The position requires a thorough knowledge of Boiler Steam Plant Operations which includes all associated plant auxiliary equipment and components. Position requires some knowledge in the operation of steam turbines and generators. Position requires the knowledge in the operation of mix bed and demineralizer water filtration systems and the regeneration process of such systems. Position requires the skill and ability to operate multiple gas or fuel oil fired package steam boilers and inspect package boiler associated equipment for proper lubrication, proper cooling water, and monitor and detect vibration and noise related issues. Position will be able to assess the overall operational status of all said plant system equipment. An essential skill is the ability to communicate accurately and concisely when receiving, instructing and requesting system operating instructions.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).
Positions in this banded class perform a wide range of progressively responsible work in the design, planning, regulatory reporting, operational support and oversight as it relates to the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of coal-fired steam plant boilers, steam turbines, auxiliary equipment, chillers, high voltage distribution systems, and chilled water & steam distribution systems. Work covers existing operations, modifications, new construction and renovation projects. Positions may involve leading work teams, planning, organizing work and will be required to work with regulatory agencies and consultants, design firms, contractors and vendors.
Positions at this level perform a variety of recurring and non-recurring work that involves related or varying processes and that are associated with moderately complex systems. Positions analyze and determine various courses of action. Examples: Installation and maintenance of high/low voltage electric distribution systems, identify, investigate and analyze causes, determine solutions for equipment installation, repair and maintenance on boilers, chilled water, etc.
KNOWLEDGE – TECHNICAL: Technical skill and knowledge in a specific technical area(s) and keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. May be acquired through academic, apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these. Understanding of both standard and non-standard work practices, operations and associated regulatory issues. Excellent understanding of regulatory issues pertaining to work place safety and/or facility operations.
SAFETYANDHEALTHCOMPLIANCE: Ability to understand applicable policies and procedures and maintain conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment. Ability to identify and resolve potential systems safety problems and unsafe work practices; ability to show co-workers safe ways to perform job tasks or use equipment; ability to incorporate accident prevention and corrective measures in all activities; ability to regularly assess shop safety conditions.
PROBLEMSOLVING: Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues. Ability to ensure non-routine, non-repetitious work meets industry service standards according to service manuals; ability to check and recheck work prior to and after completion; ability to seek approval of supervisor or higher-level technician upon completion of assignment; ability to use appropriate record-keeping methods.
DECISIONMAKING: Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions. Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints and anticipated consequences. Ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions. Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints and anticipated consequences. Ability to analyze and synthesize relevant policies and legislation, and apply them across a variety of situations.
LEADINGWORKTEAMS: Ability to establish expectations and clear direction to meet goals and objectives of on-going work for a group of employees and projects. Ability to motivate and engage employees through effective communication. Ability to listen and involve others in team decisions and actions; ability to encourage input from other team members; ability to value and use individual differences and talents; ability to identify barriers and resources to achieve team goals.
PLANNINGANDORGANIZINGWORK: Ability to develop plans to accomplish work operations and objectives; ability to arrange and assign work to use resources efficiently. Ability to perform advanced planning of a strategic nature to develop plans, organizational structures, and systems to fulfill and/or meet legislative, regulatory and mission driven organizational goals. Ability to set short-range maintenance objectives and prioritizes activities and tasks; ability to adjust priorities when appropriate; ability to plan for equipment needs; ability to review requests and ensures that required equipment, tools and/or materials are available; ability to use time effectively to accomplish work unit goals; ability to consider competency level of current staff and distributes work accordingly; ability to coordinate a limited variety of vehicle/equipment operational, diagnostic and repair services.
COORDINATION – OPERATIONS: Ability to facilitate the flow of work for a process or procedure. Knowledge of appropriate procedures for collecting and reviewing information. Ability to monitor or regulate those procedures, tasks or activities. Ability to coordinate and manage a broad scope of work operations and processes to meet programmatic expectations and outcomes.
Preferred candidate will have DCS, CEMS training or boiler/industrial plant operating experience, working knowledge of personal computers and associated software applications and experience with MAXIMO (work management system).
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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