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Department Overview: The Central Utility Plant (CUP) Operator is primarily responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of high-pressure boilers and chillers for the heating and cooling of a campus or major facility. CUP Operators are also responsible for the operation, service, and repair of power plants involving low, medium and high-speed revolution co-generation equipment, including gas turbines, high voltage electrical distribution systems, natural gas compressors, emission control equipment, steam driven chillers, electric chillers, and thermal energy storage systems.
The CUP monitors various energy management systems for the campus. Other duties include analyzing chilled water, boilers, closed-loops, condenser water, reverse osmosis water, and deionized water. Central Utility Plant Operators respond and dispatch campus maintenance personnel to after-hour trouble and emergency calls, maintain logs and trouble call records.
The Central Utility Plant Operator is distinguished from the Systems Operator in that the Central Utility Plant Operator typically works with stationary and centralized equipment that support the entire campus operation. The Maintenance System Operator is assigned to Building Operations and maintains, inspects, and repairs various building and utility equipment, including HVAC and other mechanical systems.
Position Overview: Under supervision, this position monitors, operates, and maintains combined heat and power plant, chilled water/high temperature hot water systems, and connected co-generation equipment controls. Operate, service, and repair stationary power plant equipment including gas turbines, high voltage electrical distribution systems, natural gas compressors, emission control equipment, steam driven chillers, electric chillers, and thermal energy storage systems.
Support plant operations that ensure continuous plant performance safely and efficiently. Monitor and respond to changes in operating conditions to maintain continuous plant performance. Perform plant operations, perform work duties and routines, perform planned, predictive, and corrective maintenance, and respond to emergencies as needed.
Perform physical watch stander rounds of the Central Utility & Co-generation Plants per prescribed frequencies and in accordance with established round protocols and recording direction. Record and report any abnormal conditions to the Lead Central Plant Operator. Assist Lead Central Plant Operator in troubleshooting any plant issues.
This is a maintenance position, which will require the selected individual(s) stand watch as required, and to cover for vacation and sick call-in's on occasion. Adhere to policies, procedures, and practices on safety and plant operation instructions.
Work shift for position is as follows: Sunday 6:30am - 2:30pm (operations shift). Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 3:00pm (maintenance shift). May be assigned overtime, alternate shift, weekend or emergency call back hours as necessary.
Journey-level experience operating, maintaining and repairing Central Utility and Combined Cycle Co-Generation Plant systems, pumps, piping, digital and pneumatic controls, i.e. gas turbines, steam turbines, dead band, plant steam systems, high temperature hot water systems, compressed air systems, refrigeration, air conditioning compressors and controls, water systems and other related controls and systems.
Familiarity with the principles of water treatment pertaining to boilers, high and medium temperature water, chill water, steam condensate, water hardness, etc. to maintain and extend the life of piping and equipment.
Demonstrated experience performing water chemistry analysis and making required chemical adjustments on multiple water heating and cooling systems.
Proven experience reading and recording data such as equipment temperature, pressures and fluid levels. Experience documenting corrective, maintaining logs and trouble call records.
Demonstrated experience reading mechanical and electrical drawings such as P&IDs, Single Line diagrams, schematics, and logic diagrams.
Experienced user of standard computer systems and applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as Maximo, electronic mail and web based applications.
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