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Stationary Engineer

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 17084
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Joan Klopfer
(406) 994-4480
joan.klopfer@montana.edu

Classification Title Stationary Engineer
Working Title Stationary Engineer
Brief Position Overview

Under direction of the HVAC Supervisor, the person in this position is responsible for: safe and energy-efficient operation and maintenance of: 3rd, 2nd and 1st class steam & hot water boilers, turbine generators, peripheral equipment, and emergency systems on the MSU Bozeman campus to provide reliable heating supply to campus demands; generate a portion of campus electricity needs; perform testing and chemical treatment of system water; operating chemical feed equipment; checking and maintaining instruments and operation recorders; checking and adjusting boilers and peripheral equipment (pumps, fans, economizers, pneumatic/electric/electronic control systems, deaerators, compressors, etc.); operating and preventative maintenance of emergency diesel generator and LPG fuel systems; monitoring emergency fuel reserves; monitoring natural gas consumption and initiating demand peak shaving; conducting combustion efficiency tests; and other related duties.

Position Number 4N1416
Department Facilities Services
Division University Services
Appointment Type Skilled Craft
Contract Term Fiscal Year
Semester
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation Operating Engineers
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $28.08 per hour
Contract Type Skilled Craft
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Facilities Services is charged with the maintenance and operation of all university buildings, grounds, and infrastructure systems. Facilities is comprised of the four service management areas of Environmental Services, Campus Maintenance, Engineering and Utilities, and General Operations, as well as the Business Management and Administrative areas necessary to support the Facilities operation. The Stationary Engineer falls under the Engineering and Utilities area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Central Heat Plant Operations, Maintenance and Repair
Safe and energy-efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of steam boilers, turbine generators, associated equipment, and emergency systems in central plant to provide a reliable steam supply to meet campus demands, and to generate a portion of campus electricity needs. Performs testing and chemical treatment of water; operation of chemical feed equipment; instrument checks and maintenance of operation logs and recorders; boiler status and peripheral equipment (pumps, fans, economizers, pneumatic/electric/electronic control systems, deaerators, compressors, etc.) checks and adjustments; operation of emergency diesel generator and LPG fuel systems; monitoring of emergency fuel reserves; monitoring of natural gas consumption and initiating of demand peak-shaving; monitoring and calibration of air quality compliance system; combustion efficiency tests; manual and janitorial tasks; set up of combustion control motors; troubleshooting and repair of controls; set up of boiler combustion efficiency

Small Heating Plant and Steam Distribution Operation, Maintenance, & Repair
Safely, reliably, and efficiently operate, maintain, and repair approximately 54 outlying heating plants across campus. Performs testing and chemical treatment of water; operation of chemical feed equipment; instrument checks and maintenance of operation logs and recorders; boiler status and peripheral equipment (pumps, fans, economizers, pneumatic/electric/electronic control systems, deaerators, compressors, etc.)
Medium pressure steam distribution from the central plant routes through an extensive tunnel system with limited direct bury piping. Maintain and repair this system including, but not limited to, expansion joints, valves, steam traps, condensate skids, control devices up to, and including, main pressure regulating valves at building connection.

Utility Meter Reading
Read utility metering systems.

Other Duties as Assigned
May assist other personnel or perform maintenance, calibration, etc. work on various campus systems and equipment depending on shift and plant operations schedules. Performs related work as directed. Establish and maintain effective working relations within work unit, with other Facilities and campus personnel.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • First Class Montana Boiler Operator’s License.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, boiler operations/maintenance/repair, peripheral equipment, and electronic control systems.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, chemical treatment programs for steam and hydronic boiler systems.
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of emergency power systems, such as diesel-powered generators.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, emergency fuel systems.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of hand and power tools used in the operation and maintenance of boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  • Knowledge of the operation of steam turbine generator systems.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of work safety procedures, such as lockout/tagout and chemical safety.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles. Please do not send a copy of the driver’s license at this time. (If successful candidate possess a valid out-of-state driver’s license, must obtain a valid Montana driver’s license within 60 days of hire.)
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience with electronic combustion controls, emissions monitoring, and air quality compliance.
  • Experience working in a University or institutional environment.
The Successful Candidate Will

The successful candidate will also have the following abilities: consistently exercise initiative and good judgment; effectively and safely operate work-related equipment and tools; work proficiently in the use of a computerized maintenance management system, e-mail, and other computer applications as assigned or required; accurately follow written and oral instructions and procedures; communicate effectively with employees and the public, both in person and over the phone; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and the public; be a successful team player; and represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Shift: The plant operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and uses a modified DuPont 12 hour shift. Work is also performed on an overtime basis.

For questions regarding a First Class Montana Boiler Operator’s License, please contact the State Licensing Board in Helena, MT at (406) 841-2064, or visit www.boileroperator.mt.gov

Physical Demands

Position duties include: performing physical tasks associated with the operation of steam boilers and plant equipment, including valve operations, moving and lifting materials (package weights to 50# is common); maintenance/repair work; working under temperature extremes, especially heat; working from and negotiating elevated catwalks, stairs, ladders, manholes and crawlspaces; working with and around moving equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, turbine-generators, and emergency diesel and liquefied-propane-gas systems; handling and feeding water treatment chemicals and reagents.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

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Position End Date (if temporary)
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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 24, 2016; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions
Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a valid First Class Montana Boiler Operator's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Please describe your knowledge of, and experience with, boiler operations/maintenance/repair, peripheral equipment, and electronic control systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your knowledge of, and experience with, chemical treatment programs for steam and hydronic boiler systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please describe your experience with operation and maintenance of emergency power systems, such as diesel-powered generators.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Please describe your knowledge of, and experience with, emergency fuel systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Please describe your experience in the use of hand and power tools used in the operation and maintenance of boilers and auxiliary equipment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Please describe your knowledge of the operation of turbine generator systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Please describe your knowledge of work safety procedures, such as lockout/tagout and chemical safety.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Do you possess a valid driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles? (If successful candidate possesses a valid out-of-state driver’s license, must obtain a valid Montana driver’s license within 60 days of hire.)
    • Yes
    • No
  10. Please describe your experience with electronic combustion controls, emissions monitoring, and air quality compliance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. Please describe your experience working in a University or institutional environment.

    (Open Ended Question)