30% – Operation and Inspection: Operates boilers, pumps, air compressors, de-aerators, water softeners, valves, regulators and pneumatic controls to maintain proper steam pressure, temperature and water level. Checks for proper operation of safety alarms, pumps, valves and piping systems. Reads gauges, thermometers and charts and records information. Assists with or performs personally Inspections of boilers, pumps, valves, piping systems and associated auxiliary equipment for proper operation to determine repair or preventive maintenance scheduling and does water testing. This requires ascending/descending multi-level stairs, vertical ladders and working from inside the boilers accessible through openings approximately 12″ by 16″. Notifies proper personnel to correct malfunction with any of the services provided by the power plant. For instance, steam, water, safety alarms, electrical feeders when nonstandard readings are found. Maintains daily operational records of boilers, pumps, deaerators and air compressors. Requires the ability to perform basic mathematical computations and the ability to read and comprehend controlling instruments.
30% – Piping Systems: Assists in or performs personally the fabrication, assembling, installation and maintaining piping systems, valves and equipment for boilers, pumps, steam, condensate, feed-water, cooling water, pneumatics and lubricating systems in accordance with National Plumbing, ASTM and ASTE Codes, on the basis of knowledge of piping and specific power plant operations. Selects materials specified in blueprints, technical manuals, schematics and drawings and plans the sequence of installation or repair, using appropriate pipe cutters, threaders and fittings, joins piping by means of flanging, threading, soldering or fusing.
25% – Equipment Maintenance: Assists in or performs personally the cleaning, replacement, installation, lubrication and repacking of filters, pipes, pumps, valves, heat exchangers and auxiliary equipment in order to maintain the power plant in good operating condition and to make emergency repairs on boilers and to prepare boilers for inspection. Assists Boiler Operator Seniors in overhauling pumps on steam generating and heating equipment by replacing defective bearings, seals, packing, shafts and other pump parts. Performs routine cleanliness tasks to keep power plant and equipment in compliance with national fire and safety codes.
10% – Related Duties: Assists Boiler Operator Seniors in correcting problems in the case of water breaks, steam distribution irregularity or problems with electrical feeders until boilers, feed lines, etc. are stable. Assist with snow removal and surface treatment.
5% – Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements :
Required Qualifications :
Must have a valid Driver’s License at time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
High school diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency.
Six months experience in Boiler and/or Hot Water Heater work. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for the required experience.
Lift and carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.
Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently and heavy loads occasionally with or without accommodation.
Ascend/descend multi-level stairs and vertical ladders in performance of routine duties.
Work under a variety of temperature and weather extremes, both inside and outdoors.
Work in environments with constant loud noise.
Work in confined spaces.
Work overtime as needed.
Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed
Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather
Preferred Qualifications :
Knowledge and experience in the theory and mechanics of boiler operation and steam generation.
Knowledge of mechanical systems (e.g. air compressors, water softeners, steam and condensate system piping, pump and valve repair).
Ability to use equipment manuals, read measuring instruments and maintain accurate records.
Knowledge of water chemistry.
Knowledge of safe operating codes.
Work Schedule: 4 Days on Shift, with 3 Days off. Wed 12 AM to 8 AM, Wed 8 PM to Thurs 4 AM, Thurs 8 PM to Friday 8 AM, Friday 8PM to Sat 8 AM with overtime and after hours call back as needed.
Salary starts at $36,710.
Apply online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/staff/18371BR. In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position: A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met. Resume or curriculum vitae. Contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin Monday, January 25th and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.
Listing expires on Sunday February 14th, 2021