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Faculty Merit Postdoctoral Professional & Scientific Research Temporary Internal


Requisition # 021367

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:$3,976
Annual Salary:$47,711
Pay Grade:13

Work Schedule

Part/Full TimeFull Time Position
Shift:Rotating/Not Straight
Details: Will rotate 6:00am-6:00pm and 6:00pm-6:00am every two weeks. Mandatory Overtime.
Work Week:Rotating
Details: Rotating 12 hours shifts including weekends and holidays.

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:Position has bloodborne pathogen risk.
Desired Qualifications:Ability to operate boilers and turbine driven generators, chilled water production equipment and associated auxiliaries as well as coordinate power plant equipment operations with other plant personnel.
1. All duties of a Utility Plant Operator I and II.
2. Operate electric and turbine driven chillers and turbine driven generators.
3. Operate utility electric tie line and medium voltage switch gear.
4. Maintain a continuous steam supply to campus, using extraction steam from turbine generators or pressure reducing valves, as plant conditions require.
5. Provide training and instructions to Utility Plant Operator I and Utility Plant Operator II personnel.
6. Perform all the functional duties of plant operations in absence of supervisor.
7. Complete site specific training program for Utility Plant Operator III, within assigned time period.


1. Must have a high school diploma or GED, and;

2. Four years of experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment. A minimum of two years of the experience must be in the operation of coal and/or gas/oil fired water tube boilers, steam turbine generators and related plant equipment including pumps, fans, conveyors and other similar equipment and;

3. Possession of a license similar to the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) or State of Minnesota First Class-A Engineer license or ability to become licensed within 6 months.

Before applying for the UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR III position, please read the Minimum Qualifications

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