Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I

The University of Kentucky's Campus Physical Plant is currently seeking 4 Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I's for Facilities Management.

This position will assist Heating/Cooling (H/C) Operator IIs in preventative
maintenance with all H/C Plant equipment. The primary responsibilities include: assist in maintenance and safe operation of mechanical and pneumatic equipment at the H/C Plants; maintain records of maintenance and repair; maintain, install, and operate equipment at H/C Plants; maintain proper steam pressure and chilled water temperatures; maintain/operate boilers and associated equipment; fill and drain boilers; assist in training and monitoring of General Maintenance Worker IIs in coal bed/boiler operations; feed coal into boilers; maintain a uniform coal bed; remove ashes and empties coal accumulation; keep job site clean; respond to emergency situations and other duties as assigned. This position is required to follow the instructions of the supervisor relative to safety issues as outlined in Physical Plant Division and University Policies and Procedures. Must be able to work overtime when required. In addition, this position requires frequent climbing to various height levels; crawling into tight places; significant lifting, pushing, and/or pulling of 50 lbs. or more. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently exposed to extreme temperature conditions (boiler room, steam pits, outdoor weather, etc.); hazardous chemicals and fumes.

To be considered for all of the Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I's positions you must submit an application to each. One application with not be considered for both openings. To apply for both positions, reference the following job numbers: RE11137, RE11138, RE11140 and RE11141.

IEBC (Internal Employees Being Considered).

Job Title
Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3CP14:Physical Plant- Heating/Cooling Services

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs.


Rotating Shifts (days, evenings, nights, and weekends.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe how your skills and experience make you a good fit for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe what "teamwork" means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Indicate your amount of paid work experience maintaining mechanical and pneumatic equipment.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 6 months
    • More than 6 months, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * The essential functions of this position will require you to work at various height levels and work in extreme temperature conditions (i.e. boiler room, steam pits, outdoor weather, etc.) and requires lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects over 50 pounds. Can you meet this requirement with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you currently a regular full-time employee within the University of Kentucky's Auxiliary Services Division?
    • Yes, I am a regular full-time employee with Auxiliary Services at the University of Kentucky.
    • No, but I am a University of Kentucky STEPS temporary employee with Auxiliary Services.
    • No, I am not employed in any capacity by Auxiliary Services at the University of Kentucky.
  6. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have as a regular full-time employee at the University of Kentucky.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years, up through 15 years
    • More than 15 years
  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Lexington Herald Leader (newspaper ad)
    • Richmond Register (newpaper ad)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter


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