ENERGY CENTER OPERATOR
Under general supervision performs installations, planned maintenance, repairs, and various safety checks of campus infrastructure during start up, shutdown, normal, and emergency operations.
Operates central power plant systems including but not limited to steam, HVAC, electric, water, and emergency power generating and distribution systems. A thorough knowledge of complex plant processes and equipment is required.
As a part of your function you need to complete documentation related to equipment, inventory and materials. This position requires a strong attention to quality and detail, and a commitment to providing exceptional and professional service to those we care for, work with and serve.
Must possess exceptional customer service skills and the ability to communicate to different types of people within all levels of the organization.
Ability to read and use drawings, one-lines, and schematics.
Ability to check pumps, gauges, compressors, log readings for mechanical rounds, and to and act upon anomalies.
In-depth knowledge of the following technical skills is desired
Electrical systems: Maintain and troubleshoot equipment up to 480v/3 phase. Ability to troubleshoot and repair low voltage control systems.
Pipefitting: Thread, remove, and replace black iron, copper, and PVC up to 2" in diameter.
HVAC: Knowledge of theory, operations, and troubleshooting for a variety of heating, cooling and air handling systems including balancing air pressure relationships and troubleshooting indoor air quality issues. Repair/replace electric and pneumatic actuators and components. Calibrate or replace thermostats and air regulating devices.
HVAC/R: Understand the basic operations and maintenance of chillers, cooling towers, pumps and fans, and all support equipment.
Steam Generating and Distribution Systems: Knowledge of boilers and supporting equipment, including control systems, steam traps, and pressure reducing valves.
Pneumatics: Knowledge of control air systems including air compressors, pressure reducing valves, filter dryers.
Building Automation Systems: (Tracer Summit, Metasys, Andover) Previous experience monitoring, controlling, and troubleshooting a variety of equipment
Refrigeration: Ability troubleshoot and repair defrost systems, drinking fountains, refrigerators, freezers, and ice makers.
Medical Gas systems: Basic understanding of testing procedures and bulk tank operations.
Emergency Power Generating Systems: Familiarity with operating, testing, and measuring performance of Generators and Automatic Transfer Switches.
Fire Suppression and Alarm System: General knowledge of system operations, initiating devices, and control devices such as air dampers.
Water Chemistry: Ability to test all water systems to maintain proper quality.
A high school diploma plus additional vocational training in facility maintenance, plumbing, electric, or HVAC systems plus at least 5 years of related experience.
**Stationary Engineer's license required for positions within the City of St. Louis only.
Ability to operate desktop and tablet computers to enter and close work orders, research products, and order job supplies.
Ability to read and interpret blue prints and schematics.
Missouri Class E Driver's License or equivalent for operating company vehicles or ability to obtain one within 90 days of employment.
Ability to work a primary shift but occasional weekends, off-shifts, and emergency call-ins.
Experience with Process Safety Management programs (LOTO, Hot Work, PPE)
Preferred Qualifications – "Special Qualifications"
Associate's Degree in a relevant field or at least one certification in a specialized field.
Previous experience working in a 24/7/365 environment such as healthcare, data center, or manufacturing.
Training or experience with pneumatic tube systems
OSHA 10 safety training
EPA approved universal certification for handling CFC/HCFC Refrigerants per EPA 40 CFR
Must be able to lift and carry tools and material weighing in excess of 50 pounds and be able to raise and carry with assistance items weighing 200 pounds.
Must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment. Must be able to safely handle a variety of hand and power tools. Must have near-visual acuity (correctable with glasses) needed to read equipment diagrams and inspect parts. Must have good depth perception, field of vision and color vision needed to fit and install parts.
Must be able to climb ladders up to 30 feet and work on rooftop equipment.