Boiler Operator Senior - 11937BR

Boiler Operator Senior

Department: 
Central Operations & Maint.
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
B-University Support Staff

Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. The incumbent will be responsible for the skilled operations, maintenance and repair of boilers, water softeners, chillers, compressors, generators and other related power plant equipment. Work includes inspecting equipment, recording gauge or meter readings, testing water, performing preventive maintenance and installing, adjusting, repairing valves, pipes, pumps and other mechanical equipment. Work is performed according to established procedures and is reviewed by the supervisor through periodic inspections and on the basis of results achieved.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.

KU is a great place to work!

Job Description

30% - Operation and Inspection: Operates boilers, pumps, air compressors, de-aerators, water softeners, valves, regulators and pneumatic controls to maintain proper steam pressure, water level, combustion, emissions, steam and water quality. Inspects boilers, pumps, valves, piping systems and associated auxiliary equipment for proper operation to determine repair or preventive maintenance scheduling and does water testing. This requires working from inside the boilers accessible through openings approximately 12” by 16”. Records readings and maintains daily consumption and quality. Requires ability to perform basic mathematical computations read and comprehend instruments, such as pressure gauges, draft indicators, alarms, etc. and generated data, maintain current/accurate records.

30% - Piping Systems: Fabricates, assembles, installs and maintains piping systems, valves and equipment for boilers, pumps, steam, condensate, feed-water, cooling water, pneumatics and lubricating systems in accordance with National Plumbing, ASTM and ASTE Codes, on the basis of knowledge of piping and specific power plant operations. Selects materials specified in blueprints, technical manuals, schematics and drawings and plans the sequence of installation or repair, using appropriate pipe cutters, threaders and fittings, joins piping by means of flanging, threading, soldering or fusing.

20% - Equipment Maintenance: Repairs, replaces, installs, repacks, cleans and lubricates filters, piping systems, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, air compressors and auxiliary equipment within the Power Plant. Performs pump, air compressor and valve overhaul in accordance with the manufacturer's technical manual specifications. Performs necessary repairs on boiler refractory and prepares boilers for inspection. Maintains, repairs and calibrates Power Plant pneumatic components and systems ensuring proper boiler combustion, fuel economy, stack emissions, boiler water levels, steam quality and demands. Performs general cleanliness tasks to keep Power Plant and equipment clean and in compliance with the National Fire and Safety Codes.

15% - Related Duties: Assists supervisor in orientation and training of other Boiler Operators. Develops preventive maintenance repair and training schedules. Orders parts, chemicals and supplies as needed for operation, safety, maintenance or repair and reports needs to the supervisor. May perform duties of supervisor in his/her absence as required by shift rotation. Performs other related work as assigned. May assist with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% - Performs other related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must have a valid driver’s license at time of hire.
  2. High school diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency.
  3. Three years of experience in steam generation and/or boiler work. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Position Requirements:
  1. Work in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold
  2. Exposure to constant loud noise
  3. Work in confined spaces
  4. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.
  5. Work overtime as needed
  6. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed
  7. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of mechanical systems (e.g. pumps, valve repair, air compressors, water softeners, steam and condensate system design).
  2. Knowledge of water chemistry.
  3. Knowledge of computer control systems, which operate and monitor boilers.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Review of applications begins May 24, 2018. Applications will be accepted until June 17, 2018 or until filled.
Complete the online application at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/11937BR, include a resume/cover letter addressing how you meet the required qualifications including the names and contact information to three references.

Contact Information to Applicants

Teresa Krambeer, 785-864-6802, krambeer@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

18.22 + $.60 shift diff

Application Review Begins

24-May-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
11937BR
Department:
Central Operations & Maint.
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
B-University Support Staff
Application Review Begins:
24-May-2018
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