Maintains plant operation computer based records, interprets results, and initiates actions. Performs various maintenance duties including electrical and mechanical consistent with S-2 licensing and troubleshoots equipment and controls, generator testing, minor maintenance and repairs. Reads and interprets all gauges and meters, and takes corrective measures when readings deviate from normal. Responds to all utility, plant and building management alarms. Starts and secures all major and auxiliary pieces of equipment at West Campus, adjusts operating controls of systems to achieve maximum operating efficiency while responding to changes in electric, steam and chilled water demands. Tests all waters systems interpret results, and determine the amount of treatment to be added to the water systems to maintain proper residuals. Ensures management is aware of any abnormal or unexpected chemistry conditions. Reads, understands, uses and updates technical manuals, shop drawings and blue prints. Uses small tools and instruments. Administers plant system operational lockouts and tagouts, confined space, hotwork and fire system impairment permitting. Able to select proper lubricants and lubricate machinery as required. Performs minor maintenance and maintains clean work area and job site. Under limited supervision performs related duties as required or assigned by supervisors, control center, work order systems and/or standard operating procedures. Observes safety standards and practices and trains new hires/transferees in all proper operations, safety standards and practices. Edits and writes plant operational procedures as requested. Works with management, contractors and consultants on projects as required. Acts as emergency responder, support of fire, spills, etc. typically required to mitigate damage (e.g. shut off water, contain leaks, etc.) until emergency services arrive. Under direction of the supervisor, assumes general responsibility for the completions of assignments including directing the work of employees. Determines the manpower and material requirements and the means and methods to be used in accomplishing work assignments and recommends changes.
Posting Position Title: Utilities & Building Infrastructure Mechanic
Required Skill/ability 1: Good communication skills.
Work Week: Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)
University Job Title: Utilities & Building Infrastructure Mechanic
Required Skill/ability 2: Able to perform basic engineering calculations associated with plant operations.
Five years experience in plant operations and a High School Diploma or equivalent GED; and/or a BS in Marine Engineering (in lieu of experience).
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