Posting Description: *Department Information:* This position is located in the Department of Facilities Management in the Operations Department of the Power House and is responsible for the operation of Power House systems and equipment. The Power House is a co-generation facility consisting of two Combustion Turbine Generators and associated Heat Recovery Steam Generators, a condensing Steam Turbine Generator, High Voltage Switchgear, Conventional Boilers, Centrifugal Chillers and associated equipment. The operations group operates the main heating plant on the CU campus which includes 2 - 1500 ton Centrifugal chillers, 2 - 16 MW Mitsubishi combustion turbine generators, 2 - heat recovery steam generators (80,000 lbs/hr each), 2 - dual fuel fired saturated steam boilers (~100,000 lb/hr each), and all the associated equipment. Within 2 years we will be bringing on line a new heating plant and we will be responsible for the operations of that new plant also. *Job Responsibilities:* This position is responsible for generating, maintaining, distributing and monitoring electricity, steam, chilled water and compressed air to the campus. These responsibilities require the operator to configure, troubleshoot and adjust plant systems and equipment as necessary, to monitor and log plant parameters, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and other policies, to chemically treat plant water systems and perform water chemistry analyses. In addition, this position is responsible for conducting routine maintenance, maintaining plant cleanliness and monitoring plant security. *Note:* This is an essential services position. The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shift during emergency campus closures. This is shift work and requires working evenings, weekends, holidays and high-volume overtime schedules. *Salary and Benefits:* Monthly Salary Range: $3,843- $4,400 depending on skills and experience The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. 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Minimum Qualifications: *Must be a current Colorado resident in order to apply.* *Minimum Qualifications:* Four years of progressively responsible electrical generating power plant operations experience. At least one year must have been hands-on experience with any two of the following: (1) electrical distribution and generation; (2) steam generation and distribution; (3) chilled water generation; (4) distributed control systems. Substitution: Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence, vocational or trades school in Utility Plant Operation may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Necessary Special Qualifications: Must successfully pass a background check and a pre-placement physical examination.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Excellent oral communication skills -Customer service focus -Problem Solving and ability to think independently -Team-oriented attitude
Desired Qualifications: _Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified._ 1. Experience operating Combustion Turbines, HRSGs, and saturated steam boilers. 2. Experience with operating high voltage distribution systems. 3. Experience with operating Chilled water distribution systems. 4. Qualified DCS operator. 5. Qualified boiler operator. 6. Some formal education in Power plant operations/maintenance.