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Boiler Operator Apprentice

The University of Kansas is searching for individuals with general maintenance skills that are interested in career growth opportunities in the area of steam, pipefitting, and basic plumbing. The selected incumbent would enter an apprenticeship opportunity to learn and be trained in boiler operations and equipment. The apprenticeship spans a six-month time period. Successful completion of the apprenticeship would result in a promotion to Boiler Operator with a rate increase.

The apprentice will be matched with a Boiler Operator providing expertise and learning opportunities in the operation, maintenance and repair of low or high-pressure steam boilers and related mechanical equipment and systems (water softeners, compressors, generators and other equipment in a central heating and power plant) at the KU Power Plant. The apprentice will learn surveillance skills such as reading gauges, meters and charts and by testing water and recording this information to ensure efficiency and safety. Work also includes assisting in minor maintenance and repair work in the power plant.

Job Description :
30% – Operation & Inspection: Under supervision, learn all aspects of how to operate boilers, pumps, air compressors, de-aerators, water softeners, valves, regulators and pneumatic controls to maintain proper steam pressure, temperature and water level. Participate in and complete training program to learn procedures to check for proper operations of safety alarms, pumps, valves and piping systems and accurately read gauges, thermometers and charts to record/document information. Will assist with the inspection of boilers, pumps, valves, piping systems and associated auxiliary equipment for proper operation and to determine repair/preventive maintenance scheduling. Will assist with water testing process as needed. Will gain knowledge to assess situation and notify appropriate personnel concerning non-standard readings. Learns to record daily operations of boilers, pumps, deaerators and air compressors. Records and communicates information digitally.

30% – Piping Systems: Assists and gain knowledge with fabrication, assembling, installation and maintaining of 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. Under supervision, will learn the blueprints, technical manuals, schematics and drawings needed to install and/or repair systems using the appropriate pipe cutters, threaders and fittings.

25% – Equipment Maintenance: Assists in 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 operation condition. Will assist staff 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 as need to correct problems in the case of water breaks, steam distribution irregularity or other problems. Assist with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% – Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements :
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.

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 GED equivalency.

Compensation: $13.50/hr. Incumbents successfully completing the apprentice program will be promoted to a new position of Boiler Operator with a starting hourly rate of $17.65. Apply at jobs.ku.edu. Direct link available at employment.ku.edu/staff/20621BR.

Contact Information to Candidates :
Robert Mills, r957m277@ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction :
The plant supervisor will be in continuous touch with the apprentice trainee to monitor knowledge gained and determine areas for focused attention. An informal examination of the trainee’s attainment of knowledge and skills will be conducted at 3 months and each month thereafter, which will be utilized to determine further training requirements or readiness to proceed to formal completion of program.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship program will be determined by formal examination and demonstrated practical application of skills attained. Incumbents successfully completing the apprentice program will be promoted to a new position of Boiler Operator with a starting hourly rate of $17.65. The Boiler Operator position will receive additional training for the first six months within the role.

Apprentices which are not successful in moving to a Boiler Operator position may be eligible for an alternate placement within Facility Services if an opening is available and prior performance and conduct is at a satisfactory level or higher.

A complete application will include your current contact information including email, phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment.

Boiler Operator Senior

Facilities Services supports KU’s mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. The incumbent will be responsible for the skilled operations, maintenance and repair of boilers, water softeners, compressors, pumps, valves and other related power plant equipment. Work involves the operation of work issued vehicles and includes inspecting equipment, recording gauge or meter readings, testing water, performing preventive maintenance and installing, adjusting, repairing valves, pipes, pumps and other mechanical equipment. Work is performed according to established procedures and is reviewed by the supervisor through periodic inspections and on the basis of results achieved.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.

Work Schedule:
Wed 12am – 8am
Wed 8pm – Thurs 4am
Thurs 8pm – Fri 8am
Fri 8pm – Sat 8am

Four days on and three days off with overtime and after hours call back as needed.

