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23125837 Full Time Varied $74,542 - $83,938
The Plant Operator performs journey-level work related to the operation, installation, inspection, modification, remodeling and repair of boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, blowers and all ancillary equipment and property associated with all Central Plant Utility Operations, Central Utility Plant, and Satellite Chiller Plant. Executes the preventative maintenance on all equipment and systems for Central Plant Operations and associated buildings. Maintains clear and accurate documentation of all operating data, inspections, testing and maintenance (corrective and/or preventative) performed. Updates equipment documentation, specifications and drawings, as needed. Reviews and updates all plant logs, both paper and electronic according to plant updates and changes. Responds to emergency situations to mitigate and/or resolve immediate plant operating concerns or safety issues. Reviews and creates blueprints/drawings, ISOs and specifications for new construction and retrofit/renovation projects according to building code requirements. Responds to emergency situations during or after hours for the purposes of resolving immediate safety concerns. Performs all job duties in adherence with University and departmental safety guidelines. Maintains a positive attitude and communicates effectively with colleagues, supervisors, staff, faculty and students. Central Plant Operations are mandated to adhere to California Title 8, subchapter 2, Article 6. 781 (b) regulations for boiler attendance; incumbent will be required to work holidays and weekends, along with scheduled, unscheduled and emergency overtime, as needed. This posting is for 2 openings total. The work schedule for Position 1 is a variable schedule: Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM; Thursday & Friday OFF; Saturday & Sunday 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM. The work schedule for Position 2 is a graveyard schedule: Monday through Friday 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed. The budgeted hiring range for each position is up to $83,937.00 annual.
High School Diploma or equivalent. Required
Completion of a certified apprenticeship training program. Preferred
Valid Driver License. Required
Steam Engineer Unlimited License. Preferred
4 years of journey-level experience in Central Plant Operations preventative maintenance, repair and construction, and/or completion of a certified apprenticeship training; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Required
Experience in maintenance, operation, repair, calibration, installation, diagnosis and inspection of industrial/commercial of utility systems. Experience working on Central Plant equipment and piping related but not limited to steam, chilled water, feed water, condensate, natural gas, oil and water associated with Central Plant systems. Required
Experience accurately performing water analysis and applying treatment chemicals; experience handling and operating digital control energy management and industrial heating and cooling control systems. Required
Previous steam operations experience in a higher education environment, military/industrial energy operation environment or other large capacity public steam/energy operation. Preferred
Prior experience and ability to prioritize work orders, routine work, emergency requests and ability to choose the proper materials or equipment to accomplish work in the most expeditious and safe manner. Preferred
Experience working with a diverse student, staff, faculty and visitor population and ability to provide exemplary customer service. Preferred
Special Condition Requirement
Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI prior to appointment start date. Required
Must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment start date. Required
Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Required
Public Driving Record. Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours). Required
Must wear University issued ID badge and uniform. Required
Skill and ability to perform maintenance, operation, repair, calibration, installation, diagnosis and inspection of industrial/commercial of utility systems.
Knowledge and experience working on Central Plant equipment and piping related but not limited to steam, chilled water, feed water, condensate, natural gas, oil and water associated with Central Plant systems.
Knowledge and skill in accurately performing water analysis and applying treatment chemicals; experience handling and operating digital control energy management and industrial heating and cooling control systems.
Skill in operating shop equipment and tools common to the skilled trade. Knowledgeable of tools and equipment used for welding and brazing.
Ability to effectively communicate and understand safety regulations and hazards. Knowledge in safe and proper procedures when hazardous materials are suspected.
Ability to estimate time, methods and materials needed from construction documents. Ability to read and understand documents such as complex technical procedures, work instructions, blue prints, plans, manuals, specifications, and diagrams.
Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public, and provide exceptional customer service.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to record information accurately as is necessary to perform the job responsibilities.
Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays. Ability to work occasional scheduled and unscheduled overtime, emergency call-back, and a flexible schedule as needed.
Basic knowledge and technical skills with computer programs and applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Design Cad 2, etc.).
Knowledge of UC/UCR policies and systems.
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UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
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UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
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