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Senior Utility Plant Operator

Position Information Position Title Senior Utility Plant Operator Posting Title Senior Utility Plant Operator System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU) Department UTILITIES & ENERGY SERVICES / 02-270160 Posting Number S00490FY17 Salary $19.57 - $25.15 Pay Basis Hourly Job Close Date Geographic Location College Station Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No Is this position D.O.T. regulated?

No EEO AA Statement The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. Position Summary Information Job Summary The Senior Utility Plant Operator, under direction, oversees the utility plant, satellite plant, and heating and cooling systems to ensure efficient operations. Required Education and Experience High school graduation, GED, or any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Six years Utility plant operation experience. Preferred Education and Experience Graduation from an approved apprenticeship program. TAMU utilities plant experience.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations Valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Completion of TAMU operator training program for Senior Utility Plant Operator or completion of a single written test representing 25% of the material required to become a Senior Utility Plant Operator, and completion of hands-on testing required to become a Senior Utility plant operator within 6 months of employment. Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations City of Houston 1st grade Stationary Engineering License.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Must have a telephone and transportation available. Must have ability to read and comprehend written and oral instructions. Completion of required portion of the Operations Training Program in the designated timeframe.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Other Requirements or Other Factors This position is subject to yearly motor vehicle record checks. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors Detailed Job Duties Duties Performed Operates steam boilers, high pressure pumping units, vacuum pumps, chilled water systems, boiler feed pumps, and auxiliary equipment to ensure safe, reliable and efficient plant operation.

This may require driving a university vehicle to satellite plants. Performs troubleshooting and initial root cause analysis on equipment failures and operational upsets. Monitors equipment and maintains records of equipment operational status.

Knowledge in computer control systems.

Duties Performed Train apprentices and new employees. Regularly attend safety and training meetings.

Duties Performed Assist in observation of switchboard for electrical load changes. Duties Performed Observes and operates controls on cooling tower and water tower. Duties Performed Assists in the operation of water system, water heating systems, heat systems, and chilled water systems.

Duties Performed Performs preventive maintenance and repairs equipment such as small pumps and motors. Duties Performed Performs chemical analysis and may add chemicals to water used in steam generators, water heating, and cooling system and air conditioning system Duties Performed Are required to climb stairs and ladders and stand for extended periods of time. Occasionally may need to do some heavy lifting of items.

Contributes to team by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Contributes to a safe work environment by reporting accidents and unsafe working conditions, uses proper personal protective equipment, follows safety procedures outlined in Material Safety Data Sheets, and participates in safety training. Committed to continuously improving the quality and value of service provided to our customers.

Will strive to not only meet, but exceed, customer expectations in every interaction by providing personalized and professional solutions. Ensures that all communications to customers – both internal and external to the organization – are responsive, respectful, professional and solutions-oriented. Duties Performed Assist in plant and equipment cleaning.

Duties Performed Assist with tag-out/lock-out of equipment with maintenance personnel. Duties Performed Perform related duties as required.

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Plant Operator

Position Information

Position Summary The Plant Operator will assist in the safe and efficient operation of the Rice University Central Plant

/South Plant/utility infrastructure, including all plant equipment, remote equipment, utility systems, plant control systems, and campus Energy Management Systems (EMS). This position also responds appropriately to problems and emergency situations that occur in the plants and on campus and is aware of activities, performance, and safety of all persons in and around the plants and Tunnel System, including other Rice Employees and independent contractors.

Education Required HS Diploma or equivalent

Substitution for Education Requirement Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement


Experience Required

2 years

Type of Experience Experience in the operation of one or more of the following:

natural gas turbines, high-pressure boilers, large tonnage water chillers, or building and central utility systems.

Substitution for Experience Requirement May substitute additional related education

, above and beyond what is required, or an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred Three years of experience in the operation of natural gas turbines

, high-pressure boilers, and large tonnage water chillers.


/Certification Required City of Houston Third Grade Stationary Engineer’s license or better.


/Certification Preferred City of Houston First or Second Grade Stationary Engineer’s License. State of Texas Ground Water License.

Skills Required Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and basic computer skills


Skills Preferred Knowledge of Wonderware HMI

, and Programmable Logistics Controllers. Knowledge of centralized utility system/plant operations, building mechanical and electrical systems, and associated equipment and distribution systems. Knowledge of test and diagnostic equipment, tools and instrumentation (meters, gauges, thermometers, etc.), and microprocessor-based monitoring and control systems.


/ External Contacts Internal: 1. Interacts regularly with personnel in Controls and Facilities departments. 2.

Interacts with various individuals on campus while working in the buildings and tunnels. External: 1. Communicates with vendors, contractors and service representatives regarding various equipment and systems.

Physical Demands Must be able to climb long

, uneven stairways, ladders, and scaffolds with equipment and tools. Must be able to work standing long periods of time (up to 6 hours). Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds overhead.

Must be able to distinguish between colors on computer screens and plant equipment. Must be able to wear hearing protection, eye protection, steel-toed shoes and other safety equipment as deemed necessary.

Working Conditions Works a flexible shift that normally consists of a set

4 days on and 3 days off, at night on the end of the week, which may include holidays. May be required to work a modified schedule and overtime with little or no notice as needed to ensure complete shift coverage for the Central Plant.

May be required to work in confined spaces, crowded or cramped areas, such as mechanical rooms, tunnels, and the Central Plant (which are not air conditioned or heated and may be dusty and/or dirty) during winter or summer. Work requires exposure to high-pressure boilers and steam piping, high voltage electricity, rotating and other potentially dangerous equipment. Extended hours and call-outs will be necessary when problems develop that require special attention.

This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency. This may include working in flood or storm conditions to repair or restore damaged facilities and Distribution systems.

Security Sensitive Yes

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  • Keeps accurate records and maintains plant logs, including computerized log sheets and databases.

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  • Monitors and operates all campus Energy Management Systems (EMS) including scheduling building equipment and dealing with load management and problem situations.

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  • Fully briefs the replacement shift Lead and Plant Operators of Central Plant, South Plant, and campus equipment operational status before departing from duty. Maintains Plant Operator responsibilities until properly relieved by the next shift. Informs the on-call supervisor or appropriate management of events or problems that do or might significantly affect Central Plant, South Plant, or campus equipment operation.

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  • Performs preventative and non-preventative maintenance, equipment repair and lubrication, cleaning and painting, water treatment monitoring, and chemical addition as necessary and assigned to ensure optimal equipment performance and good housekeeping.

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  • Continually monitors all aspects of Central Plant, South Plant, and campus auxiliary boiler operation. Makes necessary changes and adjustments to ensure safe and efficient plant operation through direct personal inspection, monitoring of equipment, and the assistance of others.

  • Is aware of forecasted weather and anticipates and configures equipment to minimize its impact on campus and plant operation.

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  • Energizes, adjusts, and secures Central Plant, South Plant, and as needed FE&P; equipment including turbines, generators, chillers, boilers, pumps, cooling tower fans, air compressors, etc. to respond to changes in campus load or to comply with planned scheduling and/or load management procedures.

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25 Job Title: Plant Operator Department: Facilities, Engineering, & Planning Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Requisition Number: S17364 Open Date: 03/28/2017 Salary Information: Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications Work Schedule: Wednesday through Sunday, 12 hours shifts at night.

Benefits Eligible: Yes Eligible for Overtime: Yes

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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description / About SUEZ/ We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future.

SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, collects waste produced by 34 million, recovers 16.3 million tons of waste each year and produces 5,853 GWh of local and renewable energy.

With 82,500 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of €15.1 billion in 2015. Conduct routine water testing and recording test results; ensuring quality of treated water meets federal and local regulations and company standards.

Monitoring all charts, gauges, and other operating equipment at treatment plant. Calculating the chemical feed rate required, calibrating feed equipment, and adjusting feed rate per lab tests or supervisor's instructions. Make minor repairs to operational equipment. Required Skills

  • Grade C or higher NC Water Treatment Plant operator's license.

  • Excellent organizational skills related to project management and record keeping.

  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and basic knowledge of water treatment methods, water chemistry and tests, federal, state and local drinking water regulations and company standards, and water collection systems.

  • Basic mechanical skills. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    Required Experience High school diploma required and valid driver''s license. Grade C or higher NC Water Treatment Plant operator''s license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. Minimum 2 years of experience. Job Location Elkin, North Carolina, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

  • Water Treatment Plant Operator * * 1643-110 * * Elkin, North Carolina, United States

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Plant Operator

Overview: Looking for an exciting new career with great pay and benefits? Join the Purification Cellutions team! Purification Cellutions, LLC of Waynesboro, Ga., is a leading manufacturer of activated carbon honeycombs used in the air purification and automotive industries. Starting rate of $13.00 which increases to $14.41 after training period of approximately 12 months. Benefits include m

edical, prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, 401(k), and life insurance.

How you will impact Ingevity:

  • Operate production line machinery and/or computers.

  • Troubleshoot production line machinery.

  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Clean and maintain work station and follow all safety and company policies.

  • Keep track of parts and materials and refill bins needed to perform duties.

  • Operate material handling equipment such as pallet jacks, hand trucks, or dollies as needed

What you need to succeed: + High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution required + At least one year of demonstrated work experience or two years of equivalent college training/technical certification.

  • Possess a high level of technical aptitude with the ability to learn and multi-task.

  • Experience using various power tools.

  • Mechanical aptitude and knowledge.

  • Technical knowledge to operate equipment.

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.Must be able to work weekends as production schedule increases by clients.

  • Must be able to work a 10-12 hour shift while standing most of the time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds when performing job tasks.

  • Must be able to report to work on time and have reliable transportation. Work Keys Assessment required in the following categories: A minimum score of 4 in Reading for Information and Locating Information, and a minimum score of 4 for Applied Mathematics. (If previously taken, Work Keys test scores can be faxed to 1-706-526-0033 (no resumes/applications will be accepted at this fax).Testing available at Purification Cellutions, call (706)526-0003.) Shift work plus availability for overtime will be required. The hiring process includes Work Keys testing, drug screen, criminal background check, and physical prior to hire.

About us: At Ingevity, we believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results. That’s why we harness the exceptional ingenuity and relentless drive of our people to conquer complex customer challenges of today and tomorrow. We are a talented, trusted and tenacious team, and we push the bounds of what’s possible for our customers, day in and day out. We are creative and resourceful, constantly exploring fresh ways of bringing our people, products and processes together to solve problems, big and small. And we are determined to set and exceed standards, developing and delivering high-performance solutions that make a real difference in the real world-enabling oil to flow better, colors to shine brighter, roads to last longer and air to breathe cleaner. In the end, we know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us. With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Job ID2016-1300# of Openings55

Job LocationsUS-GA-Waynesboro


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Process Operator - Mount Vernon Ethanol Plant

Description: * Responsible for the operation of the plant.

  • Monitors and controls plant Operations, which includes reviewing production and quality, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

  • Participates in Quality Assurance and Quality Control by communicating directly with the QA/QC laboratory, sampling and testing process streams as required, and interpreting QA/QC results and taking action when required.

  • Participates in plant maintenance, such as performing preventative maintenance as required, assisting maintenance technicians in performing needed repairs, diagnosing and trouble-shooting maintenance related issues.

  • Participates in all health, safety, and environmental programs.

  • Position requires working a 12-hour rotating shift.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications: * High school diploma or GED required.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must be able to legally work in the United States.

  • Experience in the operation of a dry-mill ethanol plant preferred. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the Process Operator position will be invited to take an online assessment. Communications regarding the assessment will be delivered via email and are typically sent every Monday.

*About Valero

  • Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,000 people, and assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.4 billion gallons per year.

*About Valero Renewables – Mount Vernon

  • Valero Renewables-Mount Vernon is located in Mount Vernon, Ind., in the far southwestern corner of the state on the Ohio River, the boundary with Kentucky. Part of the Evansville, Ind., metropolitan area, Mount Vernon is approximately 190 miles southwest of Indianapolis. The bio-refinery sits on 112 acres leased from the Ports of Indiana, and was completed by previous owner Aventine Renewable Energy in the fall of 2010. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Mount Vernon plant has a nameplate production capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year, processing about 40 million bushels of corn, and employs more than 65 full-time personnel Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team. Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.

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Primary Location: US-IN-Mount Vernon

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Req ID: 170012P

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Plant Operator X 603520

DCP Midstream DCP Midstream is the largest processor of natural gas and natural gas liquids producer ensuring the country has clean energy to warm homes, manufacture goods, and produce consumer products. We are a “must-run” company and we are committed to greater in everything we do—from operating efficiently, reliably and safely to being a responsible community partner. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, DCP Midstream operates assets in 17 states.

