Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I

Job description

The University of Kentucky's Facilities Management - Utilities & Energy Management is seeking 3 Heating/Cooling Plant Operators.

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
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 3 Heating/Cooling Plant Operators positions you must submit an application to each. One application with not be considered for all 3 openings. To apply for the 3 positions, reference the following job numbers: RE15554, RE15556 and RE15557.

Job Title
Heating/Cooling Plant Operator I

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management

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

Standing or walking with objects up to 50lbs; Repetitive motion. May be
exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or temperature
extremes while reviewing a job-site(s).


Shifts [7:00am - 3:00pm; 3:00pm - 11:00pm; & 11:00 pm - 7:00am].
Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors and crisis
management, requiring some night(s), weekend(s), and/or holiday(s)

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.). Can you meet this requirement with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • 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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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/31/2018
    Application Due: 11/16/2018
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