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Stationary Engineer- IL- Campus Facilities- 2nd Shift

Company:
Midwestern University
Job Location:
Downers Grove, Illinois
Category:
Facilities Management

DESCRIPTION

Summary

The Stationary Engineer operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as steam engines, air compressors, motors, turbines, steam boilers and chillers to provide utilities such as heat and cooling for buildings and industrial processes by performing the following duties.  The hours of this position are Sunday-Thursday from 3 pm- 11:30 pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors various gauges, gas and draft meters, pressure and temperature indicators, to verify operating conditions of automatically fired boiler, chillers, compressors, motors, condensate systems and related equipment.
  • Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
  • Records such as temperature of equipment, hour of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, and analysis of flue gases.
  • Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment.
  • Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
  • Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, and gauges, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components.
  • Oils and lubricates equipment.
  • Performs water titration tests and pours chemical additives, such as water softener, into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines.
  • Overhauls, disassembles and reassembles pumps such as feed, transfer, condensate, vacuum, chemical, and re-circulating pumps.
  • Performs yearly overhaul of fire tube boilers such as punching tubes, refractory repairs, and check and test safety equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electric and pneumatic boiler controls.
  • Applies safety standards at all times and maintains good housekeeping practices to provide safe working conditions.
  • Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operators logbook.
  • Operate and troubleshoot BAS systems and controls
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                             

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                            

High School diploma required.  One year certificate from college or technical school; and five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Must have State of Illinois Stationary Engineer license. Must have a valid driver's license.

Computer Skills                                          

Outlook and internet

Language Skills                                           

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from one-on-one and small group situations to clients, customers, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Mathematical Ability

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and color vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in this environment is usually loud.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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EDUCATION

Required

High School or better.

Experience

Required

five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Must have State of Illinois Stationary Engineer license. Must have a valid driver's license.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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