Department: Facilities Mgmt EV Salary/Grade: 399/S3
Operate and maintain the Central Utility Plant high pressure steam boilers and auxiliaries, in a safe and efficient manner, under the direct supervision of the shift operating engineer.
The role will support the department’s mission and values by exhibiting the following: inclusiveness, respect, initiative, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. The incumbent will strive to provide excellent service when performing job responsibilities and will practice safe work procedures, and follow safety rules at all times.
Working Conditions: Must be able to work rotating shifts and holidays.
Operate boilers and accompanying ancillary equipment as instructed, maintaining proper steam pressure and water levels and insuring safe and reliable operation of the equipment.
Maintain neat and accurate operating and maintenance log entries as required.
Perform daily water treatment tests on boilers/closed loops, maintaining proper chemical levels.
Willingness to work shift vacancies caused by vacations or openings.
Willingness to work shift maintenance when scheduled or required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a high school diploma and two years of experience with high pressure steam boiler operation.
Good understanding of the steam cycle, and familiarity with boiler component and accompanying auxiliary equipment.
Mechanical aptitude and proven ability to maintain operating standards.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and recurring safety precautions.
Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 399, or join after satisfactory completion of a 90-day probationary period.
Must be able to work rotating shifts and holidays.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Ability to perform calculations applicable to field of experience.
Receptive to feedback, willing to lean, embracing continuous improvement.
Helpful, respectful, approachable, collaborative, team oriented.
Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities.
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS.
Proficiency with software programs including Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation, and teamwork within the unit.
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency, safety, and reduce costs.
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39481
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.