Heating / Cooling Plant Operator I
- Company: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Address: 53211 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- Salary: $23 – $25 / HOUR
Heating / Cooling Plant Operator I
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Position Number: 01428679, 00552177
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
Monitors, operates, adjusts, maintains, and repairs a variety of technical equipment including but not limited to high-pressure boilers and large tonnage chillers for the campus Central Heating and Cooling plant. Inspect, operate, and maintain heating and cooling equipment at campus satellite facilities. Perform all duties in accordance with policy and procedures while utilizing required personal protective equipment (PPE).
Applicants for this vacancy must have:
• Minimum of six months of maintenance experience
• Ability to lift weights up to 50 pounds unassisted
• Ability to work at heights up to 35 feet while using fall protection or ladders
• Ability and willingness to wear required PPE according to UWM policies, procedures, and practices
• Ability to work in confined spaces
• Required to be able to work overtime and all shifts including weekends and holidays on a rotating basis
Highly qualified candidates will also have:
• Demonstrated experience managing boiler and/or chiller water treatment and water chemistry management programs
• Demonstrated experience with courteous customer service and professional communication within the team
• Evidence of previous work experience as a lead worker, team leader or supervisor over a staff charged with operations and maintenance of equipment
• Demonstrated experience with standard office computer programs
• Prior work experience in a central plant, process plant, or equivalent
• Possession of a Boiler Operator License administered by a recognized national certification organization or equivalent work experience
• Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license (or other such valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation) and be able to meet or exceed the minimum requirements for driving on state business as detailed here: https://uwm.edu/risk-management/drivers/
Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:
• A resume
• A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references
• A cover letter
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
Finance & Administrative Affairs is required to conduct Post-Offer Pre-Employment screenings on the selected candidate for this role. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening.
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.