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Senior Utility Plant Operator

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Utility Plant Operator
Posting Title Senior Utility Plant Operator
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department UTILITIES & ENERGY SERVICES / 02-270160
Posting Number S00490FY17
Salary $19.57 - $25.15
Pay Basis Hourly
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Senior Utility Plant Operator, under direction, oversees the utility plant, satellite plant, and heating and cooling systems to ensure efficient operations.

Required Education and Experience

High school graduation, GED, or any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Six years Utility plant operation experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Graduation from an approved apprenticeship program. TAMU utilities plant experience.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Completion of TAMU operator training program for Senior Utility Plant Operator or completion of a single written test representing 25% of the material required to become a Senior Utility Plant Operator, and completion of hands-on testing required to become a Senior Utility plant operator within 6 months of employment.

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

City of Houston 1st grade Stationary Engineering License.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Must have a telephone and transportation available. Must have ability to read and comprehend written and oral instructions. Completion of required portion of the Operations Training Program in the designated timeframe.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Other Requirements or Other Factors

This position is subject to yearly motor vehicle record checks. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Operates steam boilers, high pressure pumping units, vacuum pumps, chilled water systems, boiler feed pumps, and auxiliary equipment to ensure safe, reliable and efficient plant operation. This may require driving a university vehicle to satellite plants. Performs troubleshooting and initial root cause analysis on equipment failures and operational upsets. Monitors equipment and maintains records of equipment operational status. Knowledge in computer control systems.

Duties Performed

Train apprentices and new employees. Regularly attend safety and training meetings.

Duties Performed

Assist in observation of switchboard for electrical load changes.

Duties Performed

Observes and operates controls on cooling tower and water tower.

Duties Performed

Assists in the operation of water system, water heating systems, heat systems, and chilled water systems.

Duties Performed

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs equipment such as small pumps and motors.

Duties Performed

Performs chemical analysis and may add chemicals to water used in steam generators, water heating, and cooling system and air conditioning system

Duties Performed

Are required to climb stairs and ladders and stand for extended periods of time. Occasionally may need to do some heavy lifting of items. Contributes to team by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Contributes to a safe work environment by reporting accidents and unsafe working conditions, uses proper personal protective equipment, follows safety procedures outlined in Material Safety Data Sheets, and participates in safety training. Committed to continuously improving the quality and value of service provided to our customers. Will strive to not only meet, but exceed, customer expectations in every interaction by providing personalized and professional solutions. Ensures that all communications to customers – both internal and external to the organization – are responsive, respectful, professional and solutions-oriented.

Duties Performed

Assist in plant and equipment cleaning.

Duties Performed

Assist with tag-out/lock-out of equipment with maintenance personnel.

Duties Performed

Perform related duties as required.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
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    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
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    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid Class "C" driver license or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * This position requires completion of the TAMU Operator Training Program for Senior Utility Plant Operator or completion of a single written test representing 25% of the material required to become a Senior Utility Plant Operator, and completion of hands-on testing required to become a Senior Utility Plant Operator within 6 months of employment. Will you be able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * This position requires having a telephone and available transportation. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * This position will be subject to yearly motor vehicle record checks. Are you willing to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3
  4. Resume
  5. Cover Letter