Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II at University of Kentucky

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details Posting Details

Job Title Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II
Requisition Number RE45208
Working Title
Department Name 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 40
Salary Range $15.15-24.26/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education HS
Click here for more information about equivalencies: https://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience 3 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification None
Physical Requirements Standing or walking with objects up to 50lbs; Repetitive motion. May be
exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or temperature
extremes while reviewing a job-site(s).
Shift Shifts [7:00am – 3:00pm; 3:00pm – 11:00pm; & 11:00 pm – 7:00am].
Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors and crisis
management, requiring some night(s), weekend(s), and/or holiday(s)
Job Summary This position maintains, installs and operates equipment at Heating/Cooling plants.

Primary responsibilities include:

• maintains proper steam pressure and chilled water temperatures
• operates and maintains boilers and associated equipment
• must be familiar with distribution systems such as piping, steam,
chilled pits, water pits, etc.
• feeds coal into boilers
• maintains a uniform coal bed
• removes ashes and empties coal accumulation
• fills and drains boilers
• lubricates, operates and repairs equipment
• responsible for maintenance and operation of chillers, compressors, underground distribution lines, towers, pumps, and auxiliary equipment
• cleans evaporator and condenser tubes
• keeps job site clean
• may try to resolve certain problems independently
• assists training other employees and may assign tasks
• responds to emergency situations and other duties as assigned.

Will require working overtime as needed/requested.

There is currently more than one position open for the Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities KRONOS, SAP
Driver License preferred
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 06/23/2024
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all - identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe how your skills and experience make you a good fit for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe what "teamwork" means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * The essential functions of this position will require you to work at various height levels and work in extreme temperature conditions (i.e. boiler room, steam pits, outdoor weather, etc.). Can you meet this requirement with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * This position requires lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects over 50 pounds. Can you meet this requirement with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please indicate the number of years of paid experience you have maintaining and operating chillers, compressors, underground distribution lines, towers, pumps, and auxiliary equipment.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • UK Job Fair
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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