Assistant Plant Operator
Salary: $61,847 - $71,013
Title: Assistant Plant Operator
Category: Campus Operations and Facilities
Department: Plant Services
Date Posted: 05/17/2018
Position Information: The Assistant Plant Operator performs and assists in skilled work related to the operation, installation, inspection, modification, remodeling and repair of boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, blowers and all ancillary equipment and property associated with all Central Plant Utility Operations; Central Utility Plant; Satellite Chiller Plant. Assists with performing preventative maintenance on all equipment and systems for Central Plant Operations and associated buildings. Maintains clear and accurate documentation of all operating data, inspections, testing and maintenance (corrective and/or preventative) performed. Updates equipment documentation, specifications and drawings, as needed. Reviews and updates all plant logs, both paper and electronic according to plant updates and changes. Responds to emergency situations to mitigate and/or resolve immediate plant operating concerns or safety issues. Reviews and creates blueprints/drawings, ISOs and specifications for new construction and retrofit/renovation projects according to building code requirements. Responds to emergency situations during or after hours for the purposes of resolving immediate safety concerns. Performs all job duties in adherence with University and departmental safety guidelines. Maintains a positive attitude and communicates effectively with colleagues, supervisors, staff, faculty and students. Central Plant Operations are mandated to adhere to California Title 8, subchapter 2, Article 6. 781 (b) regulations for boiler attendance; incumbent may be required to work holidays and weekends, along with scheduled, unscheduled and emergency overtime, as needed.
Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.
**This posting is for multiple openings, multiple shifts available (Wednesday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM & Monday - Friday 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM).**
Minimum Requirements: Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; four (4) years of responsible experience in one or more of the trades involving carpentry, locksmithing, masonry, painting, or mechanical maintenance; electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, sheetmetal, or cabinet making work; and achievement of operational level skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2 years of experience performing preventative maintenance, repair and construction in one or more traces including HVAC, Central Plant Operations, or plumbing; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Proven experience and knowledge in safely using and operating hand and power tools common to all trades.
Knowledge and experience accurately performing water analysis and applying treatment chemicals; experience handling and operating digital control energy management and industrial heating and cooling control systems.
Skill in operating shop equipment and tools common to the skilled trade. Knowledgeable of tools and equipment used for welding and brazing.
Ability to effectively communicate and understand safety regulations and hazards. Knowledge in safe and proper procedures when hazardous materials are suspected.
Ability to estimate time, methods and materials needed from construction documents. Ability to read and understanding documents such as complex technical procedures, work instructions, blue prints, plans, manuals, specifications, and diagrams.
Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations. Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public, and provide exceptional customer service. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to record information accurately as is necessary to perform the job responsibilities.
Physical requirements: ability to work from ladders, scaffolds, man-lifts, and boom trucks or stages at varying heights of up to 25 feet above grade; ability to lift up to 75 pounds; ability to perform repetitive lifting, bending, stooping, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling and reaching. Ability to lift, load, carry, move and manipulate various building materials; ability to work in areas where noise levels may exceed 90 dB. Ability to withstand frequent exposure to extreme temperature conditions up to 125 degrees F (boiler rooms, steam pits, outdoor weather, etc.). Ability to follow safe precautions and utilize appropriate safety devices, equipment and gear to safely perform physical requirements and duties.
Environmental requirements: ability to work in confined and dusty spaces and wear respirator or other required safety gear. Ability to work outdoors in extreme and inclement weather conditions ranging from high heat with humidity, to freezing, rainy, and windy conditions. Ability to work around and be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells, dangerous and/or hazardous substances. Ability to drive a van or pick-up truck and ability to safely work around moving vehicles, machinery and equipment. Ability to follow safe precautions and utilize appropriate safety devices, equipment and gear to safely perform duties with exposure to environmental requirements.
Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays. Ability to work occasional scheduled and unscheduled overtime, emergency call-back, and a flexible schedule as needed.
Hired candidate must pass a background check through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to appointment start date; must obtain or possess a valid CA Driver License in accordance with California Department of Motor Vehicles; must participate in the campus DMV pull; and successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous steam operations experience in a higher education environment, military/industrial energy operation environment or other large capacity public steam/energy operation.
Demonstrated experience in maintenance, operation, repair, calibration, installation, diagnosis and inspection of industrial/commercial of utility systems. Experience working on Central Plant equipment and piping related but not limited to steam, chilled water, feed water, condensate, natural gas, oil and water associated with Central Plant systems.
Prior experience and ability to prioritize work orders, routine work, emergency requests and ability to choose the proper materials or equipment to accomplish work in the most expeditious and safe manner.
Basic knowledge and technical skills with computer programs and applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Design Cad 2, etc.).
Experience working with a diverse student, staff, faculty and visitor population and ability to provide exemplary customer service.
Knowledge of UC/UCR policies and systems.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview