Towson University is accepting applications for an Assistant Chief Engineer in the Facilities Management Department. This position will assist the Chief Engineer in the supervision, administration, and operations of the University Central Power Plant, and to achieve the most efficient and dependable operations of the plants operating systems. The operations and maintenance of this facility consists of gas, oil and coal-fired boilers, central air conditioning equipment and the supporting ancillary equipment needed to provide uninterrupted steam supply to campus facilities. Supervises and participates in the daily maintenance and operation of the Towson University Sports Complex consisting of six buildings and their associated HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. Responsible for monitoring the satellite equipment located on campus. Coordinates and manages the preventive maintenance program for boilers. Monitors Building Automated System to assure proper conditions are maintained throughout campus.
Supervises and schedules the work shifts of the stationary engineers working in the plant. Serves as the Physical Plant Superintendent in their absence. Provides oversight of boiler and pressure vessel inspections. Monitors and makes adjustments to the automated building systems throughout campus. Assists in the development of the ongoing preventive maintenance program with the Chief Engineer and oversees its implementation and management. Ensures all work orders are addressed and put into a routine schedule. Maintains the spare parts stock and supply inventories. Responsible for record keeping and charts of boilers, ensuring the numbers are reasonable and accurate. Operate boilers, air conditioning equipment, and ancillary equipment in an efficient manner; dismantle, repair and reassemble pumps, air compressors, and fans as required or scheduled. Read gauges, meters, and record reading indication conditions of operations equipment and systems. Make chemical tests on boiler and make-up water and add chemicals; bring boiler online and take boiler off-line as required by systems demand or maintenance.
High School diploma or equivalent and eight (8) years of experience, with five (5) years in a lead or supervisory capacity. Licensure as a First Grade Stationary Engineer in the State of Maryland.
Five (5) years in the operation of a boiler room facility, three (3) years of which involved boilers over 500 horsepower and chillers in excess of 500 tons
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the operation and maintenance of high-pressure boilers, furnaces, equipment, and fuels
Knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety practices related to the boiler from facilities
Ability to fire boilers, read gauges, and judge operating efficiency and safe conditions of boilers
Ability to adjust burner controls to achieve maximum efficiency and perform cleaning and major repairs to boilers and their auxiliaries
Must be able to work in, on, around, over, and under fixed equipment and machinery; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery
Must be able to work from ladders and scaffolding; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather and temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment
Effective Communication skills; to provide guidance and instruction to lower level stationary engineers and assigned personnel
Employee will be required to take additional training sessions but not limited to: confined spaces, heat stress, and asbestos training
Valid Maryland Non-Commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with fewer than five points will be required
This is an essential position. Hours of operations for the Power Plant are 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation and pre-employment physical/drug screen are required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
$56,000 annually with full University benefits including annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; tuition remission; and excellent health, life, and retirement plans. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 1900003T
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).