Operating Engineer III (Regular Part-Time)

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Rowan University
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Operating Engineer III (Regular Part-Time)

Job no: 494743
Work type: Regular part time
Location: Stratford, New Jersey
Categories: Facilities - Maintenance

SUMMARY: Operates, maintains and repairs the stationary steam boilers and auxiliary equipment.


  • Responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers, turbines, motors, pumps, compressors, blowers, valves and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Operates the Power Plant at maximum efficiency at all times, resulting in minimum energy consumption.
  • Periodically makes comprehensive tests, takes readings of fuel consumption pressure, draft conditions, temperatures, steam flow and other recordings.
  • Adds chemicals to treat steam, water, fuel in accordance with requirements prescribed.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations.
  • Keeps work area clean and neat.
  • Makes continual inspections of equipment and systems in area of responsibility and reports conditions to the Supervisor of Maintenance & Construction.
  • Understands and adheres to Rowan SOM compliance standards as they appear in Rowan SOM Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Must be available for all Power Plant emergencies.
  • Completes all paperwork in a timely manner. Maintains the logs, records and files of the Power Plants. Gives detail exchange of information to relieving operator. Continually inspects equipment, uses knowledge of Plant layout and learns alternate ways of maintaining continuous operation. Analyzes problems, both causes and effects, and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Interacts with persons of all ages in a diverse, multicultural environment with respect and consideration.
  • Attends training sessions as required.
  • Performance must exhibit good customer service skills and teambuilding by cultivating and maintaining rapport with customers and co-workers.
  • Presents a clean uniform appearance.
  • Performs other SOM Facilities related duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of stationary steam boilers, and auxiliary equipment of a high pressure Power Plant. Must possess a New Jersey Blue Seal License.


This position requires the individual to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, to talk or hear and taste or smell over 2/3 of the time; to climb or balance up to 2/3 of the time and less than 1/3 of the time to sit. The position requires lifting more than 100 pounds under 1/3 of the time, but up to 25 pounds 2/3 of the time and up to 100 pounds 1/3 of the time. There are no special vision requirements because all apply. The individual must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

Specific duties that require these physical demands:
Standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, using hands to handle, feel and finger in order to isolate, open and close valves; to lift ladders, climb and balance on stationary and mobile ladders; to hear audible alarms and communicate via various media (telephone, walkie-talkie, radio, annunciator panels). The job requires moving a 55-gallon drum or picking up a ladder.


The position requires that the individual work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), in high precarious places, and under extreme heat (non-weather) up to 2/3 of the time. The individual will work near moving mechanical parts, be subjected to fumes or airborne particles, deal with toxic or caustic chemicals, risk electrical shock, or vibrations over 2/3 of the time. Work is done under outdoor weather conditions or extreme cold (non-weather), less than 2/3 of the time. There is little or no risk of radiation. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens that requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment which is provided, is under 1/3 of the time. Loud noise to very loud noise is typical of this environment over 2/3 of the time. An annual physical exam and hearing test are provided for this position.

Specific duties that occur under these environmental conditions:
This position requires the individual to perform tasks under wet or humid conditions and in extreme heat when working on boilers or pumps in all areas where there may also be fumes or smoke. The worker encounters caustic or toxic chemicals when working on chemical treating equipment (water chemistry). Stack climbing requires balance and work in high precarious places. Work on high or low voltage electrical systems presents electrical risks. Exposure to vibrations may occur when working on or around moving mechanical equipment. The worker is trained in the use of Personal Protective Equipment that is made available as needed; neoprene, insulated, waterproof, electrical and other types of gloves, neoprene aprons, full face masks and goggles for eye protection, hearing protection, hard hats, coveralls, etc.

This is a Regular, Part-Time Position.

Advertised: Oct 7 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 20 2020 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time




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