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With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Facilities Management (FM) provides maintenance, grounds, and custodial services to the entire campus. FM serves as a partner within the zone structure for the Contract Colleges (CC), Endowed (EN), and Student and Campus Life (SCL) zones.
As a key steward of the University's facilities, FM is responsible for facility assessments, skilled trades, general construction, building care, grounds, recycling, asbestos, and the management of planned, corrective, and preventive maintenance.
Our Energy & Sustainability Department is looking for a motivated and hard working individual to join their team! In this role, you will assist Senior Plant Operators in the operation of all central energy plant facilities and infrastructure associated with the production of steam, chilled water and electricity to serve the entire campus. You will get the chance to work closely with Senior Plant Operators to operate all boilers, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG's) and associated auxiliary equipment in order to keep the boilers/HRSG's operating in a safe, reliable and efficient manner, at demand loads, at all times. This position works with the Senior Plant Operator, starts and shuts down boilers/HRSG's as needed, maintains fuel feed to boilers/HRSG's, operates the chilled water (CW) system, performs water chemistry testing, doses chemicals, regularly checks auxiliaries, etc. Plan to assist the Senior Plant Operator with all aspects of the operation of the chilled water, steam and electrical systems. An individual hired into this trainee position would be expected to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to move to the next level, Boiler Operator WTP Technician, Grade 5 which includes demonstrating the ability to fully meet expectations of a Boiler Operator position and work independently on shift. This work is performed on a 24 hour rotating shift basis. When not in a regular shift rotation, the employee will fall under all rules and conditions of a relief operator.
High School diploma or equivalent. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites. Strong desire to work in the Central Energy Plant and learn the associated equipment and systems. Dedication to providing safe, reliable, and efficient energy services. (Power, Steam, Chilled Water). Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate honestly, listen, respect others, learn from mistakes, set high goals and achieve them, overcome obstacles, uses time effectively, sets priorities, and participates effectively on teams. Is highly motivated and exhibits innovation, good judgment and reliability in the work place. Ability to work in an environment that includes high ambient temperature, noise, and dust. Ability to safely work with chemicals, high temperature/pressure steam, confined spaces, and other potential hazards. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, and work with heights. Must be able to obtain Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification within three years of appointment. May be required to work overtime.
Previous experience operating equipment and systems in an industrial setting, such as industrial boilers, fuel feed systems, chillers and rotating equipment, and/or experience in boiler water chemistry and associated equipment. Demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of the skills necessary to perform minor maintenance activities. This includes use of such things as use of hand tools, wrenches, etc. Additional education e.g. Associates Degree in technical field or equivalent experience preferred. Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification.
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Boiler Operator Trainee
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