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Steam & Power Plant I (0474) (Multiple Positions)

Employer
Northern Illinois University
Location
Dekalb, Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024
Position Summary

Clean boilers, mechanical rooms and all related equipment such as pumps, supply fans, heating and AC equipment as well as assists in the repair of the above mentioned items.

The individual in this position must ensure that safe work practices and procedures are being followed at all times. Duties must be performed competently in routine as well as emergency situations as the Heating Plant is an essential service of the university. This individual can refer to guidelines and instructions provided by this department.

Flexibility in work shifts will be a requirement due to the 24/7/365 nature of this department’s essential service to the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Steam Power Plant Maintenance & Repairs
  • Assist in boiler room operations performing maintenance on high-pressure steam boilers. This would include routine maintenance on entire boiler structures and feed water treatment systems.
Facilities Maintenance & Repairs
  • Perform preventative maintenance on various types of equipment (including HVAC equipment), which includes lubrication, cleaning of air handling systems, and the changing of air filters.
On The Job Training
  • Receive training to prepare the individual for the duties of the Steam & Power Plant II and/or duties of the Steam & Power Plant III .
Preventative Observation
  • Routine inspection and maintenance of campus infrastructure including all campus buildings, steam tunnels, and water mains.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.


Condition of Employment: Valid Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) (Civil Service)

  1. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses repair, and maintenance; power plant equipment, steam-generating equipment, and pollution-control devices.
  2. Knowledge of systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
  3. Ability and willingness to follow both oral and written directions.
  4. Ability to work with others.
  5. Ability to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong.
  6. Ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  7. Ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without fatiguing.
  8. Ability to listen and understand information presented by others and to communicate information and ideas so others can understand.
  9. Ability to work in conditions with wide variation of temperature exposure.


Specialty Factors (Civil Service)

None

Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

None

Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)

N/A

Additional Requirements (SPS)

N/A

Preferred Qualifications (SPS)

N/A

Physical demands/requirements
  • Must be able to enter (entire body) into a confined work space through an elliptical opening as small as 11 1/2" xy 16".
  • Must be able to work in areas that are tight-fitting, dark, and classified by OSHA as Confined Work Spaces for periods of time without becoming claustrophobic.
  • Must have the skill and agility required to work in locations up to 50 feet above the ground.
  • Must have the ability to work in hazardous environments ranging from -60 degrees F wind chill to 160 degrees F for period of time, ensuring that safe work practices are always followed.
  • Must have the ability to work while wearing OSHA rated PPE including air filtration respirator.
  • This position also provides the physical labor for movement of equipment and commodities which include hazardous material i.e., sulfuric acid, caustic soda solution, globular bisodium sulfate and various other oxidizing agents.
Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date

4/16/2024

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year

1.00

Standard Hours Per Week

40.00

Working Hours

8 hours per shift. Flexibility in work shifts due to the 24/7/365 essential service of the department to the University. Shifts are bid by seniority in most cases but can be assigned when needed operationally.

Salary

$48,339.20/annually

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range

$23.24/hourly

Earn Type

Hourly

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedures:

  1. Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Important: Please upload any unofficial transcript(s) and/or documentation that verifies any education, experience, and/or training you have received.
    • If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  2. After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this position. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register.
  3. Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from jobs@niu.edu and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu . Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
  4. Applicants must be a current citizen or resident of the State of Illinois to move forward in the hiring process.

Credentials Assessment Examination:
  • The examination for this position is a Credentials Assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant’s/employee’s education, experience, and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). Applicants are required to upload documentation to verify the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.
  • Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.
  • After assessment of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.

Additional Details:
  • Click on Steam and Power Plant I for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
    • Applicants who may assume they do not meet the exact minimum qualifications are still invited to apply. Within the application documents, applicants should be sure to explain how their credentials and related qualifications address the requested minimum requirements.
  • Please click on Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Special Instructions
  • Resume/C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Optional: field related degrees or transcripts, certificates, or licenses.
Quick Link to Applicant

https://employment.niu.edu/postings/76605

Is Background Check Required?

Yes

EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at ada@niu.edu .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report . Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  2. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Portfolio/URL
  4. Certifications/Licensure #1
  5. Other
  6. Certifications/Licensure #2
  7. Certifications/Licensure #3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience assisting with operating plant equipment, pollution-control systems, water treatment laboratories, etc.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  2. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience cleaning and maintaining plant equipment including pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, filters, and similar equipment.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  4. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience assisting in the repair of plant, boiler, and mechanical equipment such as pumps, compressors, and fans.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  6. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience maintaining and recording data such as meter outputs.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  8. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Are you currently a citizen or resident of the State of Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  11. * Have you attached all transcripts to support the degrees you are submitting for consideration?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  13. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No


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