Operating Engineer

$81,332 yearly
  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • May 18, 2020
Full time   Facilities Management

Job Description

Summary/Objective: Responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all power plant and related equipment required for proper physical plant operation, the Steam and Power Plant III is responsible for performing a variety of engineering and maintenance tasks for Facilities Development and Management. Perform tasks and functions to maintain and operate the campus and dorms in accordance to the mission statement of the University.

Essential Responsibilities: • (25%) Perform activities related to the proper start-up, and shutdown of 17 boilers, and all related equipment, over 100 HVAC units, 6 water softener systems, 7 chillers, 220 tons of Variable Refrigerant Flow systems, maintain air and water supply pressures in main and out buildings. • (25%) Perform preventative maintenance and repair 17 boilers, and all related equipment, over 100 HVAC units, 6 water softener systems, 7 chillers, 220 tons of Variable Refrigerant Flow systems repair fire protection equipment in the complex. Able to braze 410A refrigerant lines, install compressors and other related refrigeration components, troubleshoot HVAC and BAS Systems. • (20%) Install new piping and repair all existing plumbing equipment associated with hydronic, water, and fire protection systems; pull maintenance (take equipment off-line) on all plumbing equipment. • (10%) Enact procedures for testing boiler water, hot and cold domestic water, chilled and condenser water, and swimming pool water, according to Regulated State Guidelines; determine from these tests the quantity of chemicals to be added to the system to maintain water balance within these limits; maintain records Perform NFPA and ANSI required testing on Fire systems and eye washes. • (10%) Operate building temperature and lighting controls using the Siemens and GE Lighting Energy Management Systems. Monitor 26 mission critical HVAC systems. • (5%) Make replacement keys and repair hardware and locks associated with all doors, cabinets, and desks in the complex as well as program electronic access doors. • (5%) Other duties as assigned. Other Responsibilities : • Demonstrate knowledge and good judgment in matters of University policy and procedures. • Enact procedures according to Regulated State Guidelines and Illinois Department of Labor Regulations. • Maintain a healthy, safe and comfortable teaching/learning/working environment. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment: • Perform tasks outdoors regardless of extremes in hot or cold temperatures. • Contact with chemicals. Physical Demands: • Ability to perform duties sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and carrying for extended periods of time. • Able to reach, grasp, grip and move materials, items and equipment in the performance of job duties. • Able to occasionally lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds or more. • Able to climb and work ladders and scaffolding. • Ability to work on overhead equipment. • Requires correctable to 20/20 vision and a minimal degree of hearing (can be hearing impaired). Travel: Travel is occasionally required in this position. Starting Salary: $81,332.16 (This is a negotiated position. Salary starts as indicated in the collective bargaining agreement). THIS POSTING IS FOR TWO VACANCIES

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