Utility Plant Operator Trainee/I/II/III

University of Northern Iowa   Cedar Falls, IA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on January 11, 2023
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Utility Plant Operator Trainee/I/II/III

Job Category:    Merit Blue Collar           

Type of Position: Probationary

Full Consideration Date: Monday, February 6, 2023

Advertising Started on: Thursday, January 12, 2023

Hiring Department:  Utilities & Power Plant

Department: Utilities & Power Plant

Salary: $20.65/hr. (see position description below for further details)

Pay Grade: AFSCME.9   

Position Details

Percent of Time/Week: 100

Service Schedule: Merit 12 months

Position Description:

Utility Plant Operator Trainee:

Under direct supervision, receives work experience and related training instruction to develop the knowledge and skill necessary to perform at the journey level upon completion of the training program to operate power plant auxiliary systems and assist in all aspects of plant operations. Participates in training that is required to progress to eligibility for the Utility Plant Operator I classification.

Utility Plant Operator I:

Under general supervision, is responsible for operation of power plant auxiliary systems and assisting Utility Plant Operator II personnel, and other employees, in all aspects of plant operations; as well coal and yard operations and limited maintenance activities.

Utility Plant Operator II:

Under general supervision, operates all plant auxiliary equipment and system; operates solid fuel boilers; and makes rounds and records readings throughout the plant to monitor all plant equipment.

Utility Plant Operator III:

Under general supervision, operates boilers, turbine driven generators, chilled water production equipment, and associated auxiliaries; and coordinates power plant equipment operations with boiler operator personnel.

There is a second shift and a third shift position available with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 3 pm to 11 pm or 11 pm to 7 am. Shift differential of $1.00 hr. for second shift and $1.40 hr. for third shift. Potential for higher starting wage based on qualifications

PAY GRADE:

Utility Plant Operator Trainee: Trainee Matrix 9; Utility Plant Operator I: 09/4; Utility Plant Operator II: 11/4; Utility Plant Operator III: 13/4


STARTING HOURLY WAGE:

Utility Plant Operator Trainee: $18.93; UPO I: $20.65; UPO II: $22.55; UPO III: $24.62

Required Qualifications:

Utility Plant Operator Trainee:

Ability to read, write, and follow instructions. Upon completion of the training program, must be able to meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the Utility Plant Operator I classification which states: Must have a high school diploma or GED; and two years of experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Utility Plant Operator I:

Must have a high school diploma or GED, and two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Utility Plant Operator II:

Must have a high school diploma or GED, and three years of experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors, or other similar equipment including a minimum of one year experience in the operation of coal and/or gas/oil fired water tube boilers and related plant equipment including pumps, fans, conveyors, and other similar equipment, and Possession of a license similar to the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) or State of Minnesota Second Class Engineer license or ability to become licensed within 6 months.

Utility Plant Operator III:

Must have a high school diploma or GED, and four years of experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors, or other similar equipment including a minimum of two years of experience must be in the operation of coal and/or gas/oil fired water tube boilers and related plant equipment including pumps, fans, conveyors, and other similar equipment, and possession of a license similar to the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) or State of Minnesota First Class Engineer license or ability to become licensed within 6 months.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Criminal Background Check Required

 


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