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Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I
Requisition Number RE25618
Working Title
Department Name 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Work Location Lexington Ky
Grade Level 38
Salary Range $12.50-18.67/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

1 yr

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).


Shifts [7:00am – 3:00pm; 3:00pm – 11:00pm; & 11:00 pm – 7:00am].
Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors and crisis
management, requiring some night(s), weekend(s), and/or holiday(s)

Job Summary

This position will assist Heating/Cooling (H/C) Operator IIs in preventative maintenance with all H/C Plant equipment. The primary responsibilities include: assist in maintenance and safe operation of mechanical and pneumatic equipment at the H/C Plants; maintain records of maintenance and repair; maintain,
install, and operate equipment at H/C Plants; maintain proper steam
pressure and chilled water temperatures; maintain/operate boilers
and associated equipment; fill and drain boilers; assist in training
and monitoring of General Maintenance Worker IIs in coal
bed/boiler operations; feed coal into boilers; maintain a uniform
coal bed; remove ashes and empties coal accumulation; keep job
site clean; respond to emergency situations and other duties as
assigned. This position is required to follow the instructions of the
supervisor relative to safety issues as outlined in Physical Plant
Division and University Policies and Procedures. 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.

There is currently more than one position open for the Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 01/18/2021
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.

Posted: 2021-01-08 Expires: 2021-02-07

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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