founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
The Physical Plant team is responsible for operations and
maintenance of Wesleyan buildings and grounds. The team includes a
staff of skilled tradespeople who maintain and repair campus
buildings and associated equipment. The physical plant team also
operates the Central Power Plant, which supplies and distributes
steam for heating and chilled water for air conditioning
Reporting to the Heating Plant Working Foreperson, the Boiler
Tender will service, maintain, repair, inspect, and monitor various
equipment in Wesleyan’s central plant. Plant operators respond to
service calls in the absence of a night or weekend mechanic, or to
assist the mechanic as needed.
· Inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of
medium pressure boilers, chillers, co-generation, hot water heating
systems and all related equipment.
· Use of common mechanical and electrical tools including
threading equipment, wrenches, power and hand tools, snakes,
· Steam, water, compressed air, and gas leak repairs.
· Pump and valve maintenance, repair, and testing.
· Chemical treatment of various fluid systems.
· Keeping records including daily logs.
· Monitoring physical plant system operations via building
· Coordinating support from other Physical Plant trades and
outside contractors when those parties are required to complete the
· Frequently responds to problems reported by others in
buildings outside of the CPP or call-in trades as needed.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
· Carryings 50 lbs. – occasionally (up to 33% of work
· Lifting 50 lbs. – occasionally (up to 33% of work
· Pushing 100 lbs. – frequently (34-66% of work week)
· Climbing – frequently (34-66% of work week)
· Walking/Driving – 100% of workweek
This position is a full-time role working 40 hours per week on a 52
week per year schedule within the physical plant bargaining unit.
The position is for a third shift worker from 11am – 7pm with a 1/2
hour paid lunch break.
This position may be required to work frequent additional hours and
overtime shifts which may include returning to work, responding to
after-hours emergencies between shifts, nights, holidays, and
weekends as directed.
This position is classified as essential personnel and as such
are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are
cancelled and the campus is working on limited operations in an
High school graduate or equivalent.
OE2 or B, or S category license.
Ability to obtain and maintain all appropriate licenses as is
currently or may become a requirement for the operation of the
equipment by the State of Connecticut.
Five years’ experience in power plant operation.
Working knowledge of power plant operations and maintenance,
medium and low-pressure boilers, compressors, chillers and cooling
towers and associated controls.
Working knowledge of applicable local, state, and national
building codes and other regulations applicable to area of
Proper use of personal protective equipment related to
Knowledge of Material Data Sheets and proper waste disposal
Proper application of Lockout Tag out, confined space, and
other safety procedures.
Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and build to
blueprints, drawings and specifications.
Effective communication skills.
Demonstrated history of satisfied customer service
competencies and customer follow-up. Desktop computer skills
including the fundamental use of internet, e-mail, and maintenance
Possession and continuous maintenance of valid State of
Connecticut driver’s license and safe driving skills.
Ability to meet demands of a variable schedule including other
shifts, weekend, holidays, and overtime assignments as
Ability to meet work conditions and physical demands, with or
without accommodations, on a continuous basis.
S-2 or S-1 license strongly preferred. Other applicable trade
licenses. Advanced experience and/or certifications with medium and
high-pressure steam and compressed gas systems, co-generation
system operations, maintenance, repair, inspection, and testing.
Naval steam plant operations experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is December 15, 2021
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on
the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening and pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of
Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19
unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption.
New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an
employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they
must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.