POWER PLANT OPERATOR-SENIOR (100%)
(Heating Plant Boiler Operator)
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu .
Job Duties:We currently have two vacancies. Positionsoperate the online boiler system and its supporting equipment, make adjustments, perform tests, and take action as necessary to provide uninterrupted steam to the campus safely and efficiently. Hours of work are rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. Shift times are 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Special Notes:For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see http://www.uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm or call the University Police Department at 715-425-3133 for a paper copy. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. The selected candidate must be able to pass a post-offer pre-employment screen, respirator and pulmonary test. A 12-month probationary period is required.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Basic mechanical knowledge/aptitude.
- Ability to work independently and with general supervision.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, in English with supervisor and co-workers.
- Analytic skills to diagnose and correct the cause of failures with equipment.
- Ability to pass essential job function physical screening.
- Ability to work days, nights, afternoons, weekends, and holidays.
- Ability to pass a respirator test and be willing to wear a respirator or air hood.
- Ability to pass a pulmonary test.
- Ability to exercise good judgement at all times.
- Ability to organize work tasks logically and efficiently.
- Ability to be punctual when relieving a shift.
- Ability to read and understand written procedures and manuals.
- Ability to recognize safety concerns and adhere to a safety program.
- Ability to work in confined spaces and in unpleasant conditions, including coal and coal ash dust.
- Ability to perform heavy manual labor including frequent lifting up to 50 or more pounds.
- Ability to diagram plant systems (water, steam. gas, fuel oil, air and blowdown lines)
- Must be able to work in a team environment.
- Ability to perform basic plant maintenance tasks using power and hand tools.
- Ability to operate a skid-steer loader.
- Knowledge of the function and operation of high pressure boilers and supporting equipment preferred.
- High pressure boiler license or certification preferred.
- Previous experience with firing natural gas, coal, and fuel oil boilers preferred.
- Forklift certification preferred
How to Apply:Apply online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ byMonday, August 6, 2018. Applicants must provide a resume and contact information for three professional references. The salary range for these positions are $21 to $23 per hour, based on experience. (In addition, a night differential of an additional $0.45/hour and weekend differential of an additional $0.60/hour are paid for the appropriate hours.)
This position includes a comprehensive UW System benefits package. A summary of benefits can be viewed at https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/Univ-staff.pdf .
A Total Compensation (Wage plus Benefits) Estimator is available at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
Please contact Steven Wodarz, Power Plant Superintendent, with questions at 715-425-3955. If unavailable, please speak with Brent Weigelt.
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.