Extra Help-Operating Engineer

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • Jan 29, 2020
Full time   Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Position Information


Position Type Civil Service -Extra Help
Classification Title Steam & Power Plant III
Position's Functional Title Extra Help-Operating Engineer
Position Start Date 02/01/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Position Summary

Under general supervision from a Chief Plant Operating Engineer (Steam & Power Plant V), supervises and performs skilled mechanical work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of a heating plant and/or other related mechanical equipment throughout the campus.

Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all power plant and related equipment required for proper facilities operation.

Perform activities related to the proper start-up, operation, and shutdown of hot water boilers and all related equipment; perform preventative maintenance and repair of all supply and exhaust fans; perform activities required for start-up, operation, and shutdown of all centrifugal chillers and air conditioning units throughout the complex; pull maintenance (take equipment off line) on all pumping equipment; install new piping and repair all existing plumbing equipment associated with steam, water and fire protection lines; enact procedures for testing water and determine from these tests the quantity of chemicals to be added to the system to maintain water balance within these limits; make keys and repair related hardware and locks; operate building temperature and lighting controls; produce and install all required signs throughout complex; maintain records and repair fire protection equipment in complex.

The probationary rate of pay is $37.53. The work schedule is rotating shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Must be a resident of the State of Illinois.

2. Must have a valid City of Chicago Stationary Engineer license*.

3. Three (3) years of experience working under the supervision of a Plant Operating Engineer and successful completion of an apprenticeship program
five (5) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers, chillers, heating,
ventilating and air conditioning equipment

4. Must comply with all university, local, state and federal laws, policies, guidelines, practices, and satisfy all evaluative requirements necessary to ensure personal and operational safety.

5. Must have a valid IL State Drivers License.

6. Must pass criminal background check.

7. Must pass Pulmonary Function test.

*For qualification purposes, please scan and attach a copy of your applicable certifications and/or licenses. Copies of such documents will be required at time of exam and time of interview.

Preferred Qualifications

Trouble shooting skills

Posting Date 01/22/2020
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Posting Number CS0399P
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Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/5022
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