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Boiler Maintenance Operator, 36277

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

UMKC Campus Facilities Management, Plant Operations

Job Description

Perform skilled work primarily involving maintenance, repair, and operation of boilers and other equipment related to heating and cooling. Review is accomplished through occasional spot-checking and observation of work for overall effectiveness. Functional contacts are limited primarily to co-workers with occasional contact with other University staff.

Periodically clean boilers inside and out, removing soot and other residue from floors, firesides, and boiler tubes, using electric tube cleaners, water hoses, and other hand tools. Inspect for excessive scaling, cracks or other defects. Disassemble and reassemble such parts as necessary to facilitate cleaning of the boiler and its working parts. Take boiler off the line preparatory to overhauling and places boiler back on line on completion of maintenance and repair.

Maintain freeze protection system. Maintain and properly respond to alarms from the automated system. May be required to evacuate a building in the event of a dangerous situation equipment, and painting floors, pipes, fixtures, and equipment in the power plant.

Check boilers on a day-to-day basis for proper functioning, detection of leaks or other problems, replaces or does minor repairs on defective or damaged parts. Make routine repairs on boilers, related equipment, and power plant fixtures. Replace packing, and some worn parts. Periodically overhaul solenoids, fans, and repairs leaks in water and steam lines and assists in major repairs as directed by superior. Perform various cleaning and maintenance duties such as sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, lubricating equipment, and painting floors, pipes, fixtures, and equipment in the power plant.

May relieve or substitute for other positions performing all routine duties regularly assigned to such positions, typically involving maintenance duties. Read and record information from various gauges and instrumentation devices; manipulate controls to attain desired level.

Must be able to change system from gas fuel to fuel oil when required by the gas company. Maintain chemical treatment of boilers to keep boilers and pipes from deteriorating and as energy efficient as possible.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received: Under direct supervision, receives daily oral instructions and occasional written instructions on work to be performed

Supervision Exercised: None

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent; demonstrated skills may offset this requirement.
  • Knowledge of heating boilers with ability to operate boilers and associated equipment.
  • Good physical health and physical coordination.
Preferred Qualifications

Successful applicants will have experience operating and maintaining HVAC systems and experience with Building Management Systems, bring a positive attitude and willingness to take initiative on projects and who are flexible and responsive to emergent needs.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time position, 40 hours per week.

Benefits eligible including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, educational assistance programs and tuition discounts, and rewarding retirement plan options. Additionally the university provides a high quality work-life balance with substantial paid time off.


$18.38 to $24.36 per hour.


Night shift, hours are 12am - 8am, will be an occasional floater to provide time off coverage as needed.

Application Deadline

Position is open until filled. Review of applications to begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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