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Operating Engineer

Operating Engineer—Job Standard

Job Family: Skilled Craft
Series: Facilities Trades
Job Code: 5133
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status: UE

This title is part of a career progression within the Facilities Trades Series consisting of Operating Engineer and Facilities Trades Supervisor.


Job Overview

Perform skilled maintenance, repairs, and operation of equipment and systems in support of University central heating operations.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform skilled maintenance, repairs, and operation of equipment and systems in support of University central heating operations; use judgment in applying processes within established guidelines; operate, repair, and maintain high-pressure steam boilers and related equipment; maintain and update building automation control systems; assist in and evaluate system problems and provide recommendations to maximize quality assurance, efficiency, and energy conservation.

Perform preventative maintenance and emergency repairs on high-pressure steam and heating plant control systems and heating plant auxiliary equipment.

Perform equipment inspections and adjustments; maintain heating plant readings; test, monitor and adjust high temperature, hot water system water chemistry and boiler water; maintain daily operations log and report problems; use desktop applications.

Respond to service call requests; issue work orders and dispatch personnel in response to critical and non-critical system alarms; communicate with internal constituents to verify building use and occupied/unoccupied schedules, and to update building automation system based on a general knowledge and understanding of University and regulatory guidelines.

Provide campus-wide Service Operations Support backup.

Participate in area safety training.

May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

High school diploma, technical school courses and three years specific experience required. Specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs.occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.


Last modified September 21 2011 01:10 PM