Stationary Engineer, Facilities Services

Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Facilities Services – Engineering & Utilities department invites applications for a Stationary Engineer to join their team. This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of boilers and turbine generators and ancillary equipment using electronic, pneumatic and hand controls. The Heating Plant on campus is responsible for generating and supplying steam to buildings on campus for heating, cooking, sterilizing, hot water and electrical generation. We provide repair, replacement, and preventative maintenance of all related equipment in boiler room, turbine room, distribution system, and mechanical rooms throughout campus.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain proper steam pressures and boiler water levels; adjusts equipment to maintain meet steam load requirements and attend to all boiler auxiliaries
  • Ensure the turbine generator efficiency by closely monitoring exhaust pressures
  • Have/obtain the ability to expedite proper operating procedures for casualty control
  • Maintain watch on gauges, recorders and meters and controls for correct operations, and record keeping
  • Maintain a boiler log every three hour all boiler and generator parameters
  • Mix and inject all boiler and line chemicals
  • Monitor and regenerate water softening systems
  • Perform general housekeeping in plant

This position requires the incumbent to develop a working knowledge of basic controls and the ability to troubleshoot and correct common boiler fault conditions.

Required Skills
  • Knowledge of industrial casualty and safety procedures
  • Knowledge of boiler and turbine operation
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and electronic controls
  • Knowledge of boiler operations and maintenance procedures for boilers, turbines, and their auxiliary devices and components
  • Ability to operate, adjust and control heating plant equipment without supervision
  • Work in high-temperature environments
  • Work safely in a high noise environment
  • Work rotating shifts
  • Work while wearing PPE including respirators

Physical Requirements

(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)

  • Lifting: Ground to 48 inches, up to 50 lbs. Ground to overhead, 15 lbs.
  • Carrying: Front carry up to 50 lbs. for 50 feet or less.
  • Pushing and pulling forces required (pushing and pulling materials, and during the use of tools): 70 lbs. sustained.
  • Repetitive squatting on both even and uneven surfaces.
  • 3-minute overhead work from various positions (standing, crouching, or kneeling).
  • Static forward bending from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using tools.
  • Trunk rotation from a standing or kneeling position.
  • Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder.
  • Walking various distances, continuously, throughout the day on even and uneven surfaces.
  • Use of various grip circumferences and strengths as well as static grip positions during the use of various tools (4 1/2" to 5 1/2" circumference needing an average of 65 lbs. of grip force) and while manipulating various work materials (maximum 100 lbs.).
  • Climb a various number of stairs up to 100.

Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of employment .

Minimum Required Experience
  • High School diploma and four (4) years of experience operating and maintaining high-pressure boilers and pressure vessels requiring a first-class license to operate
  • Licensed as a First-Class Boiler Operator in the State of Montana
  • Maintain a Montana State Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience performing boiler, turbine and distribution piping maintenance in an industrial setting

About the Facilities Services and UM

Facilities Services is charged with the efficient operation and maintenance of the state funded physical plant and assisting the Auxiliaries with these services when requested. Facilities Services also supports campus in enhancing and developing its physical plant.

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with over 10,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 ” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014 . Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life . Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Stationary Engineer

Position Number: 089200

Department: Facilities Services – Engineering & Utilities

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday on a Rotating Shift, 12 months/year.

Salary: $34.00/hr

Union Affiliation: Operating Engineers Local 400

Probationary Period: Three months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday , May 23, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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