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Plant Operator I

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20230052NE

Job Title:

Plant Operator I

About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Department:

Bldg and Equipment Maintenance

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists in operation of the building automation system and the steam and chilled water equipment in the University’s central heating and cooling plant. Responsible for assisting in operation of the building automation system and the steam and chilled water equipment in the university’s central heating and cooling plant.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

  • Assisting in the care and operation of the electronic building automation system, centrifugal refrigeration machines, fossil fuel boilers, electrical boilers and their associated machine components.
  • Assisting in water treatment and the inspection, maintenance, and emergency repairs of machinery and equipment.
  • Must keep the plant area clean and in an orderly manner, and perform other related duties as assigned by supervision.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Two years of related experience at a similar heating and cooling facility or industrial facility requiring multi-talented, craft achievements.
  • Vocational school training may be exchanged for experience at a rate of one-half time per year.
  • Should have an adequate working knowledge of a combination of crafts including, but not limited to, the following: electrical transmission including high voltage, branch and control circuitry, steam and chilled water distribution, fire alarm systems, elevators, plumbing, piping, pumping, painting, pneumatics, automation and environmental control systems.
  • Performs general maintenance functions as assigned.
  • Possess excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, meet the requirements to operate a University vehicle, and possess excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Technical school training in lieu of experience operating boilers and chillers
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet the requirements to operate a University vehicle.

Posting Date:

05/09/2024

Closing Date:

05/16/2024

Open Until Filled:

No

Hourly Rate:

$12.45 (Additional pay dependent upon qualifications)

Work Hours:

  • Eight hours per day, five days per week. Involves night and weekend work and may require overtime when needed.
  • Exposure to high voltage, extreme steam pressure, and other dangerous equipment.
  • Will be required to work holidays when needed.
  • This position will be required to work to provide critical services during University holidays, closures, and other emergencies, as needed. Critical services refer to the units that ensure the continuation of key operations and services that directly relate to the security, safety, and/or physical operation of the University (including services to students). Critical services employees will be required to report to work unless their supervisor advises otherwise.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds, ability to climb ladders, work in extreme temperatures.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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