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Heat Plant Operator
Post Date: 09/30/2020
Close Date: 10/30/2020
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive

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$30,000 - $49,999

Dickinson, ND

Job Description:
Title: Heat Plant Operator

Summary of Position: This position maintains boilers; repairs and services equipment used to operate boilers; and services equipment used in and around the heat plant. In addition, this position will provide maintenance for all property owned by Dickinson State University. This position is part of a team of workers. Facility Operations endorses a team concept and accept the responsibility of maintaining Dickinson State University buildings and grounds. During the heating season this position works rotating shift hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Plant Services Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Valid ND Driver’s License, or ability to obtain one within the first week of employment
Experience using maintenance equipment
Demonstrated ability to observe safety practices and procedures
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others

Preferred Qualifications:

Good planning and organizational skills
Developed interpersonal and oral communication skills
Basic desktop computing skills
Boiler Operator license
Technical and/or mechanical training in plumbing, HVAC or electrical

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Fire boilers and operate boiler feed
Make rounds at regular intervals to read gauges, adjusting equipment accordingly.
Work rotating shift hours during the heating season (October 1 to May 15, approximately)
Take and record tests of water used for consumption or generating steam
Keep accurate and up-to-date logs; recording gauge reading, fuel consumed, maintenance work performed and similar data
Vacuum circulating pumps, water softeners, and adjust equipment to maintain steam flow.
Assist in repairing, replacing and maintaining steam lines and equipment
Observe operation of machinery in tunnels, heat plant and mechanical rooms
Use computers to trouble-shoot and override controls to get acceptable results
Operate equipment, tools and diagnostic devices of the trade
Clean and perform a variety of manual tasks in boiler room, tunnels and mechanical rooms, including but not limited to shutting down, cleaning, and assisting in repair and maintenance of the equipment contained with (i.e. furnace, boiler and auxiliary equipment, etc.)
Layout and installation of sprinkler systems on campus, maintain and properly winterize/summarize systems.
Assist in repairing, controlling and replacing various system units (i.e. heat pumps, A/ C units)
Assist in adjusting, servicing, and maintaining refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilating equipment, and controls for all campus buildings (as well as contracted work)
Perform tasks associated with the operation, repair or maintenance of heating/cooling equipment.
Maintain and repair plumbing controls and equipment.
Repair and replace pipes, fittings and fixtures for heating, water, and drainage system according to specifications and plumbing codes
Maintain sewer lines
Observe established safety practices and procedures
Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and machinery according to safety regulations
Make daily rounds of main boiler room, condensate room and shop area.
Vacuum carpets, office and blueprint areas.
Dust mop entire are, wash entire area, bull tile floor and dust mop.
Remove trash from all areas. Clean mechanical rooms and tunnel areas.
Sweep outside area of heat plant and wash down when possible. Shovel sidewalks around the plant.
Clean all oil leaks in air compressors.
Clean all areas when finishing a project.

Application Information: Complete the online application at the DSU Open Positions website (http://www2.dsu.nodak.edu/jobopenings/openings.aspx), uploading all required materials. Materials received on or before the posted deadline will be given first consideration.

Compensation: Includes a salary of $30,000 - $35,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The comprehensive fringe benefit package, includes employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

Position Details: Staff Classification (6000 broadband), 12-month term, full-time (100%), benefitted, non-exempt from FLSA overtime

Location: Dickinson, North Dakota

Starting Date: As soon as possible

DISCLAIMER CLAUSE: This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

Applicants who are eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire; sponsorship will not be considered.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional comprehensive institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota. The University’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the State of North Dakota.

For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, religion, gender identity, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, political belief or affiliation, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Dickinson State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, or employment opportunities as required by Title IX. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. Inquiries concerning Title VI, VII, ADA, ADEA, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to either the Title IX Coordinator, Keith James, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, May Hall, Room 207B, Dickinson, ND 58601 (701) 483-2391, dsu.titleix@dickinsonstate.edu or to the Affirmative Action Officer, Krissy Kilwein, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, May Hall, Room 309, Dickinson, ND 58601, (701) 483-2370, dsu.affirmativeaction@dickinsonstate.edu.
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