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HERC First Operator - Operations in New York, New York

First Operator - Operations

US-NY-New York

Job ID: 2019-5891

Type: Capital Projects and Facilities (WS2548)

# of Openings: 1

Category: Campus/Auxilary/Transportation, Facilities, Public Safety

New York University



Monday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday, 11:00pm - Thursday, 7:00am

Thursday, 11:00pm - Friday, 7:00am

Saturday, 7:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Monitor and operate combined heat and power plant and chilled water systems and connected equipment controls. Ensure plant operations are performed safely and efficiently; monitor and respond to changes in operating conditions to maintain continuous plant performance; as directed perform operations work order duties and routines. Per prescribed frequencies and in accordance with established round protocols and recording direction, perform physical watch stander rounds of the cogeneration facility. Record and report any abnormal conditions to the Engineer. Assist Engineer in troubleshooting any plant issues. As required receive plant fuel and material deliveries. Maintain qualifications and perform stack emissions observations. At the engineer's direction manipulate manual and automatic valves and controllers in the plant. Respond to field emergencies as needed. Perform lock out tag out as directed. Ability to assist the Engineer in operating the plant either in the field or via the plant computerized control systems.


Required Education:

High School diploma.City of New York Certificate of Qualification for Refrigeration System Operator. City of New York Engineers License for High Pressure Boilers, Engines and Pumps.

Preferred Education:

Operating Engineer Apprentice Program.Trade School or other Post-Elementary EducationEngineering Degree.

Required Experience:

Five years relevant experience

Preferred Experience:

Operation and maintenance of Gas Turbines/Combustion Turbines, Heat Recovery Steam Generators

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:- Knowledge of cogeneration and chilled water systems, equipment and proper operating conditions.- Knowledge of combined heat and power and chilled water systems and chilled systems, equipment and proper operating conditions.- Knowledge of maintenance routines and standards.- Soldering, minor welding, wire pulling, brazing, pipe threading and conduit installation skills.- Safe operation of hand tools, power tools, rigging equipment.- Good written and verbal communications skills, good interpersonal skills. - Basic knowledge/familiarity with computer applications such as Email, MS word and MS excel.- Maintain shift records for use by Central Plant staff.- Ability to learn plant instrumentation and control systems.- Ability to perform required task under minimum supervision- Ability to read and interpret diagrams, P7ID's, logic diagrams and OEM schematics- Knowledge of DDC instrumentation and Control systems- Knowledge in the operation and maintenance of high voltage switchgear and control equipment- Perform effective shift turn-over to oncoming shift, i.e., complete communication of plant equipment status and issues requiring attention by the oncoming shift; unfinished operations and maintenance tasks.- Positive attitude, willingness to collaborate and team with others to accomplish work efficiently and to high quality standards.Essential Requirements of the Position: - Proficient in English (e.g. reading directions and instructions written in English).- Ability to climb ladders, perform work safely on 'cherry picker work in hot or cold conditions (with proper personal protective equipment), work in confined space, etc.- Adequate ability to discern colors for monitoring alarm conditions on computer screens.-Ability to wear and work while wearing a full-face respirator.-Ability to lift 50 pounds.-Ability to work off of ladders and scaffolding

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Knowledge of University and department policies, processes, and quality standards.


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