Operates, maintains and monitors boilers, chillers and all auxiliary equipment located in Steam & Chiller Plants and distribution systems. Responsible for monitoring other equipment as assigned. Performs work in accordance with University standards and procedures. Operates and maintains efficient firing of gas or oil fired boilers and chiller systems. Turns valves and adjusts controls to set specified fuel feed, draft openings, water level, and steam pressure of boiler.Operates and maintains turbines, pumps, motors, air compressors, fans, and all other steam plant equipment.Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automatic combustion control systems, feed water regulators and burners.Observes boilers and all auxiliary equipment to detect malfunctions and makes repairs, such as changing burners and tightening pipes and fittings.Ensures that water and steam treatment are appropriately tested and treated.Maintains appropriate log of meter and gauge readings and records such data. Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operator's logbook.Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, lubricating, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, steam traps, recorders, and gauges, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components.Dismantles defective chiller, boiler, plant and distribution equipment; installs new or repaired parts and piping.perates welding equipment to cut or weld parts and install or repair piping when assigned to maintenance.Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed. Keeps working area safe and clean.Troubleshoots all equipment associated with boilers and chillers and identifies and solves problems. Interprets equipment and piping documentation to troubleshoot and make repairs.Instructs and directs assistant utility plant operator and other workers assigned to assist in the operation of the plants. Repairs or maintains equipment.Responsible for operations of plants in absence of supervisors.Helps introduce new employees to shop protocol, procedures and campus applications and equipment. Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.Uses computers to operate equipment; enters and accesses job related information.Undertakes training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the University.Performs related job duties as may be assigned.
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