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Utility Plant Operator I - II - UPO Trainee

University of Northern Iowa

  • Location: Cedar Falls, IA
  • Post Date: 10/23/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
Utility Plant Operator Trainee/ I / II (01919-ME4)

DEPARTMENT: Utilities & Power Plant
LOCATION: Power Plant
CONTACT: LeRoy Corwin
PHONE: 319-273-6347
DEPARTMENT URL: https://fm.uni.edu/
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 3

PAY GRADE: Utility Plant Operator Trainee: Trainee Matrix 9
Utility Plant Operator I: 09/4
Utility Plant Operator II: 11/4
STARTING HOURLY WAGE: Utility Plant Operator Trainee: $17.77/UPO I: $19.38/ UPO II: $21.17
POSITION FUNDING: Appropriated Funds

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-time, 12 months
SCHEDULE: Rotating Schedule
SHIFT: Rotating Shift

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Utility Plant Operator Trainee: Under direct supervision, receives work experience and related training instruction to develop the knowledge and skill necessary to perform at the journey level upon completion of the training program to operate power plant auxiliary systems and assist in all aspects of plant operations. Participates in training that is required to progress to eligibility for the Utility Plant Operator I classification.

Utility Plant Operator I: Under general supervision, is responsible for operation of power plant auxiliary systems and assisting Utility Plant Operator II personnel, and other employees, in all aspects of plant operations; as well as coal and yard operations and limited maintenance activities.

Utility Plant Operator II: Under general supervision, operates all plant auxiliary equipment and system; operates solid fuel boilers; and makes rounds and records readings throughout the plant to monitor all plant equipment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Utility Plant Operator Trainee: Ability to read, write, and follow instructions. Upon completion of the training program, must be able to meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the Utility Plant Operator I classification.

Utility Plant Operator I: Must have a high school diploma or GED; and two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Utility Plant Operator II: Must have a high school diploma or GED; three years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors, or other similar equipment including a minimum of one year experience in the operation of coal and/or gas/oil fired water tube boilers and related plant equipment including pumps, fans, conveyors, and other similar equipment; and possession of a license similar to the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) or State of Minnesota Second Class Engineer license or ability to become licensed within 6 months.

APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 05, 2018.
University of Northern Iowa