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Stationary Engineer/Central Utility Plant Operator

Facility Healthcare Services Inc Boulder, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $30 to $33 Hourly
  • Full-Time

***Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years operating high pressure steam boilers producing over 10 hp and steam pressure over 15 psi with water temperatures in excess of 250 degrees F in the system and (1) year operating refrigeration equipment (chillers 1500 tons +) and building management systems. Certificate or license from local, state, federal jurisdiction in good standing required.

Operate and maintain mission critical stationary engines, steam boilers, high tonnage chilled water systems, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers, chillers, towers, air compressors, DA tanks, etc. Must be able to operate equipment manually in auto or semi auto, with confidence in the use of building management systems, such as Johnson Controls. Operators with hospital experience are encouraged to apply.

This operation is 24x7 and 365 days per year. Candidates are required to work rotating shifts i.e.: day shift, swing shift, or midnight shift. Candidate must pass federal security government clearance (Public Trust tier 1 non-sensitive) with no felonies.

Position pays shift differential for after hour and weekend shifts, 2 weeks paid vacation, Health and Wellness Benefit of $770.00 per month (in lieu of paid medical) and paid federal holidays. Salary requirements are competitive and meet prevailing wage. This is a non union shop.

Qualifications

Licensing/Certification/Registration:

  • Stationary Engineer or equivalent certificate from a local, state, federal, accredited jurisdiction that meets the minimum/or exceeds the minimum requirements for City and County of Denver Stationary Engineer.,www.denvergov.org/buildingpermits/ContactUs/ContractorLicensing/ContractorLicensing/MechanicalTypes/StationaryEngineer/tabid/432843/
  • Minimum (4) stationary engineering work consisting of a minimum of three (3) years’ operating high-pressure steam boilers producing over 10 hp and steam pressure over 15 p.s.i. or water heating boilers when the water temperature exceeds 250 degrees F in the system including strong knowledge in the combustion air cycle, and minimum of one (1) year operating refrigeration equipment requiring an operator in a utility plant.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Four (4) years’ experience in manufacturing/industrial environment or site maintenance and/or repairing machinery.
  • Have HVAC certificates from an accredited educational institute. To include but not limited to: Refrigeration, Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Heating/Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Controls, Hydronic Heating, and Electricity.
  • Must be proficient in blue print reading, PLC troubleshooting, and building automation
  • Must be knowledgeable of electrical theory, mathematics, motor repair, and the repair of electrical controls and circuits.
  • Proven knowledge of related building codes, regulations and ordinances.
  • Excellent math skills
  • Advanced computer skills level with experience in Microsoft applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of building management systems, set points, automation, semi automation, and willing to learn current industry protocols
  • Strong understanding of HVAC systems, combustion cycle (fuel air and water) electrical systems, water chemistry
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to obtain, clarify and give information from a range of easily understood to highly technical.
  • Work is indoors requiring use of ladders or catwalks in confined spaces. Must be physically capable of climbing ladders, working with power tools, working in a lying position, working with arms extended overhead for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/move a minimum of 25 pounds up to an occasional 75 pounds.
  • Experience with lifting equipment helpful.
  • OSHA 10-hour card
  • EPA Universal Card
  • Journeyman license
  • Prior supervisor experience preferred
  • Must have meticulous note and record keeping skills

Job Duties: (are not limited to)

  • Act as shift lead and report factually to management events that occur on shift
  • Record shift activity in daily log book and mechanics log
  • Monitor equipment and personnel to achieve and maintain contract compliancy including local, county, state, federal compliancy in accordance with plant operations
  • Monitor equipment to maintain required amounts of water in boilers to adjust supplies of combustion air, and to control the flow of fuel into burners
  • Monitor and inspect equipment, equipment control, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions and to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely.
  • Watch building management systems to detect malfunctions
  • Inspect equipment and equipment areas
  • Engineer must be able to manage a high degree of stress, give precise and clear direction, manage multiple critical issues simultaneously, and clearly report information to relevant parties
  • Monitor boiler water, chiller water, tower water, and make adjustment to maintain required levels.
  • Advanced knowledge in water chemistry for testing and management of chemicals for equip and safety health
  • Monitor equipment fluid levels.
  • Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler and chiller equipment(s) operation to ensure proper operation. Report deviances are abnormal trends. (this could
  • Monitor all plant equipment operation to ensure proper functioning ie: DA tanks, pumps, sumps, burners, controls, air compressors, evaporators, flat plate, motors, etc.
  • Test boiler and chilled water quality or arrange for testing and take necessary corrective action, such as adding chemicals to prevent scale, corrosion and harmful deposits.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials and or products.
  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.
  • Make appropriate operator override edits to set points in Building Automation and interpret up to 30 days of past trending
  • Operate or trend stationary engines, boilers, auxiliary equipment such as pumps, compressors, chillers, towers to supply and maintain steam, heat, cooled air, humidity control for buildings and pneumatic tools.
  • Operate pumping systems and equipment
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve energy or gas trends that fall outside normal ranges
  • Identify when to cycle/stage equipment based on established set points and load demands.
  • Monitor weather conditions in preparation of unexpected equipment loads/demands and/or potential outages.
  • In the event of outage, assist in outage protocol and SOPs
  • Create and maintain SOPs, SDS, shift specific safety and cleaning schedules
  • Must be able to convert fuel to No 2 or alternative fuel supply, independently
  • Employees are considered Essential Personnel and cannot leave shift without proper relief under any circumstances
  • Follow all local, state, federal safety regulations including company’s safety program
  • Pass all company sponsored and delivered training
  • Help develop mechanics and helpers into future stationary engineers
  • Create bids, purchase, and install repairs
  • Lead and delegate preventative maintenance program as assigned by management
  • Compile and identify trend discrepancies to meet quality assurance standards
  • Perform equipment audits
  • Assist in vendor management
  • 98.2% success rate in response times for customer calls
  • Excellent customer servicre
  • Collaborate with training personnel and advance employee development
  • Report any security violations immediately to manager

Train shift employees on combustion, steam and chilled water theories and applications, and other duties assigned.

Company is small business Veteran owned and is an equal opportunity employer.

Facility Healthcare Services Inc

Facility Healthcare Services (FHS) is a company that is dedicated to providing quality solutions for your facility needs. FHS started out based on the needs of our clients. Our customers needed part time and full time Stationary Engineers to meet there long as well as short term needs. We developed a solution to fill the need for qualified and licensed physical plant operation personnel. We now provide several staffing solutions such as Stationary Engineers, maintenance personnel, and facilty helpers.

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325 Broadway Boulder Co 80305
Boulder, CO
USA

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