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Heating/Cooling Plant Operator III

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Heating/Cooling Plant Operator III
Requisition Number RE38865
Working Title
Department Name 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 41
Salary Range $15.51-24.81/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

5 yrs

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) response.
Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Utilities Systems Supervisor, 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; 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.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
MS Windows/Office; 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 + 5 Years
Deadline to Apply 03/26/2023
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: 2023-03-07 Expires: 2023-04-06

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