Purpose of the position • Perform a variety of technical and skilled duties involved in maintaining University of Minnesota, Morris boiler system. The person operates, maintains, monitors and repairs high and low pressure steam boilers and related equipment. UMM faculty and staff demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity and the ability to work effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experience.
Job Duties Operate & Maintain 4 high pressure boilers, Time 40% • Effectively startup & shut down boilers as need for campus steam load. • Switches from gas to oil when required. • Maintain entire steam plant and related equipment.
Operate & maintain gasifier & equipment Time 30% • Safely startup & shut down campus gassifier. • Monitor & adjust fuel on walking floor. • Monitor entire ash conveying system. • Monitor gas temperatures at all stages of combustion.
Maintain boiler water chemistry Time 20% • Check boiler and makeup water chemistry. • Add proper chemicals to boiler and makeup water. • Maintain softener, de-alkalizer, & RO system. • Operate, adjust, and calibrate automated blow down controllers.
Operate Energy Management System Time 5% • Start, stop, and make necessary changes on campus HVAC equipment. • Have knowledge of building and equipment that serves them.
Cleaning Heating Plant Time 5% • Sweep floors, empty and clean restroom daily. • Pick up tools, equipment, and clean work bench daily. • Strip and wax floors annually.
The University of Minnesota Morris Facilities Management seeks a part-time (0-40 hours) Senior Operating Engineer. This is a 12 month part-time position and hours will vary and rotate over a 24 hour period. This position is represented by a Bargaining Unit: Teamsters. Hourly Salary Range: $21.85 - $28.51
The qualifications are as follows:
Required: High school graduation or equivalent plus three years of experience working in the operation and maintenance at a steam plant and appropriate licensure for the facility. First Class Engineer License Grade A or B is required. Knowledge and ability to run/operate a gasifier and equipment, boiler water chemistry, and operate energy management system. This person must be able to lift 50 pountds from the floor to a height of a 60-inch brine tank. Also, must be able to climb stairs and ladders to access top of boilers and dearator. This position may require the ability to crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, grasp and read instrument panels.
Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities Must be able to read and write English. Educational training and ability to operate, maintain, monitor, and repair high and low pressure steam boilers and related equipment.
Internal Number: 327498
About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.