Student: Heating/Cooling Plant Operator

Job description

Job Title:

Student: Heating/Cooling Plant Operator

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$16.25 - $18.50

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


Required Related Experience:


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) response.

Job Summary:

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;
proper steam pressure and chilled water temperatures; maintain/operate
boilers and associated equipment; fill and drain boilers; assist in training
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.

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/18/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time