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Faculty Merit Postdoctoral Professional & Scientific Research Temporary Internal


Requisition # 020871

Merit Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM on the advertising end date.

Position Basics

Position Type:Technical/Craft
Job Type:Regular
Initial Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Organization:VP Finance & Operations
Department:Facilities Management
Building:Power Plant (PP)


Monthly Salary:$3,794
Annual Salary:$45,531
Pay Grade:15

Work Schedule

Part/Full TimeFull Time Position
Hours:7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Work Week:Regular
Days Off: Sun,Sat
Details: Rotating weekends on call

Job Details

Background Check:Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
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* Plus the ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards.
Additional Information:Must be able to move at least 80 lbs. Must be able to work in an industrial environment, including ability to withstand constant high noise, dust, fumes, poor lighting and ventilation, and high temperature levels.
Desired Qualifications:Ability to work independently and on an on-call basis. At least 2 years working with electric motor controls, station power systems, and electrical, electronic and/or pneumatic control systems and at least 1 year of experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and water and gas analyzers or equivalent work. Work on systems at 480v is not required but desired. Journeyman license is not required, but is recognized.
Duties:Under general supervision, designs, constructs, modifies and maintains complex electronic equipment used for Electronic Access Control. Provides functional supervision as required.

1. Calibrates and keeps records on all plant instrumentation, controllers, and control valves.
2. Troubleshoots and maintains control systems including pneumatic and electronic boiler, turbine generator, chiller, and other utility controls.
3. Troubleshoot and maintain program logic control(PLA) based utility auxiliary systems including material handling, ash handling, and compressed air.
4. Maintain utility emissions gas, oxygen and opacity analyzers.
5. Prepares periodic report to regulatory agencies, such as US Environmental Protection Agency and Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Assist with troubleshooting and maintaining utility distributed control systems (DCS) using personal computer based workstations.
6. Interprets and maintains wiring diagrams and schematics on utility systems on work below 480 V.


1. Graduation from a two-year resident electronic school and three years experience in electronics construction and repair work, or

2. Any combination of training and experience from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired.

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