Job Summary Our plant operators are like air traffic controllers. They monitor the flows, pressures and specifications of our natural gas processing plants. Our operators remotely and manually quarterback the safe and reliable performance of our operations, overseeing daily plant goals of 60 mmcf/d up to 750 mmcf/d Day-to-Day Oversee the overall operation of the plant. Control room operating and pin pointing concerns to improve plant functions. What You Will Be Responsible For * Operates plant facilities’ various equipment/systems including, but not limited to: cryogenic plant processing, hydrocarbon fractionation units, process controls and measurement, pumps, pressure relief system instrument air system, dehydrators, fuel system, emergency shutdown systems, gas turbines, reciprocating compressors, steam turbines, gas fired boilers, process pumps, amine treating systems, inlet gas receivers and NGL storage and transfer facilities

  • Optimize processing throughout the facility and maintain proper product specifications

  • Responds to alarms and problems within the plant and makes appropriate corrections

  • Spill Prevention Countermeasures and Control (SPCC) reporting and monitoring environmental compliance

  • Perform lock out/tag out procedures and may monitor field compressor status through the use of SCADA Requirements * High school degree or GED * Willing to work rotating shifts and overtime as needed * 2 years previous operations experience in a gas processing facility It has been and will continue to be the policy of DCP Midstream not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status


Title:Plant Operator X 603520


Requisition ID:17000186

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Power Plant Operator Bay Shore Station Oregon, Ohio

This position is with FirstEnergy Generation Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOE] JOB SUMMARY: Under direction of Shift Supervision and Control Room Operators, assists employees of higher classifications and others who are engaged in the safe and efficient operation of high pressure steam generating boilers, turbine generators and their associated auxiliary equipment. Performs a degree of routine and preventive maintenance on boilers, turbine generator sets and all auxiliary and associated equipment. Operates and maintains National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) equipment observes site equipment that can produce Title V emission violations. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Assists employees of higher classifications in coordinating operational functions with those employees assigned to the Production Operations crew, carrys out instructions of shift supervisor or control room operator.

  • Performs or directs others to support safe, efficient and dependable operating conditions of boilers, turbines, generators or other equipment.

  • Assisting with the normal and emergency operation of start-up and shut-down of boilers, fans, compressors, main turbines, pumps, pulverizers, pyrites systems, screen house, hydrogen systems, lube oil and seal oil systems, ash handling systems, fly ash, bottom ash, bed ash and all CFB activities, generators and their auxiliaries and all associated equipment as required by system conditions and shift supervision.

  • Checks with other power plant operators changing shifts to obtain special orders and operating conditions. Checks the obvious visual operating conditions of equipment upon going on duty.

  • Records meter and instrument indications and display values as required while logging and reporting to shift supervision and control room operator all equipment trouble and equipment operating problems. Records times in logs and JQD 's for starting and stopping of various equipment in the unit log book, JQD or shift report, etc.

  • Maintains all air and water discharges within all regulatory compliance, including Title V. * Participates in removing from service and tagging of equipment as the switchman for inspection and maintenance work. Assists the "authorized person" removing clearances from equipment and clearing upon completion of work. Ensures equipment and operating conditions are returned to normal as soon as possible.

  • In accordance with switching authority's orders and shift supervision's direction, and under established procedures and Company practices, assists in various switching operations as the switchman under normal and abnormal conditions, which are necessary to complete the assigned construction and/or maintenance activity or emergency operation. Performs switching of limited complexity and performs switching in emergency conditions while reporting to the switching authority any unusual or abnormal conditions discovered.

  • Performs the regeneration of demineralizers, sampling, testing, analyzing and adding proper treatment to boiler water, feedwater, condensate demineralizers and other pretreatment cycles using prescribed operating procedures and practices to maintain cycle chemistry.

  • Assists in the preparation and performing of special tests, and performs or assists with special and routine tests.

  • Performs semi-skilled preventive mechanical and electrical repair work on plant equipment such as turbines, condensers, boilers, auxiliary equipment, welding, sheet metal work and pipe fitting.

  • Performs, directs or assists in the performance of any task assigned for continuity or restoration of service in an emergency.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by shift supervision or the control room operator as to the safe and reliable operation of plant.

  • Trains and assists with the training of plant employees.

