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30 Jan 2024

Full-Time Third Class Power Plant Engineer

Bridgewater State University – Posted by Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Third Class Power Plant Engineer

Department Summary:

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our https://www.bridgew.edu/bsuvalues, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Department of Facilities Management is to is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.

Position Summary:

This position provides a welcoming and inclusive environment by providing customer service to a diverse campus community of employees and students. Working with diverse students, parents, faculty, staff, and other involved parties by providing the highest level of student facing front-line customer service. We dedicate each day to student success and retention, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This is a full-time, 12 month, AFSCME position.

TOUR OF DUTY: Saturday -Monday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

DAYS OFF: Thursday & Friday

LOCATION: Campus Wide

This is an essential position.

This position will operate, maintain and/or repair high pressure boilers and auxiliary machinery and equipment; clean machinery and equipment; respond to emergencies or equipment breakdowns; maintain adequate supply of fuel; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to ensure that assigned power plant facility is operated and maintained safely and efficiently.

State Job Specifications are available in the Human Resources Office or on the Human Resources website: www.bridgew.edu/hr.

*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Position Type: AFSCME Classified

Essential Duties:

-Checks, inspects and monitors various types of machinery, equipment and systems such as steam traps, heat control panels, safety valves and gauges, high and low water converters and/or steam reducing stations, gas systems, fire alarms, fire sprinklers and fire hydrant systems, standpipes, hot water preheat or oil jackets; various types of generators such as diesel, steam and turbine; various types of pumps and water pumping stations; pneumatic temperature and pressure control systems; electrical systems; steam and water lines and systems; refrigeration systems; air conditioning and ventilating systems; and motor bearings, boiler fires, air compressors, smoke stack emissions, coiling oil tanks and chemical tank levels, etc., to ensure that assigned plant facility is operated in a safe, efficient and pollution-free manner.

-Operates machinery and equipment such as chillers, boilers, generators, pumps and valves to ensure the provision of power.

-Repairs, overhauls and maintains machinery and equipment by replacing turbines, boilers, burners, motors, pumps and compressors; by using metal laths, electric hacksaws, pipe threaders and other machine shop equipment; by turning over auxiliary equipment as needed; by repairing and overhauling pipes, valves, gauges, etc.; by cleaning or replacing filters; by lubricating equipment; and by making minor electrical or plumbing repairs to keep equipment operating efficiently and to prevent breakdowns.

-Cleans and maintains work areas and plant machinery and equipment, such as suction and discharge oil strainers, burners, boilers and pumps to ensure the safety and efficiency of plant operations.

-Responds to emergencies and breakdowns by evaluating equipment or system problems; by identifying problems with systems covered under service contract and informing the appropriate contractor; by determining that repairs are necessary and taking corrective action; by deciding when to shut down equipment or systems; by transferring from automatic to manual operation; and by operating the power plant by total steam when other systems fail to ensure uninterrupted service.

-Oversees the acquisition, storage and use of fuel oils by verifying receipt of fuel and directing delivery to proper storage facility; monitoring fuel oil levels by means of a dipstick and treating fuel oil with additives to remove sludge and prevent corrosion to ensure the availability of clean burning fuel oil.

-Performs related functions such as inspecting operating systems on a regular basis and identifying and reporting faulty equipment; calibrating pneumatic temperature and pressure control systems; making entries in logs or other records of fuel consumption, temperatures, etc.; reviewing blueprints, technical manuals or other specialized material; adjusting heat levels according to outside temperatures; identifying work-related problems noted by personnel; responding to complaints; interpreting laws and codes and assessing their applicability to plant operations; attending training programs; and setting work or repair priorities.

-Performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

• Possession of a Third Class or higher Stationary Engineer’s license based on standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws;

• Knowledge of the types and uses of industrial type heating systems;

• Knowledge of the types and uses of pneumatic controls used in power plant operations;

• Knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical practice;

• Knowledge of the types and uses of pumps used in water and fuel systems;

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipefitting;

• Knowledge of the types and uses of chemicals used in water treatment;

• Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in power plants;

• Knowledge of the types and uses of high and low pressure boilers;

• Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques used in firing and operating high or low pressure coal or oil Knowledge fired boilers and their auxiliary equipment;

• Knowledge of the proper methods for storing and handling fuels;

• Skill in using small hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, hacksaws and pipe threaders;

• Ability to read, write, and comprehend the English language;

• Ability to follow written and oral instructions;

• Ability to lift heavy objects;

• Ability to deal tactfully with others;

• Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities;

• Ability to maintain accurate records;

• Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner;

• Ability to work in group situations;

• All other appropriate duties as listed in the State Job Specifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A current and valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BridgewaterStateUniv&layout_id=18

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Recommended candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.

Salary Range: $2,549.93 bi-weekly (Grade 17 – Step 6)

Posting Number: S01071P

Open Date: 01/26/2024

Close Date: 2/14/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4969287

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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