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Steam Plant Operator, On Call

Colby College
Colby College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job DescriptionDepartment:Steam Plant - JMPay Rate Type:HourlyEmployee Type:Job Summary:Colby seeks applicants for operators at the central steam plant to fill shifts as necessary on a temporary on call basis. Position requires ability to operate high-pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.


  • Operate boilers, maintain operational logs, and other duties as necessary

  • Complete all work in a prompt, neat, safe, and careful manner that displays common sense, planning, and thoughtfulness

  • Maintain tools, equipment, and mechanical areas in a neat and clean condition

  • Work in a positive, cooperative manner with other departmental personnel and the Colby community

  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Maine State High Pressure Boiler Operators license required

  • Skill to operate and maintain natural gas, wood fired, and propane/air burners and controls, fans, pumps, and similar equipment

  • Mechanical ability to operate, maintain, and service the mechanical equipment and systems used in high-pressure steam plants

  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community

  • Basic computer skills such as email, Word, and Excel


The steam plant operator reports to the engineer in charge of the central steam plant and interacts with other members of Facilities Services.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General indoor and outdoor physical plant and campus environment. Position involves frequent movement. Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, and lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to climb or crawl into small spaces, including manholes, steam pits, mechanical rooms, and other spaces as required to perform the requirements of the position. Computer and tool usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.


Successful and satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) and a pre-employment health screening. All students, faculty, and staff who are present on campus must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, unless granted an exemption or accommodation by the College.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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