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State of Minnesota Boiler Operator (Plant Maintenance Engineer - 2 positions) in Moorhead, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary * Efficiently operate high and low pressure steam generating equipment so that the proper pressure and amounts of steam are maintained to satisfy campus needs. Ensure that all operations meet the state and local operating codes and requirements. * Watch gauges on boilers and auxiliary equipment to determine that they are operating properly, safely, and efficiently such as pressure gauges, water levels, temperature gauges, flow meters, etc. and make necessary adjustments/repairs/maintenance. * Make switches to different fuels, for example from natural gas to oil and vice versa at the request of the gas company to avoid penalty payments for unauthorized use of natural gas. * Take water tests to determine the amount of blow down and proper amounts of chemicals to add to maintain proper chemistry. * Maintain Heating Plant in a neat, clean and orderly manner. * Check operation and maintain emergency generator, fuel supply, oil and battery so that it is ready to operate in case of an emergency. * Keep daily log and records of amount of steam usage, fuel consumption, water consumption, and equipment readings as directed or required for state and local codes. * Perform and/or assist in the regular and preventive maintenance of the following areas so that they are operated in an efficient and safe manner: * Heating systems * Cooling systems * HVAC and environmental controls to maintain a safe, comfortable environment * Electrical maintenance * Plumbing maintenance * May receive campus calls pertaining to any problem. Contact the proper MSU Moorhead Physical Plant service personnel or outsource contractor to correct the problem. * Assist the trades in remodeling and new construction as needed. * Supervise student employees as needed. * Act as a Power Plant Chief Engineer as directed. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications * Possession of a valid Steam Engineer's License of the class required by law for the Moorhead State University Heating Plant. * Must consent to a MnSCU Motor Vehicle Record check. * Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to read and interpret sketches, diagrams and blueprints. * Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the mechanical systems and the necessary safety precautions. * Knowledge of the principles of state heating and ventilating codes, steam-fitting code, OSHA and computerized HVAC control systems. * Ability to work shifts of 8-12 hours per day. * Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment of the mechanical trade. * Ability to work alone. * Skill in locating and adjusting/repairing defects in pneumatic and electric systems and equipment. * Basic understanding of E-mail, scheduling and computer monitoring equipment. * Ability to supervise the work of others. Physical Requirements * Ability to accomplish the physical requirements which include: walking, standing stooping, lifting (up to 75 lbs unassisted), reaching, bending, pushing, or pulling, carrying climbing/balancing. * Working conditions and physical surroundings which include working inside, outside or both; areas which have nose/vibrations; in areas which are dusty/poorly ventilated, work from ladders, platforms or bucket trucks. * Must be able to access boiler inspection manholes. * Ability to turn valves with 80 foot-pounds of pressure. Additional Requirements This position requires successful completion of the following: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Application Details Other Information Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at http://mn.gov/mmb/employee-relations/labor-relations/Labor/. Why Work For Us GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. How to Apply Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Tom Schmidt at schmdt@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2504. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed. Job Title: Boiler Operator (Plant Maintenance Engineer - 2 positions) Location: Moorhead Job ID: 46522 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 06/10/2021 Closing Date: 06/24/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota State/ Minnesota State University Moorhead Hiring Agency: Minnesota State/ Minnesota State University Moorhead Division/Unit: Physical Plant Appointment Type: Unlimited Travel Required: No Salary Range: $26.95 - $31.19/hourly; $56,272 - $65,125/annually Classified Status: Full Time Re-Posting: No Job Class: Plant Maintenance Engineer (2 positions) Working Title: Boiler Operator