Department Name: 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Under the supervision of the Utilities Systems Supervisor, this position works as the team leader and is responsible for duties relative to maintenance, installation, and operation of equipment to maintain steam pressure/chilled systems. Primary duties of this position and the team for which it leads include, but are not limited to: focusing on preventative maintenance with all H/C Plant equipment; assisting in maintenance and safe operation of mechanical and pneumatic equipment at the H/C Plants; maintaining records of maintenance and repair; maintaining, installing, and operating equipment at H/C Plants; maintaining proper steam pressure and chilled water temperatures; maintaining/operating boilers and associated equipment; filling and draining boilers; assisting in training and monitoring of General Maintenance Worker IIs in coal bed/boiler operations; feeding coal into boilers; maintaining a uniform coal bed; removing ashes and emptying coal accumulation; keeping job site clean; responding to emergency situations and other duties as assigned. Must be able to work overtime when required. In addition, this position requires frequent climbing to various height levels; crawling into tight places; lifting, pushing, and/or pulling of 50 lbs. or more. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently exposed to extreme temperature conditions (boiler room, steam pits, outdoor weather, etc.), hazardous chemicals, and fumes.
There is currently more than one position open for the Heating/Cooling Plant Operator III. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS; Driver's License. Preferred – Experience with building and equipment maintenance; HVAC troubleshooting and repair experience. Ability to work different shifts and overtime as needed.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
High School + 5 Years
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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