Stationary Engineer, Facilities Services

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2022

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Facilities Services invites applications for a Stationary Engineer to operate high-pressure boilers and do repair and replacement duties during the yearly maintenance outage. The Heating Plant is responsible for generating and supplying steam to buildings on campus for heating, cooking, sterilizing, hot water and electrical generation. This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of boilers and turbine generators and ancillary equipment using electronic, pneumatic and hand controls; maintaining proper steam pressures and boiler water levels; adjusting equipment to maintain steam load requirements; attending to all boiler auxiliaries; ensuring efficient operation of the turbine generator; closely monitoring exhaust pressures; and implementing proper operating procedures for casualty control. This position is also responsible for maintaining watch on gauges, recorders and meters and controls for correct operations; maintaining an accurate boiler log, and entering information every three hours all boiler and generator parameters; mixing and injecting all boiler and line chemicals; monitoring and regenerating water softening systems; and performing general housekeeping in plant. This position will work in rotating shifts.

This position requires incumbent to develop a working knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and correct common boiler fault conditions; and develop a working knowledge of basic controls.

Required Skills
  • Knowledge of industrial casualty and safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of boiler and turbine operation.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and electronic controls.
  • Knowledge of boiler operations and maintenance procedures for boilers, turbines, and their auxiliary devices and components.
  • Ability to operate, adjust and control heating plant equipment without supervision.
  • Ability to maintain accurate logs.
Physical Requirements

(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)
  • Lifting: Ground to 48 inches, up to 50 lbs. Ground to overhead, up to 15 lbs.
  • Carrying: Front carry up to 50 lbs for 50 feet or less.
  • Pushing/Pulling: (during the use of tools and pushing/pulling hand trucks). Push and pull forces required, 70 lbs sustained.
  • Static trunk forward bending and twisting from a standing position while using tools.
  • Reaching with your arms in all directions, including overhead.
  • Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder or scaffold.
  • Walking various distances throughout the day on even and uneven surfaces, distances up to 1000 feet for the fireman, and 35,000 feet for the fitter & foreman.
  • Crawling on hands and knees, up to 15 feet.
  • Use of various grip circumferences and strengths as well as static grip positions during the use of various tools (4 1/2" to 5 1/2" circumference needing an average of 50 lbs of grip force) and while manipulating various work materials (maximum 65 lbs).
  • Work in high-temperature environments
  • Work safely in a high noise environments
  • Work while wearing PPE including respirators
Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of employment .

Minimum Required Experience
  • Licensed as a First Class Boiler Operator in the State of Montana.
  • High school education, minimum four (4) years of experience operating and maintaining high-pressure boilers and pressure vessels requiring a first class license to operate, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Montana State Driver’s License.
Preferred Education
  • Experience performing boiler, turbine and distribution piping maintenance in an industrial setting.
About the Facilities Services , UM , and Missoula

Facilities Services is charged with the efficient operation and maintenance of the state funded physical plant and assisting the Auxiliaries with these services when requested. Facilities Services also supports campus in enhancing and developing its physical plant.

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Stationary Engineer

Position Number: 089200

Department: Facilities Services

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 24/7 Rotating Shifts, 12 months/year.

Salary: $34.00/hr

Union Affiliation: Operating Engineers, Local 400

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and professional development/wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Open Until Filled by 11:59 PM MST

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

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Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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