Steam Plant Operator/Cont Tch

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Work type: Staff
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Title: Steam Plant Operator/Cont Tch
Department: Plant Operations
Term of Assignment: Continuing
Term End Date, If Applicable:  
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt = overtime eligible
Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts; 5:30 am to 5:30 pm or 5:30 pm to 5:30 am
Salary: $23.88 starting; $25.13 working
Travel: No travel
Brief Statement of Duties
Brief Statement of Duties: Perform skilled work in the operation, maintenance and control of high pressure steam boilers, turbine/generator sets, and auxiliary equipment, using both automated and manual controls for the mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, chemical, electrical and electronic equipment/systems.
Minimum Qualifications
Required Education: High School Graduation or Equivalent
Discipline / Degree Area:  
Required Specialized Training/Certifications: Must hold current and valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Required Minimum Work Experience: Four years of experience in operation and maintenance of high pressure steam boilers or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties: KNOWLEDGE:
Working knowledge of boiler instrumentation and controls as related to operation, troubleshooting and calibration.
Working knowledge of relevant system installations including, but not limited to, automatic electronic boiler control systems, with ability to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain the systems.
Working knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in operation and maintenance of boilers, fuel handling, ash handling, turbines/generators and ancillary equipment.
Working knowledge of relevant combined heat plant systems operations, including electronics and electricity.
Working knowledge of computer applications, i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, internet, web-based programs.

Equipment operation, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair.
Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively deal with a broad variety of people and prepare quality correspondence. Demonstrated ability to follow and/or interpret written and oral directions.
Excellent critical thinking skills and good judgment; observant and able to effectively analyze situations and solve problems. Independent decision making abilities.
Effective interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and project a positive image.
Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize, plan work, and handle multiple tasks.
Excellent customer service skills.
Read and work from blueprints, diagrams, and sketches.
Ability to work under pressure situations.

Physically capable to perform all of the duties and responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
May be required to successfully complete oral, written or performance tests.
Must have mechanical aptitude to accomplish assigned duties.
Conscientious and self-motivated.
High standards of self and others.
Collegial and congenial; works well with others, is a team player.
Remains calm in stressful situations.
Polite, courteous, tactful and helpful in dealing with the public and members of the University community.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience operating and maintaining wood chip-fired boilers, wood chip fuel handling systems (including hydraulics), ash handling systems, and steam turbine/generators.
Power plant technology degree and/or completion of a steam plant apprenticeship program.
Experience leading, directing and training trades employees.
Experience in the plumbing, steam fitting or electrical trades, including basic knowledge of pumps, compressors, pneumatics and electricity.
Demonstrated self-initiative associated with the willingness to improve personal skills and keep abreast of current technology.
Boiler Operator License or equivalent.
Associates Degree in Mechanical and/or Electrical Systems or a related field.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit application, cover letter and resume.
Contact Information:
Brenda Bickler, Employment Specialist, 906-227-2114
Equal Employment Opportunity: NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

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