Job no: 238381-US
Onsite, Staff-Full Time
FP&M/PP UEM/UTIL & ENERGY MGMT
Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance
The Power Plant Operator is an entry-level position with working
responsibility within the Walnut and Charter Street Heating Plants.
The role's technical duties and responsibilities include:
The monitoring, operation, adjustment, maintenance and repair of
technical equipment including:
a. High pressure boilers
c. Air compressors
d. Steam turbines
h. Condensate polishers
i. Water treatment systems and related equipment
j. Electronic monitoring controls including our Digital Control
System (DeltaV) network.
The duties and responsibilities for this role are usually performed
under close supervision.
The University of Wisconsin - Physical Plant, is committed to the
highest standard of customer relation's principles for its
customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will
serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working
with customers and fellow staff members.
List of Duties
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for
UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect
the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,
status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We
commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,
research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by
creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every
background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve
Wisconsin and the world.
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visit: Diversity and
Degree and Area of Specialization:
No degree required. A high school diploma preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
No minimum years of experience.
Knowledge and Skills
1. Knowledge of workplace procedures for lockout-tagout, and
2. Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of gas and oil
fired steam boilers, steam flow meters, water meters, pressure
gauges, temperature gauges, automatic boiler controls, and their
3. Knowledge of the operation of computer controlled centrifugal
chiller, steam flow meters, water meters, pressure gauges,
temperature gauges, automatic controls, water pumps, chemical
pumps, and related equipment.
4. Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of mechanical
refrigeration units (chillers) and their related equipment.
5. Knowledge of the operation and use of safety devices.
6. Knowledge of feed water heaters, feed water pumps, condensate
pumps and forced draft fans.
7. Knowledge of generating equipment.
8. Knowledge of water testing and water softening.
9. Skilled in making minor repairs and adjustments on power plant
10. Skilled in technical workplace communication, including
11. Ability to exercise a strong sense of priority and time
12. Ability to problem solve and balance competing
13. Ability to learn and properly apply methods and techniques for
the correct and safe performance of fairly complex physical and
mechanical tasks and materials handling operations.
14. Ability to assist with record keeping tasks in a neat and
accurate manner, such as fuel inventory, maintenance records,
15. Ability to accept direction and supervision to perform tasks in
a prescribed and responsible manner.
16. Ability to maintain a professional and service-oriented
relationship with customers and co-workers.
17. Ability to present and maintain a neat physical
18. Ability to perform manual labor such as lifting and carrying
heavy objects, working on feet for sustained periods, and to work
in a hot, cold, and dirty environment.
19. Ability to work in confined, dusty, dirty spaces and work in
extreme hot and cold conditions. Wear a DWD approved breathing
apparatus, and perform heavy manual labor including frequent
lifting up to 75 or more pounds.
20. Ability to present a cooperative attitude towards supervisor
21. Ability to perform climbing, bending, crawling, stooping,
pushing and pulling as required
22. Ability to work hours in excess of the normal work shift,
including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
23. Ability to maintain a valid Wisconsin driver's license and a
motor vehicle record that meets UW Risk Management Standards to
drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles (non-essential
A714000-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/PP UEM/UTIL & ENERGY
Rotating Shift: 6am-6pm, 6pm-6am
Some holiday, weekend and overtime hours are required to meet the
needs of the operation.
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply
for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover
letter. We will also require contact information for three
professional references, one of which must be your current
supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without
A criminal background check will be conducted on all
Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License that meets UW Risk
Management Standards and maintain ability to drive State of
Wisconsin owned vehicles.
In the event you are required to work in or around animal
facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they
pertain to this position including your work experience in the
following, if applicable:
- Working in a team
- Experience in an industrial setting
- Experience with boilers and/or chillers AND/OR farm/agricultural
and/or automotive equipment
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE
POWER PLNT OPER(77101)
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through
diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,
you can find information about how to make a request at the
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on
current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities
will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also
require you and your references to answer questions regarding
sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities
of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that
the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.
Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire
contains current campus safety and disciplinary
policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and
on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics
for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper
copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police
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