University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

ID: 7134635
Posted: March 17, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

More about the Division of Facilities, Planning, & Management (FP&M):
The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of UW-Madison in support of the university's education, research, and outreach activities. We are responsible for everything from the building projects that change the face of campus to the flowers that beautify the grounds.

More about the Physical Plant Department and the Heating & Cooling Plant:
Physical Plant is the largest FP&M organizational unit and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of campus buildings, grounds, and utilities. Design resources, construction by the trades, and specialized facilities services are available for departmental requests and remodeling projects on a fee-for-service basis.
The Charter Street Heating & Cooling Plant and the Walnut Street Heating & Cooling Plant supply steam, chilled water, compressed air, electricity, and soft domestic water to the UW campus, as well as to UW Hospital & Clinics, the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratories, and the Division of Veterans Affairs VA Hospital, and some other non-campus customers.
Our plant operators also coordinate with the West Campus Cogeneration facility (which produces electricity for Madison Gas and Electric customers) on steam and chilled water needs for heating and air-conditioning on campus.

More about the Power Plant Operator position:
The Power Plant Operator assists in the operation, maintenance, and repair boilers and chillers of varying types and capacities, and all associated equipment along with general operations and miscellaneous work duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with the monitoring, operations, adjustments, maintenance, and repair for a variety of technical equipment for the campus Heating and Cooling plants to supply the campus with critical services.
35% Ensures the safe and efficient operation of the plant and its associated equipment
10% Makes regular inspections of plant equipment and prepares equipment malfunction reports
5% Cleans and maintains work areas and equipment
10% Starts, stops, and adjusts equipment settings to maintain operational requirements
10% Maintains forms, logs, or reports
5% Assists with preventative and corrective maintenance as needed
5% Adheres to safety protocols and procedures
5% Complies with environmental protection protocols and procedures
10% Works under direct supervision while on shift operations
5% Communicates to/with plant personnel to ensure operational and safety objectives are met
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Associate's Degree
With studies in electrical, instrument, mechanical, or power plant related field preferred but not required.

Working knowledge of the following preferred: Basic knowledge of boiler operation, basic knowledge of valves, pumps, compressors, fans, and piping systems, and mechanical aptitude including the use of common hand tools.