This 80 hour/bi-weekly ESSENTIAL position is responsible for monitoring, operating and maintaining chilled water and steam equipment and systems in a newly constructed power plant. Also responsible for energy management measures associated with heating/cooling operations. This position is required to work when the University is closed due to adverse weather conditions or other emergencies that may require closing of the University for the safety of faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
Primary Responsibilities :
Power Plant operations, which include maintaining proper temperatures in campus facilities through efficient operation of boilers, chillers, air handlers, pumps, etc. Monitor the energy management system for alarms related to building trouble and fires, freeze-stats, boilers, air handlers, HVAC equipment, pumps, etc. Dispatch general maintenance mechanics for after-hour problems involving plumbing, electric, elevators, locks, fire and other emergencies. The Power Plant is a 24/7/365 operation.
May be filled at a lower level depending on skill set. Graduation from high school or GED and two years of experience in Power Plant maintenance/energy management operations and HVAC systems. Acceptable minimum equivalent is two years experience in Power Plant operations and maintenance. Technical/Vocational school certifications in HVAC or boiler operator’s license/stationary engineer’s license preferred. Apprenticeship program in a related field is preferred. Requires mechanical aptitude, skills and knowledge to operate campus boilers, chillers and HVAC systems. Basic computer skills are required; knowledge of computerized energy management systems is preferred. Ability to safely operate hand and power tools, testing equipment, machinery and vehicles is required. Ability to work overhead, on ladders, on catwalks and other elevations, and in confined spaces is required. Ability to perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion is required. Maturity, integrity, detail-orientation, self-motivation, good judgment and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision is required. A valid driver’s license is required as is dependable transportation. Requires the ability to report to work in severe weather, natural disasters, and other emergencies. The ability to work any hours as needed to provide 24/7/365 coverage is required. All applicants must fill-out an online staff application.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Quick Link: 8776
Internal Number: 8776
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
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