  • Maintains work areas and equipment in a neat, clean and presentable condition. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must meet the Company's general qualifications in accordance with the Job Manual.
  • For acceptance into the Power Plant Operator line of progression, a two-year degree in Power Plant Technology or Applied Science from an accredited college or university is required. The degree must be in a field applicable to fossil-based power plant operations. A Class III Stationary Steam Engineer's License is preferred or three years experience in a power-producing utility or other process-related industry, including but not limited to paper-mill, chemical and petroleum-chemical industries or military experience in any branch of the United States Armed Services applicable to the above.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Must be able to pass all specific Task Performance Evaluations.

  • Must demonstrate power plant knowledge including operations, combustion, heat rate, generation and uses of steam, operation of high pressure boilers and turbines, instrumentation and applied electricity.
  • Must be able to acquire basic knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, cycle chemistry and operational system of the plant and demonstrate the ability to perform mechanical, electrical and cycle chemistry.

  • Must be willing to continue to prepare for advancement to Control Room Operator.

  • Must understand power plant terminology and have the ability to receive and pass on orders and instruction utilizing the phonetic alphabet and three-way communication in such a manner that will maintain safety and promote cooperation and satisfactory results.

  • Must have basic computer skills. Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time. Safety Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards. Position Classification Bargaining Unit Employment Type Full-time Facility Site Bay Shore Station

  • OH City Oregon FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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Water Plant Operator I Or II

Water Plant Operator I or II Job Status: Open - open and accepting applications Job Closing Date:
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm Job Reference Number: 17-23 Back to Job Openings Position is covered by the Operating Engineers Local #400. Performs general plant and equipment maintenance, cleaning and repair; records readings; collects samples; operates equipment. Occasional work in confined spaces.
Must possess a valid MT driver’s license. Water Plant Operator I: Must have the ability to obtain a Montana Class I Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate within two years of employment; one year experience in water plant operations desirable.
Will fill-in as Water Plant Operator II on occasion, requiring shift work. Salary: $16.5243/hr. – new hire $17.4257/hr. – after 6 months $18.3270/hr. – after 12 months Water Plant Operator II: Shift work; rotating days off.
Requires a Montana Class I Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate; three years of experience in water plant operations. Technical responsibility for performing the skilled operation of water pumping, purification and related equipment. Salary: $17.3011/hr. – new hire $18.2456/hr. – after 6 months $19.1901/hr. – after 12 months Qualified candidates should submit a completed City application to:
City of Great Falls, Human Resources, #2 Park Drive South, mail to PO Box 5021, Great Falls MT 59403, online at apply or fax to 406-727-0005 by Monday, May 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. For more information call 406-455-8466. Consideration for employment will be made without regard to race, color, physical or mental handicap, marital status, creed, age, sex, religion, genetics, political affiliation, or national origin. Supporting Documents Job Description and Benefits (189 KB)

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Director Of Plant Operations

Sensational only begins to describe Querencia, Austin's premier, resort-style retirement community. It's not about aging, it's about growing. No other Austin, Texas retirement community looks at senior living quite like Querencia. We replaced all the myths, preconceptions and conventional wisdom with a new concept in senior living. It's based on listening carefully and understanding the goals, dreams and full potential of each resident. Querencia is nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, in west Austin's Barton Creek neighborhood. Our life care community includes 167 Independent Living suites, 40 Assisted Living suites, 23 Assisted Living-Memory Support suites, and 42 Skilled Nursing/Long-term Care beds. Benefits offered at Querencia: + Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, and Short -term disability after 60 days for full time employees + Company Paid Life Insurance for full time employees + PTO- Paid Time Off- after 90 days up to 22 days a year for full time and part time employees + 401K with company match for full time and part time employees + Premium Holiday Pay (time and one half) for seven legal holidays if worked for all employees + Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all employees POSITION SUMMARY Supervises the maintenance of the buildings, grounds, security and mechanical assets of the Community. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Develops, implements, and updates maintenance policies and procedures.

  • Collects, prioritizes, and assigns for fulfills maintenance service requests in a timely, efficient manner.

  • Responsible for the total operation and maintenance of the Physical Plant. Supervises the maintenance of Community buildings to the high standards of construction.

  • Develops the Capital Budget and annual maintenance budgets.

  • Oversees construction, remodeling and maintenance to all Community buildings.

  • Oversees and manages maintenance contracts, electrical systems, phone systems, fire panels, emergency response systems and disaster preparedness.

