The mission of the IU Bloomington Facility Operations is to operate and maintain a high-quality physical environment to enhance student learning, faculty teaching, and research. We serve other non-academic departments, and we support the University's service to the community and citizens of Indiana.
As part of Capital Planning and Facilities (CPF) We are a service organization dedicated to the success and satisfaction of IUB faculty, staff, students and campus visitors. Our responsibilities include maintenance, operation and improvement of buildings, grounds and utility systems, custodial care, and engineering support.
Our staff members are our most valuable asset. Each individual is a team member who contributes to the decision-making process. We seek creative and innovative solutions to meet our customers' needs. We set high service standards, and we reward superior effort and results. We promote the personal growth of our staff through education and training.
Our goal is to provide reliable and timely service at a competitive cost. We use proven technology to increase our capabilities. We solicit feedback to help determine the quality of our services. We maintain a safe campus environment, and we attempt to exceed governmental regulations. We conduct planning activities to achieve the most desirable future for our customers and our organization.
At CPF, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from our mission to create campuses and communities that keep our faculty, staff and students feeling safe, supported and included. CPF Cares about each individual and the unique background and capabilities they bring to our team. It is through these diverse experiences and perspectives that we will thrive in the future as a team that actively represents Indiana University's commitment to diversity and equity.
Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor, the Crew Leader or a temporarily assigned Shift Leader completes semi-skilled routine, emergency, preventive maintenance and construction assignments relating to the operation and/or maintenance of the utility systems.
Fires boilers and performs boiler maintenance such as adjustment of stokers, and greases and oils equipment.
Samples and treats water systems including general water treatment activities such as water conductivity analysis, boiler chemical preparation, and water treatment system monitoring.
Removes ash and soot from boiler systems.
Unloads and dispenses coal from trucks.
Fills bunkers and performs general ash and coal maintenance such as belt alignment, greasing conveyors, and clean up of ash / soot / coal.
Performs ash and soot removal, unloads coal trucks, fills bunkers, and general ash and coal maintenance.
Fires boilers, samples and treats water, general water treatment, and boiler maintenance.
Monitors chilled water system and responds to alarms as needed.
Attends all mandatory and on-the-job training sessions.
Performs other duties as needed to relating to the operation and/or maintenance of the Utility production and distribution systems.
Note: This position requires the employee to complete a four-step trainee program to perform the duties of a Boiler/Chiller Operator. Upon completion of each step, the employee learns additional skills and assumes greater responsibilities.
High school diploma or GED
5 years of related experience
Completion of the Boiler Operator tract of the Utility Trainee program OR five (5) years of verifiable experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion.
Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
Ability to build strong customer relationships.
Equipment utilized: Coal conveyor systems, boiler systems, electrical distribution and their sub-systems. Tools involved in ash pulling, painting, cleaning, drilling, light bulb changing, parts delivery, water analysis and maintenance at a skilled level. Personal Protective Equipment: Hard hat, safety glasses, steel toed boots, hearing protection, work gloves, respirator.
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner while following oral and written instructions.
Ability to read and follow blueprints and manuals related to maintenance and operations.
Ability to perform basic computer operations and use email.
Must read, write and speak the English language in a fluently.
Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position one's self in low level positions, detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This position is part of a tiered pay program that is based on a percentage of the current hire rate of a Boiler/Chiller Operator, which currently is $25.24 per hour. Employee's pay will follow a set schedule as they progress through the training program. Their starting rate will be $18.93 per hour 75% of full rate, and will increase with completion of each step following this set schedule: 80% / 85% / 90% / and 100% of the current hire rate at the time of completing the training program.
Available for overtime work, shift work, and/or oncall duties as assigned.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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