Steam Plant Shift Lead Operator


Position Information

University Code 17124 University Title Senior Trades Specialist 1 University Job Family Facilities Management ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Steam Plant Shift Lead Operator Position Number 538700 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Physical Plant Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

VCU’s Facilities Management Department is seeking to hire a Shift Lead Operator in the Steam Plant. This position is responsible for the shift operation of the steam plant and distribution system to ensure that the plant operates safely, efficiently, and is operated at all times in compliance with all environmental regulations. The steam plant is a 24/7/365 day operation, currently working 12 hour shifts, 4 days on / 4 days off, subject to plant coverage, operating conditions / budget. The main steam plant consists of three 125,000 lbs/hour boilers with typical loads ranging from 35,000 lbs/hour (summer) and up to 135,000 lbs/hour (winter). The Steam Plant Shift Lead Operator works assigned shifts including overtime to cover for sick or vacationing personnel; checks Monroe Park Campus central and local boilers as required; makes minor repairs as needed; interfaces with customer to ensure their needs are met if problems arise during their shift; and is responsible for all actions on their shift or during shift change.

Minimum Hiring Standards

High school graduate, GED, or equivalent required
Extensive knowledge of high-pressure boiler operation and maintenance
Minimum of 5 years as a boiler operator
Computer skills and good understanding of environmental laws relating to a power plant
Must be able to interface with operators and maintenance personnel with a good listening skills
Ability to lift 50 pounds, work in confined spaces, and climb ladders
Must have the ability to multiple task and have good problem-solving skills
Virginia Driver’s license required
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards

Boiler operator certification a plus

Required Licenses/ Certifications

Virginia Driver’s license

Anticipated Hiring Range 42,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Rotating 12 hr shifts, 4 days on-4 days off or relief operator to cover 12 hr shifts Job Open Date 05/21/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Trades/ Housekeeping and Operations Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/106256 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a high school graduate or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Virginia driver's license or eligible to obtain one?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 5 years experience as a boiler operator?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in university, central boiler plant, power plant, or district heating systems?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have knowledge of ASME piping and pressure vessel codes?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you worked 12 hour shifts?

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume


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