Control Room Operator

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Department: Energy Services - 227000

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Vacancy ID: P009090

Position Summary: Position is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all equipment and systems to meet the steam and electrical demand of the campus and works independently or with minimal direction from the Shift Supervisor. This requires high-level plant operating skills with detailed plant and systems knowledge. This position communicates with the appropriate personnel to ensure that all malfunctions are corrected in order to maintain continuous steam and electric service to the customers. Communications with the operators and maintenance personnel must be clear and concise. Position is the first responder to non- business hours, telephone queries that must be handled in a courteous and professional manner. Position runs nightly reports and updates the appropriate spreadsheet reports accurately and timely. The data in the reports is used for reports to EPS, NC Department of Air Quality (DAQ), Department of Energy (DOE), NC Department of Water Quality and engineering studies. Additionally, the position must be aware of the requirements of the One Plan that details the Facility Response Plan (FRP), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC), the Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3), and the UNC Emergency Plan/DEHS Emergency Response Plan (UNCEP). Position is required to remain current on all operating procedures, plant configuration changes and provide recommendations for improvements and revisions if needed. Position is to assist Shift Supervisor in the training of junior level operators. Position will be trained in Shift Supervisors responsibilities and may stand in for Shift Supervisor if needed and when qualified to do so. Position will use and enforce all safety and operating procedures at all facilities. In particular, position will be the primary to issue all lockout/tag out clearances for maintenance. As part of the clearance, perform pre-job briefings at the beginning of the shift and when the job assignment has significantly changed. Always use PPE as designated for task and the work site. Also, duties include housekeeping and maintaining a clean neat working environment. This position is an Emergency and Adverse Weather essential position, as well as Communicable Disease Mandatory Employee (CDME). This position must report to work during periods of adverse weather or other University emergency. The Cogeneration Facility and MDSP operate 24/7-365 days per year. This is required in order to meet the demands and reliability without interruption of the University campus and UNC Hospitals. This position assists in facility security during non-business hours and weekends. Positions in this banded class perform a wide range of progressively responsible work in the design, planning, regulatory reporting, operational support and oversight as it relates to the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of coal-fired steam plant boilers, steam turbines, auxiliary equipment, chillers, and steam distribution systems. Work covers existing operations, modifications, new construction and renovation projects. Position duties may involve leading work teams, planning, organizing work and will be required to work with regulatory agencies and consultants, design firms, contractors and vendors. Positions at the Advanced level perform a number of widely varying and diverse assignments that require in-depth analysis and diagnostic work. Positions serve as "technical experts' within the work unit and guide and coach others.

Application Deadline: 09/28/2018

Education Requirements:

Qualification and Experience: High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).

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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 9/28/2018
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