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Stationary Engineer

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a Stationary Engineer. As a participating member of the Power Plant team, the Stationary Engineer stands watch in the boiler/chiller plant, making rounds and taking readings. The incumbent makes decisions regarding boiler and chiller loads in order to satisfy campus heating/cooling requirements. Observes plant equipment during operation and makes recommendations regarding equipment condition and potential maintenance needs. Plays an important role in the operation of the plant and is expected to be a contributing member of the Power Plant team with regard to the overall function of the operation.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Start, stop and operate boilers, chillers, combustion turbine/generator and related equipment consistent with a central power plant environment.
  • Perform routine maintenance, lubrication, and cleaning of boilers, chillers, combustion turbine/generator and plant equipment on a regular basis.
  • Test boiler and cooling tower water condition and add chemical treatment to maintain proper limits and to prevent deposits or corrosion.
  • Check boiler safety and shut down equipment.
  • Disassemble, inspect, reassemble and clean equipment.
  • Understand and become proficient in the operation and use of all plant software packages.
  • Make rounds and keep equipment and plant logs.
  • Monitor and log fuel oil and gas consumption.
  • Take and log fuel oil tank levels during fuel oil burning operations.
  • Attend staff meetings, training seminars and in-service plant equipment training sessions as scheduled.
  • Performs assigned duties in a manner that fosters initiative, cooperation, problem solving and team building.
  • Makes recommendations to update, renew or institute current or new practices or policies within the plant.
  • Perform other functions and duties as assigned.
Scope of Responsibility
  • Knows the policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Decision Making

  • Reports directly to Associate Director Utilities & Infrastructure, with minimal supervision.

Communication

  • Exchanges routine and non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring excellent oral and written communication skills. The incumbent must be computer literate and able to read and interpret plans, specifications, and technical manuals.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess State of Maryland 1st Grade Stationary Engineer’s License.
Experience
  • Five years of experience working in a central power plant with high pressure boilers, large centrifugal chillers and auxiliary equipment.
  • Basic computer skills desired.
  • Must be willing to work overtime.
  • Must be willing to work rotating shift work.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Mechanical aptitude and the ability to perform physical work in a hot environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Ability to move about.
  • Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 60 lbs. or less.
  • Capable of climbing ladders to access roof mounted equipment.
*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Classified Title: Stationary Engineer
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OF
Starting Salary Range: (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: Utility Operations
Personnel area: University Administration

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
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