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Part time Plant Operator

Clark University

Job Title: Part time Plant Operator
Reference Code: 190269
Job Location: Worcester , MA
United States
Status: Part-Time/Adjunct/Online
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-03-05
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Part time Plant Operator
Clark University

Clark University

Plant Operator

Job Code 190269

Facilities Management

Part-time/ Sunday shift: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm (On-call opportunities as needed)

Clark University’s Facilities Management Department seeks to fill the position of a Part Time Plant Operator. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Part-Time Plant Operator operates and maintains the Central Utility Plant per Massachusetts General Law Chapter 146 section 49. The Plant Operator will monitor and maintain steam, hot water, cooling, and cogeneration systems in the Central Utility Plant (CUP) including all other auxiliary components within the plant on a day-to-day basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a shift as needed in the operation and maintenance of the CUP. This will include monitoring correct water level and proper steam and or water pressure, maintaining records, logs, charts and reports related to plant operation.
  • Place boilers on or off line according to demands.
  • Perform routine maintenance in the boiler room and cogeneration plant areas.
  • Perform boiler water treatment tests on shift. Manually add chemicals and water to chemical tanks.
  • Maintain adequate fuel levels’, make necessary additions to fuel levels by adding when warranted.
  • Perform hourly readings on boilers, natural gas reciprocating engine and generator equipment.

Equipment Preventative Maintenance

  • Follow and adhere to all maintenance schedules related to CUP equipment.
  • Clean, paint and lubricate all CUP auxiliary equipment, as needed.
  • Sweep mop and paint floors within the CUP as directed by the Chief Engineer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • High school/vocational school diploma and a minimum of 2 years’ preferred experience in the operation and maintenance of Cogeneration plant systems, high-pressure boiler, and related Central Utility Plant auxiliaries or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must possess a Massachusetts Second Class Fireman’s License or higher license.
  • Incumbent must have in depth knowledgeable in troubleshooting high-pressure boilers and cogeneration equipment, possess the theory and ability to apply good safety practices around high pressure boilers and high speed rotating equipment.
  • Must have ability to lift 50lbs, bend, stoop and twist on a daily basis; able to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; able to climb stairs and ladders and open and close valves atop boilers.
  • Preferred qualifications include basic pipefitting/welding skills and proficiency in computer applications, such as Word, Excel, CMMS, Email (Outlook) and common web based applications.
  • The Central Utility Plant provides essential services to the University. CUP staff are required to work weekends, holidays and are expected to work during emergency closings and provide occasional coverage due to the absence of other operators and/or for emergency maintenance response.
  • Must be able to maintain a positive, professional relationship with all members of the Clark Community.

Information and Application Process Instructions

This is a part-time, 7.5 hours per week, 12 month position with benefits including vacation and free use of campus fitness center.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary range of range of $22.00-$25.00 per hour commensurate with skills and experience.

Please email résumé and cover letter to <resumes@clarku.edu> . Applicants must reference Job code 190269 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Clark University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Human Resources Department as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

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E-Mail: resumes@clarku.edu

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