Under the supervision of the Utility Plan Operations Supervisor and under the general direction of the Utility Plant Operating Engineer, performs operating and maintenance tasks to ensure safe and proper operation, monitoring and control of all equipment associated with plant operations and the production of utilities.
Participates in the starting, control, operation, shutdown and inspection of boilers, steam turbine generators, diesel/natural gas generators, chillers, electrical switchgear, substations and all other equipment associated with plant operations and the production of utilities. Communicates regularly with the Utility Plant Operating Engineer and Utility Plant Operations Supervisor, performs necessary corrective action to protect personnel, equipment, system integrity and to maintain optimum efficiency and safety.
Reviews plant and equipment status with personnel on shift and via control/computerized systems to monitor load conditions, status, etc. Observes various instruments, records readings and evaluates readings. Obtains advice and direction from the Utility Plant Operating Engineer and/or Utility Plant Operations Supervisor and takes appropriate action as necessary to protect personnel, equipment, system integrity and to maintain optimum efficiency and safety. Participates in emergency response training and drills.
Performs inspection tours of utility plant and related facilities as needed. May be required to perform duties of Utility Plant Operating Engineer on an as needed basis (if qualified and when directed).
Performs routine operating maintenance including cleaning equipment and plant work areas. Participates in emergency response activities; may be assigned work of equal or lower skill level, including maintenance work; and must participate in mandatory training and other programs as required.
Must observe and comply with all codes and perform work in accordance with recognized industry standards; University policies, procedures and standards; and local, state and federal laws/requirements.
Must participate in Hearing Conservation and medical surveillance programs.
Required to interface with/utilize control systems and computerized asset/maintenance management systems.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required to wear personal protective clothing when appropriate; may be required to wear a respirator (negative pressure or equivalent) and other respiratory protection equipment up to the level of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). At no time is facial hair permitted.
May be required to work overtime relief, off-shift, emergency coverage and/or other schedules as needed.
Salary Grade: 029
Union: 42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877
High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three years prior work experience in the operation of modern high-pressure boilers and applicable auxiliary equipment required. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Driving history must meet University Operations Services standards.
Must be safety conscious, have a fair degree of mechanical ability and have in-depth working knowledge of the power plant cycle. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and the ability to work well independently and effectively with others. Must be detail oriented and have a good safety record, and the ability to take and follow directions intelligently. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively. An ongoing willingness to acquire new skills and utilize technology to streamline processes and problem solve is essential.
Requires a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts First Class Fireman's License. Must have or successfully obtain within 6 months of hiring, EPA CFC certification (universal).
Must be physically fit and alert at all times. Must be able to perform all duties in a utility/industrial plant environment that includes exposure to loud noises, chemicals, temperature extremes, inclement weather conditions, airborne particles, vibration, hazardous materials, stairs, ladders, confined spaces, etc; requires stooping, bending, climbing, reaching, lifting and carrying; working from ladders, scaffolds, high lifts and in confined spaces; and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 60lbs.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Grade I or higher Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator's license is desirable.
Familiarity with database, spreadsheet, email and word processing software helpful.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50047BR
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