Assistant Director for Heating Plant | N00748



Posting Details

Posting Number N00748 Classification Title Operational Leadership/Professional (Grade 180) Working Title Assistant Director for Heating Plant | N00748 Employee Group Manager Bargaining Unit Management Location Main Campus Department Heating Plant Pay Rate Employment Type Regular FT Work Schedule
Monday – Friday (7:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Nights and weekends when necessary
Position Summary
The Assistant Director Heating Plant ( ADHP ) is responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the heating plant and the campus steam distribution system. The ADHP is responsible for ensuring compliance with all DEP / EPA regulations associated with operating the heating plant and works with the Director of Maintenance in resolving steam distribution and building steam and condensate issues. The ADHP is responsible for two plant mechanics, five utility plant operator 2’s and five utility plant operator 1’s. The ADHP assists the Director of Maintenance with campus maintenance issues/projects when requested and performs other duties as assigned.

Directs/manages the maintenance and operation of the campus steam infrastructure including the heating plant.

Ensures the heating plant’s boilers and other related equipment (baghouse, coal handling system, pumps etc.) are properly operated, and periodically overhauled in order to maintain heat to campus buildings.

Ensures that the heating plant is in compliance with all DEP and EPA regulations associated with the plant’s Title V operating permit. This includes verification that all necessary record keeping is correct and up-to-date.

Ensures heating plant staff are properly trained and have maintained the necessary certifications to perform the essential functions of their positions.

Provides/coordinates training to the plumbers and building maintenance foremen on troubleshooting building steam/condensate systems issues.

Sets maintenance and repair priorities for the heating plant and campus steam infrastructure to ensure it is properly maintained.

Performs a wide variety of technical activities to support, promote, and execute steam plant and steam distribution system maintenance/repairs/projects.

Interfaces with other facilities, planning and environmental safety staff on such items as design reviews, construction projects, safety and operational issues.

Manages service contracts and prepares purchase requisitions for items such as water treatment, plant scale, fuel delivery, parts and boiler controls.

Works nights/weekends when needed to resolve campus/heating plant emergencies.

Reviews staffing needs for proper heating plant operation and schedules/assigns workers to shifts.

Provides personnel support: monitors work conditions; administers the collective bargaining agreement; evaluates/reconciles employee complaints; counsels employees when appropriate; ensures performance standards are clearly understood; drafts performance evaluations; makes recommendations on formal grievances; receives/approves/disapproves leave requests, travel requests/training requests for shop staff, and interviews prospective employees and recommends applicants for employment.

Must have valid driver’s license Minimum Qualifications
Five years of progressively responsible heating/utility plant experience including related management/supervisory experience

Experience in steam generation, boilers, steam/condensate utility infrastructure, pressure reducing stations etc.

Knowledge of EPA, OSHA, UCC rules and regulations

Experience with spreadsheets and preparing memorandums

The successful candidate will be required to earn visible emissions certification within six months of employment

Experience working with diverse populations

Successful performance in an interview and passing a criminal background check Preferred Qualifications
Bachelors of Science degree

Experience working in coal fired heating plants/baghouses

Experience working in unionized environments

Familiarity using Honeywell control systems
Posting Date 07/02/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Notice of Non-Discrimination
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, age/or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
008 Old Main Building
104 Maltby Avenue
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
724.738.2016 Respect for Individuals in the Community
Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community. Special Instructions to Applicants
Preference will be given to applications received by August 13, 2021.

Please provide three professional references in the online application.

Prior to the appointment, the recommended candidate is required to provide current clearances as noted, or demonstrate that that these clearances are being process to be provisionally appointed: Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal ( FBI ) clearance.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you possess a valid and current driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts


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