Job Description :
30% – Operation and Inspection: Operates boilers, pumps, air compressors, de-aerators, water softeners, valves, regulators and pneumatic controls to maintain proper steam pressure, water level, combustion emissions, steam and water quality. Inspects 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”. Records readings and maintains daily consumption and quality records. Requires ability to perform basic mathematical computations, read and comprehend instruments such as pressure gauges, draft indicators, alarms, etc. and generated data, maintain current/accurate records.

30% – Piping Systems: Fabricates, assembles, installs and maintains 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.

20% – Equipment Maintenance: Repairs, replaces, installs, repacks, cleans and lubricates filters, piping systems, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, air compressors and auxiliary equipment within the Power Plant. Performs pump, air compressor and valve overhaul in accordance with the manufacturer’s technical manual specifications. Performs necessary repairs on boiler refractory and prepares boilers for inspection. Maintains, repairs and calibrates Power Plant pneumatic components and systems ensuring proper boiler combustion, fuel economy, stack emissions, boiler water levels, steam quality and demands. Performs general cleanliness tasks to keep Power Plant and equipment clean and in compliance with the National Fire and Safety Codes.

15% – Related Duties: Assists supervisor in orientation and training of other Boiler Operators. Develops preventive maintenance repair and training schedules. Orders parts, chemicals and supplies as needed for operation, safety, maintenance or repair and reports needs to the supervisor. May perform duties of supervisor in his/her absence as required by shift rotation. Performs other related work as assigned. May assist with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% – Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements :
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.
Must enter work order information digitally.

Required Qualifications :
High school diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency.
Two years of experience in steam generation and/or boiler work. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Experience with boiler water chemistry as listed and detailed in application materials.
Must have a valid Driver’s License at time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.

Salary starts at $41,299. Apply at jobs.ku.edu. Direct link available at employment.ku.edu/staff/20697BR.

Preferred Qualifications :
Knowledge of mechanical systems (e.g. pumps, valve repair, air compressors, water softeners, steam and condensate system design).
Knowledge of water chemistry.
Knowledge of computer control systems, which operate and monitor boilers.

Contact Information to Candidates :
Robert Mills
r957m277@ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction :
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, November 29th and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Maintenance Technician (HVAC Experience)

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Maintenance Technician at Meadowlark in Manhattan, Kan.

Meadowlark is searching for an energetic, hard-working and flexible individual, to join the Environmental Services team at Meadowlark, a local not-for-profit organization focused on enhancing senior lifestyles. Maintenance Technicians at Meadowlark maintain facility equipment in an efficient manner, including preventative and seasonal maintenance on a large campus.

Applicant must have HVAC experience (prefer someone with Mechanical Journeyman License and EPA 608 certification).

Employees at Meadowlark work closely with residents and create lasting relationships all while maintaining a safe environment for those we serve. The Maintenance Technician should have general maintenance skills and some experience in light plumbing, electrical, and wall patching. A high-quality approach to customer service is required.

Apply online at Indeed or careers.meadowlark.org. You may also call our Human Resources team at (785) 323-3893 to learn more.

HVAC Technician

Work Schedule – 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.

Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU’s mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. This position is responsible for providing on-site monitoring in large buildings that house offices, classrooms, dorms, and labs. Installs, monitors and trouble shoots, services, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment as well as work with pneumatic and electronic controls. System sizes vary from 100 tons and below. Must be able to operate refrigeration recovery equipment in compliance with EPA guideline for CFC and HCFC refrigerants.

Job Description
30% – Installs, monitors, and troubleshoots refrigeration and air conditioning equipment according to building design specifications, blueprints, schematic drawings and maintenance and repair manuals. Disassembles repairs and reassembles air conditioners, growth chambers, cold rooms, refrigerators and freezers and equipment. Monitors building systems equipment, maintains operating logs, records gauge readings, operates and maintains building systems equipment and repairs or replaces parts, calibrates thermostats, adjusts, and assigns pneumatic transistors and tests pneumatic controlled valves operators. Operates refrigeration recovery equipment in compliance with EPA guidelines and handles CGC and HCFC refrigerants. Installs, monitors, troubleshoots, and makes needed repairs to residential and commercial refrigeration equipment.

