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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/15/2019
Job Category:
Physical Labor
Operator-In-Training
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Montana State University | Bozeman, MT
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Job Description

General Statement

University Services provides responsible leadership and systematic guidance to preserve and advance a safe and effective physical environment in support of education, research and community needs. University Services is comprised of the four service management areas of Engineering and Utilities; Facilities Services; Campus Planning, Design and Construction; and Safety and Risk Management, as well as the Business Management and Administrative areas necessary to support the operation. The Stationary Engineer falls under the Engineering and Utilities area.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Heat Operations Supervisor, provide safe and energy-efficient operation, maintenance and repair of central heating plant equipment to provide a reliable steam supply to meet campus demands and to generate a portion of campus electricity needs.
  • Assist Stationary Engineers with testing and chemical treatment of water; operation of chemical feed equipment.
  • Assist Stationary Engineers with instrument checks and maintenance of operation logs and recorders; check and adjust boiler status and peripheral equipment (pumps, fans, economizers, pneumatic/electric/electronic control systems, deaerators, compressors, etc.).
  • Assist Stationary Engineers with operation of emergency diesel generator and LPG fuel systems; monitoring of emergency fuel reserves; monitoring of natural gas consumption and initiating of demand peak-shaving;
  • Assist Stationary Engineers with monitoring and calibration of air quality compliance system; combustion efficiency tests; troubleshooting and repair of controls.
  • Assist Heat Maintenance Technicians as needed with the safely, reliable and efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of approximately 54 outlying heating plants across campus.
  • Assist Heat Maintenance Technicians as needed to operate, maintain and repair medium pressure steam distribution systems in the utility tunnel system. Maintain and repair this system including, expansion joints, valves, steam traps, condensate skids, control devices up to, and including, main pressure regulating valves at building connection.
  • Assist Heat Maintenance Technicians as needed to read utility metering systems.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Must have 2nd Class Montana Boiler Operator license.
  2. Experience with operation and maintenance of steam boiler systems including chemical treatment programs, emergency diesel-powered generators and emergency fuel systems.
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge of work safety procedures, such as lockout/tagout and chemical safety.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Knowledge of the operation of steam turbine generator systems.
  2. Experience with electronic combustion controls, emissions monitoring, and air quality compliance.
  3. Experience working in a University or institutional environment.
  4. Broad knowledge of HVAC and boiler systems, associated controls and equipment.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment
  • Effectively and safely operate work-related equipment and tools
  • Work proficiently in the use of a computerized maintenance management system, e-mail, and other computer applications as assigned or required
  • Accurately follow written and oral instructions and procedures
  • Communicate effectively with employees and the public, both in person and over the phone
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and the public
  • Be a successful team player
  • Represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Training Period:
The training period for the Operator-In-Training is approximately 12 months in length or until the individual obtains a 1st Class Montana Boiler Operator license. During the 12-month training period, the work shift is expected to be:

  • The Operator-In-Training is expected to work on a normal work week schedule (typically 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday) during the initial training period of approximately 6 months under the supervision of the Heat Operations Supervisor and with operating Stationary Engineers. During this period the Operator-In-Training will be paid at the Heat Maintenance Engineer II (2nd Class License) rate of $26.72 per hour (02/2019).
  • The Operator-In-Training is expected to work on the modified DuPont 12-hour shift schedule during the final training period of approximately 6 months (or until obtaining a 1st Class Montana Boiler Operator license) with a 1st Class licensed Stationary Engineer. During this period the Operator-In-Training will be paid at the Heat Maintenance Engineer II (2nd Class License) firing rate of $27.59 per hour (02/2019).

Post-Training Period:
Once an Operator-In-Training has obtained a 1st Class Montana Boiler Operator license they will be expected to:

  • Permanently fill a vacant Stationary Engineer position after successful completion of the Human Resources recruitment process. The Stationary Engineer position includes working on the modified DuPont 12-hour shift schedule with a pay rate of $29.15 per hour (02/2019).
  • If no vacant Stationary Engineer position is available, the individual will: temporarily operate the Heating Plant (relief fire) on the modified DuPont 12-hour shift schedule when a Stationary Engineer is unable to work specific shifts due to sick or vacation leave. During these shifts the operator will be paid at the Stationary Engineer rate of $29.15 per hour (02/2019). During other times – provide Heating Plant maintenance on a normal work week schedule or on the modified DuPont 12-hour shift schedule. During this period the operator will be paid at the Heat Maintenance Engineer III (1st Class License) rate of $28.26 per hour (02/2019).

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver’s license.

For questions regarding a Second Class Montana Boiler Operator’s License, please contact the State Licensing Board in Helena, MT at (406) 841-2064, or visit www.boileroperator.mt.gov

Physical Demands
  • Performing physical tasks associated with the operation of steam boilers and plant equipment, including valve operations, moving and transporting materials up to 50 lbs.
  • Working under temperature extremes, especially heat
  • Working from and negotiating elevated catwalks, stairs, ladders, manholes and crawlspaces
  • Working with and around moving equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, turbine-generators, and emergency diesel and liquefied-propane-gas systems
  • Expose to and handling of water treatment chemicals and reagents

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

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