Current Washtenaw Community College Employees Salary is determined by BOT Policy 5005***An Administrative Group employee whose job has been reclassified or who is promoted to a new position shall have his/her salary set at the new salary range minimum or at 10% above current salary, whichever is greater. Starting rate/salary is determined based on education and work history listed on application.
Internal Number: 0603082
Position Summary: Oversee operations and maintenance of utility generating equipment which will require extensive knowledge of boiler operations, compressed air, dryers, building automation systems and water treatment technologies used in cooling towers and corrosion control. Monitor operations for efficiency and safety to ensure that all applicable regulatory requirements are followed. Manage a variety of technical staff, such as electrical and mechanical tradesmen. Responsible for departmental budgets, vendor contracts and oversee work activities including coordination of work with various stakeholders. The Chief Engineer – Electrical and Mechanical Tradeswill provide support for plant operations on a 24-hour basis Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight • Develop strategic planning, goals, procedures, operational budgets and budget control guidelines, recommend the purchase of major capital items for the Central Utility/Powerhouse. • Meet with vendors and contractors; evaluate supplies, equipment and service; oversee the ordering, storage and dispersal of supplies and equipment and recommend major purchases including preparing specifications. • Responsible for the day-to-day administration and expenditures of supplies and equipment. • Act as an Engineering consultant and advisor on technically oriented problems.
Supervise & Direct Staff • Schedule work, assign work, check progress of work, and the completion of work. • Confer with staff and other stakeholders to coordinate work activities or identify and review resource needs. • Communicate policies, procedures and work rules to staff to ensure compliance, including OSHA. • Approve and process staff work schedule and leave requests. • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
Operation & Maintenance • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all HVAC / electrical system, lighting systems, transformers, switchgear, electrical distribution panels. • Operation of building automation systems. i.e. Desigo, FAMIS. • Reading and interpreting temperatures, pressure gauges, electrical meters, flow meters, IAQ. • Maintaining inventory checks and balances of supplies and equipment. • Ensure that all equipment in the facility is up-to-date and performing to government and industry standards. • Schedule and prepare all boilers for state inspections, scheduling inspection of electrical power distribution systems and switchgear including 13,200 volt primary and secondary electrical systems.
Utility Management Programs & Training • Design, implement and monitor utility management programs including rate analysis, structuring, procurement and contracting. • Develop and manage predicative and preventative maintenance programs for all powerhouse equipment. • Develop and manage continuous improvement processes for all processes within the department. • Maintain electrical systems by establishing and enforcing preventive and on-going maintenance, and testing programs; scheduling repairs; coordinating shut-downs and installations. • Conduct studies and maintain records on staff efficiency and productivity. • Design and implement, training program for staff to maintain/increase personnel job knowledge. • Regular attendance on campus is required for this position. • Other duties as assigned. Hours/Schedule: Ability to work various shifts, starting as early as 5:00 a.m. and as late as 4:00 p.m. including Saturdays when necessary and other work hours and days as needed.
Work Environment and Physical Demands: • Travel from building to building and floor to floor. • Enter and work in confined, concealed, and noisy spaces.
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Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on Mechanical, Electrical or Facilities Management OR equivalent education and experience. • Possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver License. • At least ten (10) years successful work experience in a Central Power Plant or HVAC systems including five (5) years of supervisory experience. • Extensive knowledge of boiler operations, compressed air, dryers, building automation systems and water treatment technologies used in cooling towers and corrosion control. • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse community. • Demonstrated writing and reading skills, including blueprint reading. • Knowledge of federal & state regulations and compliance. • Ability to use a microcomputer and knowledge of basic spreadsheets, databases and work processing application software. • Ability to work various shifts, starting as early as 5:00 a.m. and as late as 4:00 p.m. including Saturdays when necessary and other work hours and days as needed. • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. • Possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver License.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: • Michigan State Boiler Operator or Stationary Engineering Licensing is a plus.
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.