Senior Boiler Engineer (part-time)

Jun 20, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Senior Boiler Engineer (part-time)
Location: Morris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 329257

The University of Minnesota Morris Facilities Management seeks a Senior Boiler Engineer (part-time). This position is twelve months, 0 - 40 hours a week, hours will vary and rotate over a 24 hour period. This position is represented by a Bargaining Unit: Teamsters. The qualifications are as follows:

Essential and Non-Essential Functions:
High school graduation or equivalent plus three years of experience working in the operation and maintenance at a steam plant and appropriate licensure for the facility. First Class Engineer License Grade A or B is required. Knowledge and ability to run/operate a gasifier and equipment, boiler water chemistry, and operate energy management system.

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities
Must be able to read and write English. Educational training and ability to operate, maintain, monitor, and repair high and low pressure steam boilers and related equipment.

This person must be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to a height of a 60-inch brine tank. Also, must be able to climb stairs and ladders to access top of boilers and dearator. This position may require ability to crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, grasp, and read instrument panels.

About the Job

Purpose of the position

  • Perform a variety of technical and skilled duties involved in maintaining University of Minnesota, Morris boiler system. The person operates, maintains, monitors and repairs high and low pressure steam boilers and related equipment. UMM faculty and staff demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity and the ability to work effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experience.

Job Duties:
Operate & Maintain 4 high pressure boilers, Time 40%

  • Effectively startup & shut down boilers as need for campus steam load.
  • Switches from gas to oil when required.
  • Maintain entire steam plant and related equipment.

Operate & maintain gasifier & equipment Time 30%

  • Safely startup & shut down campus gassifier.
  • Monitor & adjust fuel on walking floor.
  • Monitor entire ash conveying system.
  • Monitor gas temperatures at all stages of combustion.

Maintain boiler water chemistry Time 20%

  • Check boiler and makeup water chemistry
  • Add proper chemicals to boiler and makeup water.
  • Maintain softener, de-alkalizer, & RO system.
  • Operate, adjust, and calibrate automated blow down controllers.

Operate Energy Management System Time 5%

  • Start, stop, and make necessary changes on campus HVAC equipment.
  • Have knowledge of building and equipment that serves them.

Cleaning Heating Plant Time 5%

  • Sweep floors, empty and clean restroom daily.
  • Pick up tools, equipment, and clean work bench daily.
  • Strip and wax floors annually.
How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume and three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

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Background Check Information

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines a rigorous, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1700 is supported by 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 20 percent American Indian students, 10 percent U.S. students of color, and 12 percent international students.

Morris is highly ranked by national publications -- U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students consistently win national awards – in 2017-2018, Morris was the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers. Among University of Minnesota campuses, Morris has the highest proportion of faculty in the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS Gold rating.