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Steam and Power Plant III (15874)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIU Edwardsville Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:Steam and Power Plant III (15874) Occupational Area:11 Department:724260 - Facilities Management Job Posting Description:

Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires current Illinois residency to apply.

About Facilities Management

Facilities Management works to provide clean, functioning facilities to encourage the learning environment at the three campuses in Edwardsville, East St. Louis and Alton.

Facilities Management is responsible for:

-Campus maintenance, operations and improvement

-University vehicles and transportation services

-Refuse disposal and recycling

-Design and new construction

Currently, Facilities Management has a position for Steam and Power Plant III Operator.

Under general supervision, operates and monitors mechanical systems including boilers, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, generators, pumps, condensers, compressors, chillers, life safety systems, and building automation systems; starts up, regulates, and shuts down equipment; ensures that equipment operates safely, economically and within established limits; uses hand and power tools to perform repairs and maintenance ranging from a complete pump overhaul to adjusting pump packing. Observes, controls, and records relevant events and facts concerning operation and maintenance; routinely checks safety devices to detect potential mechanical problems, identifying and correcting any trouble that develops.

Benefits Package

SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time employees (50% or more receive benefits accrued at percentage of appointment) including:

*Medical, dental and vision insurance; *University tuition waivers (full-time receive 100% waiver of tuition)
*Life insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*Flexible Spending Account Program;
For more about our benefits and employee services, visit:

How to Apply!

***Civil Service positions do not require an exam unless stated otherwise***

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Civil Service Application Tips:

-In order to qualify for the role, it is important that your complete and detailed employment history is included on the Civil Service application. Please be detailed in “Specific Duties Performed” Example: Instead of listing “general office duties”, state specific equipment used, tasks performed, software, etc.

-Many of our positions can use your education and courses as experience, please upload all of your transcripts (can be unofficial). You can always log back in and upload before the job closes.

-If you are unsure of what the minimum qualifications mean; you can review them on the State Universities Civil Service System at - If you need clarification on which classification, please reach out to Human Resources at 618-650-2190

-Applicants qualifying for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.

For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. Each member of the University is responsible for contributing to such a campus environment. SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. Two (2) years (24 months) of work experience in the maintenance and operation of steam and power plant equipment.

3. One (1) year (12 months) of work experience in a position comparable to the Steam and Power Plant II. (Operate and maintain high-pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment needed to provide steam, hot water, and heating. They ensure safe work practices and procedures are being followed at all times.)

4. Possession of current/valid licenses and certificates, as required by the employing institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

5 years’ experience in facility operations with at least two years in one of the following:

Mechanical maintenance

Commercial HVAC

Building operations

Stationary engineer

Plant operations

FLSA Exemption Status:Non-Exempt Posting Salary:$41.56 Hourly Location:SIU Edwardsville Main Campus Shift Hours:Rotating shift Posting Start Date:09/19/2023 Posting End Date:10/03/2023


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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