30% – Answers calls for requested repairs on HVAC equipment such as leaks, defects, condensers, and compressors. Treats condensing water with proper chemicals, as necessary. Operates applicable testing equipment.

15% – Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles air-conditioners, compressors, chillers, etc. Maintains inventory of items used in repair and maintenance work. Keeps records and maintains operating file on machine information as needed for proper service and maintenance.

15% – Installs and monitors refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment according to building design specification, blueprints, and schematic diagrams, Cuts, bends, welds, etc., to connect tubing and refrigerant lines. Installs and maintains electronic controls, installs, and maintains pneumatic controls. Checks OHMS, amperage, and voltages on equipment. Lays out piping systems for air-conditioning equipment systems.

10% – Occasionally acts as lead worker to others on a project-by-project basis. Completes necessary paperwork for project time accounting and other needs. Informs supervisor of status of work in process and on completion. Transports materials, tools and supplies to work sites. Cleans tools and work sites. Performs other related work as assigned.

Position Requirements
1. Ability and willingness to respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
2. Ability and willingness to work overtime as needed and a rotating on call schedule.
3. Ability and willingness to report to work as needed during periods of inclement weather.
4. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (up to 50 lbs.) with or without accommodation.
5. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside, and outdoors.
6. Operate motor vehicles on occasion.

Required Qualifications
1. High School diploma or GED equivalency
2. 3 years of experience in refrigeration/air condition installation and repair work. A certificate of completion from a vocational school or an Associate degree in this trade area may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
3. Must have EPA CFC Certification for refrigerants
4. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Four years or more of experience in refrigeration/air condition/refrigeration equipment, DX residential air conditioning units, DX commercial air conditioning units and small chiller systems 100 tons and smaller, installation and repair work.
2. Experience working in a college or university setting
3. Experience working with HVAC systems in large multi-storied institutional or residential buildings.

Salary is $41,299. Apply at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/19941BR. Application review will begin on Monday, August 30, 2021, and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. To ensure consideration, please apply by August 29. 2021. KU is an EO/AAE. KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

Contact Information to Applicants
Jarrod Sommer
jsommer1@ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application consists of a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

Application review will begin on Monday, August 30, 2021, and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. To ensure consideration, please apply by August 29. 2021.

Listing expires on Monday September 20th, 2021

HVAC General Maintenance Repair Tech

Position Overview
Facilities Services supports KU’s mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. The incumbent is responsible for performing a wide variety of maintenance and emergency repair tasks to University buildings (physical structure, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems), with employee being involved in a regular program of inspection and repair at a journeyman level using more than one skilled trade. Duties involve the operation of work issued vehicles.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities, including Tuition Assistance following one year of service. KU is a great place to work!

The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.

Job Description
50% – Follows an established inspection routine in an assigned group of buildings for needed maintenance and repairs to various mechanical/electrical, plumbing and building structural equipment. Performs lubrication, cleaning, inspections, changes belts and filters in equipment. Performs
repairs on heating, ventilating and air conditioning units, replace bearings, electric motors, gear reducer, air compressors, various electrical and pneumatic control components, etc.

40% – Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities or equipment failure. Reset equipment and assists with repairs on HVAC equipment. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. May assist other central shop staff with more complex repairs.

