Steam Plant Operator I

Location
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Salary
$37,275/year
Posted
Apr 17, 2018
Ref
4222
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

Hiring Department:  Steam Plant- Facilities Management

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $37,275/Annual, full-time, non-exempt, benefitted.
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans. 
Work Schedule:  Rotating shifts, includes weekends/holidays. Subject to call-backs 24/7.
We are currently recruiting for two vacancies. 

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.


Position Details:   Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The Heating Plant Operator I is responsible for maintaining a uniform flow of steam by fueling a high pressure gas, coal, or oil boiler and maintaining all related equipment in the boiler room. 

Coal Handling/ Payloader Operation:

  • Operate and maintain coal conveyors, coal elevators, rail car shakers, car hoes, and other coal handling equipment. 
  • Operate and maintain pay loader for the transportation and stockpiling of coal and for the movement and placement of rail cars.


Ash Removal

  • Operate and maintain pneumatic ash system, ash hoppers, ash vibrators, ash silos and associated ash bag houses
  • Assist in Boiler Operation-assist in the firing of coal/oil/gas boilers. 
  • Operate boiler feed pumps, vacuum pumps, and transfer pumps. 
  • Adjust air flows and monitor fuel input and steam output utilizing an automated computerized boiler control system. 
  • Assist the shift and maintenance supervisors as needed or directed


Maintenance and Cleaning:

  • Clean, repair and conduct maintenance on gas, oil, and coal fired boilers and their associated equipment.  Includes fireside cleaning, waterside cleaning, and boiler tube turbining. 
  • Perform custodial services and painting throughout the steam plant


Record Keeping:

  • Make entries into a daily shift log, updating fuel usage and maintenance reports. 
  • Use of personal computer for maintenance records and data entry.  All other duties assigned.


Required Competencies:

  • Must have the mechanical aptitude and ability to learn the operation of high pressure coal/gas/oil fired boilers. 
  • Will use strong verbal and written skills, and be able to effectively communicate with team members. 
  • Will operate pay loader and other coal handling equipment.
  • Will work shifts, to include weekends and holidays.
  • Will work off scaffolding as high as 40 feet or more.
  • This position will lift objects in excess of 75 pounds, work in confined spaces, withstand long hours of standing, kneeling, bending, twisting, and work with hands overhead.
  • All Facilities Management positions are subject to call-backs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.



Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic Mechanical Skills-experience operating basic hand tools and/or power tools.
  • One year experience in any of the following OR a combination of: industrial mechanical, boiler, OR equipment operating.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Employment offers are conditional based upon testing and ability to wear a full-face respirator.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal history background check.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Minnesota 2nd Class Engineer, Grade B license.
  • One year experience in operation of high pressure boiler.
  • Basic desk top computer skills.



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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.
 
 
Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
 
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm.  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
 
ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
 
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf.  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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