Department Name: 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
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; fills 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.
There is currently more than one position open for the Heating/Cooling Plant Operator III. 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.
KRONOS, SAP. Driver's License preferred.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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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.
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