About the Position:As a Control SystemsOperator you will monitor fire alarm, intrusion alarm and HVAC systems inplace throughout the Vanderbilt Campus, analyze BSC alarms and failures, andprovide off-hour plant operations coverage.
Aboutthe Department: Plant Operations providesfacilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance ofUniversity Central space and facilities; housekeeping services forapproximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential,and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registeredarboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the UniversityCentral and the Medical Center.
About Vanderbilt University:Vanderbiltis a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than amile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university's students, faculty, staff andvisitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is aplace where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and yourabilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought andcelebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something thatis bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and neversettle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 inthe PrincetonReview among 382 topcolleges and universities for ‘happiest students’ - as well as #2 for ‘bestquality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5 for ‘best run colleges’ and‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘college city that studentslove’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitor fire alarm, intrusion alarm, and HVAC systems inplace throughout the campus.
Analyze alarms and determine whether or not to initiate acorrective action.
Dispatch engineers, electricians, plumbers, securitypersonnel, and/or contractors to ensure resolution of emergency andnon-emergency situations.
Maintain a daily log of actions taken, equipment status, andlocation of work being performed through-out campus, emergency andnon-emergency situations, and all other significant information.
Troubleshoot campus problems during off-hour shifts;dispatch proper personnel; contact off duty personnel and outside contractorsif needed.
Off Hours contact for Plant Operations trouble calls(available 24 hours a day/7 days a week).
Utility interruption calendar and e-mail notification.
Access control into and security monitoring of Power Plant,coal yard and substation.
Candidates must have a high schooldiploma or GED and 2 years of experience.
Pexperienceusing Aim, Metasys, Automated Logix, Honeywell or Simplex software systems.
Candidates must have excellentcomputer skills including proficiency in Word and Excel.
Candidates must have excellent organizationalskills and strong customer service skills.
Someone with call-center experiencemight also be a good fit for this role based on the computer work that is oftencombined with answering phones and assisting customers.
Mobility – Ability to assist in the movement of objects
Dexterity – Ability to manipulate objects
Visual – Ability to recognize, register, and respond
Reading/Close up work
Communication – Ability to understand, respond and translateinto action
Acceptanceof Feedback – Ability to take constructive criticism with grace, and makeimprovements without taking it personally or holding grudges. Whenwrong, owns it – freely admits mistakes.
Adaptability – Ability to read cues and adaptaccordingly. Ability to adjust style and approach to accommodate thestyles and needs of others. Can anticipate and effectivelyde-escalate potential conflicts.
Creative Thinking – Ability to go beyond the boundaries ofthe job description, willingly takes on new challenges, finds creativesolutions rather than always awaiting a manager's direct instructions
Helpful Nature – Offers to help lighten the load for othersin times of need. Volunteers rather than waiting to beasked. Understands that almost no one works in a silo, and will needthe help of others to do their job well, and that by helping others first, theywill likely reciprocate.
Integrity – Holds oneself accountable; takes responsibilityfor failures as well as successes, recognizes that trust is required to hold ateam together.
Maturity -- Exhibits professional maturity; doesn't pass thebuck to dodge accountability; doesn't engage in petty office politics orinappropriate social conduct
Respect – Is friendly, tirelessly cordial, polite, andgenial. Comes in to work with a good attitude and doesn't bringtheir own personal ‘little black clouds’ into the workenvironment.
Responds Promptly -- When emails and phone messages aren'treturned in a timely way, it sends the message that the other party is notimportant. Responds even if just to acknowledge receipt andprovide a timeframe by which the requester can expect a full response.
Is Nice – Asks questions and is a goodlistener. Smiles and is grateful. Sends appropriatenotes of thanks to others who have helped. Avoid gossip orsaying negative things about co-workers. Patient andgenerous. Make suggestions rather than stating hard and fastopinions. Avoids being negative, sarcastic, and cynical.
Shares – Shares information. Communicates. Transmitsknowledge . . . knowledge isn't power – sharing knowledge is. Asksfor advice.
Resilience -- Is resilient in the face of dauntingchallenges and setbacks; bounces back readily.
Work through Issues – It isn't about the people, it's aboutthe outcome. If things aren't going well, outcomessuffer. Be willing to have crucial conversations if things aren'tgoing well. Doesn't just complain to management . . . doeseverything possible to remedy the situation directly first.
Teamwork – Values teamwork and co-workers; make them feelvaluable and important by acknowledging what they do. Doesn'texpect from others effort that one is unwilling to dothemselves. Find ways to complement other's strong suits.
Praises Publicly; Criticizes Privately. Whendealing with a difficult co-workers or customers, ‘pretend your children arewatching’ how the situation is handled. Good manners help keep acool head. Gives credit where credit is due.
Assumes the Best -- Assume that others are working as hardas you are on things that are as important as what you are workingon. Just because you don't know what someone does, it doesn't meanthey're not doing anything.
Raises the Bar – Expects and deliversexcellence. Is a creative problem solver. Is proactive. Welcomesinput on making things better. Places a high value on learningand getting better
Believes– Believes in the work being done and theorganization.
Perspective – Maintains a sense of humor andperspective. Can laugh first and foremost at oneself.
Reliable – Does what they say they will do, when they saythey will do it. Shows up for work when expected. Doesn'tpush the burden of work volume or deadlines to others.
Honest and Transparent – Doesn't have hiddenagendas. Doesn't play people against each other. Isauthentic and forthright.
Autonomous – Self-managing;self-motivated. Manages time, activities and outcomes well sothat progress stays on track.
Detail-Oriented – Even small mistakes can create big issues;attention to detail work indicates care about the outcomes.
Hard-Working – Is industrious as well as efficient (busyisn't the same as productive). Be persistent. Canjuggle multiple competing priorities simultaneously.
Eager – Enthusiastic, wanting to learn, wanting to continueone's personal and professional development and expertise.
Benefits: Inaddition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebratesdiversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health,dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disabilityinsurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependentchildren. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% ofthe tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor'sdegree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VUBenefits Overview
Internal Number: 1800253
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.