Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 1945931
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Utility Operator I
Ops Div CHACP 2

Position Description
Performs work at the journeyman/tradesman level in the operation and maintenance of equipment in a central heating and cooling plant. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on performance.

Major/Essential Functions
  • In training to learn the safe and efficient operation of the equipment in a heating and cooling plant and for maintaining an uninterrupted supply of utility services to the campus, Health Sciences Center, and University Medical Center during an assigned shift.
  • Operates boilers, turbines, refrigeration chillers, and all supporting equipment and associated systems. Supervises and trains assigned operators.
  • Knowledge of principles of boilers, steam, condensate, refrigeration, cooling towers, heat exchangers, pumps, turbines, chemistry, physics, metallurgy, mathematics, microbiology, statistics, instrumentation, personal management, safety management, HazMat requirements, co-generations and emissions controls.

Required Qualifications
High school or equivalent plus one year as a licensed journeyman/tradesman or one year utility plant and job related experience. Additional related education may substitute on a year for year basis. Must have completed the Personnel Qualification System (PQS) requirements for Maintenance Mechanic, or if a new hire, must complete within six months.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Must be able to pass technical pre-employment exam.
  • Must be able to understand, remember, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must be able to show mechanical aptitude (machines, engines, HVAC, boilers, etc).
  • Must pass medical examination upon hiring.
  • Must be able to pass respiratory training upon hiring.
  • Must be able to pass pulmonary testing upon hiring.
  • Must be able to certify HAZMAT.
  • Competency in written and mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly be reading, writing, and speaking in English.

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