Location
Palo Alto, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Position Description:

Enovity is currently seeking a highly motivated Apprentice Engineer for a full-time position based in Palo Alto, CA. This is a position attached to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Enovity and the International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 39.

The Apprentice Engineer’s primary responsibility is to provide operations and maintenance support to the facilities under the guidance of the Chief and Journeymen Engineers while attending and successfully completing the Local 39 apprenticeship training program. The Apprentice Engineer will report directly to the Chief Engineer assigned to that area.The shift for this role will be a day shift.

Responsibilities:

              1. The Apprentice Engineer will report directly to the Chief Engineer assigned to that area.

              2. Working under the Chief and Journeymen Engineers, the Apprentice Engineer will learn the skills to be able to complete the Journeyman level tasks below.

              3. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all boilers, heating pumps, valves, appurtenances and lines used in the distribution of steam and heated or processed water. 

              4. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of refrigerant compressors, condensers, evaporators, traps, transfer pumps, expansion valves, stop valves and float valves, together with all refrigerant lines and devices used to control temperature, and air conditioning systems in their entirety. 

              5. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of pumps handling brines or other secondary refrigerating liquids together with all valves, appurtenances and lines used in the system. 

              6. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of air compressors, together with distribution lines and all valves and devices for air control. 

              7. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all natural and manufactured gas distribution lines, including all valves and devices for air control. 

              8. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of water filters, softeners, piping and pumps used in conjunction with water distribution, including all sinks and toilet bowls, including all supply lines, drains, water lines, control devices and sprinkler systems. 

              9. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all types of electrical motors and engines used to power pumps, compressors and fans. 

              10. Maintenance of elevators, man lifts, escalators and hoistways except where this type of equipment is serviced and maintained by specialized contractors, and only where the Engineer is properly licensed to do so.

              11. All electrical work and repair.

              12. Tools considered as necessary to the fulfillment of the duties of the engineer shall include all those which may be required in the performance of his duties, including such types of special equipment necessary to operate, install, maintain and repair the equipment listed. 

              13. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all repair of all fuel oil systems including pumps, valves, lines and controls. 

              14. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of building automation systems for HVAC, including consoles, data gathering panels, remote sensors and indicating devices. 

              15. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all mail conveyor systems excluding tenant owned systems. 

              16. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of sanitary sewer systems, sump pumps including basins, water closets, urinals and piping. 

              17. Maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of trash compactors, including electrical and hydraulic systems.

              18. Maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all kitchen equipment excluding tenant owned equipment. 

              19. Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all life Safety related equipment. 

Qualifications

Experience and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Apprenticeship eligibility

  • Utility Engineer experience preferable

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