Heating/Cooling Plant Operator III

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Heating/Cooling Plant Operator III
Requisition Number RE09340
Working Title N/A
Department Name 3CP14:Physical Plant- Heating/Cooling Services
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 41
Salary Range $14.55-23.28/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

Under the supervision of the Heating/Cooling Plant Supervisor and Supervisor Senior, this position works as the team leader and is responsible for duties
relative to maintenance, installation, and operation of equipment to maintain
steam pressure/chilled systems. Primary duties of this position and the team for
which it leads include, but are not limited to: focusing on preventative
maintenance with all H/C Plant equipment; assisting in maintenance and safe
operation of mechanical and pneumatic equipment at the H/C Plants; maintaining records of maintenance and repair; maintaining, installing, and operating equipment at H/C Plants; maintaining proper steam pressure and chilled water temperatures; maintaining/operating boilers
and associated equipment; filling and draining boilers; assisting in training
and monitoring of General Maintenance Worker IIs in coal bed/boiler operations; feeding coal into boilers; maintaining a uniform coal bed; removing ashes and emptying coal accumulation; keeping job
site clean; responding to emergency situations and other duties as
assigned. Must be able to work overtime when required. In addition, this position requires frequent climbing to various height levels; crawling into tight places;
significant lifting, pushing, and/or pulling of 50 lbs. or more. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently exposed to extreme temperature conditions (boiler room, steam pits, outdoor weather, etc.), hazardous chemicals, and fumes.
IEBC (Internal Employees Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Driver’s license and the ability to drive are preferred.

Deadline to Apply 01/22/2017
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