6326 Power Plant Operator, Facilities Services (Two Vacancies)

san diego
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,304 per month. CSU Classification Sal
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on May 25, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by May 24, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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  Position Information  

Two (2) full-time, benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) positions. These positions are designated non-exempt under FLSA and are eligible for overtime compensation. Work schedule will consist of a rotating shift: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM, and will include weekends and holidays.

Under general direction, incumbents operate, service and perform maintenance activities following appropriate safety procedures on various mechanical equipment such as gas turbines, generators, gas compressors, air emission systems and water purifiers in a campus power plant; operate and perform maintenance on other related power plant equipment such as boilers, diesel or gas reciprocating engines, and other mechanical auxiliary equipment; monitor instrumentation gauges for operating problems; operate and monitor the power plant’s computer-based management system as it interfaces with the Energy Management System (EMS); endeavor to coordinate the operation of power plant equipment in order to produce the optimum amount of energy in the most cost-effective manner; and perform other related duties as required.

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  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,304 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,807 - $6,142 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here


Minimum Qualifications 

Equivalent to successful completion of an on-the-job training program in the operation, maintenance and minor repair of gas turbines, generators, gas compressors, air emission systems and water purifiers in a power plant and cogeneration system.

Equivalent to two years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers, diesel or gas reciprocating engines and other related mechanical equipment.

Completion of a terminal degree/certificate program from a recognized educational institution in mechanical technology which included the actual operation of boiler, gas or reciprocating engines may substitute for up to one year of the required experience.

Prospective applicants who have not had the experience listed may be considered eligible based on other equivalent evidence of meeting the above minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

Five years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, chiller and cogeneration systems or related mechanical equipment.

LEED AP with Specialty.

APPA EFP credential.

Turbine Endorsement, City of Los Angeles

Building Operator Certification, Level II


  Application Procedures  

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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