Requisition no: 505913
Work type: Full Time
School/Department: Facilities Operations
Grade: PP: Assistant Watch Engineer
Job Type: Support Staff - Union -
Bargaining Unit: TWU - B&G
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 40
Salary Range: $37.10 - $46.38 per hour
Location: Steam Shop/Powerhouse
Scheduled: Floating shift - Must be available for various shifts (6-2, 2-10, 10-6 or 6-230), including weekends.
The Assistant Watch Engineer assists the Watch Engineer in the operation, monitoring and maintenance of high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment.
Chemical testing and treatment of boiler water and campus loop water.
Changing oil tanks, oil soundings and cleaning strainers.
Switching oil burners.
Monitoring of distributed control system as well as monitoring/control of emissions to comply with EPA standards.
Monitoring the Data Acquisition System (D.A.S.) that monitors campus buildings, room temperatures, machinery, cooling towers, absorbers and all auxiliary equipment that requires action prompted by alarms.
Operating, starting and stopping chillers, chilled water pumps, condenser water pumps, and cooling towers according to demand and conditions.
Racking in and out of large breakers and racking in grounds on the 13.8 kv feeders.
Operating and monitoring air compressor that feeds the campus air loop and power plant. If conditions warrant, switch to alternate units and switch valves to keep the system in normal conditions.
High School Diploma and Trade School Diploma or the equivalent required.
Two (2) years experience in the operation and maintenance of high-pressure boilers and chillers.
Must have NYC Refrigeration Engineer License.
College degree or military experience preferred. NYC High Pressure Operating Engineer License preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Applications open: Jan 31 2020 Eastern Standard Time