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Power Plant Operator I

Company: University of Wisconsin System
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Number 02152801, 00473510 Division Finance and Administrative Affairs Department B0260 FACILITY SERVICES Position Type University Staff Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary FLSA Status Nonexempt Percent 100% Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State's Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs (FAA) delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM's student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image. The departments within Finance and Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university's primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation. Consistent with UWM's guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role. For more information about UWM, visit us at For more info about FAA, visit us at Job Summary The Power Plant Operator-Senior (PPO-Sr.) positions will perform all duties in a professional manner, with an emphasis on customer service. These positions work under general supervision, performing a full range of duties associated with a large and complex power plant. The PPO-Seniors will normally work on shift under the direction of the Power Plant Operator-ln Charge aiding in the operation of the plant. Individuals in this classification will also operate and maintain the auxiliary heating plants. . The UW-Milwaukee operation consists of the Downer Avenue Central Heating and Chilling Plant, Great Lakes Research Facility, USRB, ICAB, Zelazo, Hefter, Kenilworth, Zilber SPH, Alumni House boiler plants, and the Lake Michigan Pumping Station. While under the direction of the Power Plant Operator-In Charge, the primary goals of these positions are: * To assist in the startup, operation, and shut down of boilers, chillers, boiler/chiller auxiliary equipment, other plant ancillary equipment, and to monitor and adjust plant operating systems and equipment to meet campus utility demands. * To perform emergency, routine, and preventive maintenance on plant systems and equipment. * To act as Operator-In Charge on a temporary or emergency basis as required. Starting pay rate is between $22.00/hr. - $26.00/hr. commensurate with experience and education. These positions require a 12-month probationary period upon hire. Minimum Qualifications * One year or more of general facility maintenance experience and/or six months or more of central heating/chilling plant maintenance experience. * Boiler and/or chiller equipment training as indicated by a course completion certificate and/or 6 months or more of on-the-job central plant boiler and/or equipment operating experience. * A valid Driver License and a driving record sufficient to operate a State vehicle. * Possess the ability to physically fit through a 12" X 19" manway boiler opening (AIMS question) Preferred Qualifications * Certification by the Department of Safety & Professionals (DSPS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants * A high-pressure Boiler Operator's license [i.e., National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc (NIULPE) or American Society of Power Engineers, Inc. (ASOPE) Power Plant Operating Engineer license] Application Instructions Applicants are highly encouraged to utilize the cover letter to thoroughly address your experience (including dates of employment) or applicable coursework as it relates specifically to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. In instances where the Screening Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates' application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. Together with your cover letter, please include a professional resume and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. Finance & Administrative Affairs is required to conduct Post-Offer Pre-Employment screenings on all selected candidates for Power Plant Operator positions. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening. This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin November 24, 2021. Applications received after November 23, 2021 may not receive consideration. Screening of candidates is ongoing and will continue until a qualified candidate is chosen for this position. Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes If Continuous, Initial Review Date 11/23/2021 Position Contact Name Tony Rome Contact Phone 414-251-5451 Contact Email Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message "Your application has been submitted" is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. Legal Notices AA/EO Statement UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Reasonable Accommodations UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. Confidentiality of Applicant Materials UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. CBC and Reference Check Policy Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy. Employment Authorization In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Title and Total Compensation Project The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: Applicant Documents Required Documents * Cover Letter * References * Resume Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have a certification by the Department of Safety & Professionals (DSPS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants? * Yes * No * Do you possess a high-pressure Boiler Operator's license [i.e., National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc (NIULPE) or American Society of Power Engineers, Inc. (ASOPE) Power Plant Operating Engineer license]? * Yes * No * * Do you have a valid driver's license and are able to meet the minimum requirements for driving on State business? Please see: * Yes * No * Do you possess the ability to physically fit through a 12" X 19" manway boiler opening? * yes * no Department of Human Resources --2021 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee To ensure the security of your data, you will be logged out due to inactivity in 3 minutes at . Any data not saved will be lost. Click 'OK' to keep your session active.

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