Utilities Systems Supervisor

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Job TitleUtilities Systems SupervisorRequisition NumberRE23979Working TitleN/ADepartment Name3CU00:Utilities & Energy ManagementWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level45Salary Range$21.52-35.51/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies:http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalenciesRequired Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

UK Operator Certification within 6 months of hire

Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and possibly over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; Repetitive motion.

May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or weather/temperature extremes while on a job-site(s) or traveling to/from various job sites.


7:00am – 3:30pm (Monday – Friday)*

[Note: Utilities Systems Supervisors maintain 24/7 plant operations.]
7:00am – 3:00pm (Sunday – Saturday)

3:00pm – 11:00pm (Sunday – Saturday)*
11:00pm – 7:00am (Saturday – Friday)*

*Hours of work and task assignments may vary dependent upon situational factors; emergencies; crisis management; and/or weather-related factors requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Utilities Systems Superintendent, this position provides work management and administrative direction for operating and maintaining all facilities, systems and equipment related to the production and distribution of utilities, including heating/cooling and energy management for the University campus; Plans, organizes, sequences, schedules, and assigns daily maintenance work load based on work priority and skill of personnel; Administers the start, stop, and operation of cooling equipment and systems; Administers the operation of natural gas and coal boilers, auxiliaries, controls, and emissions; Monitors operating conditions and authorizes adjustments to equipment to ensure maximum efficiencies; Analyzes data and reconfigures operations as necessary to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient services; Oversees operating and maintenance of boilers, chillers, pumps, valves, piping, controls, and fans; Oversees servicing, repairing, replacing, adjusting, balancing and testing equipment, including replacing pump seals, sump pumps, and steam traps, as well as aligning couplings, balancing fans, and performing minor pipe repairs; Administers and coordinates the completion of special projects; Inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors, problems, or defects; and Investigates abnormal operating events or equipment failures to determine cause, makes adjustments, repairs, and/or modifications, as required.

In addition, the Utilities Systems Supervisor directly supervises and trains assigned Utilities Systems Technicians; Ensures the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of high pressure boilers, chillers, and auxiliary equipment; Ensures departmental and contractor compliance with all federal and state statutory codes and regulations as well as safety and environmental standards; Monitors cost center allocations; obtains and reviews relevant cost information, constraints, compliance, etc., to ensure overall quality compliance and cost containment; and Models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS

Driver’s License — Preferred

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in the operation and maintenance of heating/cooling plants and systems.

Knowledge of the types and uses of chemicals used in water treatment.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in firing and operating high or low-pressure coal or gas fired boilers and their auxiliary equipment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree + 5 Years

Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical field — Preferred

Associate’s Degree + 7 Years

Deadline to Apply09/23/2020University 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. * In your opinion, what do you feel is the most critical skill a person hired into this position should possess?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your approach to problems which require critical thinking.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe what motivates you to do your best.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your leadership style as it relates to communication and problem-solving with groups and individuals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience in facilitating change management and implementing quality improvement initiatives.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * 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 DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 9/23/2020
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