The Plant Operator assists in the safe and efficient operation of the Rice University Central Plant/utility infrastructure including all plant equipment, utility systems, plant control systems, and campus Energy Management Systems (EMS). This position also responds appropriately to problems and emergency situations that occur in the Central Plant and on campus.
HS Diploma or equivalent
Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.
Experience in the operation of natural gas turbines, high-pressure boilers, or large tonnage water chillers.
Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.
City of Houston First, Second, or Third Grade Stationary Engineer's License (or the ability to obtain within six months of hire date).
Other Skills Required
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Wonderware HMI and Programmable Logistics Controller programming software.
City of Houston First Grade Stationary Engineer's License.
Other Skills Preferred
Must be able to see, hear, and communicate clearly; must be able to distinguish different colors; must be able to stand, walk, walk up and down stairs, and climb up and down ladders; must be able to lift up to 80 pounds; must be able to reach and extend; manual dexterity required in order to work with tools and equipment; must be able to bend, stoop, and crawl.
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)
Work is conducted primarily inside power plant; exposure to extremes in temperature and weather for long periods of time (only control room is air conditioned); exposure to small quantities of chemicals, steam, high pressure water, and high speed rotating equipment; exposure to dust and asbestos; exposure to loud noises for long periods of time (will wear ear plugs); significant time spent in confined spaces and high places; shifts are 12 hours and up to six hours standing may be required per shift; considered essential personnel.
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Job Posting Category
Skilled Crafts, Service & Maintenance
Eligible for Overtime
Non-rotating 12 hour shifts.
Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible
Rice University - 19 months ago
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