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Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II
Requisition Number RE33097
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
3 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and possibly over 50lbs;
Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Repetitive motion. May be
exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or
weather/temperature extremes while on a job-site(s) or traveling to/from
various job sites.
Shifts [7:00am – 3:00pm; 3:00pm – 11:00pm; & 11:00 pm – 7:00am].
Hours of work may vary due to situational factors and/or emergencies
requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.
Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Utilities Systems Supervisor, 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; 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 needed/requested. this position works as the team
leaders and is responsible for duties relative to maintenance, installation and
operation of equipment to maintain steam pressure/chilled.

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

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
MS Windows/O?ce; SAP; KRONOS
Driver’s License — Preferred
Experience with building and equipment maintenance; HVAC
troubleshooting and repair experience. Ability to work different shifts and
overtime as needed.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
High School + 3 Years
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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