Job Details

Central Michigan University
  • Position Number: 4117934
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Sr Energy Facility Operator (Boiler Operator)

Position Number: S-2786
Type of Recruitment: External

Position Summary:
Performs skilled work in the operation and maintenance of high pressure steam boilers, steam absorption and centrifugal chillers, air conditioning cooling towers, steam, diesel and gas turbine driven generators, air compressors, pumps, and related work as required.

Required Qualifications:
Education equivalent to completion of twelfth grade.
Completion of a formal apprentice program of a qualifying nature or equivalent training and experience.
Possession of a valid drivers license.
Ability to work from blueprints, diagrams, and sketches.
Demonstrated ability to follow and/or interpret oral or written directions.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image.
Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

Duties & Responsibilities:
Operates with automated and manual controls high pressure steam boilers to maintain campus demand for steam.
Performs maintenance on boilers, chillers, generators, cooling towers, steam traps, and related pumps.
Maintain cleanliness of the Central Energy Facility.
Maintain telephone and radio contact with campus and outside vendors and contractors as necessary.
Keeps necessary operating records and logs.
Performs touch up painting on equipment, pipes, floors, and walls.
Performs minor carpentry work.
Operates with automated and manual controls absorption and centrifugal chillers to maintain campus demand for chilled water.
Operates diesel, steam, and gas turbine driven generators.
Operates and maintains cooling towers.
Performs preventative maintenance and lubricates Central Energy Facilities equipment.
Monitors campus energy management system.
Operates water treatment equipment and takes water tests as prescribed by supervisor.
Maintains steam distribution and condensate return system in distribution tunnels.

Supervision Exercised:

Employee Group: Service Maintenance
Staff Pay Level: 11
Pay Range: $30.39
Division: Finance and Administrative Services
Department: Facilities Management
Position Status: Regular
Position End Date:
Employment Status: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: 12 hour rotating shifts; rotating days/nights - 30 day cycle, every other weekend off
Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About the Department:

About CMU:
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards:
Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

Message to Applicants:
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

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Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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