Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II
Requisition Number RE09335
Working Title N/A
Department Name 3CP14:Physical Plant- Heating/Cooling Services
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 39
Salary Range $12.53-19.43/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing or walking with objects up to 50lbs; Repetitive motion.
May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or temperature
extremes while reviewing a job-site(s).


Rotating Shifts (days, evenings, nights, and weekends).
Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors and crisis
management, requiring some night(s), weekend(s), and/or holiday(s) response.

Job Summary

This position maintains, installs and operates equipment at Heating/Cooling
plants. Primary responsibilities include: maintains proper steam pressure and
chilled water temperatures; operates and maintains boilers and associated
equipment; must be familiar with distribution systems such as piping, steam,
chilled pits, water pits, etc.; feeds coal into boilers; maintains a uniform coal
bed; removes ashes and empties coal accumulation; fills and drains boilers;
lubricates, operates and repairs equipment; responsible for maintenance and
operation of chillers, compressors, underground distribution lines, towers,
pumps, and auxiliary equipment; cleans evaporator and condenser tubes; keeps
job site clean; may try to resolve certain problems independently; assists
training other employees and may assign tasks; responds to emergency
situations and other duties as assigned. Will require working overtime as
IEBC (Internal Employees Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Driver License and the ability to drive are preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 01/22/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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