Department Name: 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
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.
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.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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