As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. UW Facilities manages the University's buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group. Please visit the UW Facilities web page for more information: UW FacilitiesCampus Utilities & Operations has an outstanding opportunity for a Power Plant Operating Engineer Lead to operate and direct others in the safe operation of equipment in complex steam, power, and chilled water generating facilities.Primary Duties and Responsibilities*Monitor power distribution and emergency power systems and make operational decisions to ensure continuous, uninterrupted generation of steam, electrical power, and chilled water to a large campus with a population of approximately 50,000*Regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of others*Have principle shift responsibility for the operation of a power plant to maintain proper overall operation of complex steam, power, and chilled water generation facilities such as exercising discretion and decision-making authority to make adjustments to power plant equipment to maintain safe operations and meet output requirements within established procedures and regulated guidelines; monitor and balance the campus steam distribution system; respond to emergency situations in the operation of the power plant in order to ensure safety of personnel and to protect power plant equipment and maintain continuous operations*Direct the work of Power Plant Operating Engineers and others*Monitor and balance the campus steam distribution system*Operate multiple high-pressure superheated boilers (425 psi or greater) and other lower-pressure boilers (185 psi), up to an individual boiler capacity of 250,000 pounds or more per hour, and all auxiliary equipment*Operate and monitor electrical power distribution systems for the campus: visually monitor power distribution, isolate disruptions, and use manual and computerized controls to adjust and reconfigure power distribution*Operate one or more 5000kW turbine generators, and multiple emergency power generators and auxiliary equipment serving a medical center and other life safety and critical power loads on the campus*Operate Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) and ensure that other assigned facility equipment is operating within parameters monitored by CEMS*Maintain and enforce safe operating practices and comply with other local, state, and federal regulatory requirements while on shift*Provide and document training to assigned personnel regarding operation of equipment and systems within the facility and assess their ability to operate those systems and equipment*Perform the duties of a Power Plant Operating Engineer II*Perform other duties as assignedCore Competencies*Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.*Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.*Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.*Be responsible and accountable.*Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.*Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude.*Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.*Exhibit a professional work ethic.*Continuously promote a safe work environment.Requirements include:*Applicable Steam Engineer License required by local municipality, if any; and six years of experience in operation and maintenance of boilers and related systems*Must include two years of experience with operation of high-pressure superheated boilers, turbine generators, and/or diesel generators, feedwater systems, oil and natural gas fuel systems, high voltage generation and distribution systems; related safety systems, air emissions monitoring equipment, and related auxiliary systems; OR equivalent education/experienceAdditional requirements include:*Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies*Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required*Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and proceduresEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Conditions of Employment:*Regular and predictable attendance is requiredAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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