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Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I
Requisition Number RE33091
Working Title
Department Name 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Work Location Lexington KY
Grade Level 40
Salary Range $15.00-24.02/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.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university
community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of
Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting
employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their
first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i)
completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the
full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical
contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal
exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those
employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior
to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must
be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be
considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 05/22/2022
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: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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