Power Plant Operator

River Falls , WI
Aug 11, 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Outstanding benefits, a beautiful campus environment, and a friendly work setting make UW-River Falls a great place to start or advance your career.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu.

Job Duties: Position monitors the online boiler system and its supporting equipment, makes adjustments, performs tests, and takes action as necessary to provide uninterrupted steam to the campus safely and efficiently. Hours of work are rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Special Notes: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see http://www.uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm or call the University Police Department at 715-425-3133 for a paper copy. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. The selected candidate must be able to pass a post-offer pre-employment screen, respirator and pulmonary test. A 12-month probationary period is required.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Knowledge of the function and operation of high pressure boilers and supporting equipment.
*Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, co-workers, and campus community.
*Ability to pass job function screening.
*Ability to work days, nights, afternoons, weekends, and holidays.
*Ability to pass a respirator test and be willing to wear a respirator or air hood.
*Ability to pass a pulmonary test.
*Ability to exercise good judgement at all times.
*Ability to organize work tasks logically and efficiently.
*Ability to be punctual when relieving a shift.
*Ability to read and understand written procedures and manuals.
*Ability to recognize safety concerns and adhere to a safety program.
*Ability to work in confined spaces and in unpleasant conditions, including coal and coal ash dust.
*Ability to perform heavy manual labor including frequent lifting up to 50 or more pounds.
*Ability to operate snow plows and power brooms as needed to assist Grounds staff.
*Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
*Must have the ability to diagram plant systems (water, steam. gas, fuel oil, air and blowdown lines).
*Basic mechanical knowledge/aptitude required.
*Must be able to work in a team environment.
*Forklift certification preferred.
*Boiler experience preferred.

How to Apply: Click Apply by Monday, September 4, 2017. Applicants must provide a resume and contact information for three professional references. The minimum starting salary for this position is $18.00 per hour. The hourly rate for this position may be negotiable based on experience and available budget.

Inquiries should be addressed to Steve Wodarz, Recruitment & Selection Panel Lead, at steven.j.wodarz@uwrf.edu or in his absence, contact Alan Symicek at alan.symicek@uwrf.edu.

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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