  • Develops vendor relationships and negotiate contracts for maintenance services when appropriate. Makes recommendations to Executive Director.

  • Evaluates equipment needs and submits purchase requests to the Executive Director.

  • Conducts inspections on apartments prior to occupancy.

  • May receive after hours calls for maintenance emergencies.

  • Coordinates the development of the Safety Committee including scheduling and facilitating monthly meetings.

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive preventative maintenance program and work order system.

  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES + Directly supervises employees in the Building Operations department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Educational Requirements and Experience: + High School Diploma or Bachelors/Technical degree in related field.

  • Four years maintenance supervision experience.

  • HVAC experience or training.

  • Working knowledge of machinery, tools, repair techniques, plumbing and related repair.

  • Experience with electrical systems, phone systems, fire panels, emergency response systems and disaster preparedness.

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Manager, Plant Operations

Manager, Plant Operations Category: Management Requisition Number: 55277 Department: VH PLANT OPERATIONS Schedule: Full Time (40 hrs/week) Shift: Day Hours: 0730-1600 Level: 113 Job Details: Position Summary:

  • Provides expertise and leadership in developing and implementing an energy management plan for the facility. The energy management plan addresses both purchasing energy and minimizing energy consumption through appropriate usage of the Building Management Systems and equipment maintenance and replacement programs. Works with the operations and maintenance staff to analyze and improve utility systems and equipment energy performance, and initiates and provides expert advice for the development of operational procedures and controls. Coordinates appropriate usage of the computerized maintenance management and work order system. Reviews and adjusts as necessary work request and preventive maintenance work order processes and coordinates and prepares all productivity reports. Directly oversees the HVAC/Refrigeration Engineering Supervisor, the Boiler Plant Engineering Supervisor, the Plumbing Engineering Supervisor, the HVAC Controls Mechanic, and the Plant Ops. Technician. Provides overall direction for the HVAC/R, Boiler Plant, and Plumbing departments and is responsible for their overall performance. Assists in developing new and adjusting existing department policies and procedures ensuring all JCAHO as well as local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations are met. DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

    1. (A) Manages the facility's energy management program by using his/her knowledge and understanding of the energy market and the information gathered by monitoring the facility's energy consumption.

  • Provides regular reports as to the overall effectiveness of the energy management program.

  • Monitors utility systems components looking for significant changes in consumption rates or quantities.

  • Maintains energy consumption and utility billing related records, analyzes the records to determine energy consumption trends and prepares monthly energy reports to apprise Director of Engineering and Executive Staff, as appropriate, of the progress in meeting energy conservation goals.

  • Assists in reviewing and negotiating energy purchase agreements and makes recommendations regarding energy fuel selection.

  • Monitors natural gas prices to determine if utilizing alternate fuel such as fuel oil in facility boilers is of economic benefit to the facility.

  • Manages the building/energy management system(s) and utility metering initiatives (electrical, water, etc.) ensuring proper use, expansion and administration.

  • Conducts HVAC, lighting, building, steam generation system, domestic hot water and other energy audits using industry standard energy analysis tools to minimize energy consumption.

  • Inspects buildings and utilities systems to determine need for alterations, repairs and upgrades.

  • Recommends the most energy efficient equipment selection for all Renovation and Capital Improvement Projects.

  • Oversees the water treatment service contracts.

    1. (B) Manages the facility's energy management program by implementing equipment maintenance programs, specifying equipment in need of replacement, and undertaking energy savings initiatives.

  • Analyzes buildings and operations to determine the optimum utilization of HVAC, electrical, lighting and control systems.

  • Evaluates data compiled from the computerized energy management system, looking for trends, such as under and over utilized equipment.

  • Directs plant personnel to monitor/improve efficiency of boiler and chiller operations.

  • Determines local set back parameters for unoccupied spaces after hours.

  • Establishes operating set points and monitors performance of Variable Frequency Speed Drives or similar devices.

  • Inspects and monitors the steam condensate return piping system and appurtenances.

  • Develops and implements training programs for maintenance staff in use of energy management systems.

  • Reviews and recommends maintenance supply and equipment purchases to ensure energy efficient replacements are being specified.

  • Oversees the energy (building) management vendors service contracts and coordinates the work of on-site personnel.

    1. Manages the computerized maintenance management program continuously updating and improving work request and preventive maintenance work order processes.

