Avg Hours Week
793-FS - Steam Plant
Under minimum supervision, oversees the operation, maintenance and service of boilers and all auxiliary equipment associated with the generation and supply of high pressure steam. Troubleshoots steam systems operational problems in order to provide a comfortable and safe environment in all University facilities including: classrooms, laboratories, offices, student residences, dining facilities, laboratories, athletic facilities, and any other property or facility owned or operated by the University in accordance with applicable standards of the trade and regulatory agencies.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs, as required, high pressure stream systems and all auxiliary equipment
consistent with manufacturer’s guidelines, operating design parameters, and accepted practices to optimize energy use.
Troubleshoots and repairs steam devices including electronic, electrical, and mechanical components and connections.
Installs, maintains, and repairs computerized electronic, pneumatic, and direct digital control (DDC) devices related to steam control.
Maintains and makes operating repairs on electrical and controls circuits in compliance with NEC and OSHA.
Operates and keeps in good working order a variety of equipment including hand tools, mobile electronic devices, measuring/diagnostic/testing meters and instruments.
- Reads and interprets complex blueprints, sketches, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
Performs brazing, silver and lead soldering, pipe fitting, welding and fabrication as required.
Coordinates repairs with other trades affected by the steam operations.
Performs other duties as assigned within the normal scope of the department’s responsibilities and the individual’s capabilities.
High School diploma or equivalent and current documentation indicating either current participation or successful passing of formal training classes or programs in high pressure steam systems and be able to exhibit acceptable life experience in high pressure steam systems operations or other high-pressure utilities operations, i.e. natural gas, water, etc.
Requires at least 6 years work experience in a high-pressure steam plant operation or other high-pressure utilities operations, i.e. natural gas, water, etc.
Able to provide specifications, estimates and bill of materials for all projects.
Must have the ability to follow both verbal and written directions in English; the ability to interact with students, faculty, administration, and staff in a professional and positive manner, as well as the ability to read and understand OSHA guidelines such as Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment safety data plates, fuel/chemical flash points, etc.
Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings/sketches, schematics and diagrams.
Valid Driver’s License required with a good driving record and no traffic violations. Must be able to meet and maintain VU driving privileges as outlined by Villanova’s Risk Management’s Motor Vehicle Record Policy for Driver’s of University Vehicles
Experience in preventative maintenance procedures; in meter
reading and lead testing; in the repair and shutoff of gas, water, electrical, life safety systems (i.e. fire alarm, sprinkler, etc.) and steam supplies.
Knowledge of building and utilities construction, materials and inspection techniques, to include life safety systems (i.e. fire alarm, sprinkler, etc.) light and power, water systems and refrigeration, elevators, exhaust systems, and
air handling units.
Basic Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Outlook skills.
Must possess current ANSI /OSHA compliant training card to operate aerial lift, bucket truck, fork lift or all.
Ability to erect and work on scaffolding as per OSHA standards.
Excellent safety record required.
Preferred Qualifications:Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Must have the physical ability to climb ladders, to bend, reach, crawl, and lift up to 60 lbs.
The ability to work in enclosed spaces as per OSHA guidelines.
Special Message to Applicants:
Subject to rotating swing shift to fill in as relief boiler operator absenteeism as required.
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):Salary Posting Information:
Minimum Number of References Needed 3
Maximum Number of References Needed 3