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Assistant Supervisor, Power Plant
80 hours Bi-weekly, shifts to include working every other weekend,
shifts also include 1st and 3rd shift hours. 12 hours a day
Hours per Week
Months per Year
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and
global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence
through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and
staff. Application by members of diverse groups is
We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action
Purpose of Position
To provide 24/7 operation of the Central Power Plant to maintain
proper temperatures in campus facilities through efficient
operation of boilers, chillers, air handlers, pumps, etc. To
monitor the energy management system for alarms related to building
fires, freezestats, boilers, air handlers, HVAC equipment, pumps,
etc. This position is required to work when the University is
closed due to adverse weather conditions or other emergencies that
may require closing of the University for the safety of faculty,
staff, students, and visitors.
Assume all responsibilities during the absence of the Associate
Superintendent, Mechanical Systems.
Monitors the chillers, boilers, air handler, sprinkler, trouble,
elevator, emergency generator, fire alarm, and other alarm systems.
Investigates each alarm and takes appropriate action to prevent
property damage. Operates and maintains boilers, chillers, and
pumps within the Power Plant.
Maintain a thorough and detailed log to provide an accurate record
of information regarding calls received and action taken.
Immediately responds to service/maintenance calls, analyzes the
situation, and takes appropriate corrective action by system
modifications or dispatching appropriate personnel.
Constantly monitors outside weather conditions and the
environmental conditions in buildings and takes appropriate action
to bring conditions within prescribed ranges.
Calibrates and adjusts various control devices on HVAC and energy
Monitors and prints out hourly temperature and humidity reports of
building conditions. Monitors and audits Power Plant key box
inventory and responsible filing of operation and campus
Constantly monitors electrical usage and demand during “on peak”
hours and takes appropriate action to limit usage to prescribed
Reports areas needing attention to Work Control. Performs related
duties of a similar nature and level of responsibility as assigned
by supervisory personnel.
Graduation from high school or GED and three years of experience in
Power Plant maintenance/energy management operations and HVAC
systems. Acceptable minimum equivalent is high school plus three
years of actual related experience with one of these three years in
supervisory capacity. Technical/Vocational school certifications in
HVAC or boiler operator’s license/stationary engineer’s license
preferred. Apprenticeship program in a related field is preferred.
Requires mechanical aptitude, skills and knowledge to operate
campus boilers, chillers and HVAC systems. Basic computer skills
are required; knowledge of computerized energy management systems
is preferred. Ability to safely operate hand and power tools,
testing equipment, machinery and vehicles is required. Ability to
work overhead, on ladders, on catwalks and other elevations, and in
confined spaces is required. Ability to perform medium heavy to
maximum physical exertion is required. Maturity, integrity,
detail-orientation, self-motivation, good judgment and the ability
to work independently with minimum supervision is required. A valid
driver’s license is required as is dependable transportation.
Requires the ability to report to work in severe weather, natural
disasters, and other emergencies. The ability to work any hours as
needed to provide 24/7/365 coverage is required. All applicants
must fill-out an online staff application.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to
undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by
High School Diploma
Technical School Certificate
$17.95 - $20.48 salary range
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Is this an internal only posting?
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
(Open Ended Question)
- * How much related experience do you have? Please
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have a valid driver's license?
- * Do you have previous experience working on a third or second
- * If no, are you able to work a third or second shift if
- * Do you have water treatment experience?
- * Do you have either a boiler operator's license or a
stationary engineer's license?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Letter of Recommendation 1