POWER PLANT OPERATOR-SENIOR
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Position Type University Staff Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary FLSA Status Nonexempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs (FAA) delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM’s student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image.
The departments within Finance and Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university’s primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation.
Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role.
For more information about UWM, visit us at http://uwm.edu/about/.
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Job Summary
This is the second highest ranking operator position held the UWM Power Plant. This person will perform all duties in a professional manner, with an emphasis on customer service. This position will work under general supervision, performing a full range of duties associated with a large and complex power plant. This operator will normally work on shift under the direction of the Power Plant Operator’-ln Charge aiding in the operation of the plant. Persons from this classification are also used to operate and maintain the auxiliary heating plants. Operators in this classification may be trained and used to fill-in on a shift temporarily for the Operator-In Charge position. The UW-Milwaukee operation consists of the Downer Avenue Central Heating and Chilling Plant, Great Lakes Research Facility, USRB, ICAB, Zelazo, Hefter, Kenilworth, Zilber SPH, Alumni House boiler plants, and the Lake Michigan Pumping Station.

While under the direction of the Power Plant Operator-In Charge, the primary goals of this position are:
  • To assist in the startup, operation, and shut down of boilers, chillers, boiler/chiller auxiliary equipment, other plant ancillary equipment, and to monitor and adjust plant operating systems and equipment to meet campus utility demands.
  • To perform emergency, routine, and preventive maintenance on plant systems and equipment.
  • To act as Operator-In Charge on a temporary or emergency basis as required.
The salary for this position is $22.05/hour and this position requires a 12 month probationary period upon hire.

Minimum Qualifications
  • One year or more of general facility maintenance experience and/or six months or more of central heating/chilling plant maintenance experience.
  • Boiler and/or chiller equipment training as indicated by a course completion certificate and/or 6 months or more of on-the-job central plant boiler and/or equipment operating experience.
  • A valid Driver License and a driving record sufficient to operate a State vehicle.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification by the Department of Safety & Professionals (DSPS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants
  • A high-pressure Boiler Operator’s license [i.e., National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc (NIULPE) or American Society of Power Engineers, Inc. (ASOPE) Power Plant Operating Engineer license]
Application Instructions
Applicants are highly encouraged to utilize the cover letter to thoroughly address your experience (including dates of employment) or applicable coursework as it relates specifically to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. In instances where the Screening Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
Together with your cover letter, please include a professional resume and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.
Finance & Administrative Affairs is required to conduct Post-Offer Pre-Employment screenings on all selected candidates for Power Plant Operator positions. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening.

Application Deadline 10/30/2019