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3rd Class Power Plant Engineer

Apply now Job no: 511627
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: See MTU grade 17, step table
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General Summary of Position:

Incumbents of positions in this series 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 the power plant facility is operated and maintained safely and efficiently.

Shift: Saturday 6am-2pm, Sunday-Monday 2pm-10pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 10pm-6am

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • 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.  Shift work as required.
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of industrial type heating systems
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of industrial type heating systems
  • Knowledge of the principles of pneumatics as applied to heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of pneumatic controls used in power plant operations
  • Knowledge of calibration and/or adjustment techniques as applied to pneumatic control systems
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical practice
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of precision measuring equipment used in a power plant such as manometers, voltmeters, anemometers, tachometers, etc.
  • 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, uses and principles of operation of industrial type ventilation systems
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of industrial type air conditioning systems
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of internal combustion engines
  • 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 the types and uses of steam plant accessory equipment, such as throttle valves, super heaters, back-pressure valves, feed-water regulators, etc.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques used in firing and operating high- or low-pressure coal or oil-fired boilers and their auxiliary equipment
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Knowledge of the proper methods for storing and handling fuels
  • Skill in using hand power tools such as drills, electric saws, etc.
  • Skill in using small hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, hacksaws and pipethreaders

Additional Considerations:

  • Similar institutional experience, additional trade experience, experience with automated controls

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is an MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union position, Grade P17 - Step 1 - Step 14.

Shift: Saturday 6am-2pm, Sunday-Monday 2pm-10pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 10pm-6am

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.              

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application. 

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