Power Plant Engineer 3rd Class
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Job Order #: 20171859

Lowell, MA 01854

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 12/20/2023

EXPIRES 3/19/2024

Job Description

Incumbents of positions in this series operate, maintain and/or repair high pressure boilers and auxiliary machinery and equipment; clean machinery and equipment; respond to emergencies or equipment breakdowns; maintain adequate supply of fuel; and perform related work as required.
The basic purpose of this work is to ensure that the power plant facility is operated and maintained safely and efficiently.

Checks, inspects and monitors various types of machinery, equipment and systems such as steam traps, heat control panels, safety valves and gauges, high and low water converters and/or steam reducing stations, gas systems, hot water preheat or oil jackets; various types of generators such as diesel, steam and turbine; various types of pumps and water pumping stations; pneumatic temperature and pressure control systems; electrical systems; steam and water lines and systems; refrigeration systems; air conditioning and ventilating systems; and motor bearings, boiler fires, air compressors, smoke stack emissions, coiling oil tanks and chemical tank levels, etc., to ensure that assigned plant facility is operated in a safe, efficient and pollution-free manner

Repairs, overhauls and maintains machinery and equipment by replacing turbines, boilers, burners, motors, pumps and compressors.; by using pipe threaders and other machine shop equipment; by turning over auxiliary equipment as needed; by repairing and overhauling pipes, valves, gauges, etc.; by cleaning or replacing filters; by lubricating equipment; by cleaning boiler plant and some painting; and by making minor electrical or plumbing repairs to keep equipment operating efficiently and to prevent breakdowns.

Record data and maintain logs on such matters as temperatures, fuel consumption, steam usage including State mandated operators log books. Performs minor repairs and/or adjust power plant and related auxiliary equipment using hand tools in order to ensure proper and safe operation.

Possession of a Third Class or higher Stationary Engineer?s license based on standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws. Shift work as required.
Knowledge of the principles of operation of industrial type heating systems.
Knowledge of the types and uses of industrial type heating systems.
Knowledge of the principles of pneumatics as applied to heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.
Knowledge of the types and uses of pneumatic controls used in power plant operations.
Knowledge of calibration and/or adjustment techniques as applied to pneumatic control systems.

How To Apply

For more information or to apply, please email timothy.hovey@masshirelowellcc.com


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