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Utility Plant Operator 1 or 2

Company: Mansfield University
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:





Job Number 97120-20-021
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Position Description
Utility Plant Operator 1
This is semi-skilled work in the operation of boilers and related equipment at a state operated facility, responsible for an eight-hour shift during the heating season.--An employee in this job operates boilers and maintains proper steam pressure and water levels in a generating plant, or assists in the operation of electric generation equipment. --Work involves keeping records of steam production and fuel consumption; making minor adjustments and repairs to boilers and equipment; monitoring boiler plant systems and reporting potential problems; and operating small steam engines of low horsepower used to drive fans and related equipment in a boiler plant. --Work may involve functioning as a lead worker for Laborers or Utility Plant Helpers in the performance of unskilled manual tasks in a boiler plant. --An employee in this job may receive direction from a Utility Plant Operator 2 and is supervised by a Utility Plant Supervisor or other technical supervisor who reviews work performance for compliance with instructions, procedures, and safe operations.
Utility Plant Operator 2Responsible for a rotating eight-hour shift during the heating season. Incumbent performs skilled mechanical and/ or lead work in the operation of boilers and auxiliary equipment and maintains proper steam pressure and water levels in a generating plant. Perform related work as required.This position is considered an essential personnel position.----
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Examples of Duties
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  • Utility Plant Operator 1

    • Lubricates pumps and checks water levels and steam pressure to assure safe and constant steam.
    • Regenerates water softener and adds chemicals to water as directed.
    • Fires boilers, removes ashes, blows down boilers, cleans flues, and lubricates equipment according to prescribed schedule.
    • Reads meters, cleans equipment, and performs preventive maintenance according to prescribed procedures.
    • Assists a skilled worker in the maintenance and repair of plant equipment.
    • Cleans boilers and generating rooms.
    • Assist in weld shop as needed.
    • Operates steam or electric motor driven fans, pumps, and other related equipment.
    • Distributes and interprets work assignments, provides assistance, conducts on-the job training, and reviews work for adherence to standards for Utility Plant Helpers and Laborers.
    • Performs related work as required.


    • Utility Plant Operator 2

      • Operates, maintains, and repairs steam or steam/electric generating boilers and auxiliary equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures.
      • Distributes and interprets work assignments, provides assistance, demonstrates proper work methods, and reviews work of lower-level utility plant staff for adherence to standards.
      • Reads gauges and meters and other indicators used to monitor boiler plant systems and takes needed action to prevent potential problems.
      • Makes adjustments and repairs to boilers, pumps, and auxiliary equipment.
      • Packs pumps, valves, and fittings.
      • Tests water for softness and balance and adds chemicals.
      • Keeps records of steam and electricity produced and fuel consumed on an assigned shift.
      • Communicates critical operating information to utility plant staff on the following shift.
      • Performs preventive maintenance and cleans the utility plant equipment and areas in accordance with procedures.
      • Conducts safety tests and verifies operation of safety devices.
      • Recommends changes in utility plant operating procedures to increase operating efficiency.
      • Operates steam or electric motor driven fans, pumps, and other related equipment.
      • Assists in the weld shop as needed.
      • Performs related work as required.



        The Position Purpose and Description of Duties sections summarized above provide a representative listing only and should not be regarded as a complete statement of tasks performed by incumbents of this position. --It should be recognized, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job related duties in addition to those outlined above.--
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        Qualifying Experience/Education
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        Minimum Experience and Training:Utility Plant Operator 1
        One year as a Utility Plant Helper; OROne year of experience in cleaning and assisting in the operation, maintenance, and repair of industrial, commercial, or institutional boiler plant systems and related equipment; ORAn equivalent combination of experience and training.
        Utility Plant Operator 2Two years of experience as a Utility Plant Operator 1; OR--Two years of experience performing semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of industrial, commercial, or institutional boiler plant systems and related equipment; OR--An equivalent combination of experience and training.--Necessary Requirement (UPO 1 and 2):-- Valid current operator's license required for operation of state-owned vehicles--Necessary Special Requirement (UPO 1 and 2):-- Must be physically able to wear a full-face respirator for certain duties. --Determination of ability to meet this requirement is determined by an approved occupational physician.Applicant must possess these skills, knowledge, and abilities or to be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

        • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of boiler plant systems and related equipment.
        • Knowledge of boiler plant occupational hazards and safety procedures.
        • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
        • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
        • Ability to perform heavy manual work and lift up to 80 pounds and to work in areas of relatively high temperatures.

          Applicants will be rated on the following criteria:
          1) Experience in operation, maintenance, and repair of boiler plant and equipment.
          2) Experience with record keeping of fuel, water usage, steam production, etc.
          3) Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
          4) Knowledge of standard tools and practices used in maintenance and repair of steam
          boilers and equipment.
          5) Experience with reading meters, gauges and operating control devices to maintain
          steam production and calculate and record fuel consumption.
          6) Experience working as a Utility Plant Operator including mechanical, plumbing and
          water treatment techniques and the ability to use oxygen and acetylene torches and arc
          welders.
          7) Experience with testing of water conditioning equipment operation, water softness,
          boiler water chemistry and making adjustments to feed pumps and blowdown rates.
          8) Experience with installation of piping, including cutting, threading, welding and
          soldering.
          9) Two (2) years experience working as a steam producing Utility Plant Operator, including
          mechanical, plumbing and water treatment techniques.
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          Supplemental Information
          This is a permanent, full-time position. 40 hours per week during heating season, 37.5 hours per week during off-season. Utility Plant Operator 1 OR Utility Plant Operator 2. Position classification selection is determined by skills and experience.Hours of work: Responsible for a rotating eight (8) hour shift during the heating season. Shift is: Saturday-Sunday: 0800-1600, Monday - Tuesday:--1600-2400, Thursday:--0000-0800During the off-season, shift is Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Utility Plant Operator 1Salary is in accordance with the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement for a Utility Plant Operator 1, $16.05 per hour (pay group 3).Utility Plant Operator 2Salary is in accordance with the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement for a Utility Plant Operator 2, $18.08 per hour (pay group 4).Application Procedure:Application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM on February 7, 2021.--A complete application includes an application addressing qualifications and experience for the position. Submit application materials via the Online Recruitment System by clicking apply.--Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Verification of all earned degrees through the receipt of original transcripts, acceptable background clearance check reports, authorization to be employed in the United States or the ability to obtain such prior to commencement of employment, and positive references required.----Mansfield University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its employees and student body. Hiring decisions are made based on an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment related criteria. Mansfield University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic background, or veteran status. Mansfield University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer complying with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title 42, USC 1990). The Title IX Coordinator, JoEllen Lindner, may be contacted at--.--




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