  • Supervises initiation and scheduling of the preventive maintenance program.

  • Maintains control over work order system reviews, schedules and assigns priorities.

  • Develops and reviews system reports that provide productivity and efficiency reports, including average on-demand and preventive maintenance work order response time and completion rates

  • Develops a parts database and establishes par levels.

  • Develops and implements training programs for maintenance staff in use of computerized maintenance management system.

  • Oversees the software support vendor service contract.

    1. Manages facilities management information

  • Has responsibility of maintaining the computerized facilities management system.

  • Ensures space database is kept current reflecting actual usage of space by both department and function.

  • Ensures all staff occupancies are kept current reflecting which staff members occupy which rooms.

  • Maintains an up-to-date set of as built documents. Coordinates with consultant architects, engineers, and contractors to ensure all drawings reflect as-built conditions.

  • Prepares occupancy reports for other departments.

    1. Performs other managerial duties to ensure the success of the department.

  • Supervises and coordinates the work of the HVAC/R department, the Stationary Engineers department, the Plumbing Department, and administrative staff.

  • Develops performance goals for staff and evaluates their progress. Counsels staff as appropriate when goals are not met.

  • Continually monitors staff for compliance with both performance and behavioral standards and policies and counsels staff when those standards and/or policies are not met.

  • Performs annual staff performance evaluations.

  • Works closely with the department management, supervisors, and staff to ensure department goals as set out by the executive staff and the director are met.

  • Oversees all service contracts associated with managed departments.

  • Provides support to other departments as appropriate.

  • Assists in developing department policies and procedures, with emphasis on those that affect compliance with The Joint Commission standards, energy management, and utility management

  • Assists in developing the annual expense budget and in reporting budget compliance.

  • Assists in developing capital budget requests.

  • Coordinates work with design professionals and contractors to implement approved capital requests within budget and on schedule.

  • Attends meetings to ascertain hospital policy, assists in its development when appropriate. Interprets policies to staff and is involved in employment, training and grievances of employees.

  • Demonstrates positive behaviors toward patients, families, physicians, and all co-workers. Responds to customers of all age groups in a friendly, prompt, and caring manner while maintaining confidentiality. Promotes mutual respect and professionalism. Partners with team members to meet the needs of the customer.

  • Will be required to operate a hospital-owned vehicle during hospital emergencies. Valid Driver's License numbers are kept on record in the Engineering Department for insurance purposes. If License suspension occurs, employee is obligated to report this information to the Engineering Office.

  • Participates in the hospital's performance improvement process to continuously improve the quality of patient care and service delivery. QUALIFICATIONS: + BS degree in Engineering. Five years of experience in an institutional environment. Knowledgeable in the evaluation of utility rate structures, computation of energy consumption and energy savings associated with multiple utility systems. Familiarity with the LEED requirements, LEED AP certification preferred.

  • Knowledge in various energy systems, including building envelopes, HVAC, controls, steam distribution and lighting and their retrofit potential for energy conservation and/or energy recovery in a hospital environment. Must be proficient in the use of energy survey equipment (light meters, power factor meters, wattmeter, and anemometer) and computerized energy survey software (FEDS, ASEAM, or equal computer applications).

  • Be an authority in the design, construction, maintenance and inspection of the installation of all utility systems. Utility systems include electrical power distribution, electronic, plumbing, water distribution, steam generation and distribution, vacuum, medical gas, fire alarm, fire sprinklers, pneumatic and other electrical and mechanical systems Ability to use energy and project management software, such as construction estimating, scheduling, life cycle cost analysis and work processing. Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering principles as well as HVAC systems and controls. He/she must keep abreast of the rapidly changing technologies of HVAC system controls and other energy management equipment improvements through continual review of Engineering periodicals, manufacturer's literature, and by attending energy seminars.

  • Detailed knowledge of Building Management Systems, Johnson Controls Metasys and Honeywell EBI preferred. Knowledge of AutoCAD Building Systems. Knowledge of Revit. Knowledge of Archibus Facility Management system. Excellent oral and written communication skills in order to communicate technically complex information with AE firms, contractors, equipment manufacturers and vendors. as well as public officials and professional medical and administrative staff + Familiarity with The Joint Commission requirements, building codes, NFPA codes, EPA & OSHA rules and regulations, and labor laws. + #LI-AM1

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