5% – Other Related Work as Assigned: Maintains an adequate supply of tools, parts, and supplies for
jobs. Responds to after-hours emergency calls as needed. Assists with other maintenance areas and in
other work areas as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% – Performs other related work as assigned.
Position Requirements
1. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs.) with or without accommodation.
2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside, and outdoors. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
3. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
4. Work planned, and unplanned overtime as needed.
5. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
6. Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.
Required Qualifications
1. High School diploma or GED equivalency.
2. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and throughout the term of employment.
3. Two years of experience in a skilled craft area. Associate degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required.
Preferred Qualifications
1. One year of commercial HVAC preventive maintenance experience.
2. One year of commercial plumbing experience.
3. Six months commercial electrical maintenance experience.
4. Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment, and materials associated with a variety of skilled crafts and building trades.
5. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
6. Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.
7. Experience working in a college or university setting.

Salary starts at $30,000. Apply at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/19853BR. Review of applications will begin Monday, August 23rd and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. KU is an EO/AAE. KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status. Contact Information to Applicants
Jarrod Sommer, 785-864-3783, jsommer1@ku.edu
Additional Candidate Instruction
In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
3. Contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin Monday, August 23rd and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.
Advertised Salary Range

Listing expires on Monday September 20th, 2021

Field Service Technician with Sign on Bonus!

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Technician provides customer service in the field in order to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair commercial cooking, refrigeration, and/or HVAC equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the functions listed below)
•Properly troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs commercial cooking, refrigeration, and/or HVAC equipment.
•Provides highest level of service to the customer and professionally communicates the service needed to customers.
•Defines service problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions about the work needing to be performed.
•Legibly completes paperwork for all services performed on behalf of the customer.
•Consults with the Parts Department to get parts ordered and the Service Department to get follow up calls scheduled.
•Communicates with manufacturers as needed to help with diagnosing problems with equipment.
•Installs all parts ordered for the customer in a timely and professional manner.
•Maintains a neat and orderly truck, along with accurate part and tool inventory.
•Provides technical support for our staff and other technicians.
•Consults with manufacturers, sales reps, dealers, and customers.
•Promotes and recommends other services provided by the Company to customers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•High School diploma or GED
•Refrigeration technicians must be EPA certified
•Must have a valid driver’s license from the state in which applicant is applying and must be insurable by our auto insurance company
•Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check
•Two (2) years of education and/or experience in food service equipment repair, or in a related area.
•Background experience in gas, electric, plumbing, and/or steam repairs a plus
•Must be highly safety conscious
•Excellent organizational skills, must be motivated, a self-starter, and able to follow through on duties and assignments with minimal supervision
•Must be able to climb stairs and ladders
•Moderate to heavy lifting and carrying (up to 75 pounds)
•Requires walking, standing, driving, sitting, squatting, kneeling, reaching overhead, bending, twisting, and turning for the better part of 8 hours
•Must be able to use hands for fine manipulation of hand tools

If you’re looking for an employer who is an industry leader that has been in the business for over 80 years, then look no further.

Founded in 1939, General Parts distributes parts and provides service for over 60,000 active customers and 400 manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment. Corporate headquartered in Bloomington, MN, we provide service coverage in all or parts of 27 states through our 29 branch locations.

General Parts offers a competitive benefit package that includes 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Short and Long-Term Disability, Company Paid Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, On-Call Pay, Double Time on Sundays, Profit Sharing, Tool Allowance, Company Supplied Uniforms, and Company Supplied Service Vehicle, Tablet and Cell Phone.

General Parts participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For more information please visit our website:  https://generalparts.com/careers.

Listing expires on Friday September 3rd, 2021

Controls Technician Topeka, KS

What you will do
Performs assigned system commissioning using Johnson Controls configuration and commissioning tools. Troubleshoots and resolves basic HVAC mechanical, electrical, and controls problems. Responds to basic warranty calls.

How you will do it
1. Loads system-level controller software.
2. Performs basic commissioning and system diagnostics from system-level controllers to end devices (i.e. sensors, actuators, etc.) and completes all required commissioning documentation.

3. Keeps management and JCI contractor or customer informed of job progress and issues.

4. Calibrates systems requiring basic electronic test equipment.
5. Completes administrative tasks including but not limited to time sheets, expense reports, and on-site documentation.

6. Documents changes and provides information for as-built documentation.

7. Communicates with the JCI contractor or customer upon arrival and before leaving the work site.

8. Follows all safety standards and attends required safety training. High degree of regard to employee and subcontractor safety.

What we look for
Demonstrated technical aptitude.
Able to use hand and power tools (i.e. drills, saws, etc.)

Basic computer skills required.
Attention to detail.
Good communication and listening skills.

Depending on location, the mounting and termination of low voltage devices may have special licensing requirements.

Plus two years’ experience in installing electronic and/or mechanical systems.

Demonstrated knowledge of HVAC systems.

Compensation starts at $20/hour. Apply online using link below http://k.rfer.us/JOHNSONCTRL6oJmpM or send resume to randy.stuppy@jci.com. Find more information at JohnsonControls.com.

Who we are
Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/careers.

Listing expires on Friday August 27th, 2021

Boiler Operator

Facilities Services supports KU’s mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. This position requires the operation of work issued vehicles. The incumbent will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of low or high-pressure steam boilers and related mechanical equipment and systems in an institutional Power Plant. Work involves operating and maintaining low or stationary high-pressure boilers, water softeners, chillers, compressors, generators and other equipment in a central heating and power plant. Work includes maintaining constant surveillance over equipment operation by reading gauges, meters and charts and by testing water and recording this information in ensure efficiency and safety. Work also includes assisting in minor maintenance and repair work in the power plant. Work is performed in accordance with established procedures and is subject to inspection by the shift supervisor.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work! The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Job Description :
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.

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.

Compensation starts at $36,710. Work Schedule: 4 Days on Shift (Two 8 hour and Two 12 hour shifts), with 3 Days off. Wednesday 12 AM to 8 AM, Wednesday 8 PM to Thursday 4 AM, Thursday 8 PM to Friday 8 AM, Friday 8 PM to Saturday 8 AM overtime and after hours call back as needed.

Apply online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/staff/19545BR. 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, July 19th and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Listing expires on Sunday August 8th, 2021

HVAC Specialist

Work schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, M-F with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a 4-10HR work week option M-Th or T-F

Job Description :
Performs highly skilled HVAC work and related trade functions. Performs construction and/or routine maintenance on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, steam, and electronic components of environmental control systems and equipment associated with multi story commercial and lab buildings. Some positions require knowledge of DDC controls (Johnson Controls) and BAC net controls. Some positions may provide leadership or supervision over staff. High School diploma or GED equivalency. Seven years of HVAC experience in a commercial or industrial setting. Associates degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience. EPA CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons) Certification for refrigerants required.

Position Requirements :
Reach, grasp, lift, carry and place moderately heavy loads frequently and heavy loads occasionally (75lbs) with or without accommodation.
Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside and outdoors.
Work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
Must enter work order information digitally and perform other electronic communications as required.

Required Qualifications :
High School diploma or GED equivalency.
Seven years of industrial or commercial HVAC experience. An associate degree or Vocational School Certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
EPA CFC Certification for refrigerants.
Demonstrated experience in repair and troubleshooting in 3 phase voltages.
Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications :
Experience in chiller/low pressure refrigeration repairs and troubleshooting.
Experience in Metasys-Johnson Controls-Programming, installation, and commissioning.
Experience in developing employees and conducting training and/or mentoring.
Experience in a College, University and/or campus setting.

Salary starts at $60,000 annually. Apply online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/staff/19232BR. 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 has began and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

Boiler Operator

Work Schedule: 4 Days on Shift (Two 8 hour and Two 12 hour shifts), with 3 Days off. Wednesday 12 AM to 8 AM, Wednesday 8 PM to Thursday 4 AM, Thursday 8 PM to Friday 8 AM, Friday 8 PM to Saturday 8 AM overtime and after hours call back as needed.

Job Description :
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.

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.

Position Requirements:
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.

Salary starts at $36,710 annually. Apply online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/staff/19218BR.  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 has began and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021