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Utility Plant Operator (3rd Shift), Facilities and Campus Services

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
June 18, 2024

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Job Description Summary

Responsible for the monitoring and operation of high-pressure boiler systems and auxiliary equipment for the Central Heating Plant and other utility systems operated by the University. Provides customer service, as well as general service technician, functions during off-hours as staffing levels permit.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Monitors and adjusts utility plant equipment including pumps, fans, dampers, motors, compressors, burners, etc. as required to ensure proper operation of all plant systems.

  • Performs regular plant system and equipment checks and assembles accurate reports to document plant operation during assigned shifts.

  • Tests and monitors plant and campus water systems to detect abnormal conditions and corrects as necessary.

  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures to ensure that plant systems are in proper working condition at all times.

  • Monitors campus utility systems and accurately logs critical data: steam, chilled water, domestic water, electricity, etc...

  • Serves as Campus Facilities Management Customer Service contact, accepting phone calls and dispatching work to Service Technicians and/or Housekeeping personnel during off-hours and as required.

  • Acts as a first responder to campus needs performs triage and/or repairs issues, performs general maintenance duties on campus.

  • Successfully completes all training as required by Senior Plant Operators or management.

  • Performs repair and replacement of plant equipment and general campus equipment as needed.

Other Functions:

  • Performs repairs and replacement of plant equipment and general campus equipment as needed.

  • Completes pool maintenance and operation duties as assigned.

  • Assist with backflow preventer PMs

  • Assist Campus Utilities Maintenance Team as needed in general maintenance and repairs.

  • Inspects boilers and associated systems in other University heating plants as directed. Repairs equipment as needed.

  • Reports all matters of safety to the appropriate manager and to Safety Director if necessary.

  • Follows all University and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as required by Management.

  • Is subject to recall after hours in the event of campus emergencies, disasters, or other special needs as directed by management.

  • Is considered an essential employee as defined in Facilities Management's Severe Weather Policy.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High school graduate with specialized training plus five years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of steam systems or similar mechanical facilities systems.

  • Ability to practice effective oral communication skills with internal and external customers.

  • Skilled in appropriate telephone etiquette and the ability to interact effectively and cordially with students, faculty, staff, peers, and management.

  • Basic computer skills: internet, email, etc....

  • Ability to monitor and operate plant systems through the use of computer software and other means and/or instrumentation.

  • Valid Driver's License with a good driving record; must be insurable.

Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Talking; hearing; climbing; stooping; kneeling; standing; walking; lifting; pushing; pulling; grasping.

  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as operations of machines; using measurement devices; and/or visual inspections of small parts or devices.

  • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

  • Subject to hazards.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Technical Training in the areas of steam and chilled water operations and production.

  • Computer skills, word processor, spreadsheet etc..

  • Technical skills in the areas of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and other maintenance-related fields.

  • NC Pool Operator certification

  • NC Backflow Preventer testing certification

Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for own work only

  • Works under minimal supervision

  • Reports to Utility Plant Foreman

Disclaimer:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by the employee's supervisor.

To help provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. Wake Forest University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full time Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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