Senior Operating Engineer

University of Minnesota Morris
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The Office of Facilities Management is seeking a part time Senior Operating Engineer.  This position will  perform a variety of technical and skilled duties involved in maintaining University of Minnesota, Morris boiler system. The person operates, maintains, monitors and repairs high and low pressure steam boilers and related equipment.  UMM faculty and staff demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity and the ability to work effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experience.

Job Duties
Operate & Maintain 4 high pressure boilers; Time 40%

  •  Effectively startup & shut down boilers as need for campus steam load.
  •  Switches from gas to oil when required.
  •  Maintain entire steam plant and related equipment.

Operate & maintain gasifier & equipment; Time 30%

  • Safely startup & shut down campus gassifier.
  • Monitor & adjust fuel on walking floor.
  • Monitor entire ash conveying system.
  • Monitor gas temperatures at all stages of combustion.

Maintain boiler water chemistry; Time 20%

  • Check boiler and makeup water chemistry.
  • Add proper chemicals to boiler and makeup water.
  • Maintain softener, de-alkalizer, & RO system.
  • Operate, adjust, and calibrate automated blow down controllers.

Operate Energy Management System; Time 5%

  • Start, stop, and make necessary changes on campus HVAC equipment.
  • Have knowledge of building and equipment that serves them.

Cleaning Heating Plant Time; 5%

  • Sweep floors, empty and clean restroom daily.
  • Pick up tools, equipment, and clean work bench daily.
  • Strip and wax floors annually.


Essential and Non-Essential Functions:
High school graduation or equivalent plus three years of experience working in the operation and maintenance at a steam plant and the appropriate licensure for the facility. First Class Engineer License Grade A or B is required as appropriate to the facility. Positions may require the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50 pounds or more. Positions may require the ability to crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, grasp, and read instrument panels

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities
Must be able to read and write English. Educational training and ability to operate, maintain, monitor, and repair high and low pressure steam boilers and related equipment.

This person must be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to a height of a 60-inch brine tank. Also, must be able to climb stairs and ladders to access top of boilers and dearator. This position may require ability to crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, grasp, and read instrument panels.

Job Details

Posted Date
September 28, 2022
, MN
Expiration Date
October 28, 2022