Chief Operating Engineer

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Chief Operating EngineerFacilities Services

Location: New Orleans, LA


Under the direction of the Director of Plant Operations, the Chief Operating Engineer is responsible for oversight of campus engineering operations, to include operation of an on-site cogeneration power plant. The Chief Operating Engineer will organize, assign, coordinate, and oversee the performance of work, work order requests, planned maintenance, and material requirements for the operation and maintenance of physical plant systems. The Chief Operating Engineer shall be responsible for the safety, productivity, motivation, and work rule compliance pertaining to the Engineers.

The work requires comprehensive technical knowledge of college campus building and infrastructure systems including structural, building envelope, chillers, boilers, water heaters, pumps, motors, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing, life safety, and safety. Interaction with department staff, internal stakeholders, vendors, and contractors is extensive, primarily for the purpose of exchanging information pertaining to project assessment, information, procedures, materials, and timelines. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to follow and modify standard, prescribed trade techniques to troubleshoot, complete assignments, plan, schedule, and monitor the work of the operating engineer staff and to resolve minor and sometimes major issues that arise.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid and unrestricted (not including corrective lens needs) U.S. driver's license, and must meet the Tulane University Motor Vehicle Policy criteria to become authorized as a driver
  • EPA certification for refrigerants
  • First Class Internal Combustion License
  • City of New Orleans First Class license in Steam Boilers and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Five years' experience in repair and preventive maintenance of a similar power plant in university, healthcare, or other institutional setting, to include supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Trade school diploma
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience performing repairs on commercial and high rise buildings and Reverse Osmosis water systems
  • Knowledge of high-pressure steam and condensate lines




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Posted: 5/23/2020
Application Due: 8/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time