This position is responsible for maintaining a continuous, safe, and efficient plant operation, providing heating and cooling to the Campus of UTC. This position ensures plant operates within specified parameters of energy use in order to maintain campus utility budget. Considerable independent judgement is required to ensure safe and efficient operation of a large variety of equipment in electrical and mechanical systems, including operating levels, shutdown and emergency procedures, plant startups from emergency shutdowns, etc. This position also directs the work of junior personnel and acts in supervisor's place if supervisor is absent.
Operating, repairing, and maintaining gas and oil fired high-temperature-hot-water (HTHW) generators, chilled water and high temperature hot distribution systems for campus heating and cooling, electric chillers and all associated equipment.
Performing plant operation in such a way that operational procedures are followed and operating parameters, including energy use guidelines, are followed.
Managing data entry into computer control/ management systems.
Performing chemical analysis on plant systems and mix chemicals for treating systems.
Assisting in training and oversight of new employees in these and other safe and efficient plant operational procedures.
Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, and a minimum of one year of experience in operating boilers and associated equipment is required. Additional experience as Assistant Power Plant Operator is required before assuming the Senior Plant Operator position.
Successful candidates will have skill with operation, repair, and maintenance of valves, pumps, boilers, chillers, piping, air compressors, fans, and an array of other mechanical equipment. The ability to operate of forklift, hand tools, and small power equipment is required. Must be able to work in an energy plant operation environment, which is subject to extremes of heat, cold, frantic activity, inactivity, heavy physical activity, and times of stressful